Combining Context-Awareness and Data Analytics in Support of Drone Technology

Boris Shishkov*, Krassimira Ivanova, Alexander Verbraeck, Marten van Sinderen

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Drones performing an autonomous mission need to adapt to frequent changes in their environment. In other words, they have to be context-aware. Most current context-aware systems are designed to distinguish between situations that have been pre-defined in terms of anticipated situation types and corresponding desired behavior types. This only partially benefits drone technology because many types of drone missions can be characterized by situations that are hard to predict at design time. We suggest combining context-awareness and data analytics for a better situation coverage. This could be achieved by using performance data (generated at real-time) as training data for supervised machine learning – it would allow relating situations to appropriate behaviors that a drone could follow. The conceptual ideas are presented in this position paper while validation is left for future work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTelecommunications and Remote Sensing - 11th International Conference, ICTRS 2022, Proceedings
EditorsBoris Shishkov, Andon Lazarov
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783031232251
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event11th International Conference on Telecommunications and Remote Sensing, ICTRS 2022 - Sofia, Bulgaria
Duration: 21 Nov 202222 Nov 2022

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1730 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


Conference11th International Conference on Telecommunications and Remote Sensing, ICTRS 2022

Bibliographical note

Green Open Access added to TU Delft Institutional Repository ‘You share, we take care!’ – Taverne project Otherwise as indicated in the copyright section: the publisher is the copyright holder of this work and the author uses the Dutch legislation to make this work public.


  • Context-awareness
  • Data analytics
  • Drone technology


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