Topic Editors

Prof. Dr. Hyoun Jin Kim
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Dr. Giuseppe Loianno
Tandon School of Engineering, New York University, New York, NY 11201, USA
Prof. Dr. Didier Theilliol
Polytech Nancy, University of Lorraine, Lorraine, France
Prof. Dr. Nikolaos Tsourveloudis
School of Production Engineering and Management, Technical University of Crete, 73100 Chania, Greece
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208, USA
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA

Civil and Public Domain Applications of Unmanned Aviation

Abstract submission deadline
31 October 2024
Manuscript submission deadline
31 December 2024
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Dear Colleagues,

Unmanned systems have witnessed unprecedented levels of growth during the past decade. Although military applications have dominated the field for years, there is a major shift to civil and public domain applications in which aerial platforms are used across a wide spectrum of diverse applications in urban and rural areas. This Topic focuses on civil and public domain applications and on the societal impact of unmanned aviation and its effect on everyday quality of life. Although the technical challenges cover a wide spectrum of topics, of particular importance are the following topics:

  • bioinspired aerial platforms;
  • hybrid platforms;
  • design resiliency;
  • human factors;
  • the framework and regulations for integration into the national air-space.

Submitted papers will include, but are not be limited to, extended versions of accepted conference papers in ICUAS 2024, which will be held on 4–7th June, Chania, Crete, Greece. The maximum percentage of overlap will be 30%. Authors must reference the corresponding conference papers. The extended version of the accepted conference papers in ICUAS 2024 will enjoy a 20% discount on the Article Processing Charge.

Prof. Dr. Hyoun Jin Kim
Dr. Giuseppe Loianno
Prof. Dr. Didier Theilliol
Prof. Dr. Nikolaos Tsourveloudis
Prof. Dr. Kimon P. Valavanis
Dr. Nikolaos Vitzilaios
Topic Editors


  • unmanned aviation
  • unmanned aircraft systems
  • resiliency
  • autonomy
  • aerial platforms
  • multirobot teams

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
2.6 3.0 2014 22.3 Days CHF 2400 Submit
- - 2020 26.3 Days CHF 1000 Submit
4.8 6.1 2017 17.9 Days CHF 2600 Submit
2.9 4.7 2012 15.6 Days CHF 2400 Submit
Remote Sensing
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