The ICUAS Association, Inc., fully sponsors financially and technically the annual International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS, which takes place either in very late May or early June. Details about the technical conference and program, keynote speakers, tutorials and workshops, exhibits, venue, important deadlines, paper and poster paper submission procedures, invited sessions, registration, etc., may be found at the conference web-site

​The conference proceedings appear on IEEE Xplore. Moreover, each year, a special issue of peer-reviewed and very enhanced accepted conference papers is published in the Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems (Springer): 

conference Locations

proceedings information

  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Society,, also being one of the activities of the Technical Committee on Aerial Robotics and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

ICUAS Association, Inc.


2011            Denver, CO

2012            Philadelphia, PA

2013            Atlanta, GA

2014            Orlando, FL

2015            Denver, CO

2016            Washington, DC

2017            Miami, FL

2018            Dallas, TX

2019            Atlanta, GA

2020            Athens, Greece

Technical co-sponsors

ICUAS Best Paper Awards

​Each year, an Awards Committee chaired by Prof. Fulvia Quagliotti evaluates candidate papers to choose the best paper in terms of originality, novelty, technical soundness and presentation. An Awards Certificate is presented to the winners. 

The list of best papers since 2014 is presented next: 

Satyanarayana Gupta Manyam, Sivakumar Rathinam, Swaroop Darbha, Phil Chandler, David Casbeer, Routing of Two Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with Communication Constraints

Brandon Stark, Matthew McGee, YangQuan Chen, Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) Imaging Systems Using Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS)

Zhuming Ai, Mark Livingston, I. S. Moskowitz, Real-Time Unmanned Aerial Vehicle 3D Environment Exploration in a Mixed Reality Environment

Chen, Wenxin, Duan, Zhenhai, Dong, Yingfei, False Data Injection on EKF-Based Navigation Control

Christoph Briese, Andreas Seel, Franz Andert, Vision-based Detection of Non-cooperative UAVs Using Frame Differencing and Temporal Filter

Anderson, Brady, Ellingson, Jaron, Eyler, Michael, Buck, David, Peterson, Cameron, McLain, Timothy W., Warnick, Karl, Networked Radar Systems for Cooperative Tracking of UAVs