Workshop on Airborne Networks and Communications

Important Dates

  • Full paper: April 14, 2014
  • Notification: May 16, 2014
  • Camera ready version: June 1, 2014
  • Student Demo and Poster: July 10, 2014
  • Workshop Date: August 11, 2014


Detailed program listed here.

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished papers to the workshop on EDAS website ( In contrast to the main conference, this workshop is a platform to report results with shorter turn-around time and work-in-progress. All paper submissions are limited to five pages and must follow the standard alternate ACM double column format with at least 10-pt font.

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Student Demo and Poster

This workshop will also include a session on student posters and demonstrations of unmanned aerial vehicles. Undergraduate and graduate students whose posters and demos are selected for presentation will be provided financial support to attend this workshop including travel, registration and hotel expenses. Three winning posters or demos will be selected and recognized from those presented during the workshop.

Requirements: Submit a CV, and a demo or a poster of the research related to the field of UAS, and one recommendation letter to Professor Kamesh Namuduri.

The detailed Call for Demo and Poster can be found here.

The ability of air vehicles to communicate voice, video, and data offers enhanced safety and efficiency for Next Generation airborne networks. The proposed integration of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) into National Airspace is expected to result in emerging applications of airborne networks for civilian applications such as air-traffic control, search and rescue missions, and disaster preparedness and recovery operations. Emerging applications such as aerial base stations for enhanced cellular coverage are being evolved. However, before such applications can be deployed, there are numerous challenges that we, as a community, need to address. This workshop is an opportunity for researchers engaged in airborne networking to discuss state-of-the-art, share their research with their peers, and develop directions for future research in this emerging field.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Emerging Airborne Networking Architecture
  • Next Generation Air Transportation Systems
  • Airborne platform system performance and security
  • Integration of Unmanned Air Vehicles into National Airspace
  • Communication and information foundations and fundamental limits
  • Modelling and simulation for mobility, connectivity, and coverage
  • Cyber-Physical System perspective of airborne networks
  • Airborne/Satellite Communication and networking platforms and strategies
  • Communications, networking, and security protocols and standards
  • Swarming, collaboration, and self-organization
  • Network trials, test-beds, experiments, and measurements
  • Real world applications such as border patrol, air-traffic control, search and rescue missions, disaster preparedness and recovery operations
  • Aerial base stations as communication relays and unmanned cargo