Advances in autonomous 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, commercial, and military platforms for ground, air, sea and space applications. 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 auto and truck 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. Emerging technologies such as 5G for networked control promise improvements in capabilities while raising concerns about new vulnerabilities. Critical to both new platforms and supporting infrastructure is the implementation of standards for cyber security and software verification for autonomous systems.

Emerging applications for autonomous systems for air, sea and space applications are also rapidly driving a need for new sensor technologies, architectures 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 air, sea and space 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 SENSOR PROCESSING AND FUSION FOR VEHICLE APPLICATIONS CYBER SECURITY OF AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS NETWORKED AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS AUTONOMOUS SYSTEM TESTING Special Joint Sessions with other Defense + Commercial Sensing conferences:

Joint session on Sensing for Navigation is planned with the Unmanned Systems Technology Conference.;
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Conference SI212

Autonomous Systems: Sensors, Processing and Security for Ground, Air, Sea and Space Vehicles and Infrastructure 2022

This conference has an open call for papers:
Abstract Due: 6 October 2021
Author Notification: 3 December 2021
Manuscript Due: 9 March 2022
Advances in autonomous 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, commercial, and military platforms for ground, air, sea and space applications. 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 auto and truck 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. Emerging technologies such as 5G for networked control promise improvements in capabilities while raising concerns about new vulnerabilities. Critical to both new platforms and supporting infrastructure is the implementation of standards for cyber security and software verification for autonomous systems.

Emerging applications for autonomous systems for air, sea and space applications are also rapidly driving a need for new sensor technologies, architectures 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 air, sea and space 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
  • Novel applications of mature sensing techniques (e.g. LIDAR/LADAR, radar, EO)
  • Novel sensing techniques for object detection and identification
  • Applications of remote sensors for detection and identification
SENSOR PROCESSING AND FUSION FOR VEHICLE APPLICATIONS
  • Sensor processing for precision and/or GPS-denied navigation
  • Distributed sensing and intelligence
  • Situation awareness/understanding for autonomous operation
CYBER SECURITY OF AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS
  • Vehicle cyber threat attack surfaces
  • Cyber security standards in development and sustainment
  • Software security and reliability testing
  • Modeling and simulation of physical systems for software vulnerability testing
  • Automated vulnerability discovery
NETWORKED AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS
  • Networked control infrastructures
  • Applications 5G and other emerging capabilities for networked control
  • V2V and V2I systems and standards
  • Security issues with networked autonomous systems
  • Robust command and control
AUTONOMOUS SYSTEM TESTING
  • Field testing & demonstrations
  • Test infrastructure and instrumentation
  • System security and reliability testing
  • Model and simulation for system reliability testing
Special Joint Sessions with other Defense + Commercial Sensing conferences:

Joint session on Sensing for Navigation is planned with the Unmanned Systems Technology Conference.
Conference Chair
Michael C. Dudzik
IQM Research Institute (United States)
Conference Chair
Stephen M. Jameson
BAE Systems, FAST Labs (United States)
Conference Chair
Government of The United States (United States)
Program Committee
Mississippi State Univ. (United States)
Program Committee
BlackBerry Ltd. (United States)
Program Committee
Michigan Technological Univ. (United States)
Program Committee
Andrew Dallas
Soar Technology, Inc. (United States)
Program Committee
Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Program Committee
Exciting Technology, LLC (United States)
Program Committee
Brad McNett
U.S. Army TARDEC (United States)
Program Committee
Matt Mickelson
The MITRE Corp. (United States)
Program Committee
Jeremy Salinger
General Motors Co. (United States)
Program Committee
Waymo, LLC (United States)
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