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

Call for Papers

Scope and Featured Topics

The AERCOMM workshop collocated with IEEE WCNC 2020  encourages original submissions that discuss aerial communications research, experimentation and evaluation strategies within (but not limited to) the following scope or related areas:

  • 3-D placement of aerial base stations
  • Aerial nodes characterization (UAVs, balloons, small/pico satellites)
  • On-demand deployment of multiple aerial base stations
  • Air-to-air channel characterization
  • Multi-tier aerial network architectures
  • Deployment of aerial base stations for optimal quality coverage
  • Energy aware trajectory optimization for aerial base stations
  • Resource management of flying base stations
  • Dynamic utilization of the available spectrum
  • Predictive Deployment of UAV base stations
  • Reliability and availability of UAV-based networks
  • Softwarization and Virtualization for fast deployment networks
  • Allocation of computational resources to UAVs and other flying platforms
  • Services and Service Function Chains deployment in on-demand mobile deployable communication platforms
  • Service functions offloading to mobile aerial nodes
  • Predictive networking for low-latency support of flying objects
  • 3-D handover for aerial users
  • UTM architectures
  • UTM mechanisms and service differentiation
  • UAV key performance indicator evaluations using simulations and trials
  • Network slicing for UTM
  • Slices in constrained environments (Drones, Edge, etc.)
  • 5G enhancements in UTM

Submission Guidelines

Submission Link: Please click HERE to submit and manage the Workshop paper for AERCOMM Workshop.

All submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of eight (8) printed pages (10-point font) including figures. The papers exceeding 6 pages will be subject to an additional fee of 100 USD/page. Papers exceeding 8 pages will not be accepted at EDAS. Only PDF files with all fonts embedded are accepted for review. Your submitted PDF file and registered EDAS account must list the same author(s) and title. Accepted papers will be published in the WCNC 2020 Proceedings, and the papers presented by an author at the workshop will be submitted to IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates

Full paper submission: December 31, 2019 January 19, 2020
Notification of acceptance: January 31, 2020
Final camera-ready copy: February 15, 2020
Workshop: 6 April 2020