Drones in Smart-Cities

Drones in Smart-Cities

Security and Performance

1st Edition - June 3, 2020

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  • Editor: Fadi Al-Turjman
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128199725
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128204306

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Drones in Smart-Cities: Security and Performance is the first book dedicated to drones in smart cities, helping address the many research challenges in bringing UAVs into practice. The book incorporates insights from the latest research in Internet of Things, big data, and cloud computing, 5G, and other communication technologies. It examines the design and implementation of UAV, focusing on data delivery, performability, and security. Intended for researchers, engineers, and practitioners, Drones in Smart-Cities: Security and Performance combines the technical aspects with academic theory to help implement the smart city vision around the globe.

Key Features

  • Addresses UAV and IoT for smart cities applications
  • Examines topics as UAV safety, challenges, localization methods. QoS, simulation tools, and more
  • Collect the relevant knowledge in one resource, saving research time and effort


Intended for researchers, engineers, and practitioners

Table of Contents

  • 1. Performability in Drones Networks
    2. Drones in Communications: An Overview
    3. Critical Analysis of Security and Privacy Challenges for the Internet of Drones: A Survey
    4. UAVs : Communication Aspects & Cellular Service Provisioning
    5. Exploiting SDN for UAV-enabled applications in smart cities
    6. Drones in Military & Surveillance Applications: Security and Privacy Aspects
    7. Coastline change determination using UAV technology: A case study along Konyaaltı coast, Antalya, Turkey
    8. Performance Analysis Issues of MAC and Routing Protocols for UAVs to Facilitate Stable and Reliable Context-Specific Networks in Disaster Areas
    9. Aerial and Underwater Drone Communication: Potentials and Vulnerabilities
    10. Cognitive Unmanned Aerial Vehicle using Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access

Product details

  • No. of pages: 238
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: June 3, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128199725
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128204306

About the Editor

Fadi Al-Turjman

Dr. Fadi Al-Turjman is the Associate Dean for Research and the Founding Director of the International Research Center for AI and IoT at Near East University, Nicosia, Turkey. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Queen’s University, Canada. Dr. Al-Turjman is a leading authority in the areas of smart/intelligent, wireless, and mobile networks. His publication history spans over 400 SCI/E publications, and more than 11,000 citations, in addition to numerous keynotes and plenary talks at flagship venues. He has authored and edited more than 40 books about cognition, security, and wireless sensor networks’ deployments in smart IoT environments, which have been published by well-reputed publishers such as Taylor and Francis, Elsevier, IET, and Springer. Dr. Al-Turjman received several recognitions and best papers’ awards at top international conferences, including Best Research Paper Award from Elsevier Computer Communications Journal. Dr. Al-Turjman has led a number of international symposia and workshops for flagship communication society conferences. Currently, he serves as book series editor and lead guest/associate editor for several top tier journals, including IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials and Elsevier Sustainable Cities and Society, in addition to organizing international conferences and symposiums on leading-edge research topics in AI and IoT.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Dean and Founding Director, Artificial Intelligence Department, Near East University, Nicosia, Turkey.

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