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Call for Papers

Future Navigation

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Satellite Navigation welcomes submissions to the thematic series on ‘Future Navigation

With the rapid development of artificial intelligence, robotics, unmanned autonomous vehicles and other linked technologies and the continuous expansion of their application horizon, new challenges and demands are also brought to navigation technologies. Especially in challenging environments such as deep space, deep sea and very remote or human-denied areas, unmanned autonomous systems require more and more intelligent navigation, so there is an urgent need to explore and develop novel navigation technologies to meet these daily changing demands. In recent years, intelligent navigation has gradually become frontier research in this field. In order to promote the development of future navigation technologies and attract the attention of world-wide scholars in relevant disciplines, this special issue will focus on new mechanisms, new methods, new algorithms, new technologies, new hardware, and new applications of future intelligent navigation, including brain-inspired navigation, quantum navigation, bio-inspired navigation, AI-based navigation, and other frontier technologies we can image now. Welcome to submit reviews or original research papers on these topics.

Topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Theory and Practice of Intelligent PNT 
  • Future BDS/GNSS Navigation
  • Brain-inspired Navigation
  • Quantum Navigation
  • Bio-inspired Navigation
  • AI-based Navigation Algorithms
  • Novel Sensors for Navigation
  • Novel Chips for Navigation
  • Applications of Intelligent Navigation

Guest Editors

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Professor and Academician Jingnan Liu
Wuhan University, Hubei, China

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Professor Xiaolin Meng
Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China

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Professor Jian Wang
Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Beijing, China

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Assistant Research Fellow Fangwen Yu
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Manuscript submission due date: May 31, 2024

Submission Guidelines

Submitted articles must not have been previously published or currently submitted for journal publication elsewhere. Paper submissions must conform to the layout and format guidelines of the journal.

Submissions must be sent via the journal submission website:, authors can select the "Thematic Series" in the "Additional Information" tab during submission.