2021 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems - Final program

2021 2021 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)  
On behalf of the ICUAS Association Inc., and in my capacity as the President of the Association, it is a privilege, a great pleasure and an honor to welcome you to the 2021 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS'21). For the second year in a row, I write this welcome message while the COVID-19 pandemic is still present world-wide, perhaps more manageable, and despite on-going and accelerated vaccination efforts from all countries. This year, 2021, the annual conference
more » ... s place, again, in Athens, Greece, in the same location as in 2020, the Divani Caravel Hotel. This was a logical calculated risk decision at the time it was made, which offered a 'second chance' to visit Greece and mix business and pleasure. However, the COVID-19 challenge does not allow for the level of flexibility we had hoped for. In any case, I strongly believe that the conference will meet and exceed your expectations. I also take this opportunity to update you about the ICUAS Association, Inc. The Association's web has been modernized and updated to include important links with information items; visit www.icuas.com for details. The quarterly Newsletter continues, and as I write this welcome, the Spring 2021 issue has already been published and distributed. We are looking forward to your active involvement in the Association and the conference, and to your contributions and feedback. We do welcome your participation and we are open to your ideas and suggestions to register the Association and the annual technical conference as primary contributors, which: benefit students, researchers, scientists, engineers, practitioners, and end-users; advance the state-of-the-art in unmanned aviation; promote higher education. I offer my best wishes for a successful and productive event, I look forward to seeing all of you, physically or virtually, in Athens, Greece, and I also look forward to continuing working with you. Kimon P. Valavanis Welcome Message from the ICUAS'21 Honorary Chairs Dear participants and attendees: On behalf of the 2021 ICUAS Organizing Committee and in our capacity as Honorary Chairs, it is a privilege and a great pleasure to welcome you to this year's conference. This is the second time we have the honor to host ICUAS in Europe. The conference is organized in Athens, Greece. Athens is a magnificent location for such an international event like the 2021 ICUAS. We are proud to greet and host this important scientific event that spans a three-day technical conference, preceded by a one-day Workshop/Tutorials program. We are convinced that you will appreciate and enjoy the conference. We look forward to seeing all of you in Athens, assuming that travel is allowed. We wish you have a satisfying and pleasant attendance, coupling business and pleasure. With our warmest regards,
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