[robotics-worldwide] Call for Papers: 2011 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems

James Morrison james.morrison at kaist.edu
Tue Dec 7 01:26:19 PST 2010

Call for Papers ICUAS'11

2011 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Sheraton Denver Hotel, May 24-27, 2011, Denver, CO USA

Since its debut in 2008, the annual UAV Symposium has grown
tremendously. To better reflect this growth and embrace the attention
the field of unmanned systems receives globally, this annual meeting
ICUAS’11 will be held in Denver, CO, during the week of May 23, 2011.
ICUAS’11 will host representatives from academia, industry, federal
and state agencies, government, the private sector, users,
practitioners and engineers, investors and venture capitalists, as
well as businessmen and lawyers, who wish to be affiliated with,
contribute technically, administratively, financially and legally to
this highly demanding and rapidly evolving and expanding field.
Details about the conference, related exhibition, potential
sponsorship, the venue and travel may be found at
http://www.uasconferences.com and related links.

UAS related research and development has reached the level of maturity
that allows national and international organizations, agencies,
industry, military and civilian authorities to speak openly about
their upcoming integration into the national airspace, the need for
well defined roadmaps of UAS expectations, the need for technical
requirements and standards that are prerequisite to their full
utilization, as well as legal, policy and ethical issues. Although
military applications of UAS have dominated the field thus far, a
significant percentage of future applications will focus on the
civilian and public domains. Already UAS are being used for
environment protection and climate monitoring. Challenges to be faced
and overcome include, among others, see-and-avoid systems, robust,
fault-tolerant flight control systems, payloads, communications,
levels of autonomy, manned-unmanned swarms, networked-controlled
swarms, as well as challenges related to policies, procedures,
regulations, safety, risk analysis assessment, airworthiness,
certification issues, operational constraints, standardization,
frequency management, all of paramount importance, which, coupled with
‘smart’, ‘environmentally friendly’ cutting edge technologies will
pave the way towards full integration of UAS with manned aviation and
into the respective national airspace.

ICUAS’11 aims at bringing together different groups of qualified
military and civilian representatives worldwide, organization
representatives, funding agencies, industry and academia, private
sector and investment group representatives to discuss the current
state of UAS advances, and the roadmap to their full utilization in
military and integration in civilian domains. Focused interests of
diverse groups involved in UAS research and development will be
discussed. Special emphasis will be given to current and future
research opportunities, and to ‘what comes next’ in terms of the
essential technologies that need be utilized to advance further UAS.
Conference topics include but are not limited to:

Airspace Control
Airspace Management
Air Vehicle Operations
Biologically Inspired UAS
Control Architectures
Energy Efficient UAS
Environmental Issues
Fail-Safe Systems
Frequency Management
Levels of Safety
Manned/Unmanned Aviation
Micro- and Mini- UAS
Networked Swarms
Path Planning
Reliability of UAS
Risk Analysis
See-and-avoid Systems
Sensor Fusion
Smart Sensors
Technology Challenges
UAS Applications
UAS Communications
UAS Testbeds

Through Keynote/Plenary addresses, invited and solicited
presentations, and round table discussions, it is expected that the
outcome of the Conference will be a better understanding of what
industry, the military and civilian national and international
authorities need, and what are the crucial next steps that need to be
completed before UAS are widely accepted even in everyday life
applications. The Conference will be a four day event with Keynote and
Plenary presentations in the morning and afternoon, round table
discussions and exhibits. In addition to paper presentations there
will be Tutorials and Panel Discussions with experts from industry,
civilian and public authorities, the military, and the business

January 31, 2011: Full Papers/ Tutorial Proposals due
March 31, 2011: Acceptance/rejection notification
April 15, 2011: Final, camera ready papers due
April 18 – May 10, 2011: Early Registration

Papers must be submitted electronically. The paper format must be
single-column, 12 point fonts, Times New Roman. The Springer on-line
submission system (http://www.editorialmanager.com/jint/) may be
accessed from the conference web. Detailed instructions on how to
submit a paper are provided. Up to 30 single-spaced pages are allowed
for each paper. Illustrations and references are included in the page
count. Submitted papers will undergo a peer review process coordinated
by the Program Chairs and the Program Advisory Committee Members.
Authors will be notified of acceptance the latest by March 31, 2011.
Accepted papers must be uploaded electronically using the on-line
submission system no later than April 15, 2011. Authors are encouraged
to accompany their presentations with multimedia material (for example
videos), which will be included in the Conference electronic media
based Proceedings. Selected accepted papers will also be published in
a Special Volume of the Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems
(Springer), and in a Special Volume Book as part of the Springer
series on Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation (ISCA).

EXHIBITS: Exhibit space will offer opportunities for visibility,
sales, and recruitment. We expect a quite large audience of
participants and we expect steady traffic flow in the exhibit area.
Details for potential Exhibitors are found at:
http://www.uasconferences.com and related links. For more information,
contact Kimon P. Valavanis, kimon.valavanis at du.edu.


James R. Morrison, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering,
KAIST, South Korea
Co-chair of the IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Semiconductor
Manufacturing Automation
E-mail: james.morrison at kaist.edu, TEL: +82-42-350-3127
xS3D Lab homepage: http://xs3d.kaist.edu
IEEE Technical Committee on Semiconductor Manufacturing Automation:

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