International Course on:

Communications and Networking for Aerial, Terrestrial, Marine and Underwater Robotics

November 10th – 11th 2022
Venue: Rotana Yas Island HOTEL

To unleash the full potential of autonomous systems of aerial, terrestrial, marine and underwater robots, researchers, practitioners and industry are currently investigating the coordination and cooperation dimension. Cooperation and coordination of autonomous systems are highly dependent on the capability of the system to let its members communicate and interact with each other, as well as with temporary or fixed infrastructures.

The workshop "Communications and Networking for Aerial, Terrestrial, Marine and Underwater Robotics" (CN4R) investigates the state-of-the-art of Communications and Networking for Robotics and aims at defining a joint academia-industry roadmap for research and development in the field.

The workshop "Communications and Networking for Aerial, Terrestrial, Marine and Underwater Robotics" (CN4R) is organized as a satellite event of the 48th Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF), and gathers international renowned experts of specific research topics in the field of Communications and Networking applied to Robotics.


Rosewood Hotel,
Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
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10th – 11th 2022
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Filippo Campagnaro

Research Assistant Professor
University of Padova

Walid Saad

Professor - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Virginia Tech

Prof. Mehdi Bennis

Centre for Wireless Communications,
University of Oulu, Finland

Prof. Carlos Tavares Calafate

Professor - Department of Computer Engineering
Technical University of Valencia (UPV), Spain

Prof. Hayssam Dahrouj

Professor - Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Sharjah, UAE

Dr. Thierry Lestable

Executive Director
Artificial Intelligence & Digital Science Research Center

Novella Bartolini

Professor - Department of Computer Science
Sapienza University of Rome


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Dr. Nikoletseas Sotiris

Professor and Director - Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics
Patras University, Greece

Jalel Ben Othman

University of Paris

Ian Akyildiz

Founder and President of the Truva Inc
Advisory Board member at TII

Thursday November 10th
Time Activity
9:00 - 10:20 Registration
10:20 - 10:30 Welcome
10:30 - 11:10 Talk 1: Walid Saad
The Path Towards AI-Native Wireless 6G Systems
11:10 - 11:50 Talk 2: Filippo Campagnaro
Multimodal Wireless Remote Control for Underwater Vehicles
11:50 - 12:30 Talk 3: Carlos Calafate
UAV Solutions based on Wireless Communications
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:15 Panel 1: (Mehdi Bennis, Sotiris Nikoletseas, Jalel Ben Othman)
Research in networked robots: challenges and directions
15:15 - 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 - 17:00 Worksession 1: Roadmap definition for open challenges in networked robotics
Friday November 11th
Time Activity
09:30 - 10:10 Talk 4: Novella Bartolini
MAD about FANETs
10:10 - 10:50 Talk 5: Hayssam Dahrouj
Toward Equitable 6G Access Service: Aerial and Underwater Cloud-Enabled Platforms
10:50 - 11:10 Coffee break
11:10 - 11:50 Talk 6: Thierry Lestable
6G Collective Intelligence: a glimpse through the lens of Robotics
11:50 - 12:30 Talk 7: Mehdi Bennis
Federated and Split learning for collaborative control-type applications.
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:15 Panel 2: (Thierry Lestable, Carlos Tavares Calafate, Hayssam Dahrouj)
Industry and networked robots: use-cases and applications
15:15 - 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 - 17:00 Worksession 2: Use cases definition for societal, civil and environmental purposes
17:00 - 17:30 Conclusions