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23rd IEEE FRUCT Conference: IDEA18 workshop


The International Workshop on advances in Innovative Drone Enhanced Applications

We welcome you to take part in the International Workshop on advances in Innovative Drone Enhanced Applications (IDEA18) that will be held in Bologna (Italy) on 14-15 November 2018, in conjunction with FRUCT23. Download CFP in PDF 


Drones are starting to be part of our daily lives, becoming vital for ensuring services in different fields such as precision farming, security, aerial inspection, media, explorations. Opportunities offered by drones, as a leverage for jobs and new business, are based on recent technological developments acting as a catalyst for innovative applications with great economic potential. The Arctic Drone Labs (Finland), Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Finland) and University of Bologna (Italy) organize this Workshop with the aim of bringing together people interested to discuss and enlighten the challenges, the opportunities and the long term ambitions of innovative drone applications and technologies. IDEA18 is addressed to researchers, stakeholders  and enterprises active in this domain.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following subject areas:
• Drones and IoT convergence
• Embedding flying sensors and actuators in IoT Infrastructures
• Simulation platforms for drone applications
• Aerial Multispectral Photography
• Drone based monitoring in search, rescue and disaster management support
• Drone based environmental and infrastructure monitoring 
• Drones in deep-learning loops
• Drones in systems of systems loops
Formation flying applications 
• Beyond line of sight drone operations
Business models for drone start-ups 
• Drones and pilots regulations trends
• Challenges, opportunities and threads in drone platforms, tools and apps

We welcome researchers as well as industry stakeholders to submit papers and take part in the workshop to share their research and findings. Early registration is a cost effective way to participate in the Workshop and the 23rd FRUCT conference. All workshop papers will be published Open Access in FRUCT proceeding at no additional cost (available for free under a CC BY-ND license download from FRUCT proceedings catalog). The workshop posters and demos can be presented on the FRUCT23 Demo Session on 15 November 2018.

IDEA18 features a Best Paper Award and a Best Student Paper Award, based on the reviewers’ comments and on the quality of the presentation.

Call for papers and presentations

You can select one of the following 3 types of submissions:

Full papers (min 6 full pages and up to 12 pages), extended deadline: September 21, 2018;
- Short papers (min 200 words, max 5 pages), extended deadline: September 21, 2018;
- Poster or demo summary (min 200 words, max 5 pages), by October 29, 2018.

Please note that some papers submitted as Full Papers can be recommended for publication as Work in Progress. Work in Progress publications are publications of generally good quality, which unfortunately don't get into 43% top of the conference, but still deserve to be published, but just will get less guarateed indexing. To increase your chance to get your paper accepted as Full Paper, we recommend to submit it by the Early bird submission deadline, as this way you always will have a second chance to improve the paper and get another round of review.

The Early bird submission deadline: August 24, 2018.

Please note that one person can be a coauthor of at maximum 3 submissions of all types: Submit

Workshop dates: 14-15 November 2018
Conference location: Bologna, Italy
Short Paper submission deadline: 14 September 2018
Full Paper Submission deadline: 14 September 2018
Notification of acceptance date: 5 October 2018
Camera-ready submission deadline: 12 October 2018
Authors registration deadline: 12 October 2018
Demos/Posters submission deadline: 29 October 2018

The templates and other practical details on publishing your papers can be found at FRUCT CFP page.


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