Language of presentation

The conference language is English.


An abstract of your paper is requested by 15 July 2024.

Please send your abstract to


The abstract in pdf format (< 500 words and < 3 MB) must contain the following information:

  • Title of the paper
  • Name of the author(s)
  • Organisation/company/authority
  • Postal address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address

The full papers will be evaluated in a peer-review process and published.
Please use the POSNAV 2024 full Paper template.

Important Deadlines
Abstracts15 July2024
Notification of acceptance15 August2024
Submission of presentations15 September2024
Submission of papers for publication 30 November2024
Further important information
  • Programme/ Registration

    The participation fee for the presenting authors will be significantly reduced.
    The programme and registration form will be published on this website about 7 weeks before the conference.
  • Language of presentation

    The event and the presentations will be held in English
Aims & Scope

Transport must be efficient, safe and environmentally friendly. The further development and standardisation of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) follow these goals through interoperability and networking of infrastructural and vehicle components. This requires equally disruptive technologies, reliable monitoring procedures and effective traffic management strategies.

Connected and highly automated driving is currently leading to rapid technological developments and should lead to the avoidance of traffic jams and accidents in the future. At the same time, the new technologies also result in completely new business models that no longer focus on vehicle ownership but on Mobility as a Service (MaaS). In combination with the electrification of transport, major effects can also be seen in the relief of air quality on roads.

The public sector, together with industry and users, is required to help shape these developments and to set suitable conditions for technical standards, through certification or for data protection. The German Institute of Navigation DGON was founded on the initiative of the Federal Ministry of Transport to provide neutral support for such processes with its technical know-how. In this tradition, POSNAV 2024 sees itself as a platform where the results of research and development dealing with different aspects - from improved sensors and services to coordinated operation and safety management - are presented and discussed.

POSNAV 2024 also addresses the question of how navigation technologies should be integrated into the ITS architecture to meet its many applications and diversity of performance requirements.
For connected and highly automated driving, positioning and navigation are key enabling technologies. Their increasing complexity, highest demands on accuracy and the desired interoperability are some aspects that justify the need for improved solutions. It is to be expected that the classic separation between infrastructure and vehicle will give way to new types of solutions, such as swarm navigation with the integration of artificial intelligence.

POSNAV 2024 is aimed equally at representatives of technology providers, transport operators, research institutions and administrations at European, national, regional and municipal level. It is intended to give participants an insight into the current state of research and development, provide suggestions for the design of the ITS architecture and offer space for discussion.

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
  • Integration of positioning and navigation into the ITS architecture
  • Driver assistance in the automotive and rail transport sector, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
  • Cognitive driving, Forecasting traffic behavior and risk assessment
  • Network of sensors, data processing units and communication nodes
  • Highly automated and autonomous driving in road and rail transport: navigation, positioning and algorithmic solutions
  • Satellite-based techniques for ITS (traffic monitoring from satellite data)
  • Security aspects of networked systems
  • Big Data and applications of artificial intelligence
  • Acceptance of the technologies and integration into sustainable transport planning 
Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT)
  • PNT and intelligent infrastructure as a basis for innovative ITS solutions
  • Navigation systems for vehicle operation in a swarm
  • Protection against interference, jamming and spoofing
  • Precise navigation
  • Test fields and applications for PNT
  • Assessment and certification
  • Authentication and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) services
  • Low-cost navigation
ITS-relevant Systems and Services
  • Performance of radio navigation systems and supplementary services
  • Communication technologies
  • Information and support services
  • Performance characteristics and failure models of sensors, radionavigation receivers, and combined/hybrid sensor systems
  • GNSS User Segment (receivers, multipath detection, multi-antenna systems)
  • Indoor positioning and navigation (GNSS, optical, WLAN and alternatives) 
Sensors, radio navigation receivers, and combined/hybrid sensor systems
  • Autonomous and data fusion-based PNT data provisioning methods
  • GNSS & augmentation systems (DGNSS, SBAS, GBAS, pseudolites, etc.)
  • SLAM - Simultaneous Localisation and Acquisition
  • Radar and lidar technology for ITS<o:p></o:p>
  • Signal processing for robust navigation
  • Sensor fusion
  • Object recognition by means of sensing

Technical exhibition

We invite companies and institutions to exhibit their products and services at the conference.

Contact us at dgon.bonn(at)