Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, California, United States
26 - 30 April 2020
Conference SI212
Autonomous Systems: Sensors, Processing and Security for Vehicles & Infrastructure 2020
Important
Dates
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Abstract Due:
16 October 2019

Author Notification:
20 December 2019

Manuscript Due Date:
1 April 2020

Conference
Committee
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Conference Chair
  • Michael C. Dudzik, IQM Research Institute (United States)

Conference Co-Chair
  • Stephen M. Jameson, BAE Systems, FAST Labs (United States)

Program Committee
  • Theresa J. Axenson, National Reconnaissance Office (United States)
  • Jeremy P. Bos, Michigan Technological Univ. (United States)
  • Andrew Dallas, Soar Technology, Inc. (United States)
  • Mark Donofiro, Southern Research (United States)
  • Brian Hibbeln, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)
  • Robert A. Hummel, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (United States)

Program Committee continued...
  • Herbert W. Klumpe, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
  • John Marx, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
  • Brad McNett, U.S. Army TARDEC (United States)
  • Matt Mickelson, The MITRE Corp. (United States)
  • Frank Prautzsch, Velocity Technology Partners, LLC (United States)
  • Jeremy Salinger, General Motors Co. (United States)
  • Shawn Taylor, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
  • Andrew Williams, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Call for
Papers
Advances in vehicle sensors (visible, electro-optical, radar, acoustic), onboard navigation, image processing, sensor fusion techniques, wireless communications, and advanced servo controls are rapidly transforming the domain of personal, business and military platforms. Enabled by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, these platforms are undergoing a rapid transition from augmented assistance to fully autonomous operations, opening up a range of new applications while raising challenges for security, infrastructure, testing methodologies, and public policy.

Dependence of autonomous systems on sensor derived and wirelessly transmitted digital information raises challenges for assurance of correct and safe operation in complex environments. Furthermore, widespread use of autonomous systems requires infrastructure to provide GPS, V2V and V2I to augment system-level and on-board systems performance metrics to support wide deployment in cities. Critical to both new platforms and supporting infrastructure is the implementation of cyber security standards and software IV&V.

Emerging applications for autonomous systems, ranging from personal transportation, commercial logistics, and product delivery to heavy industry and military applications, are driving a need for new technologies and methodologies to support system-level and system-of-systems level verification and validation. New policies, informed by an understanding of both the technologies and their limitations, will be needed to provide governance and regulation these new capabilities. This conference provides a forum to discuss advances that close the gap between research and development; technology demonstrations; policy and regulation; and product qualifications for self-driving vehicles, autonomous systems, and their supporting infrastructures. Papers are solicited from academia, industry, and government stakeholders.

Topics include, but are not limited to the items listed below:

OBJECT SENSORS FOR DETECTION AND IDENTIFICATION
  • 3D LIDAR/LADAR sensing
  • Radar systems
  • Visible/EO cameras
  • Ultrasonic sensors
  • Novel sensing methodologies
  • Remote sensors
SENSOR PROCESSING AND FUSION FOR VEHICLE APPLICATIONS
  • Precision navigation
  • Obstacle detection/characterization
  • Terrain matching systems
  • Sensor fusion
  • Distributed sensing and intelligence
  • Situation awareness/understanding for autonomous operation
CYBER SECURITY STANDARDS AND SOFTWARE IV&V
  • Vehicle cyber threat attack surfaces
  • Embedded processors and applications
  • Cyber security standards in development and sustainment
  • Software IV&V
  • Software security and reliability testing
  • Modeling and simulation of physical systems for software vulnerability testing
  • Automated vulnerability discovery
  • Adversarial machine learning
  • CAN bus security
  • Side-channel threats and countermeasures
NETWORKED AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS
  • Networked control infrastructures
  • V2V and V2I systems and standards
  • Serial telemetry/vehicle platooning
  • Robust command and control
  • Remote access
AUTONOMOUS SYSTEM TESTING
  • Field testing
  • Test infrastructure and instrumentation
  • System IV&V
  • Model and simulation for system reliability testing


Joint session(s) on sensing and navigation are planned with the Unmanned Systems Technology conference.
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