The 2018 International Robotic Sailing Conference will be held on August 31st and September 1st 2018, at the University of Southampton.

Paper Submission Topics

IRSC 2018 welcomes paper submissions on a range of topics around autonomous surface marine robotics, especially sailing robots.

This year’s IRSC theme is ‘Situational Awareness’, so we especially invite submissions applying this theme on related topics:

  • failure detection
  • obstacle avoidance
  • collaboration with other vessels
  • interaction with other parties in the marine environment

Further submission topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Applications of autonomous marine robots
  • Sensors and actuators for autonomous sailing
  • Hardware and software organisation
  • System development and validation
  • Route planning, navigation and optimisation
  • Control architectures and algorithms
  • Mechanical design and advanced materials
  • Collision avoidance, boat-to-boat communication
  • Machine learning and adaptation
  • Energy and power management
  • Robotic boats in teaching
  • Legal issues for autonomous vessels
  • Modelling, simulation, control and stability analysis
  • Naval architecture
  • Marine engineering