6th International Workshop on

Wireless Sensors and Drones in Internet of Things (Wi-DroIT) 2024

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

April 29 - May 1, 2024

co-located with DCOSS 2024

Submission link: TBA


Recently, the rapid development of Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, has highlighted a plethora of emergent applications such as infrastructure inspection and surveillance, smart agriculture, seek and rescue, parcel delivery, communications, and post-disaster recovery. In all these applications UAVs may coexist with ground Internet of Things (IoT) devices. For example, UAVs autonomously perform remote sensing relaying the collected data by the sensors. Additionally, one or more UAVs can collaborate to provide services that require efficient protocols where multiple objectives and constraints need to be considered.

For this workshop, we seek papers that combine the design of algorithms and testbed implementations to develop the theoretical foundations for UAVs as well as the synergies with IoT devices. The numerous emergent applications raised by IoT may require an interdisciplinary approach involving techniques from algorithm foundations and different areas, such as computer networks, artificial intelligence, concurrent, parallel, and distributed computing, security, digital signal, image, and sound processing.

Topics of Interest

  • Autonomous sensing via UAVs
  • Topology monitoring with UAVs
  • Remote sensing networks via UAVs
  • Communication protocols of UAVs over IoT
  • Modeling and analysis of UAVs over IoT
  • Precision agriculture and UAVs
  • Crops monitoring in agriculture
  • Bugs monitoring in agriculture
  • UAVs for environmental monitoring
  • Autopilot and UAS autonomy
  • UAVs path planning and scheduling
  • Parcel delivery using UAVs
  • Cellular networks and UAVs
  • Constrained and multi-objectives problems
  • Sensors localization with UAVs
  • UAVs tracking techniques
  • Cooperative control of multiple UAVs
  • Cyber-security communications and UAVs
  • Optimal UAV deployment strategies
  • Test-beds and experimental results for UAVs
  • Single UAV applications
  • Multi-UAV applications
  • Energy-efficient UAV communications
  • Machine learning for UAV communications

Important dates



Workshop Chairs

  • Evgenii Vinogradov: Technology Innovation Institute, United Arab Emirates
  • Federico Corò: University of Padova, Italy
  • Nirnay Ghosh: Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology Shibpur, India

Steering Committee

  • Enrico Natalizio: Technology Innovation Institute, United Arab Emirates
  • Cristina M. Pinotti: University of Perugia, Italy
  • Francesco Betti Sorbelli: University of Perugia, Italy

Program Committee


Publicity Chair

  • Lorenzo Palazzetti: Università degli Studi di Firenze

Web Chair

  • Pulak Majumdar: Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology Shibpur, India

Past editions