Program

Focus

Considering the befitting potential of communication for CPS applications, following are a few questions that we focus on at the Research Days 2019.

  • Which communication technologies can be used for explicit and implicit CPS swarm communication (including terrestrial, aerial, aquatic CPS applications)
  • How important is connectivity for swarming?
    • Distributed vs centralized vs decentralized
    • How could every member be autonomous in terms of connectivity?
  • What are the communication parameters a CPS swarm designer needs to take care of when choosing a communication technology?
  • How to standardize CPS data structures and define protocols to enable a unified CPS communication language compatible for all potential available communication technologies?
  • What are the potential research challenges that need to addressed to use communication for CPS swarm related to autonomy?

Program

Event in Google calendar (tbd)

Monday, July 8 Tuesday, July 9 Wednesday, July 10
08:45 Wrap up Wrap up
09:00 Registration and coffee Sofie Pollin: Sense and Avoid Technology for enabling Swarms Alcherio Martinoli: Communication in Swarms: Forms, Strengths, and Limitations
09:15
09:30 Opening and warm-up round
09:45
10:00 Heiko Hamann: Together Everyone Achieves More! On Swarm Performance and Interference Coffee break Coffee break
10:15
10:30 Group work 2: Communication technologies for CPS swarms Group work 3: Open research topics & proposal ideas
10:45
11:00 Coffee break
11:15
11:30 Group work 1: Connectivity for swarming Group work presentation and discussion Group work presentation and discussion
11:45
12:00
12:15
12:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch
12:45
13:00
13:15
13:30 Group work presentation and discussion Raheeb Muzaffar: Communication via 5G Workshop: Synchronization | Spiderinos
13:45
14:00
14:15 Coffee break
14:30 CPSwarm project: Communication considered for CPS swarms Coffee break Industry Partner Presentation 2
14:45
15:00 Andreas Kercek: Funding Opportunities
15:15 Coffee break Closing
15:30 Prepare for social event
15:45 Drone Demo  
16:00
16:15
16:30 Social event
16:45
17:00
17:15 Industry Partner Presentation 1
17:30
17:45
Talks
Group Works
Demo
Industry

Keynote Sessions

 

Heiko Hamann

University of Lübeck, Institute of Computer Engineering

“Together Everyone Achieves More! On Swarm Performance and Interference”


 

Sofie Pollin

KU Leuven, Department Elektrotechniek (ESAT)

“Sense and Avoid Technology for enabling Swarms”

Abstract:
Autonomous drones are becoming a reality, and we will see swarms of drones probably before the first truly autonomous car. To enable this, drones need to be aware of each other and their environment. We have been working on the SESAR project PercEvite, aiming to create sense and avoid technology for small autonomous drones. In this talk, I will discuss the state of the art with respect to sense and avoid technology and how to enable it on a range of vehicles: from small lightweight drones to manned aircrafts even.

Bio:
Sofie Pollin is associate professor at KU Leuven and active in the domain of wireless communication for drones for more than 5 years now. She has experience with a wide range of technologies and tested them all on drones (from Wi-Fi to 5G), and is especially focused on enabling autonomous and lightweight drones for civilian applications.