The conference

The program of the plenary (resp. parallel) session is now available on line (resp. parallel) and as a PDF file (resp. parallel PDF).

Map with the conference and competition sites.

The Conference program will consist of technical paper presentations, workshops, keynote lectures and a poster session.

The objective of the conference is to provide an effective and established forum for discussion and dissemination of original and recent advances in MAV technology. The conference program will consist of technical paper presentations, workshops, keynote lectures and a static exhibition including a poster session. Submission of papers that address novel, challenging and innovative ideas, concepts or systems, reports on real uses with concrete and quantitative results are particularly encouraged. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas as they relate to MAVs:

  • Low-Reynolds unsteady aerodynamics
  • Vision-based sensing and bio-inspired actuation
  • Flow physics of flapping flight
  • Coordinated flight of MAVs
  • Morphing MAV configurations
  • Integrated GPS/IMU strategy for MAVs
  • Micro-energy systems and micro-thrusters
  • Autonomous collision avoidance
  • Integrated obstacle-avoidance technologies
  • Gyro-stabilized micro-cameras and image processing
  • MAV prototyping and flight testing
  • System architecture for MAV operation

An abstract of at least 1000 words, with key figures and references to pertinent publications in the existing literature, is required. Authors must clearly identify in the abstract new or significant aspects of their work. Abstracts must be received in pdf format by 16 April 2007.

You can download a Microsoft Word template for your abstract.

The submission of a draft of the paper instead of an abstract is encouraged. The draft paper should include key figures that illustrate the primary intent of the author's message. Dummy figures are acceptable if final data are not available, provided that final data will be submitted with the manuscript. The review and acceptance process will be weighted in favor of those authors submitting more relevant documentation of their proposed papers. The length of the paper should be appropriate for a conference paper - not a major project, final report, or final thesis.

Authors will be notified of paper acceptance by 11 June 2007. An Author's Kit, containing detailed instructions and guidelines for submitting papers to MAV07 will be made available to authors of accepted papers.

Final manuscripts, following this Microsoft Word template, are due at MAV07 by 3 September 2007.

A 'no paper, no podium' rule is in effect for all accepted papers. In addition, it is the responsibility of those authors whose papers or presentations are accepted to ensure that a representative attends the conference to present the paper.


  • April 16, 2007 Extended to May 2Abstract submission
  • June 11, 2007Notification of Acceptance
  • September 3, 2007Full papers submission

Distinguished Lecture

Jacques Rosay
Chief test pilot for the Airbus A380
"Flight testing the A380"
Jacques Rosay


The A380 (Rolls Royce Trent 900 engines version) has made its first flight on the 27th of April 2005, and has been certified jointly by the European Aviation Safety Agency, and the Federal Aviation Administration on the 12th of December 2006. This campaign involved three aircraft and took approximately 2500 flight hours and 750 flights. Since then, additional tests have been conducted in particular to get the CATIII autoland certification. The certification of the A380 equipped with the Engine Alliance GP 7200 is due by the end of 2007. For most of the disciplines of flight testing, like structure, performances, handling qualities, engines, avionics, systems, cabin, etc, this presentation describes the main stages of the flight test campaign, leading from the initial evaluations to the final type certificate, through the development phases. Pictures and movies illustrate many of the salient events of this campaign.