IMAV 2021


Competition awards

Contestants completing at least the minimum standards for a competition will be ranked and, based on those rankings, the first three places will receive a certificate and a trophy. Also, with the Best Competition Poster Award, we encourage all teams to prepare and present a poster containing details about their systems. Posters will be presented during the conference.

The competition awards are the following:

  • Indoor
    • 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Award.
    • Best Performance in Dynamic Environments.
    • Best Search & Rescue Performance.
    • Best MAV design.
  • Outdoor
    • 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Award.
    • Best Heavy Lift Performance.
    • Best Scene Mapping.
    • Best Delivery Performance.
    • Best Fixed-wing/ Tilt-wing/Tilt-rotor Solution.
    • Best MAV design.
  • Special Challenges
    • Indoor Noise-Free Challenge Award.
    • Indoor Noise-Free Best Design.
    • Outdoor Surveillance Challenge Award.
    • Outdoor Surveillance Best Design.
  • Best Competition Poster Award

Best Paper Awards

Based on the reviews of the program committee members, a number of papers will be nominated as candidates for IMAV 2021 Best Paper Awards. After the presentation of the nominated papers, a special committee will select the papers for each category, and the winners will be announced during the closing session of the conference.

A total of three categories are planned for the conference:

  • Best Conference Paper.
  • Best Technical Paper.
  • Best Industrial Application Paper.
  • Best Student Paper.

Publication of Selected Papers in International Journals

Based on the quality of the papers and after a thorough evaluation by the IMAV’s international committee, selected Papers and Finalist to the Best Conference Paper Award will be offered publication in one of the following two Journals:

  • International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles (the Article Processing Charge will be waived).
  • Unmanned Systems.