The Global Conference on Space and the Information Society 2016

Connecting the world via space – policies, technologies, applications

The IAF is proud to announce its newest event in the frame of the IAF Global Series Conference, the Global Conference on Space and the Information Society – GLIS 2016, co-organised by the IAF and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The GLIS 2016 will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, on 6 and 7 June 2016 and will feature an intense programme, comprising an Opening Event, 5 Plenary Sessions and a Wrap-up Session. The main purpose of GLIS 2016 will be to examine and discuss the different means by which space allows people to connect worldwide. GLIS 2016 will analyse in details the impact that space policies, space technologies and space applications have on the daily life of people, organisations and governments communicating and exchanging information around the world.

The Conference will feature an Opening Event, a Wrap-up Session, and 5 Plenary Sessions (PE):

Plenary 1 – The ITU and its Impact on Space Activities

  • Results of the WRC-15
  • Protection of C-band for Space Communication
  • Guarantee of Spectrum for Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • WRC Agreement on the Global Flight Tracking in Civil Aviation
  • Issues open for next WRC

Plenary 2 – Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the Contributions of Satellite Communications

  • Disaster Management (Communication & Navigation)
  • Climate Change
  • Tele Health
  • Tele Education
  • Disaster Management (Earth Observation)

Plenary 3 – Space Economy meets Information Economy

  • Space and Internet
  • Role of Operators
  • Trade Issues/Markets for and Innovation in the Satellite Manufacturing Industry
  • Status and Future of the Orbit/Spectrum Resource

Plenary 4 – Space Services and Security

  • Civil Security and satellite communication
  • Developments in military satellite programmes
  • Cyberspace security: protecting ground and space infrastructures
  • Jamming and spoofing as a governance problem
  • Space Traffic Management in the age of Mega-constellations

Plenary 5 – Big data – Information Society

  • The role of satellite communications in the information society
  • Big Data and Satellite Remote Sensing
  • Privacy
  • Security


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