The 2017 International Conference on Intelligent Unmanned Systems (ICIUS 2017) will be held in Tamkang University, New Taipei, Taiwan, from August 21st to 24th, 2017. The conference offers a unique and interesting platform for scientists, engineers and practitioners throughout the world to present and share their most recent research and innovative ideas in the 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.

All accepted papers would be further reviewed for post conference journal publications in International Journal of Intelligent Unmanned Systems (IJIUS) and Journal of Applied Science and Engineering (JASE; http://jase.tku.edu.tw ). Any contributed or invited paper can be nominated for the ICIUS 2017 Best Conference Paper Award and the ICIUS 2017 Best Student Paper Award. The final evaluation by the awards committee will take into account the presentations at ICIUS 2017.

We sincerely welcome our colleagues worldwide to join us for this conference. We look forward to seeing you in Taiwan for this exciting event!

Lung-Jieh Yang, Tamkang University, Taiwan

General Chair of ICIUS 2017