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The sixth

Asia Oceania Regional Workshop on GNSS
9th - 11th October 2014, Phuket, Thailand

We are pleased to announce that the 6th Asia Oceania Regional Workshop on GNSS will be held in Phuket, Thailand, 9-11 October 2014, jointly organized by Growing NAVIS*1, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)*2, Thailand National Science and Technology Development Agency(NSTDA)*3, Satellite Positioning Research and Application Center (SPAC)*4 of Japan and QZS System Services Inc.(QSS)*5 and supported by United Nations International Committee on GNSS(ICG)*6 and International Global Navigation Satellite Systems Service(IGS)*7.

The Asia Oceania Regional Workshop on GNSS has been held every year as part of Asia Oceania Multi-GNSS Demonstration Campaign promoted by Multi-GNSS Asia (MGA)*8, and now this Workshop will be the fifth time following the Workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam last year. The participating organization to MGA has increased to 34 organizations, and new 11 Multi-GNSS Joint Experiments have started as an activity for Asia Oceania Multi-GNSS Demonstration Campaign. And also, 70 stations for “Multi-GNSS Monitoring Network” which tracks and observes Multi-GNSS have started of operation mainly in Asia Oceania region.

At this Workshop, the results of above mentioned activities will be reported, and the detail plans of future demonstration experiments will be presented and discussed. The participants will share information about the latest trend and needs of Multi-GNSS. International organizations, government agencies, companies, universities and research institutes which have an interest in the utilization of Multi-GNSS are especially welcomed to participate in and to contribute to this workshop.

Growing NAVIS
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Thailand National Science and Technology Development Agency(NSTDA)
Satellite Positioning research Application Center (SPAC)
QZS System Services Inc.(QSS)

United Nations International Committee on GNSS (ICG)
International Global Navigation Satellite Systems Service (IGS)

【Workshop Information】

Date and Location:

Date: 9th - 11th October 2014
Place: Phuket, Thailand
Venue: The Royal Paradise Hotel & Spa, Patong Beach, Phuket, Thailand

Registration :

Registration application form is available by Thursday, 25th September, 2014.
The secretariat will send you a confirmation email after your on-line registration is accepted. You will be able to receive the name tag and meeting materials smoothly at the on-site registration desk, if you present the printed confirmation email.

Registration for the Worhshop

Registration Fee :

There is NO registration fee to participate in, or contribute to this workshop.

Participant Capacity :

Capacity is limited to 120 people. Note that the registration for the GNSS Workshop will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

Draft Agenda : 2014 3rd Oct. Update

Thursday, 9th October :

1. GNSS Tutorial Session
Tutorial on GNSS Positioning Technology

(1) An Ionospheric activity indicator for GNSS applications: Definition and Assessment. (Jaume Sanz Subirana - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
(2) Accurate Global Ionospheric Model for GNSS users (Jaume Sanz Subirana - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
(3) GNSS Meteorology from ships as moving platforms (Stefan Junker, Universitaet der Bundeswehr Muenchen)
(4) Peer-to-peer ARAIM Approach for Integrity Assessment in ITS Applications(NAVIS Centre, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino)
(5) Cloud Environment for Mobile Applications Testing (François Spies, University of Franche-Comte)
(6) Introduction to GSILIB (Tomoaki Furuya, Geospatial Information Authority of Japan, GSI)

2. Poster Session : Poster brief introduction (Plenary)


Friday, 10th October :

3. Opening Session
4. Current Status of GNSS systems
・ Welcome Speech
・ Keynote Speech
5. Results of Joint Experiments


6. GNSS Applications Session
7. Multi-GNSS Network Session




Saturday, 11th October :

MGA membership forum (Closed meeting for only MGA member)


8. Group Discussion
Each group that participants chose at the time of registration discusses about purposes, technologies and results of Multi-GNSS Demonstration Experiment with each theme.
A) Precise Positioning (Machine control for agriculture and construction)
B) Disaster Mitigation and Management
C) Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)
D) Location Based Service (LBS)
*Parallel Session


9. Demonstration Session


10. Closing Session
・ Wrap up of Group Discussion
・ Wrap up of Workshop

Presentation (Oral / Poster) :

We hope that participants will make presentations on the proposal for Network Collaboration Project and Multi-GNSS Application, the plan for Multi-GNSS Demonstration Campaign in the Asia Oceania Region, or the result of demonstration experiment on Multi-GNSS Application.

Presentation Style

A) Oral(English)
5. "Results of Joint Experiments"
6. "GNSS Application Session"
7. "Multi-GNSS Network Session"
8. "Group Discussion"
Presentation time : 15min including discussion

B) Poster(English)
Poster display and small plenary presentation in Poster Session
Poster Session : 3min Poster brief introduction(Plenary) on 9th October

If you wish to make an oral/poster presentation, please send an abstract form to the workshop secretariat (ws(at) (at) -> @) by Thursday, 18th September, 2014.
The Secretariat will let you know if you can make a presentation as you wish with the detail agenda.
Your presentation file at the Workshop will be opened on the official website for the workshop participants. Your contribution is highly welcomed.

Exhibition Booth :

The exhibition booth will be provided to display posters, pamphlets and demonstration devices in this Workshop. If you wish, you have a small plenary presentation in Poster Session(Poster brief introduction on 9th October : 3min)

60×90cm on the Desk & Poster Display Space
Exhibition Fee:
Free of Charge
Application Procedure:
Please send an email to the workshop secretariat, ws(at) (at) -> @ with 1) Organization Name, 2) Representative Name, 3) Contact Point 4) Exhibited Object 5) will attend/will not attend for Poster Session on 9th October or by 25 September, 2014, Thursday.


Reservation code of the hotel room at the "The Royal Paradise Hotel & Spa" will be informed after your
registration of the Workshop.

Points of Contact :

If you have any inquires concerning the GNSS Workshop, please contact to:

Asia Oceania Regional Workshop on GNSS Secretariat
Email: ws(at) (at) -> @
Mr. Hiroaki Tateshita
Dr. Kazutoshi Sato
Ms. Yaka Wakabayashi
Satellite Navigation Office
Satellite Applications Mission Directorate I
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Tsukuba Space Center
2-1-1, Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8505, JAPAN

FURUNO’s Multi-GNSS Joint Experiment   2014 28th Aug. Update

FURUNO has started "CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: FURUNO’s Multi-GNSS Joint Experiment 2014."

Guidelines for Applicants

Application form

Workshop Presentation : Abstract form


The deadline for applications is the18th of September, 2014. Application form and the Presentation Abstract Form of the 6th Asia Oceania Regional Workshop on GNSS, which will be held in Phuket, Thailand, 9th – 11th October, 2014 should be received by the contact point by 18th of September, 2014.
The contact point is: MGA Secretariat
email: ws(at) (at) -> @


Link :

*1 G-NAVIS : a European Union project co-funded through the FP7 and managed by the European GNSS Authority (GSA). It aims to boost the activities of the International Centre for R&D of Satellite Navigation Technology in South East Asia (NAVIS), which is based in Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam
*2 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
*3 Thailand National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)
*4 Satellite Positioning Research and Application Center (SPAC)
*5 QZS System Services Inc. (QSS)
*6 United Nations International Committee on GNSS (ICG)
*7 International GNSS Service (IGS)
*8 Multi-GNSS Asia (MGA)