[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Papers: 2019 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Submission deadline extended to Feb 26!)

James Morrison james.morrison at kaist.edu
Thu Feb 7 03:17:22 PST 2019


June 11-14, 2019

Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center

3405 Lenox Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30326

The 2019 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS’19,
will be held June 11-14, in the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and
Conference Center, https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.marriott.com_atlbc&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=KZ1ScYPZn1Mxok6uCWnMHkDL2UyZ7Zi2TeqNLJYTMSQ&s=QjuvY3PGS1crCka3430FB83-4RdA-Xh9SJ47cHeD3B4&e=, which is situated in a
supreme location in the heart of Atlanta. June 11 will be a
Workshop/Tutorial day, followed by a three-day technical Conference on June
12-14. Judging from the interest ICUAS has drawn over the past eight years
and its growth, ICUAS’19 is expected to continue on this path and attract
the highest number of participants from academia, industry, federal and
state agencies, government, the private sector, users, practitioners and
engineers who wish to be affiliated with and contribute technically to this
highly demanding and evolving and expanding field.

Details may be found at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.uasconferences.com&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=KZ1ScYPZn1Mxok6uCWnMHkDL2UyZ7Zi2TeqNLJYTMSQ&s=UUFrvFMciE5lS7178JHHOOB41BX557VApXiW3331_dQ&e= and related links.


February 26, 2019 (extended final deadline):  Full Papers/ Invited
Proposals Due

April 15, 2019: Acceptance/Rejection Notification

May 10, 2019: Upload Final, Camera Ready Papers; Early Registration Deadline

ICUAS’19 is fully sponsored by the ICUAS Association, which is a non-profit
organization. Information about the Association may be found at www.icuas
.com. The major themes of ICUAS’19 will be: design for trusted and assured
autonomy, metrics for autonomy, and design for resilience. These focus area
topics are center-stage in the attempt to design and build high-confidence
UAS/RPAS. In addition, ICUAS’19 will include a separate track on
regulations, policy, legal and ethical issues that are essential to allow
for integration of UAS/RPAS in the national airspace.

National and international organizations, agencies, industry, military and
civilian authorities are working towards defining roadmaps of UAS/RPAS
expectations, technical requirements and standards that are prerequisite to
their full utilization, as well as legal, policy and ethical issues. The
next generation of UAS/RPAS 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/RPAS
with manned aviation and into the respective national airspace.

ICUAS’19 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
unmanned aviation advances, and the roadmap to their full utilization in
civilian and public domains. Special emphasis will be given to research
opportunities, and to ‘what comes next’ in terms of the essential
technologies that need to be utilized to advance the state-of-the-art.
Conference topics include:

Airspace Control

Airspace Management



Biologically Inspired UAS


Control Architectures

Energy Efficient UAS

Environmental Issues

Fail-Safe Systems

Frequency Management



Levels of Safety

Manned/Unmanned Aviation

Micro- and Mini- UAS

Networked UAS

Path Planning and Navigation



Reliability of UAS

Risk Analysis

See/Sense-Detect-and-Avoid Systems


Sensor Fusion

Smart Sensors


Technology Challenges


UAS Applications

UAS Communications

UAS Testbeds

UAS Transportation Management (UTM)

Unmanned system collaboration/coordination, formation control,
validation/verification and unmanned system design for trusted autonomy,
are topics of great interest to ICUAS’19. Through Keynote addresses, round
table discussions and presentations, it is expected that the outcome of the
Conference will be a clear understanding of what industry, military,
civilian, national/international authorities need, and what are the crucial
next steps that need to be completed before UAS/RPAS are utilized in
everyday life applications.

PAPER SUBMISSION: Papers must be submitted electronically. Go to
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__controls.papercept.net&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=KZ1ScYPZn1Mxok6uCWnMHkDL2UyZ7Zi2TeqNLJYTMSQ&s=mGFpnolQ3bQa6GFX2txTiuAZiESxkmRgwMkLeUij8mw&e=. Click on “Submit a Contribution to ICUAS’19
and follow the steps. The paper format must follow IEEE paper submission
rules. Submitted papers should be classified as Contributed, Poster or
Invited Session papers. The maximum number of pages for a
contributed/invited paper submission is 10, and for a poster paper is 6.
Accepted, contributed/invited session papers only, will be allowed up to
two additional pages for a charge of $100 per additional page.
Illustrations and references are included in the page count. Poster papers will
allow for researchers/practitioners to present novel/cutting edge ideas
with potential, however, not yet fully developed.

Invited Sessions: Proposals must be submitted/uploaded electronically. A
Summary Statement describing the motivation and relevance of the proposed
session, paper titles and author names must be uploaded electronically by
February 12, 2019. Authors must also submit full versions of invited
papers electronically,
marked as 'Invited Session Paper'.

Workshops/Tutorials: Proposals for workshops/tutorials should contain
title, the list of speakers, and extended summaries (2000 words) of their
presentations. Proposals must be sent by e-mail to the Tutorial/ Workshop
Chair by February 12, 2019.

Review Process: All submitted papers will undergo a peer review process
following IEEE rules and standards. Authors will be notified of results at
the latest by April 15, 2019. Accepted papers must be uploaded
electronically no later than May 10, 2019. Authors are encouraged to
accompany their presentations with multimedia material, which will be
included in the Conference Digital Proceedings. Only Contributed or Invited
Session papers will be acquired by IEEE and they appear in IEEE Xplore.

Paper presentation: Contributed/Invited Session papers will be grouped in
Technical Sessions and will be allocated 20 minutes for oral presentation,
which includes questions from the audience. Poster papers will be grouped
based on subject. Presenters are encouraged to supplement the poster with
additional slides, video or software demonstrations, etc. All poster
paper presentations
will be scheduled in one day.

For any additional information about ICUAS’19, e-mail Kimon Valavanis,
kimon.valavanis at du.edu.


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, Université de Technologie de
Compiègne, FR  James R. Morrison, KAIST, South Korea Paul Oh, University of
Nevada Las Vegas, USA Anibal Ollero, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain Daniel
Pack, U of Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA  Fulvia Quagliotti, Politecnico di
Torino, Italy Camille-Alain Rabbath, Defence R&D, and Concordia U., CA
Matthew J. Rutherford, University of Denver, USA Roberto Sabatini, RMIT,
Australia  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, Canada


Tor Arne Johansen, NTNU, tor.arne.johansen at ntnu.no Fulvia Quagliotti,
Politecnico di Torino, fulvia.quagliotti at polito.it Anibal Ollero,
Universidad de Sevilla, aollero at us.es  Nikos Tsourveloudis, Technical U of
Crete, nikost at dpem.tuc.gr Youmin Zhang, Concordia Univ.,
ymzhang at encs.concordia.ca


Kimon P. Valavanis, U of Denver, kimon.valavanis at du.edu


Didier Theilliol, U of Lorraine, Didier.theilliol at univ-lorraine.fr

YangQuan Chen, UC Merced, yangquan.chen at ucmerced.edu


James Morrison, KAIST, Korea, james.morrison at kaist.edu

Antonios Tsourdos, Cranfield Univ., a.tsourdos at cranfield.ac.uk


Mário Sarcinelli-Filho, UFES, Vitória, mario.sarcinelli at ufes.br

Rajnikant Sharma, U of Cincinnati, rajnikant.sharma at uc.edu


Kostas Kanistras, U of Alabama, konstantinos.kanistras at uah.edu

Han-Lim Choi, KAIST, Korea, hanlimc at kaist.ac.kr


Andrea Monteriù, UNIVPM, a.monteriu at univpm.it


Matthew Rutherford, University of Denver, mjr at cs.du.edu


Justin Martin, EPRI and ACC-Tennessee, jmartin at epri.com


Jonathan Kretz, U of Texas at Arlington, kretz at uta.edu


Dina Fragkedaki, University of Denver, dina.fragkedaki at du.edu


Randal Beard, BYU, beard at byu.edu


Pradeep Misra, Wright State University, p.x.misra at gmail.com


R. Ajaj, F. Alarcón, K. Alexis, F. Andert, D. Azimov, I. F. Mondragón
Bernal, S. Bogdan, A. S. Brandao, T. Brown, J. Caetano, L. R. G. Carrillo,
P. Castillo, H. Chao, A. Chamseddine, J. Chudoba, L. Ciarletta, J. A.
Cobano, J. Colorado, C. Coopmans, H. Rodríguez Cortes, C. Cuerno, J. Cui,
G. de Croon, R. Czyba, A. Dolgikh, H. B. Duan, S. Durand, H. Edge, G.
Fasano, A. T. Espinoza Fraire, M. Geiser, L. Felipe Gonzalez, I. Kaminer,
J. Keller, Y. Kim, Z. Kowalczuk, K. Kyriakopoulos, A. D. Lara, N. Larrieu,
D. Lee, D. F. Lin, S. Longhi, G. Lu, J. Luo, A. Mancini, C. Martinez, I.
Maza, D. Melita, M. A. Olivares-Mendez, L. Merino, A. Monteriu, M. Mueller,
M. Nahon, H. Noura, D. Nolan, U. Ozdemir, Z.-R. Peng, J. Qi, Y. H. Qu, S.
Rathinam, H. Romero, J. M. Martin-Sanchez, S. Park, S. Salazar, S.
Saripalli, M. Saska, A. Savvaris, H. Sevil, M. Shaqura, R. Sharma, S.
Schopferer, A. Schulte, T. Sobh, R. Stansbury, B. Stark, K. Stol, P. B.
Sujit, B. Theys, B. Upcroft, K. Uchiyama, J. Verbeke, A. Viguria, H. Voos,
E. Voulgarelis, Y. Wan, S. Wilkerson, T. Yang.

See www.icuas.com for news about the ICUAS Association Inc.


We hope to see you at ICUAS'19!


James R. Morrison, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Industrial &
Systems Engineering, KAIST, South Korea
Director, KAIST International Community Enhancement Program (KICEP),
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