9:00 AM — 9:05 AM EDT

Opening Session


9:05 AM — 10:05 AM EDT

Keynote Session

Boosting the cellular systems with UAVs: how to learn from a quality and energy perspective
Francesca Cuomo and Stefania Colonnese (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)


10:30 AM — 11:30 AM EDT

Session I: Communication Technologies for UAV Tracking and Networking

Session Chair: Jianping He

Combining LoRaWAN and a New 3D Motion Model for Remote UAV Tracking
Federico Mason (University of Padova, Italy); Federico Chiariotti (Aalborg University, Italy); Martina Capuzzo, Davide Magrin, Andrea Zanella and Michele Zorzi (University of Padova, Italy)

Resilient Hybrid SatCom and Terrestrial Networking for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Paresh Saxena (BITS Pilani, India); Thomas Dreibholz (Simula Metropolitan Centre for Digital Engineering, Norway); Ozgu Alay (University of Oslo & Simula Metropolitan, Norway); Harald Skinnemoen (AnsuR Technologies, Norway); Angeles Vazquez-Castro (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain); Simone Ferlin (Ericsson AB, Sweden); Guray Acar (European Space Agency – ESTEC, The Netherlands)


11:30 AM — 12:30 PM EDT

Session II: Integrating 5G and UAV Networks

Session Chair: Marco Di Felice

Connecting flying backhauls of drones to enhance vehicular networks with fixed 5G NR infrastructure
Philippe Jacquet (INRIA, France); Dalia Georgiana Popescu (Nokia Bell Labs, France); Bernard Mans (Macquarie University, Australia)

Energy Minimization for MEC-enabled Cellular-Connected UAV: Trajectory Optimization and Resource Scheduling
Zhaohua Lv, JianJun Hao and Yijun Guo (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)

Paging Group Size Distribution for Multicast Services in 5G Networks
Olga Vikhrova, Sara Pizzi, Antonella Molinaro and Giuseppe Araniti (University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy)


1:30 PM — 2:30 PM EDT

Session III: Frameworks for UAV-Based Networking and Computation

Session Chair: Kaushik Chowdhury

Drone-assisted Edge Computing: a game-theoretical approach
Fabio Busacca (CNIT, Italy); Laura Galluccio (University of Catania, Italy); Sergio Palazzo (Unict, Italy)

A Real-time Framework for Trust Monitoring in a Network of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Mahsa Keshavarz, Alireza Shamsoshoara and Fatemeh Afghah (Northern Arizona University, USA); Jonathan Ashdown(United States Air Force, USA)

Trajectory Optimization of Flying Energy Sources using Q-Learning to Recharge Hotspot UAVs
Sayed Amir Hoseini (University of New South Wales, Australia); Jahan Hassan and Ayub Bokani (Central Queensland University, Australia); Salil S Kanhere (UNSW Sydney, Australia)