IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference
11-14 January 2019 // Las Vegas // USA

1st Workshop on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Communications and Networks

1st Workshop on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Communications and Networks

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Please notice our deadline has been extended from 5 October to 15 October 2018.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Communications and Networks

Theme and Scope

        Recently, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is growing rapidly in a wide range of consumer communications and networks with their autonomy, flexibility, and broad range of application domains. UAV Applications offers possible civil and public domain applications in which single or multiple UAVs may be used. Those applications include but are not limited to utility inspection, anomaly detection and prevention, hazard monitoring, imaging and mapping, etc.

        The future mobile communication network also needs an Aerial Base Station (ABS) with the fast-moving and long-term hang-up capabilities. UAV networks can help 5G mobile communication systems rapidly recover the network after the disaster and handle the instant traffic of the flash crowd. An enabling technology has emerged for the cooperation of large numbers of UAVs, regardless of the underlying control strategies, which consists of communication methods with short delay and QoS guarantees. Although 5G mobile communication system proposed network slicing function, the current solutions are more suitable for pre-defined problems and conditions. The current research still lacks a coordinated approach towards a unified methodology in the dynamic environments of UAV networks. Specifically, how to adjust system parameters for radio resource management, mobility management, and service orchestration in order to achieve system optimal performance of UAVs’ swarm service is a very time-consuming and challenging work.

        This workshop will bring together academic and industrial experts in the field of UAVs to discuss the techniques and applications of consumer drones. Prospected authors are invited to submit their original contributions, surveys and case studies that address the works of UAV’s communication and networking issues.


Technical Topics

•Communication architectures and protocols for UAVs.

•Performance analysis and tradeoffs of UAV-enabled communications.

•New cellular network paradigms that rely on UAVs for wireless communications.

•Ad-hoc networking and sensor networks for UAVs.

•Tracking, localization, navigation, and dynamic path planning.

•Agent based mobility, multi-platform control, cognitive capabilities and swarming.

•Optimal deployment strategies for UAVs.

•Big data and machine learning for UAVs.

•Cyber security and physical security of UAV communications.

•Multi-antenna systems for UAV communications.

•Field-trials and prototyping for UAV communications.

•Radio channel models for UAV communications.

•Theoretical frameworks for the analysis of UAV communications.

•Radio resource management for UAV communications.

•Energy efficiency for UAV communications.

•Spectrum sensing techniques for UAVs detection.

•Software-defined Radio and Networking for UAVs.

•5G Millimeter-Wave for UAV communications.


Contact Information

       Hsin-Piao Lin (


Steering Committee

       Cheng-Fang Lo, GEOSAT Aerospace & Technology Inc., Taiwan

       Hsin-Piao Lin, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

       Ming-Der Yang, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan


Important Dates

       Workshop Papers Due: 5 October 2018  >> 15 October 2018

       Workshop Papers Acceptance Notification: 26 October 2018

       Final Camera-Ready Paper Due: 5 November 2018

       Workshop presentation: 11 January 2019, morning


Submission Guidelines

       Submission Guideline: see

       Submission link:


More information on the workshop are found at