Special Issue "Edge Computing and IoT Technologies for Drones"

A special issue of Drones (ISSN 2504-446X). This special issue belongs to the section "Drone Communications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2023 | Viewed by 129

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Hiroyuki Tomiyama
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Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu 525-0058, Japan
Interests: embedded systems; cyber-physical systems; systems-on-a-chip; design automation; design methodology
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Dr. Ittetsu Taniguchi
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Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
Interests: image/video processing for embedded system; design methodology for embedded systems
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Dr. Xiangbo Kong
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Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu 525-0058, Japan
Interests: embedded systems; image processing in healthcare; IoT systems
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Dr. Hiroki Nishikawa
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Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
Interests: embedded systems; task scheduling; high-level synthesis; approximate computing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Edge computing systems embedded in drones play an extremely important role in their autonomous flights. Edge computing systems detect obstacles, such as camera and radar images, determine a flight path to avoid obstacles and reach the required destination, and control propellers in order to maintain a flight path. These processes require an enormous amount of computation, but due to some constraints, for example batteries, it is not practical to employ high-performance processors. Offloading heavy computation such as AI-based object detection to cloud servers through IoT technology is also effective, but safe flights must continue even if the connection becomes unstable or is lost.

This Special Issue aims to publish the latest research and developments in edge computing and IoT technologies for drones. In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Embedded and edge computing systems for drones;
  • IoT technologies for drones;
  • Machine learning for drones;
  • Computer vision for drones;
  • AR, VR and metaverse for drones;
  • Drone flight simulation;
  • Path planning and routing of drones;
  • Energy-efficient computing for drones;
  • Reliable and secure computing for drones.

This Special Issue is an open invitation but we also invite selected papers from the International Symposium on Advanced Technologies and Applications in the Internet of Things (ATAIT) 2022.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Hiroyuki Tomiyama
Dr. Ittetsu Taniguchi
Dr. Xiangbo Kong
Dr. Hiroki Nishikawa
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Drones is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

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