09:00 - 09:05

Introduction (Chairs)

Prof. Jonathan How & Prof. Christian Wietfeld

09:05 - 09:45

Key Note Session:

NetUASC3: An Unmanned Systems Command, Control, Communication, and Sensing Architecture - Prof. Brian M. Argrow, Director of the Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles (RECUV), University of Colorado, USA.

09:45 - 10:30

Technical Session 1

Aerial Channel Analysis and Physical Data Links

 Avoid Communication Outages in Decentralized Planning

Huber – ENS Cachan, FR, Choi, How, Ponda – MIT, USA

Coverage Evaluation of Wireless Networks for Unmanned Aerial Systems

Goddemeier, Daniel, Wietfeld – TU Dortmund, Germany

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30

Technical Session 2

Connectivity and Coverage Optimization for UAVs

Dynamic UAV Relay Positioning for the Ground-to-Air Uplink

Jiang, Swindlehurst - University of California at Irvine, USA

Maintaining Connectivity in UAV Swarm Sensing

Teacy, Nie, McClean, Parr – University of Ulster, UK

A Discrete Stochastic Process for Coverage Analysis of Autonomous UAV Networks

Yanmaz, Costanzo, Bettstetter, Elmenreich - University of Klagenfurt, Austria

Link Quality Dependent Mobility Strategies for Distributed Aerial Sensor Networks

Rohde, Goddemeier, Daniel, Wietfeld – TU Dortmund, Germany

Connectivity of Aeronautical Ad hoc Networks

Li, Yang, Chen, Guan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R. China

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch break 

14:00 - 15:30

Technical Session 3

UAV Based Mesh and Sensor Networks for Cooperative UAVs

Model-free Trajectory Optimization for Wireless Data Ferries among Multiple Sources

Pearre, Brown - University of Colorado, USA

Measuring Receiver Diversity on a Low-Altitude UAV in a Ground-to-Air Wireless Mesh Network

Kung, Lin, Lin, Tarsa, Vlah - Harvard University, USA

Multi-Source Cooperative Communications Using Multiple Small Relay UAVs

Li, Zhang - Villanova University, USA

Performance Analysis of Multi-Carrier Relay-Based UAV Network Over Fading Channels

Abualhaol - Khalifa University, UAE,
Matalgah - University of Mississippi, USA

15:30 -16:00

Coffee Break 

16:00 - 17:30

Technical Session 4

System Design Aspects and Protocols for UAV-Based Sensor Networks

Moving Ground Target Tracking in Urban Terrain Using Air/Ground Vehicles

Owen,Yu, McLain, Beard - Brigham Young University, USA

UAV-Based Passive Geolocation Based on Channel Estimation

Liang - University of Texas at Arlington, USA, 
Samn – AFRL , USA

QoS Constraint with Prioritized Frame Selection CDMA MAC Protocol for WSN Employing UAV

Ho, Park, Shimamoto -  Waseda University, Japan

Decentralised Cooperative Aerial Surveillance for Harbour Security: A Formal Verification Approach

Sirigineedi, Tsourdos, White, Silson - Cranfield University, UK



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