The 2019 International Workshop on Research, Education and Development on Unmanned Aerial Systems, RED-UAS 2019, will be held in Cranfield, UK. The first RED-UAS workshop was held in Sevilla, Spain in 2011.

You can now submit your paper for RED-UAS 2019 via papercept.

RED-UAS 2019 aims at bringing together representatives from academia, industry, or government agencies working in the rapidly expanding research area of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Focused interests of diverse groups involved in UAS research and development will be discussed. Special emphasis will be given to current and future research opportunities. Conference topics include but are not limited to:

Airspace Control
Levels of Safety
Sensor Fusion
Airspace Management
Manned/Unmanned Aviation
Micro- and Mini- UAS
Smart Sensors
Air Vehicle Operations
UAS Testbeds
Networked Swarms
Biologically Inspired UAS
Path Planning
Control Architectures
Energy Efficient UAS
Reliability of UAS
Environmental Issues
See-and-avoid Systems
Fail-Safe Systems

Important dates and information
31 August 2019: full paper submission date
30 September 2019: notice of acceptance date
25 October 2019: final submission date
1 September – 1 November 2019: early registration

To submit your paper for RED-UAS 2019 please do so via the paper submission website.

Local organising committee

Dr Hyo-Sang Shin - General chair
Dr Argyrios Zolotas - Publications chair
Dr Juhyeon Hong - Experimental facilities
Min-Guk Seo - Local arrangements
Dr Ivan Petrunin - Receptions
Dr Luca Zanotti Fragonara - Exhibits and industrial partners

Paper submission information

Paper submissions: papers must be submitted electronically through Click on the link “Submit a Contribution to RED-UAS 2019"  and follow the steps. The paper format must follow IEEE paper submission rules, two-column format using 12 point fonts, Times New Roman. The maximum number of pages per paper is 10. Illustrations and references are included in the page count. Submitted papers will undergo a peer review process coordinated by the Programme Chairs, the RED-UAS 2017 Advisory Committee Members, the IPC and qualified reviewers.

Authors will be notified of acceptance at the latest by 16 August 2019. Accepted papers must be uploaded electronically no later than 31 August 2019. Authors are encouraged to accompany their presentations with multimedia material (i.e., videos), which will be included in the Conference Digital Proceedings.

Authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit significantly different versions of the RED-UAS 2019 papers to the Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems (JINT), which will be published in a JINT Special Volume and in a Special Volume Book as part of the Springer series on Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation (ISCA).

RED UAS Association Advisory Committee

Paul Oh, University of Las Vegas (USA)
Anibal Ollero, University of Sevilla (Spain)
Kimon Valavanis, University of Denver (USA)
Hyo-Sang Shin, Cranfield University (UK)
YangQuan Chen, University of California, Merced (USA)
Antonios Tsourdos, Cranfield University (UK)

International Programme Committee

Guillermo Heredia, University of Sevilla (Spain)
Konstantin Kondak, DLR (Germany)
Iván Maza, University of Sevilla (Spain)
João Sousa, Universidade do Porto (Portugal)
Salah Sukkarieh, University of Sydney (Australia)
Antonios Tsourdos, Cranfield University (UK)
Ilkay Yavrucuk, Middle East Technical Univ. (Turkey)
Antidio Viguria, FADA-CATEC (Spain)
Pascual Campoy, Univ. Politécnica Madrid (Spain)
Mohamed Boutayeb, CRAN CNRS Nancy (France)
Nicolas Marchand, GIPSA Lab CNRS, Grenoble (France)
Tarek Hamel, I3S CNRS Nice (France)
Yasmina Bestaoui, Université of ’Evry (France)
Claude Pegard, UPJV Amiens (France)
Nicolas Petit, CAS Mines Paris (France)
Bruno Patin, Dassault Aviation (France)
Patrick Fabiani, ONERA Toulouse (France)
Isabelle Fantoni, Heudiasyc CNRS Compiegne (France)
Patrick Gnemmi, Institut Saint Louis (France)
Sergio Salazar, UMI LAFMIA CNRS (Mexico)
Pedro Castillo, UMI LAFMIA CNRS (Mexico)
Hugo Romero, UMI LAFMIA CNRS (Mexico)
Chang-Hun Lee, KAIST (South Korea)
Han-Lim Choi KAIST (South Korea)
Kenzo Nonami, Chiba University (Japan)
Lorenzo Marconi, University of Bologna (Italy)
KC Wong, University of Sydney (Australia)
Peter Corke, Queensland University of Technology (AUS)
Rob Mahony, ANU, Canberra (Australia)
A. Annaswamy, MIT (USA)
N. Kemal Ure, MIT (USA)
FU-Yuen Hsiao, Tamkang University (Taiwan)
Vijay Kumar, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
Hyon Lim, Seoul National University (South Korea)
Antonio Franchi, Max Planck Institute (Germany)
Teodor Tomic, DLR (Germany)
Ivana Palunko, University of New Mexico (USA)
Samir Bouabdallah, ETH, Zurich (Switzerland)
Roland Siegwart, ETH, Zurich (Switzerland)
Hao Liu, Chiba University (Japan)
Fulvia Quagliotti, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
George Vachtsevanos, Georgia Institute of Technology (USA)
Camille-Alain Rabbath, Defense R&D, Concordia U (CA)
James Morrison, KAIST, (South Korea)
Azar Ali, USA Air Force Research Laboratory (USA)
Simone Duranti, Alenia Aermacchi (Italy)
Ali Haydar Goktogan, USYD – Ctr for Field Robotics (AUS)
Kai Goebel, NASA (USA)
Jean-Christophe Zufferey, EPFL (Switzerland)
Johan Wiklund, Linköping University (Sweden)
Franck Ruffier, University of Marseille (France)
Vaios Lappas, University of Patras (Greece)

Location and travel details

Vincent Building,
Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire MK43 0AL

Cranfield University is located at the very heart of the UK – within the innovation triangle between London and the cities of Oxford and Cambridge.

Our central location provides easy access from the M1, excellent main line rail service as well as proximity to key international airports. Set in rolling countryside, Cranfield offers a rich, rural landscape complemented by thriving towns and picturesque villages.

Road: We are just 10 minutes from Junctions 13 and 14 of the M1 motorway. There is free parking on campus.
Rail: Milton Keynes or Bedford
Air: London Luton (22 miles), Heathrow (50 miles) or Birmingham (70 miles)
For further travel details please visit our location page.



If you would like to book accommodation whilst visiting the campus then we are pleased to offer en suite accommodation on campus, which is within easy walking distance of lecture rooms and other facilities. To make an enquiry or booking, please contact Venue Cranfield. When booking accommodation please state you are attending the IFAC Symposium. There are two on campus hotels available, both Mitchell Hall and the Cranfield Management Development Centre can be booked through Venue Cranfield. Accommodation on campus is limited so we advise early booking.

Download the Cranfield map to see the campus layout, parking, and distance from the Venue.

If you would like to book accommodation off campus we recommend Milton Keynes or Bedford, to see a list of local hotels please visit

Who should attend

Those involved in UAS research, education and development.


Further details to follow.

How to register

Registration details to follow.