This section contains publications of different nature such as conference papers and journal articles. 📚📄


  1. European Robotics Forum 2017: MultiDrone Poster ERF
  2. European Robotics Forum 2017: MultiDrone Presentation ERF
  3. H2020 Robotics and Autonomous systems briefing event 2017: MultiDrone Presentation
  4. ICCV2017 Tutorial: Drone vision for cinematography
    A)  Drone Vision and Cinematography: An Overview
    B)  Real-time Visual SLAM
    C)  Multisensor Fusion for Target Tracking
    D)  Drone Formation and Flight Control
    E)  Deep Learning for Drone Vision in Cinematography
    F)  Drone Cinematography
    G)  Privacy Protection Technologies in Drones

MultiDrone in the Media

Screenshot of the Article on the Horizon Website

MultiDrone was featured in an article by Joe Dodgshun in Horizon, the EU Research & Innovation Magazine on July 11th. 2017. The article is based on an interview with Project Coordinator Professor Ioannis Pitas from the University of Thessaloniki (formerly University of Bristol).

An overview and the aims of MultiDrone were presented in two french regional newspapers. The CEO of Alerion (AIR), Ms Didelot, gave interviews to the Est Républicain newspaper, the main newspaper of the Grand Est region in France and the Villers Nouvelles magazine, the local magazine of Alerion’s location in France.

MultiDrone is mentioned in an article on a research project at the ETH Zurich, focusing on an algorithm that enables drones to film dynamic scenes independently in the way that directors and cinematographers intend.

Collage of images from the articles

In promoting the “Drone School & Workshops: Deep learning and Computer vision for drone imaging and cinematography” Summer School, the University of Thessaloniki sent out a press release, which was picked up and reported about by 13 websites and media outlets in the Thessaloniki area (e.g. seleo thessaloniki, parallaxi magazine, thessnews). Furthermore Prof. Ioannis Pitas gave two radio interviews to greek radio stations (“FM 100” in the “The Words of the City” on May 23rd, 2018 and “FM 104.9” in the “Panorama” on May 24th, 2018) in the area.

Scientific Papers


No. Title Authors Publication
01 Decentralized safe conflict resolution for multiple robots in dense scenarios Ferrera, E.; Capitán, J.; Castaño, A. R and Marrón, P. J In Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 91: pp 179-193, 2017
02 Fast Deep Convolutional Face Detection in the Wild Exploiting Hard Sample Mining D. Triantafyllidou, P. Nousi, A. Tefas Big Data Research, accepted for publication, 2017
03 Semi-Supervised Subclass Support Vector Data Description for image and video classification V. Mygdalis, A. Iosifidis, A. Tefas, I. Pitas Neurocomputing, accepted for Publication, 2017
04 Lightweight Two-Stream Convolutional Face Detection D. Triantafyllidou, P. Nousi, A.Tefas in 25th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Kos, Greece, August, 2017
05 Human Crowd Detection for Drone Flight Safety Using Convolutional Neural Networks M.Tzelepi, A.Tefas in 25th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Kos, Greece, 2017
06 Concept Detection and Face Pose Estimation Using Lightweight Convolutional Neural Networks for Steering Drone Video Shooting N. Passalis, A. Tefas in 25th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Kos, Greece, 2017
07 Improving Face Pose Estimation using Long-Term Temporal Averaging for Stochastic Optimization N. Passalis, A. Tefas 18th International Conference on Engineering Applications of Neural Networks, EANN 2017, Athens, Greece, August 25-27, 2017
08 Discriminatively Trained Autoencoders for Fast and Accurate Face Recognition P. Nousi, A. Tefas 18th International Conference on Engineering Applications of Neural Networks, EANN 2017, Athens, Greece, August 25-27, 2017
09 Face detection Hindering P. Chriskos, J. Munro, V. Mygdalis, I. Pitas 5th IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GLOBALSIP), Quebec, Montreal, November 14-16, 2017
10 2D visual tracking for sports UAV cinematography applications O. Zachariadis, V. Mygdalis, I. Mademlis, I. Pitas 5th IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GLOBALSIP), Montreal, Canada, November 14-16, 2017
11 A Multidrone Approach for Autonomous Cinematography Planning A. Torres-Gonzalez, J. Capitan, R. Cunha, A. Ollero and I. Mademlis 3rd Iberian Robotics Conference (ROBOT), 2017
12 Learning Bag-of-Features Pooling for Deep Convolutional Neural Networks N. Passalis, A. Tefas in International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Venice, Italy, 2017
13 Cooperative perimeter surveil using Bluetooth framework under communication constraints J.M. Aguilar, Pablo Ramon Soria, B.C. Arrue and A. Ollero 3rd Iberian Robotics Conference, ROBOT2017, 2017
14 Self-Supervised Auto-encoders for Clustering and Classification P. Nousi, A. Tefas Evolving Systems Journal, 23 May 2018, pp 1-14, Springer
15 Applying Frontier Cells Based Exploration and Lazy Theta* Path Planning over Single Grid-Based World Representation for Autonomous Inspection of Large 3D Structures with an UAS Margarida Faria, Ivan Maza and Antidio Viguria Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, 24 March 2018, pp 1-21, Springer
16 Discriminative Optimization: Theory and Applications to Computer Vision Problems J. Vongkulbhisal, F. De la Torre, and J. P. Costeira IEEE-Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), 16 April 2018, pp 1-26, IEEE
17 Integrated Visual Servoing Solution to Quadrotor Stabilization and Attitude Estimation Using a Pan and Tilt Camera. D. Cabecinhas, S. Brás, R. Cunha, C. Silvestre, P. Oliveira IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 17 November 2017, pp 1-16, IEEE
18 Neurons With Paraboloid Decision Boundaries for Improved Neural Network Classification Performance N. Tsapanos, A. Tefas, N. Nikolaidis and I. Pitas IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (TNNLS), 14 June 2018, pp 1-11, IEEE
19 Unsupervised Knowledge Transfer using Similarity Embeddings N. Passalis, A. Tefas IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (TNNLS), 27 June 2018 (accepted)
20 Convolutional Neural Networks for Visual Information Analysis with Limited Computing Resources P. Nousi, E. Patsiouras, A. Tefas, I. Pitas 2018 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Athens, Greece, October 7-10, 2018
21 Overview of drone cinematography for sports filming I. Mademlis, V. Mygdalis, C. Raptopoulou, N.Nikolaidis, N. Heise, T. Koch, T. Wagner, A. Messina, F. Negro, S. Metta, I.Pitas European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP), London, UK, 2017
22 Challenges in Autonomous UAV cinematography: An overview AI. Mademlis, V. Mygdalis, N. Nikolaidis, I. Pitas IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), San Diego, USA, 2018
23 Learning Multi-graph regularization for SVM classification V.Mygdalis, A.Tefas, I.Pitas 2018 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Athens, Greece, October 7-10, 2018
24 Recurrent Attention for Deep Neural Object Detection G. Symeonidis, A. Tefas Hellenic Conference on Artificial Intelligence (SETN), Rio Patras, Greece, 2018
25 UAV Cinematography Constraints Imposed by Visual Target Trackers I. Karakostas, I. Mademlis, N. Nikolaidis, I. Pitas 2018 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Athens, Greece, October 7-10, 2018
26 Neural Network Knowledge Transfer using Unsupervised Similarity Matching N. Passalis, A. Tefas International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), Beijing, China, 2018
27 Efficient camera control using 2d visual information for unmanned aerial vehicle-based cinematography N. Passalis, A. Tefas, I. Pitas International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Florence, Italy, 2018
28 Deep reinforcement learning for frontal view person shooting using drones N. Passalis, A. Tefas IEEE Conference on Evolving and Adaptive Intelligent Systems (EAIS), Rhodes, Greece, 2018
29 UAL: An Abstraction Layer for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles F. Real, A. Torres-González, P. Ramón-Soria, J. Capitán and A. Ollero International Symposium on Aerial Robotics (ISAR2018), Philadelphia, PA, USA, June 11- 12, 2018
30 Inverse Composition Discriminative Optimization for Point Cloud Registration J. Vongkulbhisal, B. I. Ugalde, F. De la Torre , J. P. Costeira IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2018, Salt Lake City, USA, 2018
31 The future of media production through multi-drones’ eyes A. Messina, S. Metta, M. Montagnuolo, F. Negro, V. Mygdalis, I. Pitas, J. Capitán, A. Torres, S. Boyle, D. Bull, F. Zhang International Broadcasting Convention, IBC 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 2018



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