10-12 April 2018 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2017 Conference Program

 

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CONFERENCE PROGRAM TAKEAWAYS

  • Understanding specific ROI & benefit metrics for using UAVs
  • Integrating UAV data into current workflows
  • Storing and sharing project data both internally and externally
  • Incorporating software: flight planning, post-processing, data analysis tools
  • Determining alternative options: when are UAVs not the right tool for your application
  • Identifying UAV challenges: regulatory, environmental, operational efficiency, safety
Questions? Contact:
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Tuesday, 20 June

17:00 Exhibition Open (Closes at 18:00)

PreConference sessions

PRODUCT PREVIEWS

12:30 – 17:00
Silver Hall
Learn about the newest supplier advances and best practices for specifying, planning and executing projects in Product Previews presented by exhibiting companies.

12:30-12:42 Aerialtronics 14:42-14:54 Airobot bvba
12:42-12:54 Amimon Ltd 14:54-15:06 Walkera/ Agrowing
12:54 -13:06 Orbit GT 15:06-15:18 ALX Systems
13:06-13:18 Acecore 15:18-15:30 Aerial Imaging Saudi Arabia
13:18-13:30 Topcon Europe Positioning B.V. 15:30-15:42 Virtual Surveyor NV
13:30-13:42 Trimble / Applanix 15:42-15:54 A-techSYN
13:42-13:54 C-Astral d.o.o. 15:54-16:06 Italdron
13:54-14:06 Aibotix GmbH / Leica Geosystems AG 16:06-16:18 Septentrio
14:06-14:18 Pix4D 16:18-16:30 SpotScale AB
14:18-14:30 Riegl Laser Measurement Systems GmbH 16:30-16:42 Pythagoras BVBA
14:30-14:42 BlueMarble Geographics 16:42-16:54 AgriSens

17:00-18:00 Networking cocktail – Exhibit HALL

Wednesday, 21 June

08:00 Exhibition Open (Closes at 17:30)

Opening Session & Keynotes

Day 1
21 Jun 2017

Welcome & Introduction

Track Name: Opening Session & Keynotes Session Date: Jun 21 2017 9:00 – 9:10
Lisa Murray

The Arrival of EU Drone Regulations

Koen will share latest from the EC and vision for future of commercial UAVs. Track Name: Opening Session & Keynotes Session Date: Jun 21 2017 9:10 – 9:35
Koen De Vos

Commercial UAV Market Trends and Opportunities

Which commercial market sectors offer greatest potential for use of UAVs, and which may not? Gain insight from a leading market analyst. Track Name: Opening Session & Keynotes Session Date:...
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Hendrik Bödecker

Flying into the Future: The Robotic Trinity

A fascinating presentation on newest technologies and how they will change the world of UAVs. Track Name: Opening Session & Keynotes Session Date: Jun 21 2017 10:00 – 10:30
Ir. Dr. Chris Verhoeven

10:30-11:00 Coffee break – exhibit HALL

PLENARY: Pan-European Regulatory Landscape – Current & Future

Day 1
21 Jun 2017

Pan-European Regulatory Landscape – Current & Future

International panel of experts discuss pan-European regulations, successes, challenges and a vision for the future. A representative from the following national RPAS associations will present. Kasia Colombani – Senior Consultant,...
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Koen De Vos
Kasia Colombani
Goncalo Antunes Matias
Anders Martinsen
Mark Vanlook
Jakob Hansen
Patrick Mascart
Ilmars Ozols

12:00-13:30 Lunch – exhibit HALL (available for purchase)

Civil engineering & infrastructure

Day 1
21 Jun 2017

UAVs in GPS-Denied Tunnels for Crossrail Project

The presentation is based on the use of drone technology within a construction tunnels environment . Due to strict legislation the use of drones are often overlooked due to prolixity...
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Ravintheran Kugananthan

Inspection of Critical Infrastructures: Lessons Learned from Inspecting More than 1000 Bridges

This presentation will show how UAVs can be part of the inspection procedures of critical infrastructure. From the prototyping of the best solution to the delivery of more than 6000...
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Nicola Marietti

High Accuracy LiDAR on Drones: Challenges & Opportunities

High accuracy LiDAR – as for example the Riegl VUX-1 UAV – can be integrated onto small drones (rotary wings but also fix wings systems) to obtain high density (more...
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Flavien Viguier

Panel Discussion with Presenters – Civil Engineering & Infrastructure

There will be a 30 minute panel discussion with the speakers of the Civil Engineering & Infrastructure session Ravintheran Kugananthan – Project Engineer, Tunnels and Platforms , Liverpool Street ,...
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Mining & Aggregates

Day 1
21 Jun 2017

Terrestrial Lidar Vs. UAV for Mining Volume Calculation

The goal of this paper is to compare the volume of two stock piles obtained by using UAV and terrestrial laser scanning technology. For this purpose, the 4Scight drone and...
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Khaled El Nabbout

Metric Mapping with Low Cost Drones

AirGon entered the drone-based mine site services business (primarily aggregate mining) in the summer of 2015. Our primary goal was to test hardware and software as well as establish relationships...
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Lewis Graham

Additional Mining & Aggregates Presentation to be Announced

A third Mining & Aggregates presentation will be announced soon. Check back for more details and updates. Track Name: Mining & Aggregates Session Date: Jun 21 2017 14:10 – 14:30

Panel Discussion with Presenters – Mining & Aggregates

There will be a 30 minute panel discussion with the speakers of the Mining & Aggregates session Dr. Khaled El Nabbout – GM, Mena3D GmbH (Germany) Lewis Graham – CTO,...
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15:00-15:30 Coffee break – exhibit HALL

Surveying & Mapping

Day 1
21 Jun 2017

BVLOS Mapping of a Pipeline Corridor

The geospatial mapping of corridors, such as pipelines or transport routes, presents several challenges. Carrying out this work using terrestrial surveying instruments can take teams days, if not weeks or...
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Fabrice Volluz
Francois Gervaix

What’s Ahead for Surveying & Mapping: Photogrammetric Data Fusion and Beyond

With the renaissance of photogrammetric point cloud generation using Structure-from-Motion (SfM) and Dense Image Matching (DIM) algorithms, quite often parallel to laser scanning, the problem of data fusion and filtering...
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Dieter Fritsch

Panel Discussion with Presenters – Surveying & Mapping

There will be a 30 minute panel discussion with the speakers of the Surveying & Mapping session, plus panelist Patrick Cunningham – President, BlueMarble Geographics (USA) Fabrice Volluz – Head...
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Patrick Cunningham

security, law enforcement, emergency response & SAR

Day 1
21 Jun 2017

RPAS to Save Lives

Applications of UAVs focusing especially on Emergency Services; lessons learned, and what’s ahead. Track Name: Security, Law Enforcement, Emergency Response & SAR Session Date: Jun 21 2017 15:30 – 15:50
Bart Van der Voort

Unlocking the Full Potential of Drones with Connected, Smart and Autonomous Systems

In this presentation we’ll explore the technology platforms holding greatest promise for smart autonomous drones. We’ll first address safety and robustness, and ensuring that devices are reliable and solid inside-out:...
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Eva Pagneux

Panel Discussion with Presenters – Security, Law Enforcement, Emergency Response

There will be a 30 minute panel discussion with the speakers of the Security, Law Enforcement, Emergency Response & SAR session Bart Van der Voort – Business Development – DJI,...
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drone hero competition

Day 1
21 Jun 2017

Drone Hero Competition – Part 1

Jury Chair Peter van Blyenburgh presents five finalists for this contest in which innovators demonstrate their one applications and compete for support in developing their innovations and winning the title...
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Peter van Blyenburgh

17:30-19:00 Networking cocktail – SQUARE TERRACE

Thursday, 22 June

08:00 Exhibition Open (Closes at 16:00)

Process & Power – Renewable Energy

Day 1
22 Jun 2017

What Does it Take to Operate BVLOS for Power Line Inspections

Laserpas is one of a few companies, having licenses to operate UAVs in BVLOS conditions in 5 countries – Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Bulgaria and Romania. We have covered more than...
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Mantas Vaskela

Hands-On Tips for Drone-Photogrammetry Inspection from the World’s Leading Companies

Drone photogrammetry is now considered by many to be the most popular and efficient UAV method. In this presentation, we will share and discuss in depth several real use cases...
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Lisa Chen

From Raw Drone Data to Artificial Intelligence: Smart Extraction of Actionable Business Information

Drones have allowed access to difficult, hazardous locations to become semi-automatic. Remotely piloting a UAV around an oil rig, in a storage tank, around a bridge is becoming the preferred...
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Colin Hickey

Panel Discussion with Presenters – Process & Power; Renewable Energy

There will be a 30 minute panel discussion with the speakers of the Process & Power; Renewable Energy session Mantas Vaskela – CEO, Laserpas UAB Lisa Chen – Technical Communication...
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Global UTM / U-Space

Day 1
22 Jun 2017

Global UTM/U-Space: Information & Planning for the Commercial Operator – Presentation by UniFly

Marc Kegelaers, CEO of UniFly, will present in this session regarding Global UTM/U-Space: Information & Planning for the Commercial Operator Track Name: Global UTM/U-Space Session Date: Jun 22 2017 9:00...
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Marc Kegelaers

Global UTM/U-Space: Information & Planning for the Commercial Operator – Presentation by AirMap

Sebastian Barbiarz, Head of Strategic Business Development for AirMap, will present in this session regarding Global UTM/U-Space: Information & Planning for the Commercial Operator Track Name: Global UTM/U-Space Session Date:...
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Sebastian Barbiarz

Global UTM/U-Space: Information & Planning for the Commercial Operator – Presentation by Lufthansa Technik AG

Ulrich Hoffmann, Project Lead of UAV Services for Lufthansa Technik AG, will present in this session regarding Global UTM/U-Space: Information & Planning for the Commercial Operator Track Name: Global UTM/U-Space...
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Ulrich Hoffmann

Panel Discussion with Presenters – Global UTM/U-Space

There will be a 30 minute panel discussion with the speakers of the Global UTM/U-Space Session including: Marc Kegelaers – CEO, UniFly (Belgium) Sebastian Barbiarz – Head Strategic Business Development,...
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10:30-11:00 Coffee break – exhibit HALL

drone hero competition

Day 1
22 Jun 2017

Drone Hero Competition – Part 2

Jury Chair Peter van Blyenburgh presents five finalists for this contest in which innovators demonstrate their one applications and compete for support in developing their innovations and winning the title...
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Peter van Blyenburgh

12:00-13:30 Lunch – exhibit HALL (available for purchase)

construction

Day 1
22 Jun 2017

Construction Site Planning with UAVs and Mixed Reality -MR

At the Swedish construction company NCC we are transforming the way we do early design and development. One of the challenges construction companies and their clients are facing today is...
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Viktor Davidov
Ludvig Emgård

Realisation to Reality: The Journey from Identification to Adoption and Implementation

Identification of technology that will benefit the core purpose of a business is not very difficult, however the journey from identification to adoption and implementation is; the process of executing...
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Peter Slater

Incorporating UAV Data into BIM Validation Workflow

This session will also include an invited speaker from MT Højgaard (Denmark) The construction industry is fully embracing the concept of BIM, but not without challenges. BIM provides the industry...
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Julian Norton

Panel Discussion with Presenters – Construction

There will be a 30 minute panel discussion with the speakers of the Construction session including: Viktor Davidov – Digital Business Developer & VDC Strategist, NCC Construction (Sweden) Ludvig Emgård...
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Precision agriculture

Day 1
22 Jun 2017

A Crop Monitoring Workflow, from UAV Data Collection to Plant Health Indication

Agricultural operations work on thin margins, and conventional field inspection methods are time consuming and inefficient. Missing a small area of pest or insect infestation can result in a big...
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Thomas Bahr

Drone as a Service in Agriculture: Connecting Agricultural Experts and Farmers

It is widely known that in the academic community there is a great amount of knowledge, expertise and various data which sometimes remain hidden from the private sector and broader...
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Tihomir Sasic

Additional Precision Agriculture Presentation to be Announced

A third Precision Agriculture presentation will be announced soon. Check back for more details and updates. Track Name: Precision Agriculture Session Date: Jun 22 2017 14:10 – 14:30

Panel Discussion with Presenters – Precision Agriculture

There will be a 30 minute panel discussion with the speakers of the Precision Agriculture session including: Dr. Thomas Bahr – Senior Consultant, Harris Corporation (Germany) Tihomir Sasic – IN2...
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Eva Pagneux
Milan Dobrota

drone hero competition – results

Day 1
22 Jun 2017

Remarks by Minister Jan Jambon

Jan obtained a degree in information technology from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). He then went on to obtain an MBA from the University of Antwerp. After a distinguished career...
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Jan Jambon

Remarks by Minister Steven Vandeput

Belgian Minister of Defense Steven Vandeput will give his remarks before the winner of Drone Hero Europe 2017 is announced. Track Name: Results of Drone Hero Session Date: Jun 22...
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Steven Vandeput

Drone Hero Competition – Results Announced

The winners of Drone Hero Europe 2017 will be announced by Jury Chair Peter van Blyenburgh & Special Guests Ministers Jambon and Vandeput. Jan obtained a degree in information technology...
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Steven Vandeput
Peter van Blyenburgh
Jan Jambon

legal implications

Day 1
22 Jun 2017

Commercial UAVs: Safety & Legal Considerations for Protecting Your Enterprise

Discussion about importance of – and methods for – properly documenting drone flights to verify legality, and options for ensuring safety with which all operators and those using the data...
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Morwen Williams
Steve Flynn

 

The Commercial UAV Event for:


Surveying & Mapping


Civil Infrastructure


Mining & Aggregates


Construction


Process, Power & Utilities


Law Enforcement, Emergency Response & Search and Rescue


Precision Agriculture

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