The 2nd International Workshop on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and their Communications, Applications and Networks (DroneCAN)

Important Dates

Paper due: May 1, 2017
Author Notification: May 8, 2017
Camera-ready due: May 15, 2017
Registration due: May 15, 2017
Workshop Date: July 4, 2017

In conjunction with the 9th International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks from July 4 to 7, 2017 in Milan, Italy.

Call for Papers
Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, commonly known as drones) have various forms, such as small quad-/hexa-/octo-copters, airplanes, or blimps. They are novel mobile unmanned autonomous systems organized in standalone or networked teams, and they are increasingly investigated in various contexts to support human. Recently, applications employing UAS or drones can be extended to a wide range of areas, e.g., surveillance, platooning, traffic control, search-and-rescue missions, wild fire monitoring, product delivery, or video taking. Additionally, drones can also offer the capability to improvise ad hoc wireless networks in case of emergencies. In the course of such missions, UAS or drones can perceive their environment through embedded computing power and a variety of sensors, such as IMU sensors (gyroscopes, accelerometers, and magnetometer), GPS units, and various types of cameras. However, their all useful applications and perception of environments require reliable communication systems that are used to share information and coordinate activities among them.
The focus of the workshop will be on dealing with requirements, challenges, constraints, regulations, public safety, theoretical issues, algorithm/protocol/system design, innovative applications, and experimental results of UASs/drones and their communication networks. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Communication architectures and protocols for UASs or drones
  • Positioning and localization
  • Swarming and coordination
  • Autonomous flight control
  • Ground control system architecture, operation and maintenance
  • Vision and object tracking
  • Sensors for flight and fleet control
  • Deep-learning tools, software, applications for UASs or drones
  • Delay-tolerant aerial systems
  • Safety and regulatory issues
  • Security, protection and privacy issues
  • Energy-efficient operation and energy harvesting of UASs or drones
  • Mobility-awareness
  • Mission-critical and/or context-aware solutions
  • Emergency applications
  • UAS or drone-based surveillance
  • Mapping applications
  • Smart cities and urban applications of UASs or drones
  • Empirical results of UAS or drone testbeds

DroneCAN solicits submission of original work not previously published or under review at another conference or journal.

All papers must be submitted electronically, in PDF format, and uploaded on EDAS. The direct link for paper submission is https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=22905&track=84454. There are two options for the submissions, either a full paper or a short paper. We decided to allow the submission of short papers in order to accommodate the most recent research outcomes. The submissions should be formatted with single-spaced, double-column pages using at least 10 pt (or higher) size fonts on A4 or letter pages in IEEE style format. The maximum number of pages is 6 for full papers and 3 for short papers. Detailed formatting and submission instructions will be available on the conference web site (http://www.icufn.org/?page_id=399).

Submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop Program Committee and judged on originality, technical correctness, relevance, and quality of presentation. All accepted papers will appear in the IEEE Xplore Digital library and will be indexed by Scopus and EI Compendex only if at least one of the authors registers at the full registration rate and attends to present the paper. Also, extended versions of selected papers will be published in the following international journals (SCIE-indexed) as a special section for the ICUFN 2017:

  • Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (SCIE)
  • Wireless Personal Communications (SCIE)
  • International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks (SCIE)
  • Mobile Information System (SCIE)
  • Sensors (SCIE)
  • Journal of Internet Technology (SCIE)
  • INFORMATION Journal (Scopus)
  • International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications (Scopus)
  • ICT Express
  • Recent Advances on Communications and Networking Technology

Advisory Committee Chairs:

  • Yeong Min Jang (Kookmin University, Korea)
  • Wanggu Kang (Korea Aerospace Research Institute, Korea)

Technical Program Committee Chairs:

  • Hwangnam Kim (Korea University, Korea)
  • Kyung-Joon Park (DGIST, Korea)
  • Yong Wun Jung (Korea Aerospace Research Institute, Korea)

Technical Program Committee Members:

  • Dong Eui Chang (KAIST, Korea)
  • Jihwan P. Choi (DGIST, Korea)
  • Jihyuk Choi (Marvell, USA)
  • Yongsoon Eun (DGIST, Korea)
  • Zygmunt J. Haas (Cornell University, USA)
  • Hyun-Wook Jin (Konkuk University, Korea)
  • Young-Ho Jung (Korea Aerospace University, Korea)
  • Kyungtae Kang (Hanyang University, Korea)
  • Hyunsoon Kim (TmaxSoft, Korea)
  • Song Min Kim (George Mason University, USA)
  • Kyoung-Dae Kim (University of Denver, USA)
  • Suk Kyu Lee (LG Electronics, Korea)
  • Dongjun Lee (Seoul National University, Korea)
  • Shin Woo (Broadcom, USA)