IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication and Networking
11-13 June 2018 – Hong Kong

Call For Papers

1st Workshop on Communications, Data Processing and Control for Unmanned Autonomous Systems (CPC-UAV)

in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication and

Networking (SECON 2018), June 11, 2018, Hong Kong


Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) systems are being increasingly studied in a broad spectrum of applications and contexts. Examples include disaster relief, public safefy, and first responders, precision agriculture, environmental monitoring, infrastructure surveillance and monitoring, and fault detection. However, the contrasts between the complexity of the operational environment, the diverse UAV tasks, and the intrinsic limitations of the UAV platform are apparent and pose multiple technical challenges that need to be overcome.

In particular, autonomous operation of the UAVs requires making sense of the surrounding environment, complex decision making, and coordination with other UAVs and ground resources. Urban scenarios create additional challenges in terms of complexity, spectrum availability, and safety. This workshop seeks to solicit contributions addressing UAV systems communications, data acquisition, processing, and networking, and UAV control. Demonstrations of experimental platforms and novel interdisciplinary approaches addressing fundamental problems are particularly encouraged.

Focus areas include, but are not limited to,

  • Context-awareness and decision making for UAV systems
  • Networking and communication protocols for massive UAV swarms
  • Resilient communication protocols for UAV control
  • Integration of UAV systems in urban environments
  • Physical-layer channel modeling for UAV systems
  • Energy-aware operations and control of UAV systems
  • Coordination strategies and multi-agent control for UAV swarms
  • Data processing for UAV systems
  • Learning frameworks for autonomous UAV systems
  • Sensing and navigation frameworks
  • Flexible sensing, processing and control architectures for UAV systems
  • Path planning, localization and target tracking for UAV systems
  • Channel modeling for UAV communication networks
  • Security and privacy issues in UAV systems
  • Aerial video streaming and adaptive rate control
  • Multimodal aerial capture and data integration


Submission and Important Dates:

Prospective authors are invited to submit original technical paper by the deadline of March 10th 2018. Submissions will be accepted through EDAS ( All submissions must be written in English and be at most Five (5) printed pages in length, including figures and references.

Accepted papers will be published on IEEE Xplore.


Submission deadline: March 10, 2018.(Extended to March 31,  2018)

Acceptance Notification: April 10, 2018.(Extended to April 18, 2018)

Camera Ready due: May 1, 2018.



Marco Levorato (UC Irvine), Aakanksha Chowdhery (Princeton), Jacob Chakareski (U. of Alabama), and Fatemeh Afghah (Northern Arizona University)


Keynote Speaker: 

Rui Zhang

Associate Professor & Associate Head (Research & Technology) 
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

National University of Singapore



Jeroen Wigard

Research Manager at Nokia Bell Labs


David Gesbert

Eurecom Sophia Antipolis



Technical Program Committee:

Jonathan Ashdown, United States Air ForceAir Force
Elizabeth Bentley, AFRL
Karthik Dantu, University of Buffalo
Nicholas Mastronarde, University at Buffalo
Mohammad Mozaffari, Virginia Tech
Ruixin Niu, Virginia Commonwealth University
Abolfazl Razi, Northern Arizona University
Omid Semiari, Georgia Southern University
Arunabha Sen, ASU