Advance/author registration is now open

The notifications of acceptance or rejection have been sent out. The on-line registration through PaperPlaza is now open.

For detailed information on registration fees and policies, as well as instructions for on-line registration, please go to Registration.

Also please note that the deadline for advance/author registration is May 6, 2016.

Workshop on Legged and Multi-modal Locomotion

The Workshop on Legged and Multi-modal Locomotion is organized by Evangelos G. Papadopoulos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, Ioannis Poulakakis, University of Delaware, USA, and Dimitris P. Tsakiris, FORTH, Greece.

The workshop aims to present and discuss the state of the art in legged and multimodal locomotion research, from the biological, biomechanical and robotic viewpoints. Research focusing on locomotion in unstructured, rugged and yielding terrain, on sand, on mud and in aquatic environments, on the combination of various modes of locomotion for different environments, as well as on the exploration of the role of compliance in locomotion, will be of particular interest.

Tutorial on UAV Design for Autonomy

A tutorial entitled “UAV Design for Autonomy: Challenges and Enabling Technologies” is organized by George J. Vachtsevanos, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Kimon P. Valavanis, University of Denver. This tutorial presents a survey of the state-of-the-art technologies aimed to improve UAV autonomy attributes, reliability and resilience to extreme operating conditions, environment uncertainty and other disturbances. [more info….]

Paper submission closed

The paper submission is closed. The notification of acceptance or rejection is planned for April 15, 2016.

Updated announcement on keynote talks and speakers

The MED’16 conference features five keynote speakers (in alphabetical order):

  • Nonlinear Control without Partial Differential Equations“, Prof. Dr. Alessandro Astolfi, Professor Non-Linear Control Theory and Head of Control and Power Research Group, Imperial College London, UK,
  • Unmanned Vehicles Systems – From Necessity to Maturity“, Dr. David Harari, Israeli Aerospace Industries, Israel,
  • How we can Halt a Runaway Climate“, Prof. Dr. Yannis A. Phillis, Department of Production Engineering and Management, Technical University of Crete, Greece,
  • Walking and Flying Robots for Challenging Environments“, Prof. Dr. Roland Siegwart, Autonomous Systems Lab, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ETH Zurich, Switzerland,
  • Uncertainty Randomization in Control Systems“, Prof. Dr. Roberto Tempo, CNR-IEIIT, Politecnico di Torino, Italy.

For more details, have a look at keynote talk abstracts and speaker biographies.

Call for Papers

The updated Call for Papers is now available. You may also download the printer-friendly (PDF) version. The deadline for paper submission is February 1, 2016.

The MED’16 Program Chairs are soliciting contributed technical papers, invited and special session proposals, tutorial proposals, and workshop proposals to be included in the conference program. A broad range of topics is proposed, following current trends of combining control/systems theory with software/communication technologies, as well as new developments in robotics and mechatronics, autonomous systems, unmanned systems, cyber physical systems, network controlled systems, with the goal of strengthening cooperation of control and automation scientists with industry.