The number of automatic astronomical facilities worldwide continues to grow, and the level of robotisation, autonomy, and networking is increasing as well. This has a strong impact in space debris surveillance and tracking as well as in many astrophysical fields, like fireball detection, the search for extra-solar planets, the monitoring of variable stars in our Galaxy, the study of active galactic nuclei, the detection and monitoring of supernovae, and the immediate follow-up of high-energy transients such as gamma-ray bursts and the search of neutrino and gravitational waves counterparts.

Thus, the main focus of the workshop will be on the new and existing astronomical facilities whose goal is to observe a wide variety of astrophysical targets with no (or very little) human interaction. We expect the workshop will continue as an international forum for researchers to summarize the most recent developments and ideas in the field, with a special emphasis given to the Technical and Scientific results obtained within the last two years, with specific sessions on Educational Activities and Space Surveillance and Tracking.