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Call For Papers for DroneCAN2018
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The 3rd International Workshop on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and their
Control, Applications and Networks (DroneCAN)

Important Dates

Paper due: April 22, 2018
Author Notification: April 29, 2018
Camera-ready due: May 1, 2018
Registration due: May 1, 2018
Workshop Date: July 4, 2018

In conjunction with the 10th International Conference on Ubiquitous and
Future Networks from July 3 to 6, 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic

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.
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
* 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
* 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
* Mobility-awareness
* 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

DroneCAN solicits submission of original work not previously published or
under review at another conference or journal.

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=24537&track=90723. 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 3 for short papers. Detailed formatting and
submission instructions will be available on the conference web site (
http://www.icufn.org).

Submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop Program Committee and
judged on originality, technical correctness, relevance, and quality of
presentation. All accepted papers will appear in the IEEE Xplore Digital
library and will be indexed by Scopus and EI Compendex only if at least one
of the authors registers at the full registration rate and attends to
present the paper. Also, extended versions of selected papers will be
published in the following international journals (SCIE-indexed) as a
special section for the ICUFN 2018:

* Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (SCIE)
* Wireless Personal Communications (SCIE)
* International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks (SCIE)
* Mobile Information System (SCIE)
* Sensors (SCIE)
* Journal of Internet Technology (SCIE)
* INFORMATION Journal (Scopus)
* International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications (Scopus)
* ICT Express
* Recent Advances on Communications and Networking Technology

Advisory Committee Chairs:
Yeong Min Jang (Kookmin University, Korea)
Wanggu Kang (Korea Aerospace Research Institute, Korea)

Technical Program Committee Chairs:
Hwangnam Kim (Korea University, Korea)
Kyung-Joon Park (DGIST, Korea)
Yong Wun Jung (Korea Aerospace Research Institute, Korea)

Technical Program Committee Members:
Mungyu Bae (KT Institute of Convergence Technology, Korea)
Dong Eui Chang (KAIST, Korea)
Jihyuk Choi (Marvell, USA)
Yongsoon Eun (DGIST, Korea)
Zygmunt J. Haas (Cornell University, USA)
Hyun-Wook Jin (Konkuk University, Korea)
Young-Ho Jung (Korea Aerospace University, Korea)
Kyungtae Kang (Hanyang University, Korea)
Hyunsoon Kim (TmaxSoft, Korea)
Song Min Kim (George Mason University, USA)
Kyoung-Dae Kim (DGIST, Korea)
Suk Kyu Lee (Samsung Electronics Co., Korea)
Dongjun Lee (Seoul National University, Korea)
Shin Woo (Broadcom, USA)

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