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Wireless Sensors & Drones in IoT

Wi-DroIT 2022


4th International Workshop on

Wireless Sensors and Drones in Internet of Things (Wi-DroIT) 2022

Marina Del Rey, LA, California, US

May 30, 2022

co-located with DCOSS 2022

Submission link: click here

COVID-19 Pandemic Planning

Unless substantial, unforeseen developments occur, DCOSS 2022 will be held as a physical, full in person event, at a high quality venue which pays special attention to hygiene and safety. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and attend it. Remote presentation of a paper may exceptionally be allowed in special cases (travel bans, medical issues) when physical participation is not possible. Every paper accepted for DCOSS 2022 (presented in person or virtually) will be published in the IEEE proceedings.


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. Moreover, single or multiple UAVs can cooperatively collaborate providing services that require efficient protocols where multiple objectives and constraints should be accounted for.

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

Important dates


May 30

9.00-10.30 Keynote (DCOSS) 10.30-11.00 coffee break

11.00 opening Widroit

Session 1 (3 full papers)

11.00-11.30 Kyle Thompson, Dominik Walter, Roman Maksymiuk, Roey Mevorach, Gaurav Joshi and Franz J. Kurfess. UavSim: An Open-Source Simulator for Multiple UAV Path Planning

11.30-12.00 Mark Allison and Matthew Spradling. Modeling Sub-Team Formations for Heterogeneous Multi-Robot Systems Using Colored Petri-Net Semantics

12.00-12.30 Leonardo Montecchiari, Dario Albani, Angelo Trotta, Marco Di Felice and Enrico Natalizio. Uhura: a Software Framework for Swarm Management in Multi-Radio Robotic Networks

12.30-14.00 lunch break

Session 2 (3 full papers)

14.00-14.30 Alexander Lianides, Isaac Chan, Mohamed Ismail, Ian Harshbarger, Marco Levorato, Davide Callegaro and Sharon Contreras. 3D Object Detection for Aerial Platforms via Edge Computing: An Experimental Evaluation

14.30-15.00 Steve McGuire and Harel Biggie. Heterogeneous Ground-Air Autonomous Vehicle Networking in Austere Environments: Practical Implementation of a Mesh Network in the DARPA Subterranean Challenge

15.00-15.30 Leandro R. Costa, Daniel Aloise, Luca G. Gianoli and Andrea Lodi. OptiMaP: swarm-powered Optimized 3D Mapping Pipeline for emergency response operations

15.30-16.00 coffee break

Session 3 (1 short paper)

16.00-16.30 Masud Ahmed, Naima Khan, Pretom Roy Ovi, Nirmalya Roy, Sanjay Purushotham, Aryya Gangopadhyay and Suya You. GADAN: Generative Adversarial Domain Adaptation Network For Debris Detection Using Drone

16.30 closing Widroit

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.


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