Special Track on Networking and Applications for Mobile Objects in Land, Water, and Sky

as part of the ACM International Conference on Information Technology for Social Good (GoodIT 2023)

September 6th-8th, 2023, Lisbon (Portugal)


Autonomous and human-controlled mobile objects are increasingly present in water, land and sky scenarios, becoming an essential tool for fully automated or human-assisted missions, services, and applications. Smartphones and IoT devices are widespread in our cities, creating a hyper-connected society. Groups of autonomous vehicles, even flying ones, can perform actions and provide services and applications in several application fields, such as environment, agriculture, disaster management and recovery, smart cities, smart transportation and entertainment. Intelligent vehicles provide new smart environments (cities, harbours, factories, offices, homes, etc.) with the additional features given by their actuation capabilities, which aim at improving, at the same time, the performance of a specific mission as well as the performance of the underlying communication network. The three different contexts: land, water and sky, as well as the integrated contexts, have already gained momentum showing the opportunities to provide benefits to our whole society. However, to fully exploit this potential, we first have to address numerous research issues, to design and develop reliable, green, affordable and efficient networking and applications. This track focuses on the open research challenges and their practical solutions, as well as on the standardization activities and the applications and products already existing.


  • Autonomous vehicles and automated driving
  • Autonomous/intelligent robots
  • Pervasive and mobile sensing
  • Cooperative mobile objects and object-infrastructure systems
  • Vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2I/V2V) communication
  • 5G technologies
  • 5G Softwarized solutions
  • 5G OpenRAN architectures
  • Simulation and performance evaluation techniques
  • System architecture and design
  • Underwater networks and sensors
  • Flying Ad Hoc Networks (FANETs)
  • Drone applications
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Green networking and applications
  • Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure
  • Intelligent objects software and computing infrastructure
  • Cloud and edge computing for smart systems
  • Applications for intelligent mobile objects
  • Artificial Intelligence applied to connected and automated mobile objects
  • Security and privacy issues and protection mechanisms
  • Cyber-physical system modelling
  • Early experience and field trials of connected and automated mobile objects
  • Precision Agriculture