Special Track: Drone-Delivered Computing and Services – Call for Papers


This is an ongoing track, so the submission window remains open.

Track Editor: Dimitrios Katsaros (dkatsar@inf.uth.gr)

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), also called a drone, is an aircraft with no pilot on board. For some time, UAVs have been used by various countries’ militaries to carry out missions, either to avoid human casualties or to perform missions in a highly efficient manner.

The last few years, however, enabled by recent technological advances, miniaturization, and open source hardware/software initiatives, UAVs have found several key applications — in precision agriculture, delivery services, surveillance, and monitoring. Their use in diverse contexts is quickly transforming them from a futuristic idea to reality.

Thus, this special track on “Drone-Delivered Computing and Services” addresses theoretical and applied research related to the modeling, analysis, design, and application of drone computing and services. The track is interdisciplinary in nature. Relevant topics include theoretical and applied aspects of

  • cloud/fog computing and drones;
  • drones as cooperating agents;
  • IoT and drones;
  • drone streaming data management;
  • security and privacy management;
  • system software for drones (for example, operating systems and middleware);
  • storage and caching issues for drones;
  • application software for drones; and
  • applications of drones.

Submission Guidelines

All submissions must be original manuscripts of fewer than 5,000 words, focused on Internet technologies and implementations. All manuscripts are subject to peer review on both technical merit and relevance to IC’s international readership—primarily practicing engineers and academics who are looking for material that introduces new technology and broadens familiarity with current topics. We do not accept white papers, and papers which are primarily theoretical or mathematical must clearly relate the mathematical content to a real-life or engineering application. To submit a manuscript, please log on to ScholarOne (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com:443/ic-cs) to create or access an account, which you can use to log on to IC’s Author Center and upload your submission.