by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Hecker, Conference Chairman
The 56th international conference "Inertial Sensors and Systems" took place in Braunschweig Germany in September 2019.
It was hosted by the conference chair Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Hecker, the managing director of the Institute of Flight Guidance (IFF) at the Technische Universität Braunschweig. In continuation of the conference tradition, the conference was organized together with the German Institute of Navigation (DGON). It was furthermore cosponsored by the IEEE Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society (AESS), which supported the publication of the conference papers towards the scientific community. The core program committee with the chairman, Mr. Steffen Zimmermann supported by his colleagues Mr. Thomas Erler, Mr. Wolfram Geiger, Mr. Edgar von Hinüber, Mr. Thomas Löffler and Mr. Jörg Wagner was complement by Dr. Uwe Herberth and Ulrich Mangold and extended to an more international level by Fabrice Delhaye (France), Bertrand Morbieu (France), Prof. Oleg Stepanov (Russia), Mike Perlmutter (USA), Dr. Andrei Shkel (USA), and Prof. Yuanxin Wu (China).
The 56th edition of the conference was dedicated to Prof. Helmut Sorg, who celebrated his 85th birthday in 2019 and had been the conference chair for 34 years from 1972 until 2006. In the years after the end of the cold war he took the chance and developed a close relationship of the Russian and Ukraine scientific society and the conference, also organizing scholarships. Helmut Sorg also became a member of the program committee of the Saint Petersburg International Conference on Integrated Navigation Systems. This and his scientific achievements in the field of inertial technology were honored during the conference's opening ceremony. The recognition of his achievements will be included in the proceedings of the conference.
The 2019 International Conference on Inertial Sensors and Systems (ISS) continued the success of 2018 by providing a careful selection of high quality papers from different topics of inertial sensors, systems and applications. This reflected by the high number of abstracts, a participation from all over the world as well as from the feedback provided by the attendees. In 2019, participants from 19 countries have been registered, which demonstrates the high level of international recognition and the successful transfer of the conference to it new location in Braunschweig. With 14 Russian attendees and three presentations, there is a significant contribution from the Russian navigation society with a high level of scientific quality. This is a promising signal for the international exchange between experts and industry representatives even as it is enabled by the International Conference on Inertial Sensors and Systems.
The first day of the 2019 International Conference on Inertial Sensors and Systems took place on the 10th of September beginning with a session about the history and future of inertial technology, followed by sessions on Coriolis and fiber optic gyroscopes and concluded with a session about sensor error modeling. This first day closed with a tour on a historic city tram through the city of Braunschweig including a dinner allowing all attendees to get in contact with each other and to enter into deeper discussions. The second day of the conference was more focused on applications and domain specific topics with sessions about pedestrian navigation, system aiding, algorithms in general, aircraft applications and inertial reference systems. The conference was closed with the announcement of the next symposium which again will take place at the same location in Braunschweig on September 15-16, 2020. We hope to welcome a high number of attendees from all over the world again and especially from the Russian navigation community. The conference team is looking forward to welcome you in Braunschweig and to continue the conference tradition with its 57th edition.
Please download the conference program.