Program of 2021 IEEE International Conference on Unmanned Systems

October 15: Check-in/On-site   Registration

October 16: Keynote Speeches

October 17: Sessions (including oral and poster)

October 15


Check-in/On-site Registration


Check-in/On-site Registration

October 16

Keynote Speeches


Opening/Award Ceremony


Prof. Ljubo Vlacic

(Griffith University, Australia)

Co-operative Intelligent Transportation Systems


Prof. Kimon P. Valavanis

(University of Denver, U.S.A.)

Modeling and Navigation Controller Design of a Circulation Control Next Gen Fixed-Wing UAV


Plenary Photo/Tea Break


Prof. Hong Liu

(Peking University, China)

New Generation Artificial Intelligence: Main   Features and Typical Applications


Prof. Yiguang Hong

(Tongji University, China)

Analysis and Synthesis of Complex Multi-agent Systems




Prof. Yaonan Wang

(Hunan University, China)

Intelligent unmanned system: Technology Application and Development Trend


Prof. Ben M. Chen

(Chinese University of Hong Kong)

On the Applications of Autonomous Unmanned   Systems


Dr. Keyou You

(Tsinghua University, China)

Fast DNN-based MPC for Standoff Tracking


Tea Break


Prof. Lihua Xie

(Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Heterogeneous Sensor Fusion for Unmanned Systems


Dr. Hongbo Gao

(University of Science and Technology of China)

Learning Intelligence for Autonomous Unmanned System Applications


Prof. Fei-Yue Wang

(Institute of Automation, Chinese Institute of Academy)

Parallel Intelligence for Unmanned Systems: From Virtual Twins to Parallel Operations


Handover Ceremony of Conference Organizers



October 17



Invited Session 01: Navigation and Control Methods of Unmanned System in the Extreme Environment

Chair: Prof. Yuan Yuan

(Northwestern Polytechnical University, China)

Invited Session 02: Cross-Domain Collaborative Unmanned Systems

Chair: Prof. Yi Yang

 (Beijing Institute of Technology, China)

Co-Chair: Dr. Yufeng Yue

(Beijing Institute of Technology, China)

Invited Session 03: Recent Advances in Cooperative Control of Swarm Systems

Chair: Prof. Xiwang Dong

(Beihang University, China)

Co-Chair: Dr. Yongchao Hua

(Beihang University, China)

Invited Session 04: Intelligent Decision-making, Planning and Control for Connected and Automated Vehicles

Chair: Dr. Hongbo Gao

(University of Science and Technology of China)

Co-Chair: Dr. Ruidong Yan

(Beijing Jiaotong University)

Invited Session 05: Intelligent Navigation and   Advanced Information Fusion Technology

Chair: Dr. Yulong Huang

(Harbin Engineering University, China)

Co-Chair: Prof. Yuxin Zhao

(Harbin Engineering University, China)

Invited Session 06: Intelligent Cooperative Control and Optimization of Autonomous Unmanned Systems

Chair: Dr. Jialing Zhou

(Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China)

Co-Chair: Dr. Yuezu Lv

(Southeast University, China)


Poster Session/Tea Break


Invited Session 07: Artificial Intelligence and Security in Unmanned Systems

Chair: Prof. Yingchao Zhang

(Sun Yat-sen University, China)

Co-Chair: Prof. Cheng Zhu

(National University of Defense Technology)

Invited Session 08: Biologically Inspired Intelligent Robots and Systems

Chair: Prof. Qing Shi

(Beijing Institute of Technology, China)

Co-Chair: Prof. Qirong Tang

(Tongji University, China)

Co-Chair: Prof. Zhangguo Yu

(Beijing Institute of Technology, China)

Invited Session 09: Autonomous Collaborative Technology of Manned/Unmanned System and Its Application

Chair: Dr. Tingting Zhang

(Army Engineering University of PLA, China)

Invited Session 11: Intelligent Space Unmanned System

Chair: Dr. Chengchao Bai

(Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China)

Co-Chair: Prof. Jifeng Guo

(Harbin Institute of Technology, China)

Invited   Session 12: USV Swarm Cooperation and Coordination: Theory, Technology and Applications

Chair: Prof. Yuqing He

(Shenyang   Institute of Automation, CAS)

Co-Chair: Dr. Decai Li

(Shenyang Institute of Automation, CAS)

Invited Session 13: Micro and Nano Autonomous System

Chair: Prof. Yu Cheng

(Tongji University, China)




Invited Session 10: Key Technologies on Autonomous Cooperation of Swarm Systems

Chair: Prof. Xiwang Dong

(Beihang   University, China)

Co-Chair: Dr. Jie Li

(National University of Defense Technology,   China)

Invited Session 14: Cooperative Control of Unmanned Swarm Systems in Maritime Environment

Chair: Prof. Hai-Tao Zhang

(Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China)

Co-Chair: Prof. Zhouhua Peng

(Dalian Maritime University, China)

Invited Session 15: Multi-Modal Perception for Autonomous Unmanned System

Chair: Prof. Huaping Liu

(Tsinghua University, China)

Co-Chair: Dr. Xinyu Zhang

(Tsinghua University, China)

Invited Session 16: Distributed and Scalable Schemes for Multi-agent Decision Making over Networks

Chair: Prof. Jinlong Lei

(Tongji University, China)

Co-Chair: Prof. Min Meng

(Tongji University, China)

Invited   Session 17: Advances in Learning,   Optimization, and Filtering for Multi-agent Systems

Chair: Dr. Zhiqiang Pu

(Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Invited Session 18: Key Technologies on Unmanned Surface System

Chair: Prof. Wei Han

(Systems Engineering Research Institute, CSSC, China)

Co-Chair: Prof. Yong Liu

(Zhejiang University, China)


Poster Session/Tea Break


Invited Session 19: Autonomous Intelligent Target Detection and Tracking

Chair: Prof. Quanbo Ge

(Tongji University, China)

Co-Chair: Prof. Xingfa Shen

(Hangzhou Dianzi University, China)

Invited Session 20: Cooperative   Communication and Computing of 6G-Oriented Unmanned Swarm Systems

Chair: Prof. Daxin Tian

(Beihang University, China)

Invited Session 21: Distributed Control and Optimization for Unmanned Systems

Chair: Prof. Xiuxian Li

(Tongji University, China)

Co-Chair: Prof. Wei Meng

(Guangdong University of Technology, China)

Invited Session 23: Antagonistic Game for Unmanned Systems

Chair: Prof. Dewei Li

(Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)

Co-Chair: Dr. Haibin Shao

(Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)

Invited Session 24: Marine Situation Intelligent Awareness and Cognition of Unmanned System

Chair: Prof. Haipeng Wang

    (Naval Aeronautical University of the PLA, China)

                Co-Chairs: Prof. Yu Liu

Prof. Bo Chen

Prof. Jie Jiang

Prof. Hao Liu

Assoc. Prof. Yu An

Invited Session 25: Information Fusion in Unmanned Systems

Chair: Prof. Wen Jiang

(Northwestern   Polytechnical University, China)

Co-Chair: Prof. Fuyuan Xiao

(Chongqing University, China)