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The 2020 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS ’20,will be held for the first time outside the U.S.A., in Athens, Greece.
Athens is a metropolitan and cosmopolitan city, the capital of Greece, the birthplace of Democracy, and the home to the world-renowned Acropolis and Parthenon – a city where visitors can walk safely and enjoy the rich, almost 5,000-year-old history it has to offer. The conference venue is the luxurious Divani Caravel Hotel, located in the heart of Athens.
ICUAS ’20 presents a unique opportunity to meet, interact and shape the future of unmanned aviation, worldwide. ICUAS ’20 is fully sponsored by the ICUAS Association, a non-profit organization.
The major themes of ICUAS ’20 are: integration of manned-unmanned aviation into the national airspace, benefits of unmanned aviation to society, and, UAS/RPAS (unmanned aerial system/remotely piloted air system) design for safety, reliability and resilience, all contributing to building high-confidence systems. 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 are many, including the topics of interest listed below. Innovative solutions to these challenges will pave the way towards full integration of UAS/RPAS with manned aviation and into the respective national airspace.
ICUAS ’20 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 of interest include:
|Airspace Control||Networked UAS|
|Airworthiness||Path Planning and Navigation|
|Autonomy||Reliability of UAS|
|Biologically Inspired UAS||Risk Analysis|
|Energy Efficient UAS||Sensor Fusion|
|Environmental Issues||Smart Sensors|
|Frequency Management||Technology Challenges|
|Levels of Safety||UAS Communications|
|Manned/Unmanned Aviation||UAS Testbeds|
|Micro- and Mini- UAS||UAS Transportation Management (UTM)|
February 14, 2020: Full Papers/ Invited Papers/Tutorial Proposals Due
April 15, 2020: Acceptance/Rejection Notification
May 8, 2020: Upload Final, Camera Ready Papers; Early Registration Deadline
June 9-12, 2020: Conference dates
Paper format should follow IEEE guidelines and electronic submission will be handled through PaperCept. (Details will be available on conference web site in due time.) Submitted papers should be classified as Contributed (max. 10 pages), Poster (max. 6 pages) or Invited Session (max. 10 pages) papers. Accepted, contributed and invited session papers will be allowed up to two (2) additional pages for a charge of $100 per additional page. Poster papers should be aimed at novel/cutting edge ideas with potential, however, not yet fully developed.
INVITED SESSIONS, WORKSHOPS AND TUTORIALS
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 due date. 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 due date.