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IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile, and Multimedia Networks (IEEE WOWMOM 2020)
June 15-18, 2020 | Cork, Ireland

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IEEE WoWMoM 2020 has been postponed to August 31 - Sept. 3.

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SwarmNet 2020

2nd 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


    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
  • Abolfazl Razi, Northern Arizona University, USA
  • Ranga Rao Venkatesha Prasad, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Joseph Camp, Southern Methodist University, USA
  • Jalel Ben-Othman, Université Paris-XIII, France
  • Vuk Marojevic, Mississippi State University, USA

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: March 15, 2020 EXTENDED: March 29, 2020 EXTENDED: April 30, 2020
Author Notification: April 15, 2020 TBA
Camera-ready submission: April 30, 2020 TBA
Workshop date: June 15, 2020 August 31, 2020

Workshop Program

  • All times in Irish Time
  • 2:00 – 2:05 pm Opening Remarks
  • 2:05 – 3:05 pm Keynote Talk: AERPAW: Aerial Experimentation and Research Platform for Advanced Wireless – Ismail Guvenc, North Carolina State University, USA
  • 3:05 – 5:05 pm Accepted Papers
  • [1] Inventory Management through Mini-Drones: Architecture and Proof-of-Concept Implementation – Davide Cristiani, Filippo Bottonelli, Angelo Trotta, Marco Di Felice
  • [2] SDN-(UAV)ISE: Applying Software Defined Networking to Wireless Sensor Networks with Data Mules – Joannes Sam Mertens, Giuseppe Massimiliano Milotta, Nagaradjane Prabagarane, Giacomo Morabito
  • [3] SkyCell: A Prototyping Platform for 5G Aerial Base Stations – Ludovico Ferranti, Leonardo Bonati, Salvatore D'Oro, Tommaso Melodia
  • [4] Wildfire Spread Modeling with Aerial Image Processing – Qiyuan Huang, Abolfazl Razi, Fatemeh Afghah, Pete Fule


Registration for WoWMoM 2020 is officially open: Register Here.

Like in many other virtual conferences, participation as non-author will have a nominal fee (25/30 USD depending on IEEE membership). The registration covers the main conference and all the satellite events, including this workshop.

Contact Us

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