Call for papers

The IMAV conference focuses on all scientific studies related to Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs), ranging from aerodynamics and the design of small drones to their control and artificial intelligence. The conference is always combined with real-world competitions that aim to bring theory into practice and advance the state of the art. IMAV 2022 will be organized by TU Delft.
Location: Delft the Netherlands (+ online)


Article submission deadline: May 15, 2022 Extended deadline: May 29th, 2022
Notification date: June 22, 2022,
Camera-ready deadline: August 15, 2022
Conference: September 12 -16, 2022.

Submission link:

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Call for papers:
We solicit scientific articles in all areas related to Micro Air Vehicles, for example on the following topics:

(Unsteady) aerodynamics at low Reynolds numbers

  • Agile / fast autonomous flight (autonomous drone racing)
  • Hybrid drones (combining fixed wings and rotors)
  • Design of novel drone types (flapping wing drones / silent drones)
  • Biomimetic / bio-inspired drones for outdoors and indoors
  • AI-capable drones – running (spiking) deep nets
  • Drones that interact robustly with their environment (aerial manipulation)
  • New control methods for drones
  • Swarming (e.g., collaborative carrying, exploration)
  • Autonomous navigation in GPS-denied environments
  • Integration of drones in airspace (sense-and-avoid, UTM, …)
  • Drone applications (search-and-rescue, greenhouse, package delivery)

Articles will be fully peer-reviewed and published open access at
A selection of best-reviewed articles will be invited to special issues in the International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles and in Unmanned Systems