The College of Engineering at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) will organize the 1st international conference on Unmanned Vehicle Systems in Oman “UVS-Oman’ 2019” from 5 to 7 February 2019. This three-day conference aims to bring together leading academicians, researchers, engineers, industrialists, and regulators to increase awareness, share views, and exchange ideas and field experiences on numerous aspects of Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS). This first event on UVS organized by SQU, is expected to provide an opportunity to network researchers, practitioners, students, and hobbyists to enrich interdisciplinary UVS and related platforms and present the most recent innovations, trials, future trends, applications, concerns as well as real challenges and solutions developed and applied in the various fields of applications. A number of workshops, students’ projects competition, and an exhibition on UVS will be held on the sidelines of the event.
The organizers of the conference said that the range of targeted topics is very broad, but priority is given to subjects on real world applications; including: research, industry, business, and education. Based on this, the Technical Program Committee is inviting proposals for paper presentations, demonstrations, and poster contributions on any engineering topic relevant to UVS. These include UVS Embedded Architectures; Integration of UVS systems; Simulation; Networked UVS and Communications (V2V, Satellites, etc.); Smart sensing and avoidance; Algorithm & Artificial Intelligence (AI); Open Source Software applications; Safety; Guidance, Navigation and Control; UVS Applications (Disaster Relief, Tourism, Telecom, Agriculture, Surveillance & Border Patrol, Cultural Heritage Preservation, Filmmaking, Remote Assessment, etc.), and related topics. Due to its current and future importance, the event it will be supported by a number of local and international institutions.