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Agenda

The 2024 agenda will be updated as details are confirmed. The previous 2023 agenda can be sampled in the Archives.

This year features our first co-event Summit on Advancing Modeling and Simulation for AGVs (SAMS AGV).


2024 Day 1 - June 5

8:00 AM

Light Breakfast

9:00

Opening Remarks

9:20

Keynote:

COL Ryan A Howell
Program Manager, Main Battle Tank Systems, Program Executive Office Ground Combat Systems

9:55

Keynote:

Dr. Alvaro Velasquez
Program Manager, TIAMAT, DARPA

10:30

Break

10:45

Case Study 1:
 Training Review with a Virtual Spectator Interface for Improving Human-Robot Team Performance
(abstract)

11:30

Case Study 2:
 What's a Little Dirt in the Eye? Detection and Adaptive Planning for Off-Road Autonomous Navigation under Soiled Sensors
(abstract)

12:15 PM

Group Photo | Lunch

1:30

Technical Session 1 (matrix of parallel sessions)

 

     Session 1.A     |     Session 1.B     |     Session 1.C

3:30 -
6:30

Poster Session and Reception
 Reception begins at 4:30pm


2024 Day 2 - June 6

8:00 AM

Light Breakfast

9:00

Day 2 Opening Remarks

9:10

Debate
 Details TBA

10:20

Break

10:35

Technical Session 2 (matrix of parallel sessions)

 

     Session 2.A     |     Session 2.B     |     Session 2.C

12:40 PM

Awards & Lunch

Announcing Winners of Best Student Poster Competition
Announcing Recipient of ARC Excellence in Research Award (ARC-ERA)

   
 

Summit on Advancing Modeling and Simulation for Autonomous Ground Vehicles (SAMS AGV)

2:15

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dr. Daniel Carruth
Associate Director, Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, Mississippi State University

Dr. Bogdan Epureanu
Director, Automotive Research Center, University of Michigan

2:30

DoD Challenges in Modeling and Simulation at the ARC

Panel discussion with the Automotive Research Center thrust leaders; ARC efforts to address DoD challenges in M&S

3:30 Break
3:45

Standards Panel

Discussion of current efforts to support standardization, interoperability and portability of simulations

4:45

Technical Speaker
 TBA

5:30 Networking / Social Event

2024 Day 3 - June 7

8:00 AM

Light Breakfast

9:00

Opening Remarks

9:05 Keynote Speaker
9:49

Industry Panel:

Discussion of industry support for M&S in off-road environments.

10:40

Break

10:50

Working Sessions

Focused roundtable conversations: multiple breakout rooms, moderated group discussion, each room assigned a topic area and primed with material to drive discussion, try to achieve equal parts education and idea generation, unpacking recent successes, current challenges, and future of autonomous vehicle simulation.

 

Main Room Technical Presentations
Breakout Session #1 – Cybersecurity and Communications M&S
Breakout Session #2 – Simulation Fidelity
Breakout Session #3 – Test Design for Autonomous Ground Vehicles

11:50

Technical Speaker

Presentation on expanded horizons in off-road autonomy – other application areas, challenges not yet addressed, etc.

12:20 PM

Wrap Up and Thanks

12:30 -
3:00 PM

Lunch Reception and Networking


ARC contact: arc-event-inquiries@umich.edu

SAMS AGV contact: samsagv.admin@cavs.msstate.edu