Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 2023 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS 2023)"

A special issue of Drones (ISSN 2504-446X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 1403

Special Issue Editors

Faculty of Law and Administration, Lazarski University, 02-662 Warszawa, Poland
Interests: aviation law; space law; civil law (liabilities); European law; international law
Department of Information Engineering, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
Interests: intelligent household; Internet of Things; interoperability; smart monitoring; smart living; safety; Security; Energy Management; home automation; smart sensors; Wireless Sensor Networks; machine learning; home appliances and devices; Digital Twin; Cyber-Physical System; Risk assessment; operators’ safety
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International Institute of Air and Space Law, Leiden University, 2311 ES Leiden, The Netherlands
Interests: aerospace law; air law; cybersecurity; unmanned aircraft

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is inspired by “The 2023 Int´l Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems”, which will be held on June 6–9, 2023 in Warsaw, Poland. The most exciting and innovative papers presented at ICUAS 2023 will be selected to be extended and recommended to this Special Issue. Additionally, we wish to invite you to contribute by submitting articles concerning your recent research, experimental work, reviews, and/or case studies related, but not limited, to the following topics:

Airspace Control

Networked UAS

Airspace Management



Path Planning and Navigation


Reliability of UAS

Biologically Inspired UAS

Risk Analysis


See/Sense-Detect-and-Avoid Systems

Control Architectures


Energy Efficient UAS

Sensor Fusion

Environmental Issues

Smart Sensors

Fail-Safe Systems


Frequency Management

Technology Challenges




UAS Applications

Levels of Safety

UAS Communications

Manned/Unmanned Aviation

UAS Testbeds

Micro- and Mini-UAS

UAS Transportation Management (UTM)

Prof. Dr. Yangquan Chen
Prof. Dr. George Nikolakopoulos
Dr. Anna Konert
Dr. Andrea Monteriù
Dr. Benjamyn Scott
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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.

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Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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