The conference will be held at RMIT University, with high-profile keynote speeches. It will cover topics related to MAVs, from fundamental knowledge in disciplinary topics to cross-disciplinary technological innovation and the use of MAVs. 6e7d4c9b-5e87-46bf-ae6a-3b082bd8c1f7.jpg Topics considered for discussion and presentation at the conference may include (but are not limited to):
  • Low‐Reynolds number aerodynamics & aeroacoustics
  • Trusted autonomy
  • Sense and avoid systems
  • MAV swarms, formation flight
  • Flapping wings, morphing & bio‐inspired MAVs
  • Design methodologies and optimisation

DRAFT Technical Program

A draft of the technical program for the IMAV2018 conference is now available.

IMAV2018 Technical Program

Call for Papers

The 10th International Micro Air Vehicle (IMAV2018) Conference and Competition will take place in Melbourne, Australia. The IMAV is a yearly event that combines a scientific conference with a technological competition involving Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs). This is the first time the conference has been held in the Southern Hemisphere and shall be a fantastic opportunity for international research groups to share their knowledge with a global audience. Through the conference we aim to create a forum for academics and practicing engineers to present their latest research findings in the-state-of-art MAV design and application. We encourage authors to present research related to Micro Air Vehicles, research topics may range from fundamental knowledge in disciplinary topics to cross-disciplinary technological innovation and the use of MAVs to other research fields. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Low Reynolds number aerodynamics
  • Navigation in turbulent environments
  • Unsteady aerodynamics
  • Propulsion set and new energy sources
  • Autonomous navigation
  • Swarming and formation flight
  • Control theory and state estimation
  • Flapping wings and bi-inspired MAVs
  • Computer vision for MAVs
  • Obstacle detection and avoidance
  • Integration of MAVs in airspace
  • Novel applications for MAVs
  • Active perching
  • New MAV architectures
  • Relayed Control and Communications
  • Advanced manufacturing techniques
Exemplary papers will be selected for publishing in the International Journal of MAVS or Unmanned Systems Journal. For your paper to be selected you must register at Abstracts should be 1 single-sided page submitted as a word or pdf. file.

Key Date Event
17th AprilAbstract submission opens
15th JulyDraft paper submission opens.
5th OctoberPaper submissions closes
Early-November Final paper revision due
17th-23rd NovemberConference and competition held in Melbourne, Australia
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