Symposium on Indoor Flight Issues

Call for Papers

2018 Symposium on Indoor Flight Issues

(in concert with the International Aerial Robotics Competition)
Sessions at both the American and Asia/Pacific venues


Papers are sought for the following Symposium topics:
  • Session 1: Systems for Flight in Confined Areas
  • Session 2: Autonomous Flight Control in Micro Air Vehicles
  • Session 3: Close Quarters Obstacle Detection and Avoidance
  • Session 4: Indoor Navigation Apart from GPS
  • Session 5: Low Power Communication in Spectrally-Cluttered Environments
  • Session 6: Survivable Airframes and Propulsors in Obstacle-Rich Environments

NOTE TO IARC TEAMS: Team papers (required by the Official Rules) will be contained within Session 1, "Systems for Flight in Confined Areas" since these papers will describe all aspects (systems engineering) of the various entries. Teams are expected to present their papers in an approximately 10 minpute presentation. Accompanying slides are encouraged.

Team Paper Submission Deadline:
Your final team paper is due via the website uploader here by 1 June 2018 in .pdf, .doc, or .docx format. (no hard copy is required). Note that submission of a final accepted manuscript to the website grants the symposium organizers the right to publish a .pdf version of your manuscript on the internet, but that the authors maintain the rights to their own work and further state by virtue of their submission, that their employers or funding agencies approve of the release of the manuscript for presentation and publishing on the internet in association with the 2018 Symposium on Indoor Flight Issues. Finally, by submitting their manuscripts, authors take full responsibility for all release of information under ITAR restrictions.

Submission Format:
Papers are limited to 12 pages (including figures and references, if any). The format shall have text occupying a space no greater than 9 inches tall by 6.5 inches wide centered on each page. Font size shall be 12 point (serif font) with 14 point leading. The example format is provided here. All accepted or invited papers will be published electronically provided that the paper is presented at the symposium. Authors, or their representatives, are expected to present their paper at the Symposium. Unpresented papers will go unpublished.

Symposium Registration:
Registration for the 2018 Symposium on Indoor Flight Issues will be conducted at the Interntional Aerial Robotics Competition (IARC) registration table. There is no registration fee.

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