[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] 2015 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (ICUAS'15) - 1st Call for Papers

James Morrison james.morrison at kaist.edu
Tue Oct 28 07:39:45 PDT 2014


1st Call for Papers
2015 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (ICUAS'15)
http://www.uasconferences.com/
June 9-12, 2015
Denver Marriott Tech Center, Denver, Colorado, USA

The 2015 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS'15,
will be held in Denver, CO, on June 9-12. Denver is a metropolitan city
with major attractions, and Colorado is the second in Aerospace Industry
companies in the U.S. June 9 will be a Workshop/Tutorial day, followed by a
three-day technical Conference. Judging from the interest ICUAS has drawn
over the past seven years and its growth, ICUAS'15 is expected to continue
on this path and attract the highest number of participants from academia,
industry, federal/state agencies, government, the private sector, users,
practitioners and engineers who wish to be affiliated with and contribute
technically to this highly demanding and rapidly evolving and expanding
field. Details may be found at http://www.uasconferences.com and related
links. ICUAS'15 will be fully sponsored by the ICUAS Association, a
non-profit organization. Information about the organization may be found at
www.icuas.com. The theme of ICUAS'15 will focus on the very challenging and
timely topic of ‘integrating UAS into the national airspace’.

National and international organizations, agencies, industry, military and
civilian authorities are working towards defining roadmaps of UAS
expectations, technical requirements and standards that are prerequisite to
their full utilization, as well as legal, policy and ethical issues. The
2013 calendar year has been the critical year for UAS R&D: the FAA
announced the six UAS sites within the U.S., and roadmaps towards UAS
integration into the national airspace have been published in Europe and in
the U.S. The next generation of UAS is expected to be used for a wide
spectrum of civilian and public domain applications. Challenges to be faced
and overcome include, among others, see-and-avoid systems, robust and
fault-tolerant flight control systems, payloads, communications, levels of
autonomy, manned-unmanned swarms, network-controlled swarms, as well as
challenges related to policies, procedures, regulations, safety, risk
analysis assessment, airworthiness, certification issues, operational
constraints, standardization and 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'15 aims at bringing together different groups of qualified military
and civilian representatives worldwide, organization representatives,
funding agencies, industry and academia, to discuss the current state of
UAS advances, and the roadmap to their full utilization in civilian and
public domains. Special emphasis will be given to current and future
research opportunities, and to ‘what comes next’ in terms of the essential
technologies that need to be utilized to advance further UAS.

Conference topics include:
Airspace Control
Airspace Management
Airworthiness
Air Vehicle Operations
Autonomy
Biologically Inspired UAS
Certification
Control Architectures
Energy Efficient UAS
Environmental Issues
Fail-Safe Systems
Frequency Management
Integration
Interoperability
Levels of Safety
Manned/Unmanned Aviation
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.

IMPORTANT DATES
February 6, 2015: Full Papers/ Tutorial Proposals Due
April 24, 2015: Acceptance/Rejection Notification
May 11, 2015: Upload Final, Camera Ready Papers
April 24 – May 11, 2015: Early Registration

PAPER SUBMISSION
Papers must be submitted and uploaded electronically through
controls.papercept.net. Go to https://contols.papercept.net. Click on the
link "Submit a Contribution to ICUAS'15" and follow the steps. The paper
format must follow IEEE paper submission rules, two-column format using 12
point fonts, Times New Roman. The maximum number of pages per submitted
paper is 10. Illustrations and references are included in the page count.
Submitted papers will undergo a peer review process coordinated by the
Program Chairs, the ICUAS Advisory Committee Members, the IPC and qualified
reviewers. Authors will be notified of acceptance at the latest by April
24, 2015. Accepted papers must be uploaded electronically no later than May
11, 2015. Authors are encouraged to accompany their presentations with
multimedia material (i.e., videos), which will be included in the
Conference Digital Proceedings. Conference Proceedings will be acquired by
IEEE and they appear in IEEE Xplore. After the Conference, authors of
accepted papers are strongly encouraged to submit significantly different
and enhanced versions of their papers (with < 40% overlap) to: i.) Either
the Special Issue on “Advances in Unmanned Aircraft Systems” to be
published in the Unmanned Systems Journal, World Scientific; ii.) Or the
Edited Book on: Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Theory and Applications, to be
published by Springer. Special Issue and Edited Book All contributions will
undergo a peer review process coordinated by the Guest Editors and expert
reviewers. Special Issue and Edited Book submission deadline is August 31,
2015.

TECHNICAL SPONSORS
Colorado Space Coalition
Colorado Department of Transportation
MCA
IEEE CSS
IEEE RAS
Colorado Business Roundtable
ICUAS Association

ICUAS ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Randal Beard, BYU, USA
Pascual Campoy, Universidad Politecnica Madrid, Spain
Ben M. Chen, National University of Singapore, Singapore
YangQuan Chen, UC Merced, USA
Rogelio Lozano, University of Compiegne, France
Paul Oh, Drexel University, USA
Anibal Ollero, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Daniel Pack, UT San Antonio, USA
Fulvia Quagliotti, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Camille-Alain Rabbath, Defence R&D, and Concordia U., CA
Matthew J. Rutherford, University of Denver, USA
Hyunchul (David) Shim, KAIST, South Korea
Salah Sukkarieh, University of Sydney, Australia
George Vachtsevanos, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Kimon Valavanis, University of Denver, USA
Youmin Zhang, Concordia University

CONFERENCE STEERING COMMITTEE
Pascual Campoy, U. P. Madrid, pascual.campoy at upm.es
Ben M. Chen, National Univ. of Singapore, bmchen at nus.edu.sg
Y.-Q. Chen, UC Merced, yangquan.chen at ucmerced.edu
T. I. Fossen, Norwegian Univ. of S&T, Thor.Fossen at itk.ntnu.no
Eric Frew, U of Colorado, Boulder, eric.frew at colorado.edu
Jonathan How, MIT, jhow at mit.edu
Luis Mejias, Queensland U of Tech., luis.mejias at qut.edu.au
James Morrison, KAIST, james.morrison at kaist.edu
Antonios Tsourdos, Cranfield Univ., a.tsourdos at cranfield.ac.uk
Nikos Tsourveloudis, TUC, Crete,  nikost at dpem.tuc.gr

GENERAL CHAIRS
Fulvia Quagliotti, Politecnico di Torino, fulvia.quagliotti at polito.it
Youmin Zhang, Concordia Univ., youmin.zhang at concordia.ca
Kimon Valavanis, University of Denver, kimon.valavanis at du.edu

PROGRAM CHAIRS
Didier Theilliol, Univ. of Lorraine, Didier.Theilliol at univ-lorraine.fr
Roberto Sabatini, RMIT Univ. AU, roberto.sabatini at rmit.edu.au
Srikanth Saripalli, Arizona State U., Srikanth.Saripalli at asu.edu

COLORADO AVIATION COMPANIES LIAISON CHAIR
Jeffrey Forrest, Metro State U of Denver, forrestj at msudenver.edu

TUTORIAL/WORKSHOP/SPECIAL SESSIONS CHAIR
James Morrison, KAIST, james.morrison at kaist.edu

SPECIAL SESSIONS CHAIRS
Nafiz Alemdaroglu, METU, nafiz at metu.edu.tr
Erdinc Altug, Istanbul Technical University, altuger at itu.edu.tr

INDUSTRY LIAISON CHAIR
Dina Fragkedaki, University of Denver, Dina.Fragkedaki at du.edu

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS CHAIR
Nikos Vitzilaios, Univ. of Denver, Nikolaos.Vitzilaios at du.edu

PUBLICATIONS/PUBLICITY CHAIR
Matthew Rutherford, University of Denver, mjr at cs.du.edu

REGISTRATION CHAIR
Crystal Harris, University of Denver, crystal.harris at du.edu

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE (IPC)
F. Alarcón, F. Andert, I. F. Mondragón Bernal, S. Bogdan, A. S. Brandao, T.
Brown, J. Caetano, S. Carpin, L. R. G. Carrillo, P. Castillo, O. Cetin, H.
Chao, A. Chamseddine, J. Chudoba, L. Ciarletta, J. A. Cobano, J. Colorado,
H. Rodríguez Cortes, J. Cui, R. Czyba, A. Dolgikh, S. Durand, H. Edge, G.
Fasano, M. Sarcinelli-Filho, A. T. Espinoza Fraire, M. Geiser, A. H.
Goktogan, L. Felipe Gonzalez, G. Guglieri, T. Hamel, J. Hill, T. Arne
Johansen, I. Kaminer, J. Keller, Y. Kim, Z. Kowalczuk, A. D. Lara, N.
Larrieu, D. Lee, S. Longhi, G. Lu, J. Luo, A. Mancini, T. L. Martin, C.
Martinez, I. Maza, D. Melita, M. A. Olivares-Mendez, L. Merino, M. Nahon,
H. Noura, D. Nolan, U. Ozdemir, Z.-R. Peng, J. Qi, S. Rathinam, H. Romero,
J. M. Martin-Sanchez, S. Park, S. Saripalli, M. Saska, M. Shaqura, R.
Sharma, S. Schopferer, A. Schulte, T. Sobh, R. Stansbury, K. Stol, P. B.
Sujit, B. Theys, B. Upcroft, K. Uchiyama, J. Verbeke, A. Viguria, S. Wang.


Sincerely,

Jim
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James R. Morrison, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Industrial &
Systems Engineering, KAIST, South Korea
E-mail: james.morrison at kaist.edu, TEL: +82-42-350-3127, xS3D Lab homepage:
http://xs3d.kaist.edu
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