5th International Workshop

 

Unmanned and Swarming Conference:

Research Challenges for Future Unmanned Systems

 and Autonomous Swarming

October 10-11, 2018, Bordeaux, France

 

A conference supported by the Aetos drone cluster

(http://www.aetos-aquitaine.fr/)

in Conjunction with UAV Show (https://uavshow.com/en), Europe’s largest professional drone airshow and exhibition, Mérignac (Bordeaux), France

 
http://www.labri.fr/perso/chaumett/unmanned-and-swarming-2018/
and soon at 
http://uavshow.com/unmanned-and-swarming-2018/

For any information, please send an e-mail to Pr. Serge Chaumette at serge.chaumette@labri.fr including [ Unmanned and Swarming Conference ] in the subject line.

This conference is the fith in the series on Unmanned Systems and Autonomous Swarming with applications to real-world scenarios. It focuses on unmanned systems (air, ground sea, underwater, etc.), supportive technologies, software environments and the associated key research issues. The aim is to bring together the community and to provide an opportunity to share experiences and views of current trends and activities in the domain. 

In addition to regular papers, the workshop highlights student posters and demonstrations that showcase real-world applications of US. Graduate and Undergraduate students are especially welcome to present posters.

Topics of interest

Topics of interest include but are not restricted to:

ü  Unmanned systems (air, ground, surface, underwater, etc.)

ü  Swarming, autonomous swarming, heterogeneous swarming

ü  Air-space integration, sense and avoid

ü  Trajectory and  path planning

ü  Autonomy

ü  Ground control integration

ü  Safety,  security, fault tolerant approaches

ü  Mission system support

ü  Control, guidance, navigation & control

ü  Communication, data link

ü  Use cases and applications

ü  Modeling

ü  Sensors and sensor integration, payloads

ü  Applications and real world deployments

ü  Mobility models

 

Guidelines for Submission

For paper submission please connect to easychair at
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=unmannedandswarmingc
 
Papers of approximately 4 to 6 pages including figures and references, or abstracts of 1 page, can be submitted electronically, through the EasyChair conference management system. Authors are suggested to use the standard IEEE conference proceedings templates for Microsoft Word or LaTeX format on A4 size pages that can be found at IEEE website.

 

All papers, posters, and demos will be judged on originality, significance, correctness, and clarity. It is essential to identify what was accomplished, explain its significance, and include a comparison with previous work. Authors should make every effort so that the technical content of their papers is understandable by a broad audience.  All accepted papers will be presented at the conference. The proceedings will be made available online and will be provided as a USB memory key. There will be a printed book of abstracts of all papers for attendees to carry with them at the conference. The organizers are currently working on the possibility to have a special issue of a magazine for selected papers.

 

 

 

Important Dates

Paper/abstracts/poster/submission:                June 15th, 2018

Provisional Author notification:                    June 30th, 2018

Provisional Camera-ready final paper:          July 31st, 2018

Workshop:                                                     October 10th - 11th, 2018

Organization and Committees

Conference chair

To be announced

Steering committee

Franck Cazaurang      Professor,                                 IMS, University of Bordeaux

Serge Chaumette        Professor,                                 LABRI, University of Bordeaux

Pierre Melchior           Assistant Professor,                 IMS, Bordeaux INP

Kamesh Namuduri     Associate Professor,                 University of North Texas

Jean-Louis Roch         Former European Programs

Director at Thales, 3AF UAS

Tech. Committee,                    Teacher at ISAE

             

Organization committee co-chairs

Serge Chaumette        Professor,                                 LABRI, University of Bordeaux

Kamesh Namuduri     Associate Professor,                 University of North Texas

Organization committee (to be confirmed)

Publicity Co-Chairs                Christiane Mulat          Aquitaine Council

                                                                     christianne.mulat@nouvelle-aquitaine.fr

 

Damien Sauveron       University of Limoges

                                                                     damien.sauveron@unilim.fr

 

Local Organization Chair       Nicolas Martin            Bordeaux technowest / CESA Drones

        n.martin@technowest.com

 

Finance Chair                         Jean-Marc Grolleau      RPAS Aetos Cluster

                                                                      jean-marc.grolleau@fr.thalesgroup.com

 

Proceedings Chair                  Pierre Melchior           IMS, Bordeaux INP

                                                                      pierre.melchior@ims-bordeaux.fr

 

Poster Chair                            Franck Cazaurang      University of Bordeaux

                                                                      franck.cazaurang@u-bordeaux1.fr

 

 

Program committee co-chairs

Franck Cazaurang      Professor,                                 IMS, University of Bordeaux

Serge Chaumette        Professor,                                 LABRI, University of Bordeaux

Pierre Melchior           Assistant Professor,                 IMS, Bordeaux INP

Kamesh Namuduri     Associate Professor,                 University of North Texas

Program committee (as of last edition, to be confirmed)

Bourgeois Julien                     Professor, FEMTO-ST, Univ. Bourgogne

Franche-Comté

Bouvry Pascal                       Professor, University of Luxembourg

Cazaurang Franck                 Professor, IMS, University of Bordeaux

Chaumette Serge                   Professor, LaBRI, University of Bordeaux

Cruck Eva                             Ecole Polytechnique, ANR

Grégoire Danoy                     Assistant Professor, University of Luxembourg

Essendorfer Barbara              Fraunhoffer Institute

Fabiani Patrick                      Professor, ISAE

Fantoni Isabelle                     Research Director, CNRS

Guerrini Gilles                       Thales Systèmes Aéroportés

Guinand Frédéric                   Professor, University of South Britany

Hamel Tarek                          Professor, LISS, University Nice Sophia Antipolis

Henri Michel                          Chairman of the 3AF Drones Technical Committee,

Dassault Aviation/3AF

Huggins Kevin                      Colonel, USMA West Point

Le Tallec Claude                   ONERA

Melchior Pierre                      Assistant Professor, IMS, Bordeaux INP

Kamesh Namuduri                 Associate Professor, University of North Texas, USA

Roch Jean-Louis                    Former European Programs Director at Thales,

3AF UAS Tech. Committee, Teacher at ISAE

Sauveron Damien                   University of LImoges

Trimmer Barry                        Thales UK

Evsen Yanmaz                       Senior researcher, Networked and Embedded Systems,

Klagenfurt

Sofie Pollin                            Professor, KU Leuven

James P. G. Sterbenz             Professor, University of Kansas, USA

Arunabha Sen                        Professor, Arizona State University

Natasha Neogi                       NASA Langley Research Center

Martin Cadirola                      President, Ecotronics