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UAS4GIS 2018Special Session on Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Systems Serving Geospatial Applications
Chair(s): Panagiotis Partsinevelos and Francesco Nex

Special Session on Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Systems Serving Geospatial Applications - UAS4GIS 2018

Paper Submission: January 11, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 25, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration: February 2, 2018


Panagiotis Partsinevelos
Technical University of Crete
Francesco Nex
University of Twente

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS or "drones") have become increasingly popular in a variety of geospatial applications. The global market is overwhelmed with various UAS products, yet there are many unresolved research issues to fully unleash their potential. The research community should take action in establishing “smart” solutions to serve GIS and Remote Sensing through autonomous systems. Towards this end, this special session is devoted in UASs in terms of real time data integration in GIS and automated georeferencing, decision making through AI and deep learning, real time image processing, pattern recognition, added value in remote sensing applications, fleet management, 3D reconstruction optimization, autonomous navigation, horizontal and domain specific custom systems.


Automatic aerial mapping and visualization; Autonomous decision systems; Communication and security; Hardware optimization; On-board, real time image processing and pattern recognition; Optimization on flight and navigation attitude, Remote sensing applications with added-value; Sensor systems; 3D reconstruction optimization;