Workshop Program


09:00 - 09:45

Keynote Session
Prof. Rui Zhang, National University of Singapore
UAV Meets Wireless Communication: Opportunities and Challenges
Session Chair: Walid Saad (Virginia Tech, USA)

09:45 - 10:30

Technical Session 1
Communication-Aware UAV Mobility Control
Session Chair: Mehdi Bennis (Centre of Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland)

Path Planning for a Connectivity Seeking Robot

Arjun Muralidharan, Yasamin Mostofi (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)

ARREST: A RSSI Based Approach for Mobile Sensing and Tracking of a Moving Object

Pradipta Ghosh, Jason A Tran and Bhaskar Krishnamachari (University of Southern California, USA)

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break 

11:00 - 12:30

Technical Session 2
Aerial Basestations
Session Chair: Dirk Slock (EURECOM, France)

Service on Demand: Drone Base Stations Cruising in the Cellular Network

Azade Fotouhi (University of New South Wales, Australia); Ming Ding (Data 61, Australia); Mahbub Hassan (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Energy-efficient 3D UAV-BS Placement Versus Mobile Users' Density and Circuit Power

Jiaxun Lu, Shuo Wan, Xuhong Chen and Pingyi Fan (Tsinghua University, P.R. China)

Efficient Algorithms for Air-to-ground Channel Reconstruction in UAV-aided Communications

Junting Chen (University of Southern California, USA); Omid Esrafilian (EURECOM, France); David Gesbert (Eurecom Institute, France); Urbashi Mitra (University of Southern California, USA)

UAV-enabled Downlink Wireless System with Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access

Pankaj Kumar Sharma (Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea, Korea); Dong In Kim (Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Korea)

12:30 - 2:40

Lunch Break 

2:00 - 3:30

Technical Session 3
Network Management and Routing with UAVs
Session Chair: Yan Wan (University of Texas at Arlington, USA)

Machine-Learning Identification of Airborne UAV-UEs Based on LTE Radio Measurements

Rafhael Amorim (Aalborg University, Denmark); Jeroen Wigard (Nokia, Denmark); Huan Cong Nguyen (Aalborg University & Faculty of Engineering and Science, Denmark); István Z. Kovács (Nokia Bell Labs; Aalborg, Denmark); Preben Mogensen (Aalborg University, Denmark)

Coexistence of Terrestrial and Aerial Users in Cellular Networks

Mahdi Azari (KU Leuven, Belgium); Fernando Rosas (Imperial College London; Centre of Complexity Science, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Alessandro Chiumento (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium); Sofie Pollin (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Novel Algorithms for High-Accuracy Joint Position and Orientation Estimation in 5G mmWave Systems

Jukka Talvitie and Mikko Valkama (Tampere University of Technology, Finland); Giuseppe Destino (University of Oulu, Finland); Henk Wymeersch (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)

A Drone-Quality Delay Tolerant Routing Approach for Aquatic Drones Scenarios

Deolinda Moura (Instituto de Telecomunicacoes, Portugal); Lucas Guardalben (University of Aveiro & Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal); Miguel Luís (Instituto de Telecomunicacoes, Portugal); Susana Sargento (Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal)

3:30 - 4:00

Coffee Break 

04:00 - 04:45

Technical Session 4
Collaborative UAVs
Session Chair: Henk Wymeersch (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)

Analysis of the Random Direction Mobility Model with A Sense-and-Avoid Protocol

Mushuang Liu and Yan Wan (University of Texas at Arlington, USA); Frank Lewis (Automation and Robotics Research Institute, University of Texas at Arlington, USA)

Entropy Driven Height Profile Estimation with Multiple UAVs under Sparsity Constraints

Christoph Manß (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Thomas Wiedemann (German Aerospace Center, Germany); Dmitriy Shutin (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)

4:45 - 5:30

Lightning Session

Session Chair: Christian Wietfeld (TU Dortmund University & Communication Networks Institute, Germany)

Organizing Chairs
Prof. Jonathan How (
Prof. Yasamin Mostofi (
Ronald Raulefs (
Prof. Dirk Slock (
Prof. Christian Wietfeld (
Prof. Henk Wymeersch (