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Second IEEE VTS Workshop on Drones

Swarm Intelligence: Autonomous and Connected Unmanned Aircraft Systems

In conjunction with 2019 IEEE 90th Vehicular Technology Conference


22-25 September 2019, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) recently created an ad hoc committee on drones to promote research among the members of the IEEE VTS community in this important discipline. The committee is in charge of creating a roadmap for promoting research within the VTS community in topics related to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) including UAS connectivity, navigation, command and control, autonomy, reliability, safety, security, and regulatory aspects, among others. This is the second in the series workshops organized by the IEEE VTS ad hoc committee on drones. It is intended to serve as a venue for exchange of ideas among peers, and to create a research agenda for the broader community. It will cover topics related to UAS and UAS swarms including but not limited to the following:

  • Autonomy and cooperation in swarms
  • Human-autonomy teaming
  • Cooperative and collaborative strategies for critical tasks such as sense/detect and avoid
  • Geo-fencing, and trajectory design and optimization
  • Ad hoc and mesh-networking of UAS
  • Traffic management
  • Command, control, and navigation
  • Beyond radio line of sight communications
  • Navigation in GPS-denied areas
  • Drone-to-Drone and Drone-to-X communications
  • From UHF band through mm-wave bands and beyond communications
  • Massive MIMO and beamforming
  • UAS integration in National Airspace
  • Onboard sensors and their integration
  • Flight-tests, test-beds, and simulations
  • Safety, security and privacy
  • Regulatory aspects

Submission details are available at

Deadline for paper submissions is 17th June 2019.

Organizing Committee:

Kamesh Namuduri, University of North Texas, USA (Workshop Chair)

Helka-Liina Maattanen, Ericsson, Finland

Rui Zhang, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Ismail Guvenc, North Carolina State University, USA

David W. Matolak, University of South Carolina, USA

H. Jin Kim, Seoul National University, Korea

Uwe-Carsten Fiebig, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany

Jonathan Howe, MIT, USA

Kimon P. Valavanis, University of Denver, USA

For further information, contact the Workshop Chair at