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A message from the IEEE AESS President, Walt Downing - COVID-19

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Updated: March 31, 2021

Dear IEEE Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society Members:

The IEEE AESS is closely monitoring developments related to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

The health and safety of our volunteers is the number one priority of our Society. The AESS Executive Committee is working diligently with IEEE to define a course of action that will take local regulations into consideration while ensuring that the hard work of our conference organizers and authors is not minimized by the impact of this pandemic.

This page will serve as a place to find the most recent announcements and updates from all of our conferences and events.

We want to keep all of you informed as best as possible, please continue to check this page for updates about upcoming conferences and events.

Wishing you the very best,

Walt Downing
IEEE AESS President


World Health Organization - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public

Conference Updates: 

Financially Sponsored Conferences

IEEE Radar Conference (IEEE RadarConf 2021)
May 10-14, 2021 (Live Conference)
May 7 - June 6, 2021 (On-Demand Material Available)
Atlanta, Georgia, USA VIRTUAL

The safety and well-being of all conference participants is our top priority. As such, Radar Conf '21 has been moved to fully VIRTUAL format.

View Radar Challege Details here.
Radar Challenge Submission Deadline: March 31, 2021

IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for AeroSpace (IEEE MetroAeroSpace 2021)
June 23-25, 2021
Naples, Italy VIRTUAL

View Call for Papers here.

Final Paper Submission Deadline: April 30, 2021


The Board of Directors of IEEE AUTOTESTCON and the IEEE AUTOTESTCON 2021 Organizing Committee regret to inform our loyal authors, attendees and exhibitors that IEEE AUTOTESTCON 2021, scheduled for August 30 – September 2, 2021 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor (Oxon Hill) Maryland is hereby canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and our concern for attendee safety. We looked at doing a virtual version of the conference but a survey of recent authors and attendees provided negative feedback on this approach.

IEEE AUTOTESTCON 2022 will take place as scheduled, on Aug 28 – 31, 2022 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor (Oxon Hill) Maryland. The Call for Papers and other information will be available on this website as they are released.

40th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC 2021)
September 28-30, 2021
San Antonio, Texas, USA

View Call for Papers here.

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 19, 2021

24th International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION 2021)
November 1-4, 2021
Sun City, South Africa

The organising committee is taking note of resurgences of the COVID-19 virus across the globe, and the emergence of new strains of the virus in the UK and South Africa. The initial roll-out of vaccines in some countries offer a glimmer of hope, but given the current intensity of the pandemic, it is becoming more and more apparent that an in person conference in July in South Africa is becoming impossible. As such, we as organisers with the support of the ISIF Board of Directors are postponing the conference to 1 - 4 November 2021.

View Call for Papers here.

Registration Opens: March 31, 2021

Technically Co-Sponsored Conferences

​Integrated Communications Navigation and Surveillance Conference (ICNS 2021)
April 20-22, 2021

The 2021 ICNS Conference theme is “Agility and Sustainability: Embracing Rapid Evolution and Uncertainty.” Due to the ongoing pandemic crisis, ICNS 2021 will be an online conference.

View registration information here.

28th Saint Petersburg International Conference on Integrated Navigation Systems (ICINS 2021)
May 31 - June 2, 2021
Saint Petersburg, Russia AND VIRTUAL

The conference will be held in a mixed format that combines in-person and virtual participation of the audience and speakers.

International Conference on Localization and GNSS (ICL-GNSS 2021)
June 1-3, 2021
Tampere University, Finland VIRTUAL

The organizers will closely follow the COVID-19 situation, and correspondingly organize the event as a hybrid or virtual event. The format will be finally fixed by the time of paper acceptance notifications, at latest.

View Call for Papers here.

EXTENDED IEEE-Copyrighted Papers Submission Deadline: March 5, 2021​

2020 21st International Radar Symposium (IRS)
June 21-22, 2021
Berlin, Germany VIRTUAL

View Call for Papers here.

Final Paper Submission Deadline: April 1, 2021

19th International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics (ANTEM 2021)
August 8-11, 2021

View Call for Papers here.

Paper Submission Deadline: April 15, 2021

​IEEE International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology (ICCST 2021)
POSTPONED to September 1-3, 2021
University of Hertfordshire, UK VIRTUAL

Because of the corona virus pandemic, the IEEE International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology (IEEE ICCST), which was to be held on 2 - 4 September 2020 at the University of Hertfordshire, UK has been postponed until provisionally 1 - 3 September 2021.

Full Paper Submission Deadline: May 2, 2021

International Conference in Sensor Signal Processing for Defence (SSPD 2021)
September 14-15, 2021
Edinburgh, Scotland

View Call for Papers here.

Paper Submission Deadline: April 16, 2021

Signal Processing Symposium (SPSympo-2021)
September 21-23, 2021
Lodz, Poland VIRTUAL

View Call for Papers here.

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 15, 2021

IEEE Conference on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas, and Electronic Systems (IEEE COMCAS 2021)
November 1-3, 2021
Tel Aviv, Israel

View Call for Papers here.

Abstract Submission Deadline: May 3, 2021

9th International SpaceWire and SpaceFibre Conference (ISC 2021)
Dates TBD
Pisa, Italy

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been decided to postpone the SpaceWire and SpaceFibre 2020 Conference to 2022. It has been renamed International SpaceWire and SpaceFibre Conference 2022 (ISC 2022).


Field of Interest

“The field of interest shall be the organization, systems engineering, design, development, integration, and operation of complex systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments. These systems include but are not limited to navigation, avionics, mobile electric power and electronics, radar, sonar, telemetry, military, law-enforcement, automatic test, simulators, and command and control."


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