IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
25-28 May 2020 // Virtual Conference
Beyond Connectivity: What Comes After 5G

Aerial Communications in 5G and Beyond Networks (AERCOMM)

Aerial Communications in 5G and Beyond Networks (AERCOMM)

Welcome to the AERCOMM Workshop

The Aerial Communications in 5G and Beyond Networks (AERCOMM) workshop is co-organized by two international research collaboration projects conducting research and experimentation activities within the thematic areas of the workshop, namely:

In the last decade or so, the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also commonly referred to as drones, has received significant attention from various industry sectors and research communities. This is mostly attributed to the broad of range of UAV-enabled use cases in agriculture, public protection and disaster relief (PPDR), logistics, media production, mapping, and so on. The transformation of UAVs into distributed aerial communications and computing platforms is gathering pace by leveraging research advancements in 5G/6G technologies, edge computing, machine learning, and so on. This transformation promises exciting and high impact use cases and innovations far beyond legacy UAV solutions. The transformation further requires efficient integration of unmanned aerial systems traffic management (UTM) with more conventional air traffic management for an orderly air space with when UAVs are adopted in large numbers. The AERCOMM workshop collocated with IEEE WCNC 2020  aims to provide a venue for exchanging of latest developments between (but not limited to) academic researchers, vendors, operators, verticals and regulators.

The AERCOMM workshop will be full day event consisting of six distinguished speakers providing perspectives from both industry and academia.  The papers accepted for presentation at the workshop will be presented in an interactive session with posters (and some cases video demos) that allow for maximum interaction and deeper discussions.

Further more information: 


  • Prof. Fabrizio Granelli, University of Trento, Italy
  • Prof. Jinho Choi, Deakin University, Australia
  • Mr. Gokul Srinivasan,, Finland
  • Dr. Maria Massaouti, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece


Full paper submission: December 31, 2019 January 19, 2020
Notification of acceptance: January 31, 2020
Final camera-ready copy: February 15, 2020
Virtual workshop: 25 May 2020