The 6th annual Intelligent Systems Workshop will be held next year at The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH on July 29-30, 2019. The workshop is an important part of the AIAA Intelligent Systems Technical Committee (ISTC) annual activities and provides an informal, unclassified, international forum for the exchange of ideas and information on intelligent systems.

The workshop broadly focuses on the four following categories:

  1. Human Machine Interaction,
  2. Vulnerabilities/security  of intelligent and autonomous systems,
  3. Integrating Autonomy into Existing Ecosystems,
  4. Developing an Intelligent Systems Workforce.

Through the various sessions, speeches and discussions, we plan to engage participants on these state-of-the-art topics and their ensuing issues to help provide a better understanding on the vision, capabilities, and challenges for future intelligent and autonomous systems.


Workshop Agenda

The Workshop is spread over 2 days and 4 sessions. July 29th, 2019 (Monday) will mark the beginning of the workshop. Sessions 1 and 2 will be on this day (Day 1). Sessions 3 and 4 will take place on Day 2. The optional tours are arranged on Day 3, that is, July 31st, 2019. Its scheduled to begin at 7:30 AM each day and go on until 5:00 PM. There will be Social after 5:30 PM on Day 1 and Technical Committee Meeting from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM on Day 2. The full Workshop Agenda can be downloaded through the link below.

Tentative Workshop Agenda

Please note that this is a tentative agenda and is subject to change. The agenda will be updated on a weekly basis.

Student Lightning Talk & Poster Session

As part of the 2019 Intelligent Systems workshop in Cincinnati, we will have a student lightning talk session and a student poster session. During these sessions, students will have the opportunity to present their research in 5-minute lightning talks or via posters. Any research topics within the intelligent systems area are welcome. This is a great opportunity for students to promote their research, practice their technical presentation skills, and network with peers in academia, industry, and government. Thanks to the generosity of UC and other sponsors, the workshop is going to be extremely affordable for students this year, with a registration cost of $35 and lodging costs of $43 per night! If you have any questions about the student session, please feel free to contact Dani Selva dselva@tamu.edu and/or the workshop co-chairs Raj Sharma sharmar7@ucmail.uc.edu and Zarrin Chua Chua.Zarrin@aurora.aero

Application: To apply, please email Dani Selva at dselva@tamu.edu with your full name, university, lab affiliation, and a tentative title for the talk.   The committee will select 10 talks and 10 posters from the application pool.

Each student will be assigned a 5-minute slot for the presentation (although this number is subject to change depending on the number of applications). Time limits will be strictly enforced. Students must email their final slides for the presentation in “.ppt” or “.pdf” format to Dani Selva (dselva@tamu.edu) by July 26.


Student Awards Sponsored by Aerospace Corp.

Three students from lightening talk and poster session be selected for the following cash prize.

  • First Place: $1000
  • Second Place: $500
  • Third Place: $250

Tours (Optional)

Optional tours will be organized to visit the GE Aviation Facility, Learning Center at Evendale or the National Air Force Museum at Wright Patt, Dayton on July-31-2019. Attendees can choose the tour option while registering for the workshop. There are 40 first-come-first-serve seats for the GE tour.

GE Aviation Tour celebrating 100 years of the Future of Flight

Ever wanted to peek inside a real jet engine? GE’s Learning Center (located just north of Cincinnati) is the perfect opportunity for you to take a stroll through the history of aviation engines. From the earliest variants based off of Whittle’s design through the CFM56 (the most popular engine on the face of the planet) and the GE90 (currently the most powerful commercial engine), you are invited to come and take a guided tour in GE’s premier Learning Center! Come be a part of GE Aviation’s 100th anniversary of inventing the future of flights!

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Tour

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force offers a variety of programs and special events for the audience. Click on this link to familiarize yourself with what the museum has to offer.


There are two registration categories:

  • Student Registration – $35
  • Standard Registration – $150

The registration cost includes 2-day workshop registration and food (breakfast, lunch and light refreshments) for both categories of registration.

Register Here.

Workshop Committee

List of committee members: