Event Details

Here you can find many event details for the STRATUS 2024 Conference, including the event synopsis, schedule, program committee, keynote speakers, and field trips.


About the Conference

The STRATUS 2024 conference brings together academics, industry representatives, and domain specialists to share perspectives on this rapidly evolving field of a wide range of topics. Since its inception in 2016, STRATUS went from a one-day to a two-day and then to a three-day annual workshop and is now a three-day conference and includes previously recorded field trips. Based on the received request from attendees, we have expanded the workshops to reach entities beyond the original scope of a Western New York audience.

This conference is in-person attendance.

What sets the non-profit STRATUS 2024 Conference apart from other specialized or larger UAS meetings are the important interdisciplinary topics ranging from the latest challenges in UAV platform design and technology to sensor design, information gathering and processing, and modeling to produce data that support decision-making.

The STRATUS 2024 Conference topics include:

  • Environmental Mapping, Monitoring and Modelling
  • Remote Sensing
  • 3D and Multi-view Imaging
  • Platforms, Calibration, Sensor, and Imaging Systems
  • Multi-sensor Data Fusion
  • Technologies and Applications
  • Algorithm and Image Processing
  • Photogrammetry
  • Policy, Public Perception and Privacy Issues
  • K-12 Education
  • Applications focused on Upstate NY, Finger Lakes and Lake Ontario Regions
  • UAV Applications in Healthcare

The Special Focus of the STRATUS 2024 Conference is “hazards, environmental mapping, monitoring and forecasting”. We invite participants who are interested in sharing their insight, latest research, and technical challenges to engage in scientific and practical conversations to identify collaborative partners for facing the complex challenges under extreme conditions with holistic approaches in designing and testing integrated UAV mission planning, information gathering and decision making for extreme conditions, rapid response or emergency management. 

Our Program includes both oral and poster sessions, student prizes for best paper/poster presentation, break and lunch for networking, keynote speakers, panel discussion, exhibits, live demonstrations, happy hours and social gathering. Thanks to our sponsors, we keep the conference fees affordable.

The STRATUS 2024 Conference is a collaborative organizational effort including researchers from some of the region’s leading universities. The general organizing committee is made up of researchers working at the interface of universities, industries, government agencies, and other community stakeholders from these institutions: 

• SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF)
• Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
• University at Buffalo (UB)

And the scientific community converge abroad range of expert from many universities and institutes.

We all hope to see you at the STRATUS 2024 Conference.


– the Conference Organization Team

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact bsalehi@esf.edu.

Event Schedule


Keynote Speakers


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Student Prizes


Program will include Student prizes for best presentation and poster!!

Program Committee

General Chair

Bahram Salehi, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
View Bahram’s professional webpage

Co-chair/financial chair

Emmett Ientilucci, Digital Image and Remote Sensing Lab, Rochester Institute of Technology
View Emmett’s professional webpage

Workshop and Tutorial Chair

Peter Spache
Rochester Institute of Technology, View Peter’s professional webpage

Student Involvement Chair and Web Administrator

Sina Jarahizadeh
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY, View Sina’s LinkedIn webpage

Local Chair

Brandon Murphy

Associate Director, Open Academy at SUNY College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry

Sponsorship chair

Timothy Bauch

Research Engineer, Rochester Institute of Technology, View Tim’s LinkedIn webpage