IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
5–8 September 2023 // Toronto, ON, Canada

5th IEEE Workshop on Wireless Networking, Planning, and Computing for UAV Swarms (SwarmNet) 2023

Recent advances in embedded computing, wireless communication, flight controllers, and miniaturized sensing have enabled the growth of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Networked swarms of such UAVs promise breakthroughs in public safety, commercial, and military applications including search-and-rescue, disaster response, infrastructure inspection, environmental monitoring, virtual/augmented reality, and ISR (intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance).

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers working at the intersection of wireless networking, mobile computing, sensing, robotics, and/or planning to address a myriad of fundamental technical challenges that must be solved before UAV swarms and, more broadly, multi-UAV systems can be safely, effectively, and widely deployed. Since many of these challenges will not be able to be addressed without the help of UAV swarm simulation platforms, experimental testbeds and prototypes, and experimental evaluations, papers on these topics are especially encouraged.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Communication and networking protocols for UAV swarms
  • Resilient communication protocols for multi-agent planning and control
  • Cross-layer optimization and control of UAV networks
  • Delay-tolerant networking for UAVs
  • MIMO, mmWave, and THz networking for UAVs
  • Network topology control for performance optimization (connectivity, throughput, etc.)
  • Wireless localization of UAVs or wireless localization using UAVs
  • Communication architectures and technologies for UAV air-traffic control
  • UAVs in 5G and beyond networks
  • Networking for UAV sensing and applications
  • Aerial video streaming for virtual/augmented reality
  • Data offloading and mobile cloud/edge computing with UAVs
  • Spectrum and interference management techniques for UAV networks
  • Air-to-air, air-to-ground, and ground-to-air channel modeling for UAVs
  • Cyber-security for UAVs
  • Trajectory planning and resource management in UAV networks
  • Onboard AI for UAV-enabled aerial intelligence
  • UAV swarm network simulation platforms
  • UAV swarm network simulation platforms, digital twins, testbeds, experimental evaluation, and prototyping


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Nick Mastronarde, University at Buffalo

Fatemeh Afghah, Clemson University

Vuk Marojevic, Mississippi State University



Paper Submission Deadline: 19 May 2023 Extended date:  31 May 2023

Author Notification: 16 June 2023

Camera-Ready Due: 07 July 2023

Workshop Date: 05 September 2023