The 2022 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft System (ICUAS ’22)
June 21-24, 2022
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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The 2022 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS ’22, takes place for the first time in Croatia, in the world-famous city of Dubrovnik. The conference venue is the luxurious Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel.

ICUAS ’22 presents a unique opportunity to meet, interact and shape the future of unmanned aviation, worldwide. ICUAS ’22 is fully sponsored by the ICUAS Association, a non-profit organization; and it is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Control Systems Society and the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.

The central theme of ICUAS ’22 is twofold: 1) aerial robotics, and 2) guidance, navigation, and control of manned – unmanned systems. National and international organizations, agencies, industry, and authorities work towards defining roadmaps of Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (UAS/RPAS) expectations, technical requirements and standards that are prerequisite to their full utilization and integration into the national airspace. The next generation of UAS/RPAS will be used for a wide spectrum of civilian and public domain applications.

ICUAS ’22 aims to bring together different groups of qualified representatives worldwide, 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.

The new, innovative aspect of ICUAS ’22 is that it will include for the first time a UAV Competition. The Competition is student focused, offering unique opportunities for students to test and compare their skills with those of their peers, worldwide. It will be organized in two stages: simulation qualifiers and in person finals. The finals will take place during the conference, allowing for students to meet and participate in the conference. Details on how to be part of the UAV Competition may be found on the conference web.

Conference topics of interest include:

Airspace ControlNetworked UAS
Airspace ManagementPayloads
AirworthinessPath Planning and Navigation
AutonomyReliability of UAS
Biologically Inspired UAS Risk Analysis
CertificationSee/Sense-Detect-and-Avoid Systems
Control ArchitecturesSecurity
Energy Efficient UASSensor Fusion
Environmental Issues Smart Sensors
Fail-Safe SystemsStandardization
Frequency ManagementTechnology Challenges
InteroperabilityUAS Applications
Levels of Safety UAS Communications
Manned/Unmanned AviationUAS Testbeds
Micro- and Mini- UAS UAS Transportation Management (UTM)

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, civilian, national, and international authorities need, and what are the crucial next steps that need to be completed before UAS/RPAS are utilized in everyday life applications.


February 20, 2022 [extended]: Full Papers/ Invited Papers/Tutorial Proposals Due
April 15, 2022: Acceptance/Rejection Notification
May 10, 2022: Upload Final, Camera Ready Papers; Advanced/Author Registration Deadline
June 21-24, 2022: Conference dates


Paper format should follow IEEE guidelines. Electronic submission will be handled through PaperCept – details are available on the conference web site. Submitted papers should be classified as Contributed or Invited Session (max. 10 pages), or Poster (max. 6 pages) papers. Accepted, contributed, and invited session papers only, will be allowed up to two additional pages for an extra charge per additional page. Poster papers should be aimed at novel and cutting-edge ideas with potential, however, not yet fully developed.


Invited Sessions: Proposals must be submitted/uploaded electronically. Proposals for invited sessions should contain a summary statement describing the motivation and relevance of the proposed session, the invited paper titles, and the names of the authors. Authors must submit FULL invited papers. Each paper must be 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 Chairs by due date.


All papers will undergo a peer review process following IEEE rules/policies, and they will be checked using the iThenticate Document Viewer Guide for originality. Authors are encouraged to accompany their presentations with multimedia material, which will be included in the Conference Digital Proceedings.


Contributed/Invited Session papers will be grouped into 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.