[robotics-worldwide] Extended Deadline: ICUAS'11 - International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems

James Morrison james.morrison at kaist.edu
Thu Jan 27 01:10:44 PST 2011

Call for papers deadline extension for ICUAS 2011. The deadline for
submission is
February 15, 2011. More information on the conference provided below.

** Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this notice.

                     ICUAS'11 - Call for Papers
     2011 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  May 24-27, 2011, Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel Denver, Colorado
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
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    Airworthiness
Air Vehicle Operations      Autonomy                      Biologically Inspired
Certification                     Control Architectures       Energy
Efficient UAS
Environmental Issues        Fail-Safe Systems          Frequency Management
Integration                        Interoperability
Levels of Safety
Manned/Unmanned Aviat.  Micro- and Mini- UAS      Navigation
Networked Swarms           Payloads                        Path Planning
Regulations                      Reliability of UAS            Risk Analysis
See-and-avoid Systems     Security                         Sensor Fusion
Simulation                        Smart Sensors               Standardization
Swarms                            Technology Challenges   Training
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 sector.
February 15, 2011:         Full Papers/Tutorial Proposal Due
March 31, 2011:           Acceptance/Rejection Notification
April 15, 2011:           Final, Camera Ready Papers Due
April 18 - May 13, 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.

Kimon P. Valavanis, University of Denver, kimon.valavanis at du.edu
Paul Oh, Drexel University, paul at coe.drexel.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
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