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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Smart Cities

  • Fadi Al-Turjman

Part of the Unmanned System Technologies book series (UST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Arslan Musaddiq, Rashid Ali, Rojeena Bajracharya, Yazdan Ahmad Qadri, Fadi Al-Turjman, Sung Won Kim
    Pages 49-64
  3. Muhammad Zeeshan Khan, Saleet Ul Hassan, Hafiz Umer Draz, Muhammad Usman Ghani Khan, Razi Iqbal
    Pages 65-83
  4. Alok Ranjan, H. B. Sahu, Prasant Misra, Bighnaraj Panigrahi
    Pages 107-132
  5. Mohammed Al-Khafajiy, Thar Baker, Aseel Hussien, Alison Cotgrave
    Pages 133-152
  6. Boran Sekeroglu, Kubra Tuncal
    Pages 167-179
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 181-187

About this book


This book addresses the major challenges in realizing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in IoT-based Smart Cities. The challenges tackled vary from cost and energy efficiency to availability and service quality. The aim of this book is to focus on both the design and implementation aspects of the UAV-based approaches in IoT-enabled smart cities’ applications that are enabled and supported by wireless sensor networks, 5G, and beyond. The contributors mainly focus on data delivery approaches and their performability aspects. This book is meant for readers of varying disciplines who are interested in implementing the smart planet/environments vision via wireless/wired enabling technologies.

  • Involves the most up to date unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) assessment and evaluation approaches
  • Includes innovative operational ideas in agriculture, surveillance, rescue, etc.
  • Pertains researchers, scientists, engineers and practitioners in the field of smart cities, IoT, and communications

Fadi Al-Turjman received his Ph.D. from Queen’s University, Canada. He is a full professor and a research center director at Near East University, Nicosia. He is a leading authority in the area of IoT and intelligent systems. His publication history spans over 250 publications in addition to his editorialship in top journals such as the IEEE Communication Surveys and Tutorials, and the Elsevier Sustaibable Cities and Society. 


unmanned aerial vehicles UAV Networks Internet of Things and unmanned aerial vehicles Cellular networks and unmanned aerial vehicles Smart-cities and unmanned aerial vehicles

Editors and affiliations

  • Fadi Al-Turjman
    • 1
  1. 1.Professor, Department of Artificial IntelligenceNear East UniversityNicosia, Mersin 10Turkey

About the editors

Fadi Al-Turjman received his Ph.D. in computer science from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, in 2011. He is a professor at Near East University, Nicosia, Cyprus. Prof. Al-Turjman is a leading authority in the areas of smart/cognitive, wireless, and mobile networks’ architectures, protocols, deployments, and performance evaluation. His publication history spans over 250 publications in journals, conferences, patents, books, and book chapters, in addition to numerous keynotes and plenary talks at flagship venues. He has authored/edited more than 25 books about cognition, security, and wireless sensor networks’ deployments in smart environments, published by Taylor & Francis and Springer. He has received several recognitions and best papers’ awards at top international conferences. He also received the prestigious Best Research Paper Award from Elsevier Computer Communications Journal for the period 2015-2018, in addition to the Top Researcher Award for 2018 at Antalya Bilim University, Turkey. Professor Al-Turjman has led a number of international symposia and workshops in flagship communication society conferences. Currently, he serves as the lead guest editor for several well reputed journals, including the Elsevier Computer Communications (COMCOM), Sustainable Cities & Societies (SCS), IET Wireless Sensor Systems, and the Springer EURASIP and MONET journals.

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