[robotics-worldwide] [NEWS] IFAC NGCUV - Call for papers - EXTENDED DEADLINE

NGCUV ngcuv at silver.udg.edu
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APRIL 28-30, 2015, GIRONA (SPAIN)

Website:  <http://www.ngcuv.org> www.ngcuv.org     
Call for papers:
Facebook:  <https://www.facebook.com/ngcuv> https://www.facebook.com/ngcuv 

Twitter: #NGCUV2015 


Important dates
Draft paper submission:  18th January 2015 (EXTENDED DEADLINE)
Notification of acceptance: 25th February 2015
Early registration deadline: 27th February 2015
Final paper submission deadline: 15th March 2015
Conference Dates: 28th – 30th April 2015

Plenary speakers


-          Dr James G. Bellingham. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,
Woods Hole – U.S.A. The future of AUV technologies. 

-          Prof. Stefan B. Williams. Australian Centre for Field Robotics.
Sydney, Australia. 

-          Dr Jan Opderbecke. Underwater Systems Unit, IFREMER, Toulon –
France. An innovative vehicle concept for ocean science: Ifremer’s hybrid
ROV first sea trial experience.

-          Dr Hugh Ferguson. Subsea7, Aberdeenshire – United Kingdom. The
role of AUV’s in the Oil & Gas Industry.

-          Prof. Asgeir J. Sørensen. Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations
and Systems(AMOS), Trondheim-Norway. Last advances on Underwater
Technologies at AMOS.

-          European Commission Representative (To be confirmed)

NGCUV 2015 has two main aims. Firstly, to bring together key industrial and
academic practitioners for discussions and demonstrations of recent advances
in navigation, guidance, and control of underwater robots. Secondly, to
provide a forum where experienced researchers can engage with each other and
with postdoctoral students in order to share experiences and motivate new
research agendas. In line with the current trend worldwide, special
attention will be given to the challenging tasks of multiple vehicle
cooperative navigation and control in the presence of stringent acoustic
communication constraints, as well as non-conventional geophysical based
navigation methods.


 The International Program Committee cordially invites you to participate
and submit your contribution in one of the proposed topics:


-          Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) applications

-          System identification

-          Navigation, Mapping and Control

-          Modelling and Simulation

-          Sensing and Estimation

-          Communications

-          Cooperative control under severe communication constraints

-          Fault detection and handling

-          Security applications

-          Environment monitoring and protection

-          UUV vision systems

-          Intervention UUVs

-          Inter-operability

-          Single and multi-vehicle applications

-          Commercial use: oil and gas exploration/operations, underwater
construction, etc.


All submissions must be made electronically through the conference web site.


Abstracts will be reviewed by the Technical Program Committee. Authors of
accepted papers must register for the workshop and submit camera ready


Further information about IFAC NGCUV 2015 can be found at the conference web
site:  <http://www.ngcuv.org> www.ngcuv.org    

IFAC NGCUV 2015 will take place in the Hotel Carlemany on April 28-30, 2015.


IFAC NGCUV 2015 is organized by the Universitat de Girona (UdG) with the
support of the AUTOMAR Marine Robotics Spanish Network, CEA Comité Español
de Automática and University of Porto.



Chair of the National Organizing Committee


Dr. Pere Ridao - Universitat de Girona

Chair of the International Organizing Committee


Mr. João Tasso de Figueiredo Borges de Sousa - University of Porto

Industry chair


Dr. Joerg Kalwa -  ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GmbH


International Program committee







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