IAMS – Intelligent and autonomous mapping systems



This workshop will seek contributions covering the developments of autonomous mobile sensing and mapping systems and their use in the next generation of Geospatial applications. This workshop aims to bring together communities keen on developing the next generation of drones and uncrewed platforms in general, such as robotics and computer science.
The focus will be on the advancements in the algorithms embedded in autonomous platforms navigating in outdoor and confined/indoor spaces. Topics of interest include, but not limited to, the development of real-time drone remote sensing analytics algorithms considering edge/fog/cloud computing, innovative georeferencing techniques, deep learning algorithms for situational awareness and autonomous navigation and exploration, as well as collaborative and swarm SLAM algorithms. Lightweight, energy-efficient, replicable hardware and software solutions and their embedding in larger networks of sensors, are particularly of interest for this workshop. A specific focus will be given to BVLOS solutions and the use of autonomous platforms in urban and rural environments. The Workshops will address different monitoring and surveying applications performed by innovative autonomous platforms such as precision farming, disaster mapping, cultural heritage survey, natural environment, and infrastructure monitoring. 


University of Twente The Netherlands

Politecnico di Torino Italy

National Land Survey of Finland Finland

Themes of event:
  • Drones, ground and underwater autonomous systems
  • Autonomous path planning, SLAM, navigation, drone-in-the-box, and VLOS/BVLOS exploration
  • Edge, fog, and cloud computing for real-time scene understanding
  • 3D real-time mapping and semantic analysis
  • Next-generation autonomous platform applications
  • Innovative active and passive sensors embedded on autonomous platforms
  • Collaborative and swarm platforms for Geospatial applications

Scientific Committee:
  • Bashar Alsadik, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Costas Armenakis, York University, Canada
  • John Ray Bergado, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Filiberto Chiabrando, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Davide Cucci, Pix4D, Switzerland
  • Martina Di Rita, Leica Geosystems, Switzerland
  • Diogo Duarte, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Markus Gerke, TU Braunschweig, Germany
  • Diego González Aguilera, University of Salamanca, Spain
  • Ejia Honkavaara, NLS, Finland
  • Phillipp Jende, AIT, Austria
  • Andreas Kamilaris, CYENS, Cyprus
  • Taejung Kim, Inha University, South Korea
  • Raquel Alves de Oliveira, NLS, Finland
  • Juha Röning, University of Oulu, Finland
  • Lorenzo Teppati Losè, Politecnico di Torino, Italy