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Standards, Technologies and Protocols enabling Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles

Scope and Motivation

Over the past few years, the advent of low cost miniaturized electronics and the easy access to high computing power has enabled the deployment of uninhabited aerial vehicles (UAVs) at an unprecedented scale. These vehicles are used both by professionals as well as hobbyists for filming, monitoring, surveillance, search and rescue operations, among other applications. The rapidly increasing number of vehicles demands for new strategies to meet the challenges posed by this large mesh of highly mobile aerial platforms. Besides that, UAVs will exchange data and interact with IoT eco-system. Furthermore, the next-generation of cellular networks (5G and beyonds) will basically integrate UAVs communications. In the literature, still lacks a coordinated approach towards a unified networking vision related UAVs networks. In this context, new investigations and contributions should be done related to UAVs enabling technologies and communication systems.

Thus, in the spirit of the Future 5V conference, this workshop aims at bringing together researchers, industry partners and practitioners that wish to share and learn novel methods that fully exploit the capabilities of UAVs, Aerial Sensor Networks (ASNs), and their applications. It covers the most recent results and research, addressing prospected innovative solutions defining new wireless networking approaches, emerging and enabling technologies.

Authors are invited to submit their original contributions, surveys and case studies that address the world of Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles.

A non-exhaustive list of topics can be found in the following:

Topics of Interest

  • Use case requirements for autonomous vehicles
  • Distributed/Decentralized control of UAV fleets
  • Rendezvous and docking for autonomous refuelling/battery swapping
  • Flight planning and formation control
  • Protocols for efficient data transfer in aerial sensor networks
  • Low power electronics for communications and sensing
  • AI-based strategies for feedback control
  • Routing and MAC protocols for UAVs
  • Cross layer protocols for UAVs
  • Multicast on UAV Networks
  • Content Delivery in UAV Networks
  • Security approaches and Protocols for UAV Networks
  • Software-Defined-Network Approaches for UAV Networks
  • Networking Simulation/Emulation for UAV environments
  • Bio-Inspired approaches for UAV Networks
  • Topology , coverage extension and Formation Control for UAV Networks
  • UAV Connectivity Maintenance in Highly Mobile Environments
  • Models and Algorithms for Control of UAV Communication Networks
  • UAV QoS provisioning
  • UAV Networks Survivability and Reliability
  • Radio resource management schemes for UAVs
  • Spectrum sharing and future spectrum requirements for UAVs
  • Smart and time-efficient trajectory generation schemes
  • Tracking mechanisms using UAVs
  • Context-aware localization schemes
  • Simultaneous localization and mapping
  • Location detection technologies and protocols
  • 3D location detection protocols
  • Multi-hop and relay-based communications
  • Drone classification and identification
  • Emerging applications based on UAVs

Workshop Chairs: Lamia CHAARI FOURATI & Pedro Casau

Contact
lamiachaari1@gmail.com
pcasau@isr.ist.utl.pt

Technical Program committee

Rui Aguir, Portugal
João Paulo Barraca, Portugal
Célia Dias Ferreira, Portugal
Saâdi BOUDJIT, France
Jihene REZGUI, Canada
Hakima CHAOUCHI, France
Mohamed JMAIEL, TUNISIA
Abdelaziz KALLEL, TUNISIA
Ahlem SADDOUD, TUNISIA
Emna CHARFI, TUNISIA
Mohamed FOURATI, TUNISIA
Bernard COUSIN, FRANCE
Wessam AJIB, CANADA
Adel Ben MNAOUER, UAE
Farid TOUATI, Qatar
Olfa Ben RHaiem, TUNISIA
Achraf BEN HAMADOU, TUNISIA
Rihab JMAL, TUNISIA
Rihab MAALOUL, TUNISIA

Important Dates

Full Paper Submission deadline
30 September 2018
Notification deadline
15 October 2018
Camera-ready deadline
31 October 2018
Start of Conference
21 November 2018
End of Conference
23 November 2018

 

 

 

 

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