UAS4RS Conference 2018

UAS4RS Conference 2018

Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Remote Sensing - Great things from small pixels
Registrations open Wed 5th 8:00!!!

We would like to invite you to share your thoughts and experiences at the UAS4RS 2018 (Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Remote Sensing) Conference to be held at The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 5 – 6 December 2018. The aim of UAS4RS 2018 is to bring together the UAS community in Australia, and to present and discuss UAS technology for remote sensing applications and information extraction.

You’re a ‘doer’: you already use UAS as part of your remote sensing workflow and would like to share your experiences and challenges. We met many of you last year and would love to see you again!

You’re a ‘dabbler’: you’ve done some testing and think this technology might be the way forward for you. Perhaps our last year’s dabblers are now doers and would like to share?

You’re a ‘would-be dabbler’: you’ve heard the hype and you’re curious to know more. We’re super supportive of newbies and can guarantee you’ll walk away well informed.

We are designing an interactive and engaging program and we’d like you to be part of it! We’ll be actively linking you with UAS researchers, developers, systems and service providers, as well as end-users. There will be presentations, posters, exhibitions, live demonstrations, and discussions to exchange ideas on the use of UAS for remote sensing applications. So whether you have a story to share, equipment to demonstrate, or would simply like to come along and learn more about this exciting technology, we welcome you to

Keynote Speakers


We are very happy to announce our first keynote speaker: Prof. Salah Sukkarieh 

Professor Salah Sukkarieh is an international expert in the research, development and commercialisation of field robotic systems. He has led a number of robotics and intelligent systems R&D projects in logistics, commercial aviation, aerospace, education, environment monitoring, agriculture and mining, and has consulted to industry including Rio Tinto, BHP, Patrick Stevedores, Qantas, QLD Biosecurity, Meat and Livestock Australia, and the NSW DPI amongst others. He was awarded the NSW Science and Engineering Award for Excellence in Engineering and Information and Communications Technologies in 2014, and the   2017 CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science.

And with pleasure, our second keynote speaker: Dr. Helge Aasen

From 2013, Helge Aasen investigates how UAVs can be used for vegetation monitoring. In 2016, he received his PhD degree at the University of Cologne, Germany, in geoinformatics. Since 2016, Helge Aasen is with the Crop Science group of ETH Zürich, where he founded the Phenofly team in 2018. The team develops low-altitude sensing systems and analysis procedures for high-resolution spectral, 3D and thermal data in order to capture the status of vegetation. Currently, the focus of the team is on detecting plant traits important for field phenotyping and precision agriculture applications to facilitate a more sustainable use of resources.

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission: 5 Oct 2018
  • Decision oral or poster presentation: 22 Oct 2018
  • Conference: 5-6 Dec 2018
  • Hands-on day: 7 Dec 2018


We appreciate our sponsors:

If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at UAS4RS, please send an email to