Call for abstracts for Innovation-Automation technical conference

October 5, 2018 | Jim Townsend

Call for abstracts for Innovation-Automation technical conference

Academic, professional and student researchers are invited to answer the call for abstracts for the 2018 Innovation/Automation Dual Conference to be held Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Gilruth Center, located on the grounds of NASA Johnson Space Center.

The technical exchange retreat is an opportunity for area professionals and students to present their work with a minimum of financial or time burden, organizers say. Abstracts are sought in the fields of artificial intelligence, games, robotics, biomed, energy, space, computer security, CRISPR, genetic editing, smart technologies, manufacturing and more.

To enter an abstract, send your abstract (maximum 400 words) by email to with the subject line “Abstract for 2018 Innovation/Automation.” Authors must procure clearance of the presentation from their organizations, if such clearance is needed. Deadline for submission is Saturday, Oct. 13.

Students may compete for cash prizes in the students’ poster session. One $200 prize and two $100 prizes will be awarded. Abstracts for the poster session must be emailed by Friday, Oct. 12, to UHCL Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering Ishaq Unwala at

Advance registration is required for the full-day conferences, which includes lunch. For more information, email UHCL Professor of Computer Engineering Liwen Shih at

The dual conference is organized by Clear Lake Council of Technical Societies, IEEE Galveston Bay Section Society Chapters, and by the Robotics and Automation Technical Committee of AIAA Houston Section.