Workshop Program


08:30 - 09:15

Keynote Session
Professor Halim Yanikomeroglu, Carleton University, Canada
Airborne Communication Networks

09:15 - 10:00

Technical Session 1
UAV Networking with Beamforming Antennas
Session Chair: Walid Saad (Virginia Tech, USA)

Cooperative Interference Cancellation for Multi-Beam UAV Uplink Communication: A DoF Analysis

Liang Liu, Shuowen Zhang and Rui Zhang (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

Hierarchical Codebook and Beam Alignment for UAV Communications

Lu Yang (University of New South Wales, Australia); Wei Zhang (The University of New South Wales, Australia)

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee Break 

10:30 - 12:00

Technical Session 2
Cellular Networks and UAVs
Session Chair: Jihong Park (University of Oulu, Finland)

Deployment and Movement for Multiple Aerial Base Stations by Reinforcement Learning

Xiao Liu, Yuanwei Liu and Yue Chen (Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Assisted Cellular Communication

Sha Hu, Jose Flordelis, Fredrik Rusek and Ove Edfors (Lund University, Sweden)

Integrating UAVs into Existing Wireless Networks: A Stochastic Geometry Approach

Rabe Arshad and Lutz Lampe (University of British Columbia, Canada); Hesham ElSawy (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia); Md. Jahangir Hossain (Universtiy of British Columbia, Okanagan, Canada)

Coverage and Rate Analysis for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Base Stations with LoS/NLoS Propagation

Mohamed Alzenad and Halim Yanikomeroglu (Carleton University, Canada)

Performance Analysis for Multi-layer Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Networks

Dongsun Kim and Jemin Lee (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), Korea); Tony Q. S. Quek (Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore)

12:00 - 13:30

Lunch Break 

13:30 - 15:00

Technical Session 3
Resource Management and Efficient Protocols for UAVs
Session Chair: Gilberto Berardinelli (Aalborg University, Denmark)

Joint Resource Allocation and Trajectory Design for UAV-Aided Wireless Physical Layer Security

Xiaofang Sun and Chao Shen (Beijing Jiaotong University, P.R. China); Tsung-Hui Chang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, P.R. China); Zhangdui Zhong (Beijing Jiaotong University, P.R. China)

Joint Trajectory and Resource Allocation Design for UAV Communication Systems

Ruide Li (Beijing Institute of Technology, P.R. China); Zhiqiang Wei (University of New South Wales, Australia); Lei Yang (UNSW, Australia); Derrick Wing Kwan Ng (University of New South Wales, Australia); Nan Yang (The Australian National University, Australia); Jinhong Yuan (University of New South Wales, Australia); Jianping An (Beijing Institute of Technology, P.R. China)

Post-disaster 4G/5G Network Rehabilitation using Drones: Solving Battery and Backhaul Issues

Mohamed Y. Selim and Ahmed E. Kamal (Iowa State University, USA)

Group Feedback Protocols for UAV Swarming Applications

Anantharaman Balasubramanian (Interdigital Communications, USA); Nagi Mahalingam (Space Exploration Technologies Inc, USA); Ravikumar Pragada (InterDigital, USA); Philip Pietraski (InterDigital Communications, USA)

Improving Live-streaming Experience for Delay-sensitive IoT Applications: A RESTful Approach

Abhijan Bhattacharyya (Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., India); Suvrat Agrawal, Hemant Kumar Rath and Arpan Pal (Tata Consultancy Services, India)

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee Break 

15:30 - 17:00

Technical Session 4
Networking of UAVs in Challenging Environments: Results from Experiments
Session Chair: Christian Wietfeld (TU Dortmund University, Germany)

Emulating UAV Air-to-Ground Radio Channel In Multi-Probe Anechoic Chamber

Yang Miao (Southern University of Science and Technology, P.R. China); Xuefeng Yin (Tongji University, P.R. China); Wei Fan (Aalborg University, Denmark); José Rodríguez-Piñeiro (Tongji University, P.R. China); Yi Gong (South University of Science and Technology of China, Shenzhen, P.R. China)

Supporting Maritime Search and Rescue Missions through UAS-based Wireless Localization

Janis Tiemann, Ole Feldmeier and Christian Wietfeld (TU Dortmund University, Germany)

Experimental evaluation of multi-antenna receivers for UAV communication in live LTE networks

Tomasz Izydorczyk, Mădălina Bucur, Fernando M. L. Tavares, Gilberto Berardinelli and Preben Mogensen (Aalborg University, Denmark)

Robust Resource Allocation for UAV Systems with UAV Jittering and User Location Uncertainty

Dongfang Xu (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany); Yan Sun (Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany); Derrick Wing Kwan Ng (University of New South Wales, Australia); Robert Schober (University of British Columbia, Canada)

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