The 15th International Conference on Intelligent Unmanned Systems

Welcome to the 15th International Conference on Intelligent Unmanned Systems (ICIUS 2019)! ICIUS 2019 is organized by the International Society of Intelligent Unmanned System, which will take place on Beijing, China, from August 27 to 29, 2019. The conference will provide an international forum for researchers, educators, engineers in general areas of unmanned systems, robotics, automation, and intelligent systems.

Judging from the interest ICIUS has drawn over the past years and its growth, ICIUS 2019 is expected to continue on this path and attract the highest number of participants from academia, industry, practitioners and engineers who wish to be affiliated with and contribute technically to this highly demanding, evolving and expanding field.

The major themes of ICIUS 2019 will be: design for trusted and assured autonomy, metrics for autonomy, and design for resilience. National and international organizations, agencies, industry, military and civilian authorities are working towards defining unmanned aerial vehicles roadmaps, technical requirements and standards. The next generation of UAVs is expected to be used for a wide spectrum of civilian and public domain applications. Challenges to be faced and overcome include robust and fault-tolerant flight control systems, payloads, communications, levels of autonomy, unmanned swarms, network-controlled swarms, etc.

ICIUS is a well-established annual conference, which addresses the rapidly changing state of the art in unmanned systems (including Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs), and Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) etc.), robotics, automation, intelligent systems, biomimetics and provides insights into the paths ahead for fundamental research, device development and technology deployment around the world. The conference represents the highest pedigree in the fields of intelligent unmanned systems, with high quality content and international networking. This is the premier global event combining academic excellence with industrial representations within the conference, augmented by exhibitions and workshops planned to be held around the conference program. At this conference, researchers, scientists, engineers and practitioners from all over the world congregate to exchange knowledge and expertise in the development and innovative applications of all types of unmanned systems, payload and accompanying systems.

The joint-event in 2019 is the 15th conference extending from previous conferences held in Seoul-Korea (2005, 2006), Bali-Indonesia (2007, 2010, 2015), Nanjing-China (2008), Jeju-Korea (2009), Chiba-Japan (2011), Singapore (2012), Jaipur-India (2013), Montreal-Canada (2014), Xi’an-China (2016), Tamsui-Taiwan (2017), and Jeju-Korea (2018). ICIUS 2019 will focus on both theory and application primarily covering the topics on robotics, control, intelligent systems and unmanned technologies.