[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Extended Deadline IROS 2016 Workshop Vision-based High Speed Autonomous Navigation of UAVs

Giuseppe Loianno loiannog at seas.upenn.edu
Sun Aug 7 20:40:39 PDT 2016

Dear Colleagues,

due to multiple requests, we have extended the submission deadline for 
contributed papers to the workshop to August 15.
This is a firm deadline due to time constraints we have with the 
conference organizers. This is a full day Workshop "Vision-based High 
Speed Autonomous Navigation of UAVs" to be held at IROS 2016 in Daejeon, 
South Korea on Friday, October 14, 2016

A special issue of Journal of Field Robotics has been organized. All the 
workshop contributors will be invited immediately after the workshop to 
submit their works.
Website: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.seas.upenn.edu_-7Eloiannog_workshopIROS2016uav_&d=DQICAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rStC00sfV_qVWqlcnmGhKrRoTMim5rLso-FTzVW2NfNyo&m=qovvCcYZ0ya6Umrn3lzHI131PUB623L2xMMjLiButu4&s=WkqgdPY5Vx33EhmVQsr_Sb6GunVfkmb7XhCmrS7mZyY&e= 
Submission site: 

The workshop will feature invited and contributed talks and live demos! 
Additionally, it will feature the participation of top level companies, 
such as Qualcomm, DJI, Terabee, SSCI and Microsoft.

IROS 2016 Workshop: October 14, 2016 in Daejeon (South Korea), during 
the IROS 2016 conference

------------------ Motivation & Goal ------------------
Our goal is to bring together researchers from academia and industry in 
the area of closed-loop control and navigation of Unmanned Aerial 
Vehicles working in indoor and outdoor GPS-denied environments, using 
passive vision sensors as the main sensory modality. While most previous 
workshops have attempted to address the fundamental problems of 
perception, control and communication for aerial vehicles this workshop 
will focus on the systems' challenges for small-scale and high speed 
navigation of aerial vehicles, where the size, weight and payload 
constraints only allow light-weight sensors like cameras, and the 
operating conditions of high speeds (20 m/s) require perception, state 
estimation, environment reconstruction, obstacle avoidance and planning 
algorithms over longer ranges and shorter time scales.
The workshop will feature, in addition to contributed and invited talks, 
real-time demos provided both from academia and industry actively 
working in this field.

------------------ Call for Papers--------------
The paper version should be a 4-page extended abstract in pdf standard 
IROS format. Accepted abstracts will be made available on the workshop 
website, and authors will be invited to give a presentation and present 
their work during the poster session.
We are currently exploring the possibility of a journal special issue 
for the best contributions at the workshop.

------------------IMPORTANT DATES--------------
- Submission deadline of extended abstracts 4 pages IROS style: August 
15, 2016
- Notification of acceptance: August 26, 2016
- Submission of final version: August 31, 2016
- Workshop: October 14, 2016 Daejeon Convention Center

Topics covered will be:
-High-speed visual control and state estimation of aerial vehicles
-Long term and range perception for UAVs without GPS
-Sensor fusion for autonomous navigation in unstructured environment
-System software and hardware architectures
-Mapping and Obstacle avoidance
-Perception in challenging and dynamic environments
-Modeling and benchmarking of performances for three-dimensional 
-Dynamic visual servo control of aerial vehicles
-Cooperative estimation and control with multiple aerial vehicles
-Resource constrained navigation
-Field robotics
-Search and rescue robotics

Every paper will be reviewed by at least two peers. The selection of 
accepted papers will be done by the organizing committee, based on the 
reviews. Accepted abstracts will be made available on the workshop 
website, and authors will be invited to present their works during the 
interactive poster session.

Dr. Giuseppe Loianno, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Davide Scaramuzza, University of Zurich
Dr. Vijay Kumar, University of Pennsylvania

On behalf of the organizing committee,
Giuseppe Loianno
Research Scientist
University of Pennsylvania

Giuseppe Loianno

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