Call For Papers


In conjunction with the 19th International Conference on Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing

IWCMC 2023

Marrakech, Morocco - June 19 - 23, 2023

Technically sponsored by: IEEE

Best Selected Papers will be proposed for submissions in MDPI Remote Sensing with special discounts


Symposium Chairs

Anis Koubaa, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia,

Lahouari Ghouti, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia,

Wadii Boulila, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia

Kai Li, CISTER Research Centre, Portugal


Marrakech, Morocco


June 19 - 23, 2023


Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS), including robots, drones, and underwater vehicles, are becoming more mature and being integrated into several applications to fulfill different critical missions. With the emergence of artificial intelligence, UASs have boosted their performance. They also enabled new kinds of advanced technologies leveraging the power of AI, including smart cities, surveillance, self-driving cars, target detection and tracking, smart agriculture, law enforcement, logistic, and transportation, to name a few.
These applications create new specific technical challenges. Considering the computation-intensive requirements of AI models, their real-time execution of battery-based edge devices, typically used on UASs, poses a significant challenge. Security and privacy are other primary concerns, mainly when UAS are deployed through cloud-based environments. There are several other problems, including low-resolution aerial image processing, zero-shot classification of UAS-collected images, reinforcement learning-based control, and edge-based processing vs. cloud-based computation offloading, to name a few.

This Symposium aims to bring together state-of-the-art contributions that would address several challenges pertaining to leveraging the use of AI with Unmanned Autonomous Systems. The Symposium welcomes technical papers, in addition to papers reporting experimental prototypes and studies on the use of AI with Unmanned Autonomous Systems. Survey papers can also be accepted if they provide a comprehensive review and analysis of the state of the art.


Authors are invited to submit previously unpublished papers to this Symposium. Topics include, but are not limited to

  • Cloud robotics for AI applications
  • Reinforcement learning
  • Self-driving cars
  • Deep learning models for aerial image processing
  • Attention modules for UAS-based AI models
  • AI-model acceleration for UAS edge processing
  • Deep learning security threats for UAS applications
  • AI-based models for UAS safety
  • Computation offloading
  • AI-based Smart Cities with UAS
  • AI-based surveillance systems
  • Smart Agriculture
  • Computer Vision for UASs

Important Dates


January 10, 2023

Acceptance notification

March 30, 2023

Camera-ready paper submissions

April 30, 2023

Submission Guidelines

Prospective authors are invited to submit original technical papers—up to 6 pages of length, using the EDAS link for possible publication in the IWCMC 2023 Conference Proceedings, which will be submitted to the IEEE Xplore. Selected papers will further considered for possible publication in three special issues in the following Journals. For more information, click here

  • The International Journal of Sensor Networks (IJSNet)
  • The International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems (IJAACS)
  • KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
  • Peer-to-Peer Networking & Applications
  • Cyber-Physical Systems journal

Note: There will be best paper award, best Symposium award and best Workshop award.


Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal, and is published semimonthly online by MDPI. The journal publishes regular research papers, reviews, technical notes and communications covering all aspects of remote sensing science, from sensor design, validation / calibration, to its application in geosciences, environmental sciences, ecology and civil engineering. Remote Sensing received its Impact Factor (2021) of 5.349, 5-Year Impact Factor (2020) of 5.786, and CiteScore (2021) of 7.4.