Gold sponsor

ISSN 2504-446X
2021 Impact Factor: 5.532;
2021 CiteScore: 7.2

Drones is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal published monthly online by MDPI. The journal focuses on design and applications of drones, including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), etc. Likewise, contributions based on unmanned water/underwater drones and unmanned ground vehicles are also welcomed. Selected papers will be recommended for potential publication of an extended version in Drones | Special Issue: Selected Papers from the 2023 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS 2023).


Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems

ISSN: 1573-0409 (electronic), 0921-0296 (print)
Editor-in-Chief: Kimon P. Valavanis

The Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems (JINT) publishes original, peer-reviewed, invited, survey and review papers. These papers promote and disseminate scientific knowledge and information in the fields of system of systems, generalized system theory, distributed intelligent systems, bioengineering, robotics and automation, human-robot interaction, human-machine interfaces and interaction, robot ethics, social and service robotics, medical robotics, mechatronics, unmanned systems, multi-robot teams and networked swarms, machine intelligence, learning, system autonomy and autonomous systems, design for autonomy, cyber physical systems, and other related areas in which cutting edge technologies have been developed and applied to model, design, build and test complex engineering and autonomous systems.

Drone Systems and Applications

ISSN (electronic): 2564-4939
Editors-in-Chief: Dominique Chabot, Ph.D.; Karen Anderson, Ph.D.

Article processing charges are being waived for all submissions received by January 1, 2024. There are no submission fees.

Drone Systems and Applications (formerly the Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems) is an electronic-only, gold open-access, peer-reviewed continuous publication journal published by Canadian Science Publishing. The journal features research related to the rapidly emerging international field of unoccupied or uncrewed vehicle systems; i.e., remotely controlled or autonomous mobile robots that operate in the air, on the ground, on or below the water surface, or in outer space. Drone Systems and Applications publishes editorials, articles, notes, letters, reviews, mini-reviews, and discussions and replies. Submissions are welcomed from researchers and practitioners in academia, government, and industry from all over the world.

Academic sponsors

Lazarski University

Lazarski University is a private university located in Warsaw, comprising the Faculty of Law and Administration, the Faculty of Economics and Management, and the Faculty of Medicine. Lazarski is the best Polish university in the international U-Multirank ranking prepared at the request of the European Commission.

University of Denver

The University of Denver (UD), located in Denver, CO, USA, is a private institution built on exploration through research and collaboration among educators, students, and local and global communities.

With a focus on dedicated, student-centered instruction, the UD’s Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science seeks to fulfill its mission of advancing technical and scientific knowledge and capabilities to improve quality of life for our global society.

University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing

With over 3,500 students and over 700 faculty, research associates, and staff, the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing – often referred to only by its local acronym “FER” – is the leading Croatian higher education institution devoted to teaching and research in the fields of electrical engineering, computer science and ICT.

The Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems – LARICS

The Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems – LARICS is a research laboratory within the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. Research in LARICS is focused on control, robotics and intelligence in the areas of flying, walking and driving robots, manipulation, warehousing, as well as collective and automotive systems.

Local sponsors

Flapper Drones

Flapper Drones provides ready-to-fly drone platforms as well as customized solutions for your bio-inspired research and creative projects. Whether you are an academic research group, drone show operator or an artist, we understand your needs and, as a university spinoff, we are always excited to explore new territories.

Jet Zone 24

Jet Zone 24 offers simulators for 24 hrs, 7 days a week, for everyone who would like to attend training, familiarise themselves with pilot work or just have fun. Our priority is to train pilots while the remaining hours are devoted to flights for those who dream about flying themselves, would like to arrange an original gift for another person or get ready for their work at any airline. You can find all those services at a unique center of certified flight simulators in Poland, which are available to everyone.

The Warsaw Bar Association

The Warsaw Bar Association (in Polish: Izba Adwokacka w Warszawie) is the association of attorneys for the City of Warsaw. The most important goals of the Warsaw Bar are to cultivate the science of law, to promote law reform, to facilitate the administration of justice and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill and courtesy in the legal profession.

Polish Airports

Polish Airports (PPL) is one of the top aviation infrastructure companies in Poland, taking active part in the shaping and development of this strategic branch of the industry. PPL operates key elements of the state’s infrastructure, propelling the entire air transport services market.

Centralny Port Komunikacyjny

Centralny Port Komunikacyjny is a planned transfer hub between Warsaw and Łódź, which will integrate air, rail and road transport. The development envisages the construction of CPK located 37 km west of Warsaw and covering the space of 3,000 ha. During the first stage, the airport will handle 40 million passengers a year.