Your health is our priority

IAS-16 Postponed to 2021

Due to the rising concern about the global pandemic of COVID-19, I regret to inform you that the IAS-16 has been postponed to the following year, to 22-25 June 2021. Workshop and tutorials will be organised on 22 June 2021 while the technical programme will be from 23 - 25 June 2021. The venue remains the same, at Peninsula Excelsior Hotel.

In Singapore, all visitors and residents returning from overseas are self-quarantined for 14-days. All Singapore residents are strongly encouraged to work from home and not travel out. Our prime minister announced today the closure of all work places starting 7 April, except for essential services. Similar measures are also implemented in other countries worldwide. Gathering of more than 10 people are also banned. As participants’ safety is our priority, we have decided to postpone the conference to next year. This is a conservative estimate that the COVID-19 situation would have stabilised by then.

    The revised timeline for IAS-16 in 2021 is as follows:
  • Submission Portal Re-opened: 1 August 2020
  • Paper Submission Deadline: 31 December 2020
  • Acceptance Notification: 15 March 2021
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline: 31 March 2021
  • Program Schedule Up: 15 May 2021
  • IAS-16 in Singapore: 22-25 June 2021

For authors who have submitted your paper with us, we will be in touch through email you provide on EasyChair.

Meanwhile, the IAS-16 organising committee wishes you and your loved ones good health. We look forward to see you at IAS-16 in 2021.

About IAS-16

IAS-16 is the 16th international conference on Intelligent Autonomous System (IAS).


IAS Conference is a common platform for an exchange and sharing of ideas among the international scientific research and technical community consisting of academics, researchers in institute and industrial leaders. There will be a series of technical programmes consisting of presentations, workshops and exhibitions.


Intelligent Autonomous Systems are increasingly applied in areas ranging from industrial applications to professional service and household domains. New technologies and application domains push forward the need for research and development resulting in new challenges to be overcome in order to apply Intelligent Autonomous Systems in a reliable and user-independent way. Recent advances in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Adaptive Control enable autonomous systems with improved robustness and flexibility.

The conference focuses on theory and advanced systems to be applied in industry and society as well as in adverse environments. The international event will bring together scientists, engineers and students on an international stage to present and discuss latest scientific results, technologies and ideas enabling Intelligent Autonomous Systems to perform in a safe, skilful and robust manner handling uncertainty and unforeseen events.


For the IAS-16, it will be hosted in Singapore. Due to the development of COVID-19, the conference will be postponed to 22-25 June 2021


Click here to learn more about the IAS-16 Organising Committee

IAS-16 Main Committee

General Chair

Marcelo H Ang Jr

National University of Singapore

General Co-Chair

Hajime Asama

University of Tokyo

Wang Han

Nanyang Technological University

Honorary Chair

Rüdiger Dillmann

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, KIT Research Center Informatics, FZI

Honarary Chair

Frans Groen

University of Amsterdam

Sukhan Lee

Sunfkyunkwan University

Advisory Committee Members

Henrik Christensen

University of California San Diego

Weidong Chen

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Emil Petriu

University of Ottawa

Emanuele Menegatti

Universita degli Studi de Padova

Gregory Dudek

McGill University

Takeo Kanade

Carnegie Mellon University

Angel P. Del Pobil

Jaume I University, Spain

Enrico Pagello

Universita degli Studi de Padova

Huosheng Hu

University of Essex

Koh Hosoda

Osaka University

Marcus Strand

DHBW Karlsruhe

Michael Beetz

University of Bremen

Advisory Committee Member

Lim Ser Yong

Agency for Science and Technology Singapore

Program Chair

Lin Wei

Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology

Program Co-Chairs

Jangmyung Lee

Pusan University

Ivan Petrovic

University of Zagreb

Gordon Cheng

Technical University of Munich

Invited Session Chair (Asia)

Guoqiang Hu

Nanyang Technological University

Invited Session Chair (Australia)

Peter Corke

Queensland University of Technology

Invited Session Chair (Americas)

Maria Gini

University of Minnesota

Invited Session Chair (Europe)

Davide Scaramuzza

University of Zurich

Local Arrangement Chair

Krittin Kawkeeree

National University of Singapore

Finance Chair

Arnoud Visser

University of Amsterdam

Finance Co-Chair

Danwei Wang

Nanyang Technological University

Tutorial Chair

Francesco Amigoni

Politecnico di Milano

Workshop Chair

Stefano Ghidoni

University of Padova

Registration Chair

Domenico Campolo

Nanyang Technological University

Enterprise Activities Chair

Mohan Rajesh Elara

Singapore University of Technology and Design

Industrial Activities Chair

Tao Pey Yuen

Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology

Publication Chair

Foong Shaohui

Singapore University of Technology and Design

Exhibition Chair

Joel Short

Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology

Sponsorship Chair

Lee Wai Leong

National University of Singapore

Awards Chair

Jun Miura

Tohoyashi University of Technology

Conference Secretariat

Cheah Kok Keong

National University of Singapore

Updated Important Dates to Take Note

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Start of Paper Submission

1 Aug 2020

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Paper Submission Deadlines

31 Dec 2020

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Notification of Paper Acceptance

15 Mar 2021

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End of Early Bird Ticket Sales

31 Mar 2021

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Annoucement of Final Event Schedule

15 May 2021

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IAS-16 Event

22 - 25 Jun 2021

Paper Submission

IAS-16 Committee invites you to submit your research papers for the conference. The papers will be published in a book by Springer. There will also be preprints in a USB drive as a part of the proceedings. As such, please make sure that your paper follows the Springer authors guidelines. Your paper must also be generated using the Springer templates:

- LaTeX Template : Please use llncs.dem as a paper example

- Microsoft Word Template

For paper submission, EasyChair portal is used and can be accessed below. You will be required to login with your EasyChair account to submit your paper. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Paper Requirements:

Please make sure that your paper satisfies the following requirements:

  • Papers must be in English and submitted through Easychair link provided in the "Click to Submit Paper" button
  • Paper should not exceed 12 pages with an option to have additional 6 pages at an additonal cost of SG$100 per page. Paper with more than 18 pages will be automatically rejected.
  • Please also make sure to submit your full paper and not just an abstract.

Topics include but note limited to:

  • Mobile Robots
  • Collaborative Robots/Cobots
  • Household Robots
  • Long Term Autonomous Systems
  • Humanoid Robots
  • Intelligent Machines
  • Climbing Robots
  • Outdoor and Field Robots
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Healthcare Robots
  • Applied Robots
  • Flying Robots
  • On-Water/Underwater Robots
  • Robot Swarms
  • Biomimetic Robots
  • Robot Vision
  • Advanced Obstacle Avoidance
  • Robot Simulations
  • Human-Robot-Interactions
  • Semantic Modelling
  • Intelligent Systems Proving Grounds
  • Augmented Robotics
  • Data Fusion and Machine Learning
  • Localization and SLAM
  • Robots for Industry 4.0
  • Robotic Competitions
  • Intelligent Sensor and Systems
  • Cloud Robotics
  • Intelligent Perception
  • Mechatronics for Intelligent Systems

Invited Sessions

We welcome any proposal for invited sessions. Papers presented in this session can optionally be submited together with a minimum of 2 reviews for each paper. Otherwise, the papers will be reviewed by our Programme Committee together with other papers.

Please apply via email by clicking the button below.

Workshops

The IAS-16 Organising Committee also welcomes any proposal on workshops or tutorials to be conducted during the conference.

Please click the button below to download the application form. The application should include your 1-page abstract on the context, motivations, challenges that you wish you address. A tentative list of speakers should also be provided if it is available. Please apply to the IAS-16 workshop chair (Stefano Ghidoni) by clicking the button below.

Tutorials

The IAS-16 Organising Committee is also soliciting tutorial proposals from any interested parties.

Tutorials should cover topics related to IAS, both at scientific level (eg. artificial intelligence, machine learning, adaptive control, autonomous robotics) and at the application level (eg. industrial applications, professional services and household domains)

The tutorial objectives should include: introducing major topic to beginners, illustrating established practices and methodologies; surveying research and application areas, also for people from industry; and presenting emerging issues, for example related to ethics, that are of interest for the IAS community. Tutorials are expected to be half-day long, but they could be extended to full-day if needed.

If you are interested, please submit your tutorial proposal to the IAS-16 tutorial chair (Francesco Amigoni). The proposal should include title, summary and outlines of the proposed tutorial. Please also attach a short SV of the proposer.

Register Your Interest in IAS-16

Stay tune and register your interest below.

IAS-16 Programme Committee

Aamir Ahmad

The University of Tübingen

Akio Ishiguro

Tohoku University

Alberto Finzi

University of Napoli

Alberto Pretto

IT+Robotics Srl

Alberto Sanfeliu

Technical University of Catalonia

Ales Leonardis

University of Ljubljana

Alessandro Farinelli

University of Verona

Alessandro Giusti

SUPSI

Alessandro Marino

University of Salerno

Alonzo Kelly

Carnegie Mellon University

Andre Rosendo

ShanghaiTech University

Angel Duran

Universitat Jaume I

Angel P. del Pobil

Universitat Jaume I, Spain

Antonio D'Angelo

University of Udine

Antonio Sgorbissa

University of Genoa

Arito Yozu

University of Tokyo Hospital

Atsushi Yamashita

The University of Tokyo

Ben Krose

University of Amsterdam

Bill Hamel

University of Tennessee

Bruce McDonald

University of Aukland

Chenkun Qi

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Daisuke Kurabayashi

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Danica Kragic

Royal Institute of Technology

Daniel Schmidt

University of Kaiserslautern

Davide Brugali

University of Bergamo

Davide Cucci

EPFL

Davide Piovesan

Gannon University

Domenico G Sorrenti

Università Milano-Bicocca

Dong Soo Kwon

KAIST

Eduardo Nebot

Australian Centre for Field Robotics, The University of Sydney

Eiichi Yoshida

AIST

Eimei Oyama

AIST

Enrico Pagello

University of Padua

Ester Martinez-Martin

University of Alicante

Fernando Ribeiro

Universidade do Minho

Francesco Amigoni

Politecnico di Milano

Frank Dellaert

Georgia Institute of Technology

Frank Dellaert

Georgia Institute of Technology

Fulvio Mastrogiovanni

University of Genoa

Fumiya Iida

Cambridge University

Gerald Steinbauer

Graz University of Technology

Gerhard K. Kraetzschmar

University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

Gerhard K. Kraetzschmar

University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

Giorgio Grisetti

University of Roma "La Sapienza"

Giovanni Indiveri

University of Lecce

Giovanni Muscato

University of Catania

Giuseppina Gini

Politecnico di Milano

Grazia Cicirelli

ISSIA CNR

Gregory Dudek

McGill University Montreal

H.Levent Akin

Bogazici University

Hai Yue Zhu

Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology

Hang-Pang Huang

National Taiwan University

Henning Zoz

Zoz Group

Hesheng Wang

Shanghai Jiao-Tong University

Hiroaki Yamaguchi

Aoyama Gakuin University

Hiroshi Yokoi

University of Electro-Communications

Hisataka Maruyama

Nagoya University

Hong Qiao

Chinese Academy of Science

hong Zhang

University of Alberta

Huosheng Hu

University of Essex

Ikuo Mizuuchi

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Ivan Petrovic

University of Zagreb

Jaebok Song

Korea University

James M. Rehg

Georgia Institute of Technology

Jang Myung Lee

Pusan National University

Javier Minguez

University of Zaragoza

Jihong Yan

Harbin Institute of Technology

Jing-Chuan Wang

Shanghai Jiao-Tong University

Joo-Ho Lee

Ritsumeikan University

Jun Miura

Toyohashi University of Technology

Jun Ota

The University of Tokyo

Jun-Ho Oh

KAIST

Kahori Kita

Chiba University

Kang-Hyun Jo

Ulsan University

Keiji Suzuki

Hokkaido University

Kundong Wang

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Kuniaki Kawabata

Japan Atomic Energy Agency

Lazaros Nalpantidis

Aalborg University Copenhagen

Li Chen Fu

National Taiwan University

Liang Yuan

Xinjiang University

Luca Iocchi

University of Roma "La Sapienza"

Luca Gambardella

SUPSI

Luis Almeida

CISTER/FEUP, University of Porto

Marco Carraro

University of Padua

Marcus Strand

DHBW Karlsruhe

Maria Gini

University of Minnesota

Marija Seder

University of Zagreb

Mario Salmon

Consultant

Markus Vincze

Vienna University of Technology

Masafumi Okada

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Masahiro Shimizu

Osaka University

Masaki Takahashi

Keio University

Masao Sugi

University of Electro-Communications

Masashi Konyo

Tohoku University

Masashi Furukawa

Hokkaido University

Matteo Matteucci

Politecnico di Milano

Matteo Munaro

University of Padua

Michael Kaess

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Min Cheol Lee

Pusan National University

Mohamed Chetouani

Université Pierre et Marie Curie

Mohan Trivedi

University of California San Diego

Monica Reggiani

Univiversity of Padua

Mun Sang Kim

KIST

Nak Young Chong

JAIST

Nate Koenig

Open Source Robotics Foundation

Nobutaka Shimada

Ristumeikan University

Nobuto Matsuhira

Shibaura Institute of Technology

Norihiro Hagita

ATR

Oskar von Stryk

Technical University of Darmstadt

Paolo Rocco

Politecnico di Milano

Paul Levi,

Univ. Stuttgart

Pedro Lima

Technical University of Lisbon

Peter Sturm

INRIA Grenoble –

Primo Zingaretti

Università Politecnica delle Marche

Qi An

The University of Tokyo

Qining Wang

Peking University

Qixin Cao

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Rasmus Nyholm Jørgensen

Aarhus University

Raul Rojas

Freie Universitat Berlin

Richard Hanten

University of Tuebingen

Rita Cucchiara

Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia

Roberto Oboe

University of Padua

Roberto Sannino

ST Microelectronics

Ryosuke Chiba

Asahikawa Medical University

Ryuichi Ueda

Chiba Institute of Technology

Ryuma Niiyama

The University of Tokyo

Sebastian Buck

University of Tuebingen

Shingo Kagami

Tohoku University

Shinya Sakuma

Nagoya University

Shinya Aoi

Kyoto University

Shouhei Shirafuji

The University of Tokyo

Shuhei Ikemoto

Osaka University

Simone Ceriani

Joint Research Centre of the European Commisison

Simone Gasparini

ENSEEIHT

Stefan Klink

Cooperative State University Baden Württemberg

Stefano Ghidoni

University of Padova

Surya Nurzamann

Monash University

Sutthiphong Srigrarom

National University of Singapore

Sven Behnke

University of Freiburg

Takashi Tsubouchi

Tsukuba University

Tamim Asfour

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Tetsunari Inamura

NII

Thierry Keller

Tecnalia

Tianjiang Hu

National University of Defense Technology

Tijn van der Zant

University of Groningen

Tim Niemueller

RWTH Aachen

Tiziana D'Orazio

ISSIA CNR

Todor Stoyanov

Örebro University

Tom Henderson

Utah University

Tom Duckett

Lincoln University

Toshiyuki Kondo

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Wan Kyun Chung

Postech

Wataru Hijikata

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Wataru Takano

University of Tokyo

Wenshan Wang

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Wenwei Yu

Chiba University

Xiangpeng Li

Soochow University

Xizhe Zang

Harbin Institute of Technology

Yan-de Liang

Dalian University of Technology

Yangsheng Xu

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Yantao Shen

University of Nevada

Yasuhisa Hirata

Tohoku University

Yi Liu

Institute of Intelligent Machines, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Yonghoon Ji

JAIST

Yoshihiro Miyake

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Yoshinori Kuno

Saitama University

Young-Jo Cho

ETRI

Yu Liu

Harbin Institute of Technology

Yuki Furuta

The University of Tokyo

Yunhui Liu

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Yusuke Maeda

Yokohama National University

Yuta Murai

The University of Electro-Communications

Zengfu Wang

Institute of Intelligent Machines, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Zhe Liu

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Zheng Fang

Northeastern University

Zhuang Fu

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Venue for IAS16:

Singapore

Singapore has been a leader in various fields including autonomous system. In IAS16, participants will have a first-hand experience and learn more about Singapore effort in pushing boundaries in intelligent autonomous system research.

This year, we are excited to host the event at the Peninsula Excelsior Hotel. Please click here for more information about the hotel

Meanwhile, click the button below to checkout Visit Singapore for more details about Singapore and its virbacy.

Suggested List of

Accomodations

The conference is held at the at the Peninsula Excelsior Hotel. It is conveniently located in the heart of the city. It is also accessible by train and is near many tourist attractions. The nearest train station is City Hall train station that is served by 2 train lines.

    There are also other hotels around the area. Below is the list of recommended accomodations:
  • Peninsula Excelsior Hotel
  • Marina Bay Sand
  • Swissôtel The Stamford
  • PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering
  • InterContinental Singapore
  • V Hotel Lavender
  • Holiday Inn Express Singapore Orchard Road

Exciting Myriad of

Attractions

Singapore is much more than the sum of its numerous attractions. It’s constantly evolving, reinventing, and reimagining itself, with people who are passionate about creating new possibilities.

It’s where foodies, explorers, collectors, action seekers, culture shapers, and socialisers meet―and new experiences are created every day.

    Here is a hand-picked list of exciting activities and attractions to visit:
  • Take a picture with Singapore's most majestic icon, the Merlion
  • Luxurious Shopping at Marina Bay Sand
  • Stroll along Orchard Road - Singapore's shopping district
  • Explore Chinatown for culture, heritage and food
  • Appreciate Singapore's arts and architecture at National Gallery
  • Indulge yourself at Sentosa for a range of activities
  • Drink at Clarke Quay
  • Enjoy Singapore's modern skyline along Boat Quay

For more recommendations, click the button below to checkout Visit Singapore.

Singapore - The Regional Tech Hub

Robotic Scenes in Singapore

Singapore strives itself to be an international leader when it comes to innovation. With this goal in mind, Singapore has invested heavily in robotic industry and attracted many internationally renowed companies to set up their offices here.

It is an exciting time to be in Singapore. Here are some projects and initiaive related to Intelligent Autonomous System.

Advanced Robotics Centre, NUS

Advanced Robotics Centre (ARC) is an interdisciplinary research center, established jointly by NUS Engineering and NUS Computing, that focuses on and expand the robotics research at the National University of Singapore and beyond.

CETRAN

Centre of Excellence for Testing & Research of Autonomous Vehicles NTU (CETRAN) is a dedicted physical testing space for autonomous vehicles in Singapore. This center is established by Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA).

nuTonomy

nuTonomy is an MIT spin-off technology startup that develops software to build self-driving cars and autonomous mobile robots. The company was founded in 2013 and, currently, has many offices globally to advance the autonomous car software frontier.

Certis Cisco Robots at Changi Airport

When you land at Changi Airport in Singapore, look out for some mobile robots in operation. One of them is the mobile security robot by Certis Cisco. Click here for more details

Bumblebee

Bumblebee is a multidisciplinary student project in NUS focusing on an autonomous underwater robot. They are the winner of 2018 Maritime RobotX Challenge. Click here for more details. They have spinned off a startup called "BeeX" specialising in underwater robots.

STROBO
by ST Engineering

STROBO is a local robotic company by ST Engineering. It provides various industrial robotic solutions ranging from robotic arm to autonomous pallet truck. Click here for more details

Contact Us

To find out more about the event

Marcelo H. Ang Jr.
E-mail: robotics@nus.edu.sg