31st May 2019

9:00-9:10 Welcome (Program preview, and Invited speaker introduction)

Session 1: Drone Network Architecture and Drone Communications

9:10-9:35 A Network Architecture for High Volume Data Collection in Agricultural Applications Dimitrios Zorbas and Brendan O’Flynn (University College Cork, Ireland)

9:35-10:00 Coverage Analysis of Drone-Assisted Backscatter Communication for IoT Sensor Network
Ali Hayajneh and Syed Ali Raza Zaidi (University of Leeds, UK), Maryam Hafeez (University of Huddersfield, UK), Des McLernon (University of Leeds, UK), and Moe Win (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)

10:00-10:25 Experimental Validation of Air-to-Ground Propagation Models for Low-Altitude Platforms
Oleksandr Andryeyev, Umut Onus, Victor Casas, and Andreas Mitschele-Thiel. (Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany)

10:30-10:55 Coffee break

11:00-11:35 Invited Talk: Monitoring human rights in conflict – The use of drones is still a chimera
Cono Giardullo, Associate Fellow, Istituto Affari Internazionali.

11:35-11:45 Discussion

Session 2: Navigation and Drone Software/Hardware

11:45-12:10 CAPER: A Connectivity-Aware Path Planner with Regulatory Compliance for UAVs Anusha Mujumdar, Pooja Kashyap, Swarup Mohalik (Ericsson
Research, Bangalore, India) and Jim Feng Ericsson (Ericsson Research,Stockholm, Sweden)

12:10-12:35 An Open Source and Open Hardware Deep Learning-powered Visual Navigation Engine for Autonomous Nano-UAVs
Daniele Palossi and Francesco Conti (ETH, Zurigh), and Luca Benini (University of Bologna, Italy)

12:35-13:00 A Smart VPN Bonding Technique for Drone Communication Applications
Corrado Rametta, Francesco Beritelli, Roberta Avanzato, and Michele Russo (University of Catania, Italy)

13:00-14:00 Lunch

Session 3: Applications

14:00-14:25 Project Vulture: A Prototype for Using Drones in Search and Rescue Operations Andres Quan, Charles Herrmann, and Hamdy Soliman (New Mexico Tech, USA)

14:25-14:50 UAV as a leverage for energy and network delivery for Cyber-Physical Observation Units on the Arctic Tundra
Issam Raïs, John Markus Bjørndalen, Ken-Arne Jensen, Lukasz Sergiusz Michalik, Håvard Mjøen, Øystein Tveito, Otto Anshus and Phuong Hoai Ha (The Arctic University of Norway)

14:50-15:15 Automated Picking System Employing a Drone
Francesco Betti Sorbelli and Cristina M. Pinotti (University of Perugia, Italy), Federico Coro (GSSI, L’Aquila, Italy), and Anil Shende (Roanoke College, VA, USA)

15.15-15:30 An Innovative Mobile Terminal Positioning Technique based on UAV-Femtocell Systems (Short paper)
Roberta Avanzato, Francesco Beritelli and Mario Vaccaro (University of Catania, Italy)

15:30-15:40: Concluding Remarks