[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Final Call - International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems - Submissions: February 16, 2015

James Morrison james.morrison at kaist.edu
Sat Feb 7 23:05:13 PST 2015


Final 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. The IEEE Robotics and Automation
Society (IEEE RAS) is a technical sponsor of ICUAS'15. The conference
focuses on systems of aerial robots, commonly referred to as unmanned
aircraft systems (UAS).

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 (systems of aerial robots) into the national airspace'.

National and international organizations, agencies, industry, military and
civilian authorities are working towards defining roadmaps of UAS (systems
of aerial robots) expectations, technical requirements and standards that
are prerequisite to their full utilization, as well as legal, policy and
ethical issues. The 2013 calendar year was a critical year for UAS (systems
of aerial robots) 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 (systems of
aerial robots) 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 (systems of
aerial robots) 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 (systems of aerial robots) 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 (systems of aerial robots).

Conference topics include:
Airspace Control
Airspace Management
Airworthiness
Air Vehicle Operations
Autonomy
Biologically Inspired UAS (systems of aerial robots)
Certification
Control Architectures
Energy Efficient UAS (systems of aerial robots)
Environmental Issues
Fail-Safe Systems
Frequency Management
Integration
Interoperability
Levels of Safety
Manned/Unmanned Aviation
Micro- and Mini- UAS (systems of aerial robots)
Navigation
Networked Swarms
Payloads
Path Planning
Regulations
Reliability of UAS (systems of aerial robots)
Risk Analysis
See-and-Avoid Systems
Security
Sensor Fusion
Simulation
Smart Sensors
Standardization
Swarms
Technology Challenges
Training
UAS (systems of aerial robots) Applications
UAS (systems of aerial robots) Communications
UAS (systems of aerial robots) 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 (systems of aerial robots) are
widely accepted even in everyday life applications.

IMPORTANT DATES
February 16, 2015 (Extended):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
UAS Colorado
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, C. Cuerno, J. Cui, G. de Croon, 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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