Welcome to the 15th International Conference on Intelligent Unmanned Systems (ICIUS 2019)! ICIUS 2019 is organized by the International Society of Intelligent Unmanned System, which will take place on Beijing, China, from August 27 to 30, 2019. The conference will provide an international forum for researchers, educators, engineers in general areas of unmanned systems, robotics, automation, and intelligent systems.

ICIUS is a well-established annual conference, which addresses the rapidly changing state of the art in unmanned systems (including Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs), and Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) etc.), robotics, automation, intelligent systems, biomimetics and provides insights into the paths ahead for fundamental research, device development and technology deployment around the world. The conference represents the highest pedigree in the fields of intelligent unmanned systems, with high quality content and international networking. This is the premier global event combining academic excellence with industrial representations within the conference, augmented by exhibitions and workshops planned to be held around the conference program. At this conference, researchers, scientists, engineers and practitioners from all over the world congregate to exchange knowledge and expertise in the development and innovative applications of all types of unmanned systems, payload and accompanying systems.

The joint-event in 2019 is the 15th conference extending from previous conferences held in Seoul-Korea (2005, 2006), Bali-Indonesia (2007, 2010, 2015), Nanjing-China (2008), Jeju-Korea (2009), Chiba-Japan (2011), Singapore (2012), Jaipur-India (2013), Montreal-Canada (2014), Xi’an-China (2016), Tamsui-Taiwan (2017), and Jeju-Korea (2018). ICIUS2019 will focus on both theory and application primarily covering the topics on robotics, control, intelligent systems and unmanned technologies.