Automated Vehicles & Meteorology Summit

23–24 October 2018 Washington, DC

Aerial Drone over City

Important Dates

Registration & Hotel Reservations Open: Mid-July 2018
Hotel Reservation Deadline: 14 September 2018 21 September 2018
Preregistration Deadline: 29 September 2018
 

Location and Accommodations

Organizers

The Automated Vehicles & Meteorology Summit  is organized by the Commission on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise (CWWCE).

Automated Vehicles & Meteorology Summit

The pace to develop automated airborne and surface based vehicles (AV) is accelerating. Significant global investments are being made to develop advanced driver assistance systems and fully automated surface and airborne vehicles. These systems utilize in situ and remote sensing technologies, optical systems, machine learning, and advanced navigation capabilities. Poor weather and associated road conditions present challenges to the industry due to its impact on sensor performance, vehicle situational awareness technologies, and ability of airborne systems to maintain flight operations.

This summit will bring together the weather enterprise (public, private, and academic sectors), advanced driver assistance system and automated vehicle industries to discuss the meteorological impacts, current capabilities, weather and pavement-condition information needs of automated surface vehicles and unmanned airborne vehicles to support the advancement of automated vehicle development, reduce risk, accelerate adoption, and support operations.

Who should attend?

Automakers, ADAS and autonomous technology providers, weather agencies and service companies, atmospheric science research community, fleet management firms, insurers, policy makers, investors, and AV technology users.

Topics

• AV sensing platforms and capabilities
• AV use cases (ride sharing, package delivery, surveillance, environmental sensing, etc.)
• Meteorological information needed to operate UAVs within and beyond the line of sight
• Meteorological information for automated surface vehicles to maintain a safe operation and increase mobility
• AV testing centers meteorological data needs
• AV environmental sensing
• Meteorological needs for UAV traffic management systems
• Big Data and IoT
• Weather enterprise support for AV R&D and adoption

Selected Speakers

Anuj Agrawal

Anuj Agrawal

Chief Marketing Officer
Earth Networks


 

John Bosse

John Bosse

Offering Manager
The Weather Company
(An IBM Business)

 

Dr. Joseph J. Cione

Dr. Joseph J. Cione

Senior Research Scientist
NOAA Hurricane Research Division
 

Dr. Jonathan Evans

Jonathan Evans

Co-Founder and Head of Innovation
Skyward, a Verizon company
 

Heikki Laine

Heikki Laine

Senior Director of Strategy and Policy
Cognata Ltd.

 

Peter Sachs

Peter Sachs

Safety & Risk Architect
Altiscope at A³ by Airbus


 

Ralph O. Stoffler, SES, DAF

Ralph O. Stoffler, SES, DAF

Director of Weather
Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations
AF Deputy to NOAA

Andy Thurling

Andy Thurling

Chief Technology Officer
NUAIR Alliance


 

Sponsorship

There are several sponsorship opportunities available at the Automated Vehicles & Meteorology Summit. All sponsors will receive recognition on the conference website, conference program and signage at event sponsored. Interested companies and organizations should contact Marissa Welch.

Registration

  TWO-DAY PACKAGE
The two-day package includes: your badge (must be worn at all times in the meeting room), a full week program, admission to the reception on Tuesday night, a light breakfast, lunch, and two refreshment breaks each day.
ONE-DAY PACKAGE
The one-day package includes your badge for one calendar day admission to all conferences (must be worn at all times), a program, and scheduled food functions for that day.
  Early Registration Registration Late Registration Early Registration Registration Late Registration
  Through
Sept. 28
Sept. 29–
Oct. 22
On-Site Through
Sept. 28
Sept. 29–
Oct. 22
On-Site
ATTENDEE TYPE            
AMS Full Member/ Program or Session Chair $380 $480 $500 $205 $255 $275
AMS Associate Member $430 $530 $550 $230 $280 $300
Non-Member   $480 $580 $610 $255 $305 $325
Students $100 $100 $100 $75 $75 $75
All attendees must register to attend the conference. Registration may be completed on-line, via fax-in form, or on-site. Links will be available in the left-hand panel of this page. 

Special Needs

It is the Society's sincere desire to comply fully with both the letter and the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.  Attendees with special needs at the conference should check with the AMS Meetings Department (617) 226-3916, four–six weeks prior to the meeting to request special arrangements.  Special housing needs should be requested when making hotel reservations.

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