[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Paper 2nd International Symposium on Aerial Robotics

Giuseppe Loianno loiannog at seas.upenn.edu
Mon Apr 9 06:53:31 PDT 2018

Dear Colleagues,
due to multiple requests we postpone the paper submission deadline to 
May 1, 2018 for 2nd International Symposium on Aerial Robotics.
The symposium will be held at the University of Pennsylvania, 
Philadelphia on 11-12 June 2018.
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We expect to publish all accepted contributions in a Springer Tracts in 
Advanced Robotics book.
The symposium will highlight advances in aerial robotics and provide 
opportunities to network with robotics and drone experts in academia, 
government, and industry.

In addition to academic institutions, we have 2 industry sponsors 
Qualcomm and DJI.
A tentative program will be available shortly.
We have planned an impressive list of speakers and events both from 
academia and industry.

The registration fee is $100 for anyone. The registration form will be 
provided shortly at

------------------ Motivation---------------
Autonomous micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are beginning to play 
an important role in tasks like search and rescue, environment 
monitoring, security surveillance, transportation and inspection. Small 
scale size vehicles have to quickly and autonomously navigate in narrow 
outdoor and indoor environments, in cities or other dense environments. 
They must be able to actively explore unknown areas while avoiding 
collisions by creating maps using on board sensors. This symposium will 
address design and navigation solutions for UAVs. We expect to bring 
together researchers from academia and industry in the area of control, 
design, closed-loop control and navigation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

------------------ Call for Papers----------
The paper version should be a paper in pdf standard IEEE format. 
Accepted paper will be made available on the website, and authors will 
be invited to give a presentation and present their work.
A link for submission will be shortly available at
We expect to publish all accepted contributions in a Springer Tracts in 
Advanced Robotics book.

------------------IMPORTANT DATES-----------
- Call for submissions opens: March 12, 2018
- Submission papers deadline IEEE style: May 1, 2018
- Notification of acceptance: May 10, 2018
- Submission of final version: May 12, 2018
- Symposium: June 11-12, 2018 University of Pennsylvania

Topics covered will be, but are not limited to:
-Aerial Robotics
-Aerial Manipulation
-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

Dr. Giuseppe Loianno, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Vijay Kumar, University of Pennsylvania

Giuseppe Loianno University of Pennsylvania
Shaojie Shen Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hugh Liu University of Toronto
Angela Schoelling University of Toronto
Lakmal Seneviratne Khalifa University
Anibal Ollero University of Seville
Vijay Kumar University of Pennsylvania

Dinesh Thakur University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Giuseppe Loianno
Research Scientist and Team leader
University of Pennsylvania
Main organizer of the UAVs Agile-Navigation workshop IROS 2017 in Canada
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