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

Giuseppe Loianno
Dear Colleagues,

due to multiple requests we extend the deadline to August 21 for
contributed papers to the full day Workshop "Vision-based Drone: What's
Next?" to be held at IROS 2018 in Madrid, Spain, on October 5, 2018.

Website: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.seas.upenn.edu_-7Eloiannog_workshopIROS2018uav_&d=DwICAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Qqtp3p5li5Xrmu8mEEm4mkZV-UvldI9j32FD2iIPIt8&s=0_P7hCNXmTui0T0_5TjwRJImgj4mqfcwQlLS26us5tM&e=
Submission site:

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.
We have an incredible set of outstanding expert speakers in the field.

------------------ 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 21, 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
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