The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) – in collaboration with IEEE North Jersey Section – announces Drones for Infrastructure 2019, a technical workshop on the design, implementation, applications and societal implications of using drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

The workshop is intended for individuals with scientific, technical, policy, and implementation interests in drones and UAVs. Sessions will be available on a wide range of issues from navigation algorithms for cohorts of agreed drones to the laws ethics of drone-use in inspection in The public arena. Researchers and administrators in these areas are inducement submit proposals for special sessions, nominations of keynote speakers, and papers for oral and poster presentation.

Members Role Affliation

Pramod Abichandani


New Jersey Institute of Technology

Ashish Borgaonkar

Local Arrangements

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Branislav Dimitrijevic


New Jersey Institute of Technology

Ashutosh Dutta


Johns Hopkins APL

Moshe Kam


New Jersey Institute of Technology

JoYoung Lee


New Jersey Institute of Technology

Jaskirat Sodhi

Local Arrangements

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Adriaan J. de Lind van Wijngaarden

IEEE Liaison

Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent

Carolina Yanez

Conference Secretary

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Call for paper

Important date

Draft paper acceptance notification
Final paper submission deadline

Conference Focus Areas and Topics

Focus Area


Design and Implementation

 Flight control, navigation, telematics, and collision avoidance

 Autonomous drones

 Machine learning and artificial intelligence in drone operation

 Drone formation flying and swarming

 Underwater drone technology

 Progress in design, manufacturing, commercialization and marketing of drones

 Computing aspects of drones

 Drone communication and communication security

 Ethics of drone manufacturing, design and use

Applications of Drones

 Infrastructure inspection (e.g., bridges, tunnels, dams, pipelines, structures, industrial plants)

 Surveying (pre-construction and during construction)

 Traffic surveillance (data collection) and traffic incident management

 Utilities management

 Oil and gas industry

 Maritime applications, including underwater

 Mail and parcel delivery

 Homeland security, law enforcement

 5G Communication

 Real estate, insurance, tourism, and entertainment

 Remote sensing, mapping, surveying, SLAM, and aerial data collection

 Meteorology, climate and weather prediction and analysis

 Disaster response and post-disaster response

 Agricultural and farming

Regulation, Education and Training, Usage in Popular Culture

 Use of drones in education

 Training for drone operators

 Regulation and legal framework for registration, licensing and operation of drones

 Public safety and security aspects of drone operation

 Drones in the popular press, movies, internet and other public media


Authors are invited to submit unpublished papers describing theoretical advances, applications, and ideas in all relevant fields. Topics of interest include drone and UAV platform design and control (including navigation and control, communication, computation, sensor suites, protection and security); civilian, commercial, military and law-enforcement applications;  infrastructure inspection and monitoring; education and training; and legal and ethical aspects of drone adoption and operation.  Submissions can be made until 1 September 2018.  Paper submissions should be of sufficient detail and length to permit careful reviewing. Authors will be notified of acceptance no later than 15 November 2018. Final manuscripts of accepted papers are to be submitted no later than January 31, 2018.

Accepted Papers will be allotted 20 minutes for an oral presentation or assigned to a poster presentation. They will be reproduced (up to six pages) in the conference proceedings. To appear in the proceedings, a paper should have been presented at the conference by one of its authors.

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  • Conference Date

    Mar 19



    Mar 22


  • Nov 16 2018

    Final Paper Deadline

  • Dec 15 2018

    Draft Paper Acceptance Notification

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