6th International Workshop on

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

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

April 29 - May 1, 2024

co-located with DCOSS 2024

Submission link: click here


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

  • Paper Submission: March 1, 2024
  • Acceptance Notification: March 15, 2024
  • Camera Ready Deadline: March 29, 2024

Author information

Authors are invited to submit original unpublished manuscripts that demonstrate current research on distributed sensor systems related to Wi-DroIT topics of interest. Please use the US letter size (8.5 x 11 in) standard IEEE conference LaTeX format or Microsoft Word template available here:

All submissions should be written in English and submitted as a full paper. Full papers should have a maximum of eight (8) printed pages including figures and references. Full papers are expected to describe fully developed ideas with a thorough evaluation. Note that Wi-DroIT does not follow the double-blind review policy. The names and affiliations of all the authors must be present in the submitted manuscript.


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

  • Alessandro Brighente: University of Padova
  • Alfredo Navarra: Università degli Studi di Perugia
  • Antonis Savva: KIOS Research and Innovation Centre of Excellence, University of Cyprus
  • Chengyi Qu: Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Dimitrios Zorbas: Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
  • Eirini Tsiropoulou: University of New Mexico
  • Lars Wolf: TU Baunschweig
  • Lorenzo Palazzetti: Università degli Studi di Firenze
  • Luca Davoli: University of Parma
  • Nicola Roberto Zema: University of Paris-Saclay
  • Pietro Tedeschi: Technology Innovation Institute
  • Punyasha Chatterjee: Jadavpur University
  • Savio Sciancalepore: Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)
  • Tathagata Mukherjee: University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Sajjad Ghobadi: University of Perugia

Publicity Chair

  • Lorenzo Palazzetti: Università degli Studi di Firenze

Web Chair

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

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