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Call for Papers

The IEEE 2020 International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration (IEEE MFI 2020) will take place in September in the beautiful city of Karlsruhe, Germany. Karlsruhe is a good place for sightseeing and for enjoying the beautiful scene, castle, and surroundings. The conference is held in the centrally-located IHK Haus der Wirtschaft, from which the castle, museums, and shopping districts are easily accessible. Located in the south-west of Germany, Karlsruhe is also a perfect starting point to visit not only Germany but also France and Switzerland.

Theme and Topics of Interest

The theme of the 2020 MFI conference is “Taking Multi-Sensor Fusion to the Next Level: From Theory to Applications”. The main topics of interest are:
Theory: Probability theory, Bayesian inference, nonlinear estimation, Dempster-Shafer, fuzzy sets, logic, machine learning, neural networks, distributed architectures.
Sensors: RGB cameras, depth cameras, radar and sonar devices, laser scanner, infrared sensors, IMU, gyroscopes.
Algorithms for: tracking and localization, recognition, perception, AI in robotics, cognitive systems, sensor registration, big data, sensor management, distributed sensor systems, SLAM, visual servoing, learning by demonstration.
Applications: Sensor networks, multi-robot systems, distributed and cloud robotics, bio-inspired systems, service robots, automation, biomedical applications, autonomous vehicles (land, sea, air), manipulation planning and control,
multifinger hands, micro/nano systems, surveillance, multimodal interface and human robot interaction, navigation, Internet-of-Things, smart cities, cyber-physical systems, Industry 4.0, search/rescue/audition, field robotics, swarm robotics, force and tactile sensing, surgical robotics, humanoids, soft-bodied robots.

Paper Submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers electronically via the submission system at the conference website . Paper templates and submission instructions will also be provided there. Submitted papers should be no more than six pages in length. There will be a charge for each additional page beyond six pages. An author of every paper has to register and all papers have to be approved for public release prior to submittal. Papers accepted will be published at IEEExplore.

Important Deadlines

Full paper submission 1 May 2020
Notification of acceptance 15 June 2020
Final paper submission and early registration 1 July 2020
Selected authors can submit extended versions to the MDPI Journal Sensors.

Call for Special Sessions

The Organizing Committee of the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration (IEEE MFI 2020) is welcoming proposals for Special Sessions on the theory and application of multi-sensor fusion and integration. Of particular interest are proposals that address “breaking news” research or topics that may be difficult to categorize for the regular sessions.

Theme and Topics of Interest

Each special session proposal should include an overview of the topic that identifies the relevance of the topic and introduces the papers to be presented. Additionally, special session proposals are more likely to be accepted if they include at least 5 invited papers.
The following information must be included in the special session proposal:
  • Title of the proposed special session
  • Names and affiiations of the organizers, including brief bio and contact information
  • Session abstract, including the significance of the topic and the rationale for the proposed session
  • List of invited papers including a tentative title, author list and a short abstract for each paper

Session Approval Process and Paper Review Process

Special session proposals will be evaluated based on the timeliness of the topic, relevance to the field of information fusion, number of potential papers (assessed from the list of invited papers), as well as the qualifications of the organizers. Once the proposal has been approved, it will be included among the sessions available for authors to submit their papers to.
All papers submitted to a special session will be reviewed through the same review process as the regular papers of the conference to ensure that contributions are of high quality. If a special session has more papers accepted than the schedule can accommodate, some of the papers might be moved to other relevant sessions.

Submission Instructions

The proposals should be submitted via e-mail to special-sessions@mfi2020.org or via the conference submission system with contribution type “Special Session Proposal”.
For additional information regarding the special sessions, please contact the special session chairs Igor Gilitschenski (igilitschenski@mit.edu), Ondřej Straka (straka30@kky.zcu.cz), and Jindřich Duník (dunikj@kky.zcu.cz).

Important Deadlines

Special session proposals 15 April 2020
Notification of acceptance 25 April 2020

Call for Tutorials and Workshops

The Organizing Committee of the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration (IEEE MFI 2020) is welcoming proposals for Tutorials and Workshops on the theory and application of multi-sensor fusion and integration. Each proposal should be about either a workshop or a tutorial. However, proposers are welcome to propose a tutorial and a workshop about the same topic.

Theme and Topics of Interest

Proposals for tutorials and workshops may cover the conference’s topics of interest as found in the MFI 2020 Call for Papers. Other areas where multisensor fusion and integration are applicable are especially encouraged. Examples include but are not limited to fusion of soft and hard data, deep learning, fusion for cybersecurity, autonomous systems, and robotics.

Definitions and Further Details

Proposals for tutorials and workshops may cover the conference’s topics of interest as found in the MFI 2020 call for papers (see above). Other areas in which multisensor fusion and integration can or should be applicable are especially encouraged. Examples include but are not limited to fusion of soft and hard data, deep learning, fusion for cybersecurity, or geospatial sensing and analysis.

Tutorials should cover a single topic in detail and should present the state of the art about a frontier topic, enabling attendees to fully appreciate the current issues, main schools of thought and possible application areas. Honoraria are paid to all tutorial speakers. The honorarium is made up of a basic amount plus a variable bonus. The bonus is directly taken from the tutorial fees and thus proportional to the number of attendees. If a tutorial is given by multiple speakers, the honorarium for their tutorial is shared among all speakers.

Workshops complement the main MFI 2020 conference by giving groups of people the opportunity to hold a small “microconference” as part of the MFI 2020 conference. Workshops can vary in length but they always share key points of the technical program (such as plenary talks) and social events (such as the banquet) with the main conference. Exact workshop paper submission and author notification due dates are at the discretion of workshop organizers but must fit in the main conference time-line.

Tutorial and workshop proposals should not exceed 2 pages and should contain the following information:

  • Title of the proposed tutorial/workshop
  • Duration (3 hours, 6 hours, or 9 hours)
  • Intended audience and prerequisites for the attendees’ background knowledge
  • Description of the tutorial, including the learning objectives and a short summary of the material to be presented
  • Biographical sketch(es) of the instructor(s) including previous lecture and tutorial/workshop experience

Submission Instructions

Proposals should be submitted in plain text or PDF, by email to the tutorial and workshop co-chairs, Marco Huber (marco.huber@ieee.org) and Stefan Leutenegger (s.leutenegger@imperial.ac.uk) with the subject: ‘MFI 2020 Tutorial Proposal’ or ‘MFI 2020 Workshop Proposal’.

Important Deadlines

Tutorial and Workshop proposals 15 April 2020
Notification of acceptance 25 April 2020