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IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile, and Multimedia Networks (IEEE WOWMOM 2019)
9 June - 12 June, 2019 // Washington DC, USA

SwarmNet 2019

1st IEEE WoWMoM Workshop on Wireless Networking, Planning, and Computing for UAV Swarms


Recent advances in embedded computing, wireless communication, flight controllers, and miniaturized sensing have enabled the growth of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Networked swarms of such UAVs promise breakthroughs in public safety, commercial, and military applications including search-and-rescue, disaster response, infrastructure inspection, environmental monitoring, virtual/augmented reality, and ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance).

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers working at the intersection of wireless networking, mobile computing, sensing, robotics, and/or planning to address a myriad of fundamental technical challenges that must be solved before UAV swarms and, more broadly, multi-UAV systems can be safely, effectively, and widely deployed. Since many of these challenges will not be able to be addressed without the help of UAV swarm simulation platforms, experimental testbeds/prototypes, and experimental evaluations, papers on these topics are especially encouraged.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Communication and networking protocols for UAV swarms
  • Resilient communication protocols for multi-agent planning and control
  • Delay-tolerant networking for UAVs
  • Network topology control for performance optimization (connectivity, throughput, etc.)
  • Wireless localization for UAVs
  • Communication architectures and technologies for UAV air-traffic control
  • UAVs in 4G/5G cellular networks
  • UAV integration in the urban IoT
  • Aerial video streaming for virtual/augmented reality
  • Data offloading and mobile edge computing with UAVs
  • Air-to-air, air-to-ground, and ground-to-air channel modeling for UAVs
  • Cyber-security for UAVs
  • UAV swarm network simulation platforms
  • UAV swarm network testbeds, experimental evaluation, and prototyping


Submissions may be up to 6 pages in length (including figures and references), formatted in two-column IEEE conference style with font size 10 point or greater. For the camera-ready (accepted) papers, authors can buy one additional page, for a total length of up to 7 pages.

Papers must be submitted electronically to EDAS ( https://edas.info/N25791 ) by March 26, 2019, 23:59 EDT [EXTENDED].

For guidelines regarding formatting, please refer to the IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings.

A copyright footer should be added to all camera ready submissions. The right footer is selected according the following criteria: (1) For papers in which all authors are employed by the US government, the copyright notice is: U.S. Government work not protected by U.S. copyright; (2) For papers in which all authors are employed by a Crown government (UK, Canada, and Australia), the copyright notice is: 978-1-7281-0270-2/19/$31.00 ©2019 Crown; (3) For papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union, the copyright notice is: 978-1-7281-0270-2/19/$31.00 ©2019 European Union; and (4) For all other papers the copyright notice is: 978-1-7281-0270-2/19/$31.00 ©2019 IEEE.


    Technical Program Committee
  • Jonathan Ashdown, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
  • Zhangyu Guan, University at Buffalo, USA
  • Farshad Ghanei, University at Buffalo, USA
  • Panos P. Markopoulos, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
  • Georgios Sklivanitis, Florida Atlantic University, USA
  • Mohammad Mozaffari, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Fatemeh Afghah, Northern Arizona University, USA
  • Abolfazl Razi, Northern Arizona University, USA

Important Dates

[EXTENDED] Paper submission deadline: March 26, 2019
Author Notification: April 15, 2019
Camera-ready submission: April 29, 2019
Workshop date: June 10, 2019

Workshop Program

  • 08:00 – 08:30 Registration
  • 08:30 – 08:35 Opening Remarks
  • 08:35 – 09:25 Keynote Talk: Autonomous Localization, Channelization, and Networking – Dimitris Pados
  • 09:25 – 10:00 Invited Talk: Drone Cellular Networks: from theory to practice – Ludovico Ferranti
  • 10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
  • 10:30 – 12:20 Accepted Papers
  • [1] Adaptive Swarm Control for Mobile Resource Placement in Wireless Ad-hoc Networks – Bradley R Fraser, Andrew Coyle, Claudia Szabo, Robert Hunjet
  • [2] Ground Localization with a Drone and UWB Antennas: Experiments on the Field – Francesco Betti Sorbelli, Cristina M. Pinotti
  • [3] Blockchain Technology for Network of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Swarms – Isaac Jensen, Daisy Flora Selvaraj, Prakash Ranganathan
  • [4] Ray Tracing Analysis for UAV-assisted Integrated Access and Backhaul Millimeter Wave Networks – Alberto Perez, Abdurrahman Fouda, Ahmed S. Ibrahim
  • 12:20 – 12:30 Closing

Contact Us

E-mail the organizers: nmastron {at} buffalo {dot} edu