[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for papers: IROS 2018 Workshop Vision-based Drones: What's Next?

Giuseppe Loianno loiannog at seas.upenn.edu
Sun Jul 15 22:13:07 PDT 2018

Dear Colleagues,

we are please to announce the full day Workshop "Vision-based Drone: 
What's Next?" to be held at IROS 2018 in Madrid, Spain, on October 5, 

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IROS 2018 Workshop: October 5, 2018 in Madrid, Spain, during the IROS 
2018 conference

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

This year we also coordinated with the Autonomous Drone Racing 
Competition organizers to let the best teams taking part to the 
challenge to present their approach to solve the navigation task.

------------------ Motivation & Goal ------------------
This workshop will focus on the future challenges, visionary, 
cutting-edge and technological ideas in the area of vision-based drones. 
There are still several open research and scientific questions related 
to the best and efficient environment representations for navigation and 
toward unified solutions for manipulation, transportation, locomotion, 
human-robot interaction, and heterogeneity. How can drones autonomy 
change the human mobility? How can these machines interact with humans 
during a task predicting his future behavior and provide situational 
awareness relaxing communication constraints? What algorithms can 
automatically establish the best heterogeneity degree in terms of 
vehicles and sensors in a mission? How do we co-design perception and 
action loops for fast navigation of nano scale aerial platforms? What 
role should machine learning play for autonomy? The main goal is to 
encourage discussion between experts in the field on the previous topics 
and set upcoming new research topics and ideas, and roadmap for the 
upcoming 5-10 years. 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 an extended abstract or full paper in pdf 
standard IROS format. Accepted papers 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 papers IROS style: August 15, 2018
- Notification of acceptance: August 31, 2018
- Submission of final version: September 10, 2018
- Workshop: October 5, 2018, w\Workshop Madrid Municipal Conference 
Centre, Madrid, Spain

Topics covered will be:
-Visionary ideas for autonomy of vision-based UAVs
-Agile autonomous navigation, transportation and manipulation with UAVs
-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. We are currently exploring the possibility 
of a journal special issue for the best papers in the workshop.

Dr. Giuseppe Loianno, New York University, USA
Dr. Davide Scaramuzza, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Dr. Vijay Kumar, University of Pennsylvania, USA

On behalf of the organizing committee,
Giuseppe Loianno

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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