4th International Workshop on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and their
Communications, Applications and Networks (DroneCAN 2019)

Important Dates

Paper due: April 15, 2019
Author Notification: April 30, 2019
Camera-ready due: May 6, 2019

Call For Papers

In conjunction with the 11th International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks from July 2 to 5, 2019 in Zagreb, Croatia.

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.

Technical Topics
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
  • Radio resource and power management for UAV communication network
  • Spectrum sharing for UAV communication network
  • Routing and MAC protocols for UAV communication network
  • 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
  • Power and time-efficient trajectory optimization for drone based communication network
  • 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
  • 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

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=25428&track=96276. 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 2 for short papers. Detailed formatting and submission instructions will be available on the conference web site (http://www.icufn.org).

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the ICUFN 2019 Conference Proceedings. Also extended versions of selected papers will be published in the following international journals as a special issue or section for the ICUFN 2019.

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

Steering Committees

  • Yong Soo Cho (Chung-Ang University)
  • Sang-Woon Jeon (Hanyang University)
  • Bang Chul Jung (Chungnam National University)
  • Sung Hoon Lim (Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology)

Organizing Committee Co-Chairs:

  • Kyunghan Lee (UNIST)
  • Yon-Wong Shin (Yonsei University)
  • Jingon Joung (Chung-Ang University)

Technical Program Committee Co-Chairs

  • MinKeun Chung (Lund University)
  • Hu Jin (Hanyang University)
  • Jun-Bae Seo (IIT Delhi)
  • Han Lim Lee (Chung-Ang University)
  • Si-Hyeon Lee (POSTECH)