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*                     Preliminary Call for Papers
*                            DroNet 2015
*                          1st Workshop on
*       Micro Aerial Vehicle Networks, Systems, and Applications
*                          for Civilian Use
*           (organized in conjunction with ACM MobiSys 2015)
*                          Florence, Italy
*                            May 18, 2015
*                  Submissions due: February 15, 2015


Micro and nano aerial vehicles (MAVs and NAVs), often referred to as 
drones, are unmanned aerial vehicles of various forms, such as small 
quadrocopters, airplanes, balloons, or tiny flapping wing vehicles. They 
are novel mobile unmanned systems currently investigated in various 
mission-oriented civilian applications. Recent popular applications 
employing MAVs are 3D-mapping, search and rescue, surveillance, farmland 
and construction monitoring, delivery of light-weight objects and 
products (e.g., Amazon has recently advertised their new drone delivery 
system), or video taking during sports events. Such drones are 
autonomous systems with a good awareness of their environment, provided 
by rich on board sensors, such as gyroscopes, accelerometers, lasers, 
GPS units and cameras, and embedded image processing. Nevertheless, all 
useful applications require a reliable communication link, or even rely 
on fleets of MAVs that need to coordinate their activities.

DroNet welcomes contributions dealing with communication aspects of 
micro aerial vehicles, theoretical studies, algorithm and protocol 
design for flexible aerial networks, as well as mission-oriented 
contributions dealing with requirements, constraints, safety issues, and 
regulation. We are particularly looking for papers reporting on system 
aspects and experimental results, summaries of challenges or 
advancements, measurements, or innovative applications. The program 
seeks original work of potentially interdisciplinary teams to present 
robotic work or applications focusing on the communication challenges or 
requirements to the audience.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Drone ad-hoc networks
- Micro flying systems
- Aerial communication protocol design (requirements and challenges)
- MAC and routing protocols for MAV fleets
- Theoretical analysis and models for drone networks
- Solutions for sparse and dense fleets of MAVs
- Spectrum and regulatory issues
- Mission and context-aware solutions
- Communication for drone coordination
- Mobility-aware and 3D communication
- Delay-tolerant aerial networks and ferrying approaches
- Energy-efficient operation and energy harvesting of MAVs
- Integration of MAVs in mobile, pervasive systems
- MAV-based sensor networks
- Positioning and localization
- Swarm movement, coordination, and behavior
- Autonomous flight
- Artificial intelligence techniques for drones
- Vision and object tracking
- Automated map generation
- Game, entertainment, and multimedia drone applications
- Smart cities and urban applications of MAVs
- Social good applications
- Emergency applications
- Human drone interaction
- Cooperative surveillance, smart cameras and sensors
- Acceptance, security, and privacy aspects
- Experimental results of aerial communication testbeds.

DroNet invites submission of original work not previously published or 
under review at another conference or journal. The workshop will accept 
full paper, poster, and demo submissions. Full papers must be no longer 
than 6 pages, poster and demonstration papers are limited to 2 pages. 
DroNet follows a single-blind review process. Submissions must be 
submitted in PDF format and follow the formatting guidelines provided at The proceedings will contain full 
papers as well as poster and demo submissions and will be published by 
ACM. All accepted full papers will be considered for the Best Paper Award.

(More information will be available soon.)


- Kuan-Ta Chen (Academia Sinica)
- Mario Gerla (UCLA)
- Karin Anna Hummel (ETH Zich)
- Claudio E. Palazzi (University of Padua)
- Sofie Pollin (KU Leuven)
- James J.P. Sterbenz (University of Kansas)


- Domenico Giustiniano (IMDEA Networks Institute)
- Sofie Pollin (KU Leuven)


- Submission deadline (paper, demo, poster): February 15, 2015
- Notification date: March 13, 2015
- Camera-ready due: April 2, 2015
- Workshop date: May 18th, 2015

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