Wi-DroIT 2020 – 2nd International Workshop on Wireless Drones over Internet of Things  
Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles, CA, USA
May 25-27, 2020

Link: https://sites.google.com/view/widroit2020

in conjunction with the:
16th International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS 2020)

Workshop papers will get 8 pages in the IEEE proceedings, in the same volume with the DCOSS papers.

Important Dates
Paper Submission: 15th March
Acceptance Notification: TBD
Camera Ready: 15th April
Early Registration: TBD

In the last few years,  Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles (UAVs), have developed rapidly and have been used for emergent applications that range from inspection, surveillance, agriculture, cargo delivery, and communications. The symbiosis between UAVs and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) started quite naturally: UAVs  perform remote sensing, act as data muler that carry the data collected by the WSN. Evolving WSN in Internet of Things (IoT) devices, single or multiple Drones/UAVs can cooperatively provide services that require efficient protocols where multiple objectives and constraints should be accounted.

For this workshop, we search for papers that combine design of algorithms, optimization, and test-bed to develop the theoretical foundations for the UAV systems operating in symbiosis with WSN in IoT applications. The numerous emergent applications nurtured by IoT may require an interdisciplinary approach, involving techniques from algorithm foundations and different areas, such as robotics, artificial intelligence, mathematical modelling, machine learning. Possible topics are:

    Autonomous WSN via Drones
    Topology monitoring of WSN with Drones
    Build Remote Sensing Networks via Drones
    Communication architectures and protocols of Drones over IoT
    Modelling and analysis of Drone systems over IoT
    Precision Agricolture
    Monitoring crops
    Controling bugs in Agricolture
    Drones for environment monitoring
    Autopilot and UAS autonomy
    UAV mission planning, path planning, and scheduling
    Parcel delivery using Drones
    4G-5G networks and UAVs
    Constraints and multiobjective optimization problems in UAVs
    Ground Localization with Drones
    Cooperative control of multiple UAVs
    UAV secure communication techniques
    Optimal UAV deployment strategies
    Experimental results, simulators and test beds for drone networks
    Single UAV Applications
    Multi-UAV Applications
    Human Rights and Drones

Submission deadlines

Authors are invited to submit original unpublished manuscripts that demonstrate current research on distributed sensor systems related to WiDroIt topics of interest. Please use the US letter size (8.5 X 11 in) standard IEEE conference LaTeX format or Microsoft Word template available on the link below:


All submissions should be written in English and submitted as a full paper. Full papers should have a maximum of eight (8) printed pages including figures and references. Full papers are expected to describe fully developed ideas with a thorough evaluation.
Note that WiDroIt does not follow the double-blind review policy. The names and affiliations of all the authors must be present in the submitted manuscript.

Program Chairs
    Wan Du, UC Merced, CA, USA
    Enrico Natalizio, University of Lorraine/LORIA, France
    Cristina M. Pinotti, University of Perugia, Italy
    Program Committee
    Kaikai Liu, San Jose State University, USA
    Shijia Pan, University of California, Merced, USA
    Paolo Barsocchi, ISTI-CNR Pisa, Italy
    Stefano Carpin, University of California, Merced, USA
    Marco Levorato, University of California, Irvine, USA
    Tathagata Mukkerjee, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA
    Daniele Palossi, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Anil Shende, Roanoke College, USA
    Francesco Betti Sorbelli, Missouri S&T University, USA
    Farshad Ghanei, University at Buffalo, USA
    Vijay Shah, Wireless@Virginia Tech, USA
    Ajay Pratap, Missouri S&T University, USA
    Simone Silvestri, University of Kentucky, USA
    Nirnay Ghosh, IIEST, Shibpur, India
    Nicola Roberto Zema, University of Paris-Saclay, France
    Angelo Trotta, University of Bologna, Italy
    Abolfazl Razi, Northern Arizona University, USA
    Dimitrios Zorbas, Tyndall National Institute, Ireland
    Lars Wolf,  T.U. Braunschweig, Germany
    Panagiotis Sarigiannidis,  University of Western Macedonia (UOWM), Greece
    Ing-Ray Chen, Virginia Tech, USA

Francesco Betti Sorbelli, Missouri Science and Technology University, Rolla, MO, USA; [log in to unmask]