Unmanned Aerial Vehicles-based applications and services in the city are no more a remote possibility, but a short-term and broad-scope economic and social opportunity. Emergency-response coordination, public or private urban infrastructures monitoring, crowds and traffic flow control, logistics or support to intelligent transportation systems are some of the domains in which UAV may become key in the city of the future. Additionally, these aerial platforms will become an important element of the urban sensing network, thus it does exist a need of merging their information with the flow coming from traditional sensors through existing platforms.
Apart from the legislative steps forward, to make these operating scenarios feasible it is essential to ensure the efficient and safe operation of UAV fleets within a restrictive and complex operating area. It is also needed to enable the accurate acquisition, secure transmission and correct interpretation of drone-retrieved information, with the objective of guaranteeing the success of the mission. This second aspect, which considers the integration and exploitation of the mission information in the framework of smart city data and infrastructures, becomes critical to put new applications and business modes into operation.
The workshop is colocated with PERCOM 2019, the 17th International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, to be held in Kyoto (Japan) from March 11 to 15, 2019.
UNAGI workshop aims at gathering advances and reflecting on pending issues to bring drones to the smart city. In this context, the workshop welcomes contributions considering, for example:
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a Theme Issue in Personal Ubiquitous Computing Journal.
The Call for Papers is available for download here.
The submitted papers should be in the IEEE conference format guidelines and should be no more than 6 pages in length. The paper should not be previously published or currently under review elsewhere. Papers must be submitted through EDAS.
All submissions will be peer-reviewed and selected based on their originality, merit, and relevance to the workshop. In some cases, the Program Committee may decide to conditionally accept a paper to allow the authors to update their submission based on the committee's feedback. Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE Digital Library, in the combined PerCom 2019 workshops proceedings.
At least one author of each accepted paper must register and attend the workshop to present the paper. No-shows of accepted workshop papers will result in the corresponding papers not being published via the IEEE Digital Library.
November 10, 2018: Workshop papers deadline
December 22, 2018: Notification
TBA, 2019: Camera-ready workshop papers
TBA, March 2019 (11-15): Workshop day
Information Processing and Telecommunications Center, U. Politécnica de Madrid, Spain.
Applied Artificial Intelligence Group, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain.
Keio University, Yokohama, Japan.
University of Siena, Italy.
José R. Casar, UPM, Spain.
Peter Hecker, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany.
James Llinas, University of Buffalo, USA.
Fulvio Corno, POLITO, Italy.
Maki Sugimoto, Keio University, Japan.
Lauro Snidaro, University of Udine, Italy.
Juan A. Besada, UPM, Spain.
José M. Molina, UC3M, Spain.
Andrés Soto, Eurocontrol, Belgium.
Luca Bergesio, UPM, Spain.
Nayat Sánchez-Pi, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
David Martín Gómez, Universidad Carlos III, Spain.
Daniel Arias Medina, DLR, Germany.
Juan Gómez Romero, Universidad de Granada, Spain.
Luis Martí, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil.
Yuta Sugiura, Keio University, Japan.