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The International Workshop on Navigation, Space and Security.

Meeting was held June 18 and 19 2019, Palazzo del BO, Padova, Italy.

The Robustness and Assurance of Aerospace and Aeronautics navigation system has been one of the top priorities since the early days of navigation and positioning systems. Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) has been a revolution for its global availability of position and time, as well as for its accuracy and integrity performances. It is estimated that approximately 7% of the European GDP depends on satellite navigation applications, including aviation, maritime, rail, road, energy, telecommunications and financial services. On the other side, robustness and assurance in satellite navigation is an open issue that has yet to be solved within the satellite navigation and space. Cyberattack and cyberwarfare protection systems have been developed for both receivers and applications, integrating sophisticated algorithms or advanced antennas, and finally coupling with alternative navigation systems. The well known GNSS limitations have raised developments for context awareness detection systems, capable to alert and geo-locate sources of interference and attacks. To date, Robust Positioning and Time (RPNT) is still one of the hardest challenges for GNSS.

In the meantime multi-constellation is now a reality; interoperability, multi-GNSS, SBAS and GBAS integration are the top choices for assurance and integrity. Galileo is now an operational service, with a number of services that have been implemented for robust and trusted PNT. Of our particular interest for this workshop are the Galileo Public Regulated Service (PRS), designed for Governmental access and control, the upcoming Galileo Open Service Navigation Message Authentication (OSNMA) and the Galileo Commercial Service (CS). PRS will provide secure ranging and access control to governments, OSNMA will provide authentication of the navigation data, in order to determine in the receiver if the data used for processing was produced by the satellites or falsified. The Galileo CS will enable high accuracy with a dedicated data channel and authentication by enabling signal encryption. The NavSpace 2019 workshop will focus on how multi GNSS, GNSS integration with other technologies and the upcoming Galileo services can enhance ground, aeronautics and space applications.

Which are the top priorities for space robustness, assurance and cybersecurity protection? Which technologies are available to date for detection, mitigation, resilience and response? What are the solutions for the future, and where is the entire space cybersecurity market heading? These and other topics will be considered in the two days workshop.
The workshop was organized in 3 major streams:

- System Updates (Day 1),
- Research Track (Day 2)
- Application Track (Day 2).

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program June 18 2019    
System Updates Track, room Aula Magna
9.15Welcome address: Prof. Alessandro PaccagnellaDeputy Rector for International AffairsUniversity of PadovaItaly
9.30Chairman Opening: Dr.Oscar PozzobonPresidentQascomItaly
9.40Matthias PetschkeDirector of EU Satellite Navigation ProgramsEuropean CommissionBelgium
10.00Carlo Des DoridesExecutive DirectorEuropean GNSS Agency (GSA)Check Republic
10.20Col. Flaviano PalazziGalileo Competent PRS Authority of ItalyPresidency of The Council of MinistersItaly
10.40Alberto TuozziHead for satellite communications and navigationItalian Space Agency (ASI)Italy
11.00Coffe Break   
11.40Massimo MercatiHead of ESA Security OfficeEuropean Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands
12.00Go TakizawaExecutive Director of QZSS StrategyNational Space Policy SecretariatJapan
12.20Jörg Hahn Head of Galileo System Procurement ServiceEuropean Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands
12.40Lunch Break   
14.40James J. MillerDeputy Director, Policy & Strategic Communications,Space Comm & NavNASAUSA
15.00Lisa ValenciaProject Manager for the Autonomous Flight Termination System (AFTS)NASAUSA
15.20Prof. Werner EnderleHead of Navigation Office, ESOCEuropean Space Agency (ESA)Germany
15.40Prof. Todd WalterDirector, GPSLabStanford UniversityUSA
16.00Coffe Break   
16.30Dr. Ignacio Fernández-HernándezGalileo Authentication and CS ManagerEuropean CommissionBelgium
16.50Makoto TomitakaAssociate Senior Engineer of QZSS Strategy OfficeNational Space Policy Secretariat Japan
17.10Alessandro Ambrihead of PRS GroupLeonardoItaly
17.30Martin FoulgerDirectorSpirentUK
17.50Prof. Paolo VilloresiHead of Quantum Information groupUniversity of PadovaItaly
18.10Chairman closing of DAY 1   
Program June 19 2019    
Application Track, room Archivio Antico
9.00Gabriele PirazziPRS OfficierPresidency of The Council of MinistersItaly
9.20Mark HolbrowDir. Positioning R&D EngineeringSpirentUK
9.40Mario Sommaruga CTO and Capability - Galileo Product ManagerLeonardoItaly
10.00Stefano BecoHead of Innovation & TechnologyTelespazioItaly
10.20Coffe Break   
11.00Detlef FlachsHead of Future Programs NavigationAirbusGermany
11.20Livio MarradiHead of receiver unitThales Alenia SpaceItaly
11.40Francesco RispoliManager for satellite applicationsHitachi RailItaly
12.00Erik Schoenemann Navigation Support Office - ESOCEuropean Space AgencyGermany
12.20Giovanni GambaHead of Attack detection SystemsQascomItaly
12.40Lunch Break   
14.10DEMO SESSION Sala colonne / area coffe breakDemonstration of Secure Navigation testing and mitigation technologiesParralel Key note speeches in Archivio antico 
Program June 19    
Research Track, room Aula Nievo
9.00Giorgio SolariHead of NAVISP Innovation Program OfficeEuropean Space Agency (ESA)France
9.20Prof. Fabio Dovis,Head of Navigation signal Analysis and Simulation (NavSas) groupPolitecnico of TurinItaly
9.40Dr. Nicola LaurentiHead of GNSS groupDepartment of Information Engineering University of Padova,Italy
10.00Daniele BorioGalileo groupJRC, European CommissionItaly
10.20Coffe Break   
11.00Alexander Rügamer Group Manager Specialized GNSS Receivers Fraunhofer Institute Germany
11.20Prof. Thomas PanyHead of Navigation Groupuniversität der bundeswehr münchenGermany
11.40Dr. Cillian O'driscollDirector O'Driscoll consultingIreland
12.00Dr. Jose A. Lopez-SalcedoAssociate ProfessorUniversitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)Spain
12.20Cosimo StalloSenior ResearcherRadio LabsItaly
12.40Lunch Break   
14.10DEMO SESSION Sala colonne / area coffe breakDemonstration of Secure Navigation testing and mitigation technologies  

Workshop 2018 Pictures

Hotels in the proximity of the NavSpace event

Majestic Toscanelli ****
via dell'Arco, 2 – Padova - Tel 049 663244, Fax 0498760025 (in the city centre)
Discount code:NAVSPACE

Hotel Europa ****
Largo Europa, 9 – 35137 Padova - Tel 049 661200, Fax 049 661508 (in the city centre)

Hotel Verdi ***
Via Dondi dell’Orologio, 7 – 35139 Padova. Tel. 049/8364163, Fax 049/8780175 (in the city centre)

Hotel al Santo***
Via Del Santo 147, 35123 Padova, Italy– Tel. 049/87522131, (750m from the Bo Palace)

Hotel Milano****
Via Bronzetti 62 – 35138 Padova- Tel. 049 8712555, Fax 049/8713923 (1,4km from the Bo Palace)

Hotel Methis ****
Riviera Paleocapa 70 – 35141 Padova – Tel. 049 8725555, Fax 049 8725135 (1,3km from the Bo Palace)


Location and Directions

The workshop was held at the Palazzo Bo, in the well known Aula Magna Galileo Galilei, the Great Hall. First mentioned in a document of 1399 as the ’sala magna’ of the Hospitium Bovis, it was a large dining-room: after the University took over the building, it became the Scuola Grande dei Legisti (Jurist school). Galileo Galilei was one of the few allowed to teach in it.
The Bo Palace
Via VIII Febbraio 2, 35122, Padua

CLOSEST AIRPORT: Venice Marco Polo (44km)
BY TRAIN: PADOVA TRAIN STATION (1,2km, 15 min walk)
BY CAR: suggested car park: Padova Centro Park, Via Trieste 50, Padova

please note that Parcheggio Piazza Insurezzione is closer to the event but more expensive, in a heavy traffic area and with limited availability.

DIRECTIONS: Directions to Palazzo del BO