5th International Workshop on

Wireless Sensors and Drones in Internet of Things (Wi-DroIT) 2023

Coral Bay, Pafos, Cyprus

June 19-21, 2023

co-located with DCOSS 2023

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 10 April 10, 2023 AoE
  • Acceptance Notification: April 10 April 30, 2023
  • Camera Ready: May 19, firm - Instructions
  • Workshop Day: June 20th, afternoon

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

  • Federico Corò: University of Perugia, Italy
  • Panagiotis Kolios: KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence, University of Cyprus

Steering Committee

  • Enrico Natalizio: University of Loraine, France
  • Cristina M. Pinotti: University of Perugia, Italy
  • Francesco Betti Sorbelli: University of Perugia, Italy

Program Committee

  • Savio Sciancalepore: Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)
  • Farshad Ghanei: University at Buffalo
  • Antonis Savva: KIOS Research and Innovation Centre of Excellence, University of Cyprus
  • Savvas Papaioannou: KIOS Research and Innovation Centre of Excellence, University of Cyprus
  • Punyasha Chatterjee: Jadavpur University
  • Constantinos Heracleous: University of Cyprus
  • Chengyi Qu: University of Missouri
  • Pietro Tedeschi: Technology Innovation Institute, Autonomous Robotics Research Center
  • Dimitrios Zorbas: Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
  • Lorenzo Palazzetti: Università degli Studi di Firenze
  • Angelo Trotta: University of Bologna
  • Alessandro Brighente: University of Padova
  • Alfredo Navarra: Università degli Studi di Perugia
  • Satyaki Roy: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Eirini Tsiropoulou: University of New Mexico
  • Lars Wolf: TU Baunschweig
  • Ashish Gupta: Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publicity Chair

  • Ashish Gupta: Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA

Web Chair

  • Rafael Makrigiorgis: KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence, University of Cyprus


14.00 – 14:05: Opening

Session: 1

14:05 – 14:30: Supporting geographically widespread UAV swarms through graph-based network relaying David Clerigues, Jamie Wubben, Carlos Calafate, Juan-Carlos Cano and Pietro Manzoni

14:30 – 14:55: A Fault-Tolerant Distributed Air-to-Ground Communication Architecture for Urban Air Mobility Shashini Thamarasie Wanniarachchi and Volker Turau

14:55 – 15:20: Reinforcement Learning-based Countermeasures against Attacking UAV Swarms Jennifer Simonjan, Kseniia Harshina and Melanie Schranz

15:20 – 15:45: Land & Localize: An Infrastructure-free and Scalable Nano-Drones Swarm with UWB-based Localization Mahyar Pourjabar, Ahmed Alkatheeri, Manuele Rusci, Agata Barcis, Vlad Niculescu, Eliseo Ferrante, Daniele Palossi and Luca Benini

15:45 – 16:10: Coffee Break

Session: 2

16:10 – 16:35: Positioning, Navigation, and Timing on the Air Md Sadman Siraj, Aisha B Rahman, Panagiotis Charatsaris, Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou and Symeon Papavassiliou

16:35 – 17:00: Deep Reinforcement Learning for Combined Coverage and Resource Allocation in UAV-Aided RAN-Slicing Lorenzo Bellone, Boris Galkin, Emiliano Traversi and Enrico Natalizio

17:00 – 17:25: A Multi-task Learning Framework for Drone State Identification and Trajectory Prediction Antreas Palamas, Nicolas Souli, Tania Panayiotou, Panayiotis Kolios and Georgios Ellinas

17:25: Closing Wi-DroIT

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