Call for papers

The International Micro Air Vehicles (IMAV) Conference is an annual event that brings together researchers, engineers, and enthusiasts from around the world to discuss and share the latest advances in the field of Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs). A peculiarity of this event is the combination of a practical student competition as well as an academic exchange of the latest research within a conference setting.

At the IMAV conference, attendees have the opportunity to present their research papers and attend keynote lectures from leading experts. The conference covers a wide range of topics, including the design, modeling, and control of MAVs, sensing and perception for MAVs, and applications of MAVs in various fields.

In addition to the technical presentations, the IMAV conference also features a highly anticipated flight competition, where participants compete with their autonomous MAVs in a range of tasks, such as obstacle avoidance, target detection, and delivery. The competition provides an opportunity for participants to put their research into practice and to showcase the capabilities of their MAVs in a real-world setting.

Important Dates:

Draftpaper submission deadline:

Notification of acceptance:

Full paper submission deadline:


31. May 2023

10. July 2023

1. September 2023

11- 15. September 2023

Call for papers:

We are now inviting authors to submit papers for presentation at the conference. We welcome contributions to all aspects of MAVs, including, but not limited to:

  • Sensing and perception for MAVs
  • Multi-MAV systems and swarm intelligence
  • Low Reynolds number aerodynamics
  • Design of novel MAV types (hybrids, propulsion, silent drones)
  • MAVs that interact robustly with their environment
  • New control methods
  • Reconfiguration of MAVs in unpredicted events
  • Autonomous navigation in GPS-denied environments
  • Integration of MAVs in airspace (sense-and-avoid, UTM, …)
  • Application of MAVs in industry, agriculture, environmental monitoring, search and rescue operations

Submission Guidelines:

During the conference, scientific and technical papers can be presented. Authors will have an allotted timeslot of 15 minutes to present their work. Technical and scientific papers can be submitted as draft papers. Fullpapers should be submitted until September 1, 2023. Papers should have a minimum of 6 pages and a maximum of 8 pages.

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. File sizes should be minimized (max 5MB) while graphical quality should be maximized by using vector graphics whenever possible.

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Articles will be fully peer-reviewed and published open access at
A selection of best-reviewed articles will be invited to special issues in the International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles and in Unmanned Systems


All questions regarding submission can be mailed to