Program Overview

Monday Tuesday Wednesday
Plenary Sessions
Coffee Break
Tutorials &
Sessions I
Poster Session &
Sessions II
Coffee Break
Sessions III

Monday, September 14

Tutorial and workshop sessions provide participants with detailed overviews as well as in-depths insights to selected topics in the field of multisensor fusion and integration. They take place in three hour slots on Monday.
Tutorials 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. They can include hands-on laboratory sessions giving attendees instruction about the foundations in specific areas.
Workshops include a lead presentation introducing the audience to a specific subject and comprise up to five presentations which elaborate on diverse aspects of the session’s subject in detail.
The welcome reception takes place at the conference venue directly after the last tutorials.

Tuesday, September 15

The second conference day has three parallel tracks and includes an afternoon poster session. Besides the special sessions, authors can decide whether to present their high-quality papers in a regular session or in the interactive poster session to engage in personal discussions. There are also exhibitions inviting participants to discover fascinating applications of multisensor fusion and integration.
A highlight is the conference dinner to relax and unwind after the day’s rich impressions.

Wednesday, September 16

The third conference day continues with regular and special sessions organized in three tracks. The last day of the MFI’20 is filled with exciting presentations and offers many opportunities for stimulating discussions.
The Farewell Reception to say ‘Lebe Wohl!’ takes places after the last sessions.

Symposium Sensor Data Fusion has been merged into MFI 2020

The 14th Symposium Sensor Data Fusion »Trends, Solutions, and Applications« has been merged into the MFI 2020. A series of special sessions will be allocated to SDF within the MFI 2020.

Sensor Data Fusion techniques provide higher-level information by spatio-temporal data integration, the exploitation of redundant and complementary information, and the available context. Important applications exist in logistics, advanced driver assistance systems, medical care, public security, defence, aerospace, robotics, industrial production, precision agriculture, traffic monitoring, sensor positioning, and resource management.

Key Aspects
  • Distributed sensor fusion in complex scenarios
  • Fusion of heterogeneous sensor information
  • Exploitation of non-sensor context knowledge
  • Artificial Intelligence of autonomous systems
  • Risk analysis / data driven sensor management

Special Sessions

  • Real-time critical perception tasks in the context of automated driving
  • Directional Estimation
  • Distributed sensor fusion in complex scenarios
  • Fusion of heterogeneous sensor information
  • Exploitation of non-sensor context knowledge
  • Artificial Intelligence of autonomous systems
  • Risk analysis / data driven sensor management
  • Advances in nonlinear estimation
  • Localization (indoor, outdoor)
  • Distributed sensing systems
  • Deep learning & data fusion
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Human robot interaction

Workshops and Tutorials


  • Multisensor Fusion


  • Fusion of Gyroscope and Accelerometer Data With Hands-On Part
  • Robust Kalman Filtering
  • Discrete Filtering
  • Explainable AI
  • Machine Learing and Robotics


Autonomous Driving

The Institute of Measurement and Control Systems (MRT) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) demonstrates the integration of their multi-sensor perception system on an automated experimental vehicle. The presentation will focus on heterogeneous sensor data fusion towards the generation of a world model to facilitate the planning of complex driving scenarios. Conference attendees will have the possibility to get in contact at a demo booth and to register for the participation in an vehicle demo drive through the city of Karlsruhe.

History of MFI

Year City Country General Chair Proceedings
2020 Karlsruhe Germany Uwe D. Hanebeck To appear
2019 Taipei Taiwan Ren C. Luo Part of ICPS
2017 Daegu Korea Sukhan Lee Link
2016 Baden-Baden Germany Uwe D. Hanebeck Link
2015 San Diego USA Gordon Lee Link
2014 Beijing China Fuchung Sun Link
2012 Hamburg Germany Jianwei Zhang Link
2010 Salt Lake City, Utah USA Thomas C. Henderson Link
2008 Seoul Korea Sukhan Lee Link
2006 Heidelberg Germany Uwe D. Hanebeck Link
2003 Tokyo Japan Katsushi Ikeuchi Link
2001 Baden-Baden Germany Ruediger Dillmann Link
1999 Taipei Taiwan Ren C. Luo Link
1996 Washington, DC USA Masatoshi Ishikawa Link
1994 Las Vegas USA Ren C. Luo Link