Keynote 1


Title
Future Applications of UAV in Major Disaster based on Experience of Great East Japan Earthquake, Tsunami and Fukushima Nuclear Accident

Speaker
Prof. Shigeru Shimamoto, Waseda University, Japan

Abstract
The disaster on March 11th of 2011 raised many problems to be solved. New systems and schemes to effectively manage such situations are urgently needed. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) seem to be one the promising technologies to solve such issues, because they are portable, easy to lunch, inexpensive and not affected by damages of the ground infrastructure. Following a requirements analysis based on the damages of the earthquake especially for communication systems, concepts for future UAV-based communication systems to be deployed in such disasters will be presented.

Biography
SHIGERU SHIMAMOTO is Professor at the Waseda University, Japan. Dr. Shimamoto received his PhD from the Tohoku University in 1993. His current research includes studying and creating new communication schemes in order to make good use of new communication infrastructures. This includes mobile wireless communication, wireless optical communication, fixed wireless access, wireless LANs and modulation. In his current research project the aim is to unite all mentioned technologies into one software architecture.


Keynote 2


Title
Overview of Legal Boundary Conditions for UAV Operation and their Integration in Public Air Traffic

Speaker
Prof. Elmar Giemulla

Biography
ELMAR GIEMULLA is Adjunct Professor of Aviation Law and Aviation Security Law at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University since 2008 and Honorary Professor of Aviation Law at the Berlin Institute of Technology since 2005. His focus is on International Aviation Law and International Aviation Organisations, Airport Permission and Planning Law, Certification and Licensing Law and Aviation Liability Law.