Call for Papers
The availability of low-cost Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), such as quadrocopters and blimps, opens up the prospects of an entirely new class of interconnected Low Altitude Platforms, which are hosted at altitudes of up to a few hundred meters. These aerial networks allow for new sensor applications like 3D-air-quality-measurements on the one hand and for new navigational strategies that are based on inter-robot communication like swarming on the other hand. Generally, the wireless networks for UAVs require highly reliable and low delay links for transmitting, administering and managing UAVs and user/sensor/mission data respectively. At the same time UAVs offer the capability to provide ad-hoc wireless networks, for example to facilitate temporary communication hot spots in case of public events and emergencies. Additionally, UAV-based networks may be flexibly deployed to compensate network outages. The workshop aims to share and discuss most recent results of various international research initiatives in the area of communication systems for aerial wireless networks. The focus of the workshop will be solely based on projects and research aiming at civilian applications.
- Communication technologies and protocols for UAVs
- Air-to-ground and air-to-air communication
- Network architectures for UAVs and mesh networking
- Remote and autonomous control of UAVs
- Localization and vision based sense-and-avoid
- Mini / Micro UAVs and enhanced Health Management
- Channel models and antenna design for UAVs
- Use of civilian networks for UAVs communication
- Interfaces and cross platform communication
- Communication for navigation, control and guidance
- Communication and system design
- Mission control centers and backend communication
- QoS mechanisms and performance evaluation
- Advances in remote sensing: miniaturization, low-weight and energy efficient communication
- Agent based mobility, multi-platform control
- Cognitive capabilities and swarming
- Results from prototypes, test-beds and demonstrations (incl. live demos during workshop)
- Aerial sensing, surveillance and reconnaissance
- Air traffic control and spectrum regulation
- Standardization, applications and services
Proposals for papers related to the topics listed above are solicited. Other related topics in the UAV or wireless communication field are welcome as well..
During the workshop participants are welcome to show current prototypes and demonstrators to underline research progress.