Dear Colleagues,

The European Navigation Conference 2013 will be the seventeenth conference in the GNSS series held under the auspices of the European Group of Institutes of Navigation (EUGIN). The conference will be hosted by the Austrian Institute of Navigation (OVN) and will take place from 23-25 April 2013 in Vienna, Austria.

The conference will focus on the present status as well as on future developments in navigation systems, with special emphasis on Galileo. Thus, ENC 2013 will be a showcase for state of the art and, more important, for innovations in the field of terrestrial and satellite navigation. The implementation of new technologies in navigation will be illustrated by the industry exhibition, running in parallel to the conference.

Vienna is located in the very heart of Europe and it is truly diverse. World-wide, this city is known for its long history of art, culture, science and education – attracting millions of visitors every year. Vienna is also a very green city, covered with acres of forests, grassland, parks and gardens. This framework forms an ideal basis for GNSS 2013 and will make the social programme of the conference an unforgettable event for participants and accompanying guests.

Looking forward to welcoming you in Vienna,

Stephan Mayer
(Chairman of Local Organising Committee)