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********************************************************************
*
*                          Call for Papers
*
*                            DroNet 2016
*
*                        The 2nd Workshop on
*       Micro Aerial Vehicle Networks, Systems, and Applications
*                         for Civilian Use
*
*           (organized in conjunction with ACM MobiSys 2016)
*
*                             Singapore
*                           June 26, 2016
*
*                  Submissions due: April 4, 2016 (extended)
*
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OVERVIEW
========

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's announced 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.

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
- Aerial communication protocol design
- Theoretical analysis and models for drone networks
- Spectrum and regulatory issues
- Communication for drone coordination
- Delay-tolerant networks and ferrying approaches
- Integration of MAVs in mobile, pervasive systems
- Positioning and localization
- Autonomous flight
- Vision and object tracking
- Cooperative surveillance, smart cameras and sensors
- Experimental results of aerial communication testbeds
- Micro flying systems
- MAC and routing protocols for MAV fleets
- Solutions for sparse and dense fleets of MAVs
- Mission and context-aware solutions
- Mobility-aware and 3D communications
- Energy-efficient operation and energy harvesting of MAVs
- MAV-based sensor networks
- Swarm movement, coordination, and behavior
- Artificial intelligence techniques for drones
- Human drone interaction
- Acceptance, security, reliability, and privacy aspects
- UAV applications, e.g., in smart city, automated map generation,
entertainment, emergency, precise agriculture, social good, etc.

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
http://www.sigmobile.org/mobisys/2016. 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.


WEB SITE
==================

http://www.sigmobile.org/mobisys/2016/workshops/DroNet/


WORKSHOP CHAIRS
===============

- Kuan-Ta Chen (Academia Sinica)
- Karin Anna Hummel (JKU Linz)
- Claudio E. Palazzi (University of Padua)

PUBLICATION CHAIR
=================
- Armir Bujari (University of Padua)


STEERING COMMITTEE
==================

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


PROGRAM COMMITTEE
=================

- Maha Abdallah (Pierre and Marie Curie University)
- Christian Bettstetter (Univ. of Klagenfurt and Lakeside Labs)
- Luciano Bononi (University of Bologna)
- Carlos Tavares Calafate (Polytechnical University of Valencia)
- Juan Carlos Cano Universitat Politecnica de Valencia)
- Guido de Croon (TU Delft)
- Serge Chaumette (University of Bordeaux)
- Ling-Jyh Chen (Academia Sinica)
- Domenico Giustiniano (IMDEA Networks Institute)
- Helmut Hlavacs (University of Vienna)
- Cheng-Hsin Hsu (National Tsing Hua University)
- Chun-Ying Huang (National Chiao Tung University)
- Pietro Manzoni (Universitat Politecnica de Valencia)
- Luca Mottola (Politecnico di Milano and SICS)
- Mirco Musolesi (University College London)
- Kamesh Namuduri (University of North Texas)
- Enrico Natalizio (University of Technology of Compiegne)
- Elena Pagani (University of Milan)
- Gerard Parr (University of Ulster)
- Michele Rossi (Universita degli Studi di Padova)
- Lars Wolf (TU Braunschweig)
- Evsen Yanmaz (Lakeside Labs)


IMPORTANT DATES
===============

- Submission deadline (paper, demo, poster): April 4, 2016 (extended)
- Notification date: April 25, 2016
- Camera-ready due: May 9, 2016
- Workshop date: June 26, 2016

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