1st International Workshop on Communication and Networking for Swarms Robotics (RoboCom’21)
The aim of this workshop is to bring together practitioners and researchers from both academia and industry in order to have a forum for discussions and technical presentations on the broad area of robot swarms and wireless networks.
The timeliness and relevance of the topics addressed by the workshop are implicitly demonstrated by the pervasive diffusion on the market of ground and aerial robots with sensing and autonomous mobility capabilities.
In order to fully unlock such potential, and also to foster the deployment of novel applications involving the large-scale use of mobile ground and aerial devices with the ability of swarm computing, some fundamental research issues must be addressed, such as networked mobility and communication control, energy efficiency in swarm networks, Quality of Service in the swarm and system security.
The workshop focuses both on application aspects, e.g. by identifying novel use-cases that might likely translate into new directions for research and investments from industries, and on methodological aspects, e.g. how to overcome networking and control issues tackling the practical implementation of autonomous vehicles and robot networks.
Due to the timeliness of the topics, we expect the workshop to be a possible ground of cross-fertilization between academia, industry, and standardization groups, and to provide an original contribution to the state-of-the-art of research. We also consider the workshop as a perfect arena for participation of young PhDs and Researchers who will receive provocative ideas, visions and guidelines on new potential directions of research on methodologies, techniques, algorithms and multidisciplinary aspects.
- Best-selected papers related to mobile fog and edge computing applied to drone swarm will be invited to submit an extended paper to the Special Issue on “Mobile Fog and Edge Computing in Drone Swarms”, MDPI Drones journal
- Best-selected papers related to swarm robotics will be invited to submit an extended paper to the Special Issue on “Recent Advances in Swarm Robotics”, MDPI Applied Sciences journal