Call for Papers


Authors are invited to submit abstracts describing theoretical advances, applications, and ideas in all fields related for the use of drones for infrastructure.  Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit full papers for peer review.  See the table below for the timeline.

Abstracts (due 28 September 2018): The body of the abstract should be limited to 500 words and should include the title, name(s) of author(s) and author affiliation(s).  The abstract should provide clear description of the planned contribution with a short summary of the main findings/conclusions.

Full Papers for review (due 16 November 2018): Full papers are intended to report original work not previously published elsewhere. They should address topics relevant to the theme of the workshop and state clearly the contribution and findings of the reported work in the appropriate context. 

Final submissions for inclusion in the proceedings (due 1 February 2019):  the final paper submission should address reviewer comments (if any) and follow the standard IEEE conference template (double-column format). A manuscript template available at: Full papers will be limited to 6 pages (a $150/page additional charge will be made for pages 6-10). Up to 6 Index terms or Keywords can be used.

Presentations: accepted papers will be allotted 20 minutes for an oral presentation (+5 minutes Q/A) or assigned to a poster presentation. All accepted papers will be reproduced in the proceedings, and published in IEEE Xplore. Inclusion of an accepted paper in the proceedings and in IEEE Xplore is requires a full registration of at least one author, and the actual presentation of the paper by one of its authors.

All papers should be submitted via EDAS using this link (  Authors will be asked to use an existing EDAS account or create a new one if they did not use EDAS before.




Abstracts for Full Papers/Poster Presentations Due September 28th, 2018
Abstract Notification of Acceptance October 12th, 2018
Draft Paper Due November 16th, 2018
Draft Paper Notification of Acceptance December 14th, 2018
Final Manuscript Due February 1st, 2019