On October 25, 2022, the 2nd Plenary Work Session and the Plenary Session of the Scientific Committee of the 13th China Satellite Navigation Conference (CSNC) were held in Beijing. Yang Changfeng, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Chief Designer of BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) and Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the 13th China Satellite Navigation Conference, presided over the sessions. More than 200 experts, officials and representatives of the Scientific Committee, Organizing Committee, Support Units, Organizer, Undertakers, China Satellite Navigation Office and related cooperative units, as well as Chairmen and Secretaries of Professional Academic Sessions and High-end Forums of China Satellite Navigation Conference, participated in the sessions online and offline together.
During the sessions, reports on the progress of the preparatory work were given by the Organizer and Undertakers of the 13th CSNC; the winners of the Best Paper Award, the Outstanding Youth Paper Award and the Award for Contribution to BDS Application were reviewed and determined; the addition of new senior consultants and members of the Scientific Committee was approved. The participating academicians, officials and experts also fully discussed and exchanged ideas and suggestions related to the preparatory work of the 13th CSNC.
During the sessions, requirements were put forward: first, strictly refine the organization and implementation plans, grasp the details of the work and allocate responsibilities to individuals; second, coordinate the preparatory work in place, especially strictly implement the COVID-19 prevention and control, and guarantee the smooth flow of key points of the work; third, ensure the CSNC is held according to high standards, with a focus on high quality and high efficiency, implement the important instructions of General Secretary Xi Jinping on the key stage of the market-oriented, industrialized and international development of large-scale BDS applications, and add new features and content to the 13th CSNC.
Chief Designer Yang Changfeng expressed his heartfelt thanks to all the experts and representatives who participated in and supported the CSNC. He indicated that this year was the year when the 20th CPC National Congress was successfully held and a key year for the new stage of construction and development of BDS. He suggested that preparations for the 13th CSNC were being steadily implemented, and the careful planning and steady and solid work was being conduct by all parties. Academician Yang expressed high hopes for the success of the 13th CSNC, hoping that all parties will implement the spirit of the 20th CPC National Congress. He wished the 13th CSNC a complete success and indicated that he looked forward to meeting in Beijing in 20 days.
The 13th CSNC will be held on November 16-18, 2022 in Guoce International Convention & Exhibition Center in Beijing, China. With a theme of “Digital Economy, Intelligent Navigation”, the 13th CSNC includes summit forums, academic exchanges, China Satellite Navigation Expo (CSNE), high-end forums, popular science activities etc. The active participation of science and technology workers and people from all walks of life at home and abroad is welcome.
Since 2010, CSNC has been successfully held in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Nanjing, Xi'an, Changsha, Harbin, Chengdu, Nanchang and other cities for twelve years, which has produced a lot of excellent results in academic, technical, theoretical, application and talent aspects. Over the past twelve years, a total of 36,000 representatives have attended the CSNC, 5,160 papers have been collected for the professional academic sessions, 1,743 invited presentations and 2,025 oral presentations have been delivered, 375 authors have been awarded the Outstanding Youth Paper Award and 14,708 entries have been submitted to the “BeiDou Cup” China Adolescents Science & Technology Invention Contest (BD–CASTIC). The number of participants that took part in “BeiDou Cup” National Youth Sports Competition exceeded 110,000 for the online regular seasons and reached over 3,000 for the offline regular seasons and finals. The total number of exhibitors and enterprises also reached 1,502. The CSNC showcases the latest achievements in the field of satellite navigation in an all-round manner and has become a high-end comprehensive academic exchange platform in the fields of satellite navigation science and technology, industrial and commercial technologies. It has played an important role in supporting the construction of BDS, training talents, promoting industrial development and enhancing international exchanges and cooperation, and has made a far-reaching and extensive social impact.