1st Workshop on UAV Supported Road Traffic Safety and ADS Deployment (UAV-W)

at 35th IEEE Intelligent Vehicle Symposium (IV)

Date: June 02, 2024

Venue: Jeju Shinhwa World, Jeju Island, Korea


Welcome to the 1st Workshop on UAV Supported Road Traffic Safety and ADS Deployment (UAV-W) being held in conjunction with IEEE IV 2024!

Scope and Topics

The rapid emergence of recent technologies and their intersection with transportation research has opened new avenues for study. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) technologies present a unique opportunity for transportation research to study road safety and Automated Driving Systems (ADS). This workshop aims to delve into the details of modeling traffic participants' behavior, the effectiveness of UAVs in managing changing dynamics and increasing traffic demands, and current global research and development in this field. Understanding the importance of this topic to Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) is crucial, as it offers fresh, independent perspectives on existing environments, detailed insights, and the potential to set new benchmarks in road safety with emerging datasets.

Over the last few years, interest in aerial imagery and associated research in ITS has significantly grown. Academic research accompanied by development in industry has opened up opportunity for advanced research. As a result, we have seen the emergence of multiple new datasets that are captured through UAVs. These datasets capture key behaviors of multimodal traffic, infrastructure health, and traffic incident management. UAVs enable novel directions to existing research in ITS community, including VRU safety, trajectory tracking, traffic modeling, safety modeling, smart infrastructure, perception, sensor fusion, and V2X. It covers a large spectrum of research from fundamental methods to key applications. UAVs have shown tremendous promises, however, yet to demonstrate true disruption. We expect that the proposed workshop will help pioneer the field of UAV research in ITS.

The overall objective of this workshop is to encourage researcher who are working on diverse topics applying UAVs for transportation systems. Some broad area of interest may be as listed below:

  • To demonstrate the utility of drone imagery and associated datasets to study traffic safety.
  • To investigate the dynamics of Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs) and their interactions with other vehicles.
  • Discuss merits and limitation of aerial imagery based traffic safety analysis.
  • To facilitate discussions on creating large-scale drone data collections, targeted for multiple applications in ITS.
  • To examine the role and utilities of UAVs in accident scene analysis and emergency response.
  • To examine the role and utilities of UAVs in roadway infrastructure analysis.
  • To provide insights into current drone technology and industry standards.
  • Discuss regulations governing drone-based deployments and research. This can include regulations from industry, and government agencies.
  • To explore the use of drone datasets for studying ADS behavior and their interactions with traffic participants.
  • To analyze human driver behavior at intersections.
  • To explore the roles and utilities of UAVs in smart cities.


📢 Call for paper released (Check Deadlines)



Researchers in related areas from academia and industry are invited to submit full papers to be presented in the format of spotlight presentation and/or poster presentation. We aim for broad scope, topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Traffic safety analysis using UAVs ;
  • New drone based dataset;
  • Modeling traffic from aerial image/video/data;
  • Edge technology for Drones to benefit on device processing;
  • Scene analysis from aerial images using computer vision and advance algorithms;
  • Intersection safety using aerial images;
  • Smart city management;
  • Driving behavior analysis in complex infrastructure ;
  • Graph based application to aerial scene analysis ;
  • Perception and sensor fusion ;
  • ADS applications and integration with UAV;
  • Traffic incident management through traffic cameras and drones
  • Infrastructure health assessments including bridge and pavement;
  • Novel applications .

Submission Link: https://its.papercept.net/conferences/scripts/start.pl

Use Code: UAVsupportedRoadTraffic

Authors are required to submit full papers by the paper submission deadline. These are hard deadlines due to the tight timeline; no extensions will be given.

Authors are invited to submit full-length papers up to 6 pages in the final submission, but the first submission can be up to 10 pages for technical content including figures and references. Additional pages will be charged at the rate of $100 per page and is limited to two pages per paper. Each accepted paper must be covered by at least one non-student registration. Additional papers by the same authors will be charged at the flat rate of $400 per paper. For more information on the submission instructions, templates, and policies , please consult IEEE IV 2024 - Author Guidelines webpage.

Accepted papers will be included in the IEEE IV proceedings, on IEEE Xplore, . Authors will be required to transfer, to the IEEE, copyrights for any papers published in the conference proceedings. At least one author is expected to attend the workshop and present the paper.


Event Date
Paper Submission Deadline Feb 1st, 2024
Final Decisions to Authors March 30th, 2024
Camera Ready Deadline April 22, 2024

Authors are required to submit full papers by the paper submission deadline. These are hard deadlines due to the tight timeline; no extensions will be given. Please note that due to the tight timeline to have accepted papers included in the IEEE IV proceedings, no supplemental materials or rebuttal will be accepted.


Abhijit Sarkar

Team Leader, Computer Vision & Machine Learning
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, USA

Hong Wang

Research Associate Professor, School of Vehicle and Mobility
Tsinghua University, China

Yuxin Zhang

Associate Professor,
Jilin University, China


We have planned a full day program filled with exciting events and series of speakers. Overall, the workshop will include

  • Three Keynote speakers from academia, inductry, and government.
  • Introduction of drone based intersection safety dataset;
  • A series of paper presentations;
  • A panel discussion on teh future of UAV research in intelligent transportation systems;

Detailed Scedule: Coming Soon ...


We are planning for three keynote speakers from Industry, Academia, and Government. Stay tuned for more details.



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