About an editorial project that just published its first issue.

The Information and Technology Research Group for the Digitalization of Complex 3D objects (TIDOP) from the University of Salamanca will lead an international ´Drones` journal, from MDPI, the renowned Swiss publisher.

This idea arose due to the great scientific potential in this field, as well as the possession of reliable software tools and own patents.

The great proliferation of drones in the last years joint with their multiple uses and applications, motivated the group to face this challenge. To do so, it carried out a market study on the topic of existing scientific journals in this field and it was discovered that, although the theme of drones had been proposed as “special issue” in various important scientific journals, there still was no international journal with a focus on this filed. A proposal was sent to the prestigious international MDPI publisher, which, after a thorough analysis of its characteristic and an analysis of the market study, accepted the release of this magazine. MDPI publishes numerous scientific peer-reviewed magazines which are of open-access. MDPI´s editorial boards already received various Nobel Prizes. All MDPI journals have an international index and a rigorous peer-revision process.   

 At the presentation I was accompanied by Diego González Aguilera, leader of the TIDOP research group.

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Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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