Call for Papers
The 2016 International Micro Air Vehicle Conference and Competition (IMAV 2016) will take place in Beijing, China. The IMAV is a yearly event that combines a scientific conference with a technological competition involving Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs). Such a combination allows research groups from all over the world to share their knowledge, and stimulates them to focus on research that can be used in real life scenarios. It aims to create a forum for scientists and practicing engineers throughout the world to present the latest research findings and ideas in the areas of the-state-of-art MAVs. It is technically sponsored by Mathworks, Beijing ZHZ Technology and AeroLion Technologies.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
Low-Reynolds and MAV aerodynamics
Enhanced autonomy and artificial intelligence applyed to MAVs
Sense and Avoid
MAV swarms, formation flight
Flapping wings, morphing and bio-inspired MAVs
Control theory and state estimation
Autonomous navigation without GPS
Design methodologies and optimization
System architecture for MAV operation
MAV applications and flight testing
Embedded image processing
Path planning and trajectory generation
New energy technologies for MAVs
Authors may choose to submit two different kinds of papers:
Submitted articles will be subjected to a single-blind review process of the entire article. Key figures and references to pertinent publications in the existing literature are required. The maximum length of an article is 8 pages. The scientific presentations will be 25 minutes long including questions.
Technical papers may be submitted as an extended abstract (with a minimum of 2 pages) highlighting new or significant aspects of the authors' work in one of the MAV's technical field. Submitted abstracts will be subjected to a single-blind review process. The technical presentations will be 15 minutes long + 5 minutes for discussions and questions.
Best Paper Award
International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles offers the opportunity to participate in an expedited review process for the authors of the articles nominated for the Best Paper Award to be published in the journal. Selected papers will be published in a special issue of Unmanned Systems (http://www.worldscientific.com/us/), which is indexed by Thomson Reuters' Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).
The proceedings of the conference are free (free access) for anybody.
Submission of Papers
Scientific and Technical papers in the full version should be submitted online at the conference website at http://www.imavs.org/2016/. General inquiries should be addressed via Email at firstname.lastname@example.org to the Conference Program Chair, Dr. Feng LIN.
Submission of Scientific and Technical Papers: May 1, 2016
Notification of Acceptance: June 30, 2016