Abstract Submission Process More than one abstract may be submitted for consideration; however submissions must be made separately (one abstract per submission). Submissions must include a 1000 character session description. The description will be included in the conference program should the abstract be selected for presentation. Please review and edit your description carefully.
Abstracts of the proposed papers are to be no more than 2000 characters in length. The abstract should include a summary of the principal issues, research methods and conclusions of the paper.
Submitters must designate a track and a domain (air, ground, maritime, cross-domain) to help categorize the abstracts. Proposal submitters must designate one speaker/presentation POC. This person will receive all communications regarding the proposal submission including acceptance notices.
The abstract submitter must include a biography (no more than 2000 characters) of the presenter upon submission of the abstract. Abstracts/papers that are deemed to be sales or marketing presentations of an organization’s products or capabilities will be rejected by the AUVSI Program Committee.
Time allocations for paper presentations will be 25 minutes, including questions and answers. If selected to present, the author is responsible for ensuring that the paper is unclassified and releasable no later than Friday, 11 April 2014.
Selected authors who fail to inform AUVSI that their papers are not releasable will be at risk of not being invited back to present at future AUVSI events.
Tracks and Suggested Topics
UAS Airspace Integration – Proposals should focus on UAS integration efforts in the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS) or international integration efforts. Proposals covering government regulations, technological solutions (i.e. sense and avoid, collision avoidance systems, etc.) and related research efforts and case studies applying to airspace integration should be submitted under this track.
Commercial and Civil Markets & Applications – Proposals should focus on emerging commercial applications and markets for unmanned systems and robotic technologies. Applications include but are not limited to law enforcement operations, agriculture, natural resource management, conservation and preservation, disaster response, infrastructure protection, wildlife monitoring, healthcare, material handling, oil and gas exploration, etc. All proposal submissions exploring emerging markets and applications in the air, ground, maritime and commercial robotics domains should be submitted in this track.
Military Applications & Operations – Proposals on all topics related to unmanned air, ground and maritime systems and system concepts being developed, or those that are currently fielded, for military applications and operations. Topics for this track include but are not limited to ISR operations, armed unmanned systems, teaming, EOD/UXO, cooperative convoy systems, medevac, logistics and troop resupply, command and control, electronic warfare, communications, interoperability, etc.
Unmanned Systems Fundamental Research – Proposals should cover fundamental research on unmanned air, ground and maritime systems and related subsystems. Topics for consideration include but are not limited to autonomy, control systems, power/energy, sensing/perception, mobility/navigation, human-robot interaction, etc.
Other Technical Topics – All proposals that do not fall under the topics listed above should be submitted in this track.
8 November 2013 - Call for Papers closes
10 January 2014 - Notifications will be sent to submitters
14 February 2014 - Speaker Pledge forms due
11 April 2014 - Papers must be submitted and releasable
25 April 2014 - Presentations must be submitted