DroNet 2017 - 3rd Workshop on Micro Aerial Vehicle Networks, Systems, and Applications

Robot vehicle platforms, often called “drones”, offer exciting new opportunities for mobile computing. While traditional mobile systems respond to device mobility (such as smartphones), drones allow computer systems to actively control device location, allowing them to interact with the physical world in new ways and with new-found scale, efficiency, or precision. The startup cost to experiment with and build real drone applications has dropped dramatically in recent years, also thanks to technological developments driven by the smartphone industry and the rise of the “makers” and DIY movements. Recent popular applications employing drones are 3D-mapping, search and rescue, surveillance, farmland and construction monitoring, delivery of light-weight objects and products, and video production.

DroNet welcomes contributions dealing with all facets of drones as mobile computing platforms, including system aspects, theoretical studies, protocol design, as well as requirements, constraints, dependability, and regulations. We are particularly looking for papers reporting on experimental results of deployed systems, summaries of challenges or advancements, measurements, and innovative applications.

Program Chairs

  • Rick Han (University Colorado Boulder, US)
  • Luca Mottola (Politecnico di Milano, Italy and SICS Swedish ICT)

Steering Board

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

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: April 2nd, 2017 (extended)
  • Notification deadline: April 19th, 2017
  • Camera-ready deadline: May 9th, 2017
  • Workshop date: June 23rd, 2017