[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP IROS 19 Workshop on Aerial Swarms - Deadline Extension

Fabrizio Schiano fabrizio.schiano at epfl.ch
Fri Jul 5 11:25:44 PDT 2019

Dear colleagues,

The deadline for submission of contributions to the upcoming full-day 
*IEEE/RSJ IROS 2019 Workshop on Aerial Swarms,* which will take place on 
Monday, November 4th, 2019 has been extended. It is our pleasure to 
invite you to submit your work.

Best regards,

Fabrizio Schiano, Dario Floreano and Paolo Robuffo Giordano.

==== IN SHORT ====

*Workshop on Aerial Swarms *(Full-day)- *Call for Contributions*

Co-located with the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent 
Robots and Systems (IROS 2019)

Deadline for submission: July 29th, 2019

Workshop date: November 4th, 2019

Venue: The Venetian Macao, Macau, China


Contact: Fabrizio Schiano (fabrizio.schiano at epfl.ch 
<mailto:fabrizio.schiano at epfl.ch>)

The workshop will feature both regular talks (~30 minutes), short talks 
(~15 minutes), and an interactive poster session.

==== ORGANIZERS ====

Fabrizio Schiano - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)

Dario Floreano - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)

Paolo Robuffo Giordano – French National Center for Scientific Research 



Recent advances in sensor technologies have greatly enhanced the 
capabilities of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). One consequence of this 
has been the growing interest in multi-aerial robotic systems often 
simply called "aerial swarms". The interest in single aerial robotic 
systems is still bustling and attracting many researchers worldwide. 
However, in the last decades, aerial swarm robotics consolidated itself 
as one of the most challenging, exciting and multidisciplinary fields of 
robotics. These systems have many advantages with respect to 
single-robot systems. In particular, aerial swarms have the possibility 
of fulfilling more complex tasks faster, and they are expected to be 
more robust to failures. Another advantage is that it is possible to 
share capabilities over the group (e.g., one part of the group is the 
eyes of the group, one part is the hands of the group). Real-world 
applications that could benefit from the use of aerial swarms include 
patrolling, exploration, search and rescue in large areas, as well as 
cooperative transportation and construction.

_Workshop Goals_

This workshop will bring together the subsets of the two communities of 
multi-robot and bio-inspired swarms dealing specifically with systems of 
multiple aerial robots. The workshop aims to trigger a scientific 
discussion on the most recent advances and challenges of the science and 
technology of aerial swarms. We believe that the two aforementioned 
communities tackle remarkably similar problems but in different manners. 
The common problems they try to focus on and solve are the ones of 
perception, estimation, control, and navigation of groups of UAVs in 
different environments. The multi-robot community often wants to ensure 
a particular configuration and performance tackling, for example, the 
swarming problem with tools from algebraic graph theory. Some of the 
works assume that the robots know their absolute positions and many 
assume that a robot can communicate with other members of the group. The 
bio-inspired community tries to tackle the same problem taking 
inspiration purely from biological systems. Therefore, they usually 
assume neither communication nor knowledge of the absolute positions of 
the agents. However, this community seldom implements the devised 
algorithms on real robotics systems to verify their applicability in the 
real world.

In general, we believe that there is not a gap between the two 
communities, but this workshop will try to highlight the differences in 
their approaches. The goal will be to share knowledge and to understand 
the main directions towards which the two communities are heading.


- Gábor Vásárhelyi

- Giuseppe Loianno

- Martin Saska

- Yongnan Jia

- Shaojie Shen

- Guido de Croon

- Wolfgang Honig

Additional speakers will be added on the workshop website.

==== TOPICS ====

Topics of interested include (but are not limited to):

- multi-robot systems

- aerial swarms

- unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)

- bio-inspired algorithms

- collective behavior

- distributed systems


To participate in the workshop, you must send an abstract (or extended 
abstract, average 2 pages, 3 pages max) according to the IROS 2019 format.

Send the pdf of your contribution attached to an email with subject 
“IROS 2019 – Aerial Swarms – Contribution” to fabrizio.schiano at epfl.ch 
<mailto:fabrizio.schiano at epfl.ch> before July 29^th , 2019.


This workshop is supported by


    IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Aerial Robotics and Unmanned Aerial
    Vehicles [1]


    IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Multi-Robot Systems [2]


    RoboCom++ [3]

All the information of the workshop will be available in the webpage:


For further information,please contact:

Fabrizio Schianofabrizio.schiano at epfl.ch <mailto:fabrizio.schiano at epfl.ch>

==== LINKS ====

[1] https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ieee-2Daerialrobotics-2Duavs.org_&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=t00R_Wl9f6UF4OywCn8IzkitwMRfGg503qFZhfcAikY&s=2jsx6zodi3f63Wr_HNPy6R-qo3IGqWBrmUYfkF4ypWo&e= 

[2] https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__multirobotsystems.org_&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=t00R_Wl9f6UF4OywCn8IzkitwMRfGg503qFZhfcAikY&s=Rl0v1R92G-vD_DmKAsVUrWThKrhry1b9cnVRZniC2gY&e= 

[3] https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__robocomplusplus.eu_&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=t00R_Wl9f6UF4OywCn8IzkitwMRfGg503qFZhfcAikY&s=yO2qohHHLl4r454Ah-AAqpDNxCV4o0mTk9JDIIrNe9M&e= 


*Dr. Fabrizio Schiano*

Scientific Collaborator and Postdoctoral Researcher

EPFL - École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

LIS - Laboratory of Intelligent Systems <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__lis.epfl.ch&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=t00R_Wl9f6UF4OywCn8IzkitwMRfGg503qFZhfcAikY&s=w6UNe3eUHcP09MOX-QLiOaIKzSrXM8cykU5ffsoDjB8&e= >

MED 1 1612

Station 9

CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

Email: fabrizio.schiano at epfl.ch <mailto:fabrizio.schiano at epfl.ch>

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