Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Adhoc delay-tolerant networks such as the Flying Adhoc Network (FANET) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or Drones) are examples of swarm drones. Swarming autonomous UAVs equipped with powerful sensors having real-time capabilities can have tremendous impact in many disciplines. With swarm drones, the research goal is to define a system that consists of several well-formed participants working towards a well-defined central purpose but is realised through distributed control. When dealing with a swarm, building and comprehending a reliable communication system becomes a necessity because the UAVs must be in total sync. The application level difficulties of a fleet of UAVs or Swarm drones include how a group of flying robots can achieve a certain aim such as monitoring and surveillance, mapping, weather prediction, delivery of commodities, precision agriculture, and many more. Every drone in a swarm can have specialised data gathering and processing tasks with enough computational power to do them in real time. With minimal human work and contact, a swarm of drones can cover/monitor a broad region with high efficiency. Because the communication setup must serve as the swarm's backbone, communication issues such as line of sight, incompatible standards, and possible heterogeneity in UAVs present a number of research challenges in the development of the UAV swarm. As a result, the workshop's theme is to invite authors to present their work.

Major application areas of swarm drones are of interest for workshop -

1. Disaster management

2. Weather forecast

3. Wildlife monitoring

4. Geographical mapping

5. Aerial Photography

6. Shipping delivery

7. Entertainment

8. Search and Rescue

9. Law enforcement

10. Precision Agriculture

11. Construction

Timelines for the workshops:

Opening of Workshop Papers for Acceptance: July 15th, 2022

Deadline for Workshop Papers: September 30th, 2022

Decision on Acceptance/Rejection of the Workshop Papers: October 15th, 2022

Camera-Ready Papers Version Due: October 31st, 2022

Workshops will be held on January 7th 2023.

Submission Instructions:

Papers should be at most 6 pages, including title, abstract, figures and references, and not published or under review elsewhere. Papers should be prepared as per ACM conference proceedings format.

Submission Link:

All accepted workshop full papers will be included in the ACM Digital Library.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper. In addition, no-shows of accepted papers at the workshop will result in those papers NOT being included in the proceedings.