[robotics-worldwide] [CFP] Special Issue of IEEE WC (Network Robotics)

DaeEun Kim daeeun.kim at googlemail.com
Thu Jul 3 18:14:41 PDT 2008

Final Call for Paper

Special Issue of IEEE Wireless Communications
on "Wireless Communications in Networked Robotics"

[Apologies for possible multiple copies]
IEEE Wireless Communications
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Special Issue on:
Wireless Communications in Networked Robotics


Wireless communication has been a key driving force in recent years both in
and in industry. It has currently expanded to wireless multihop networks,
which include
ad hoc radio networks, sensor networks, wireless mesh networks and mobile
relay systems. With multihop capability, wireless communication can be
combined with
cooperative communications and network coding, which has attracted even more
to this field. In many wireless multihop networks, the merits of capacity
as well as coverage exceed the delay caused by multihop relay. Still,
however, there are
unresolved issues that may not be necessarily technical; one question
regards the real
motivation of a relay node that allows packet relay for the other
transmitting nodes by
consuming its own energy. There is also a security issue in multihop
in the sense that one's own data transmission is received by someone else in

On the other hand, in the networked robotics area, researchers try to
realize group
behaviors found in small insects or animals, in order to control and
coordinate a team
of robots. Especially, real-time wireless communication can help dynamic
management and self-organization for a team of cooperative robots. The
multiple robots
communicate with each other, sharing the same mission, naturally through
communications. In this respect, wireless communication is an excellent
candidate for
inter-robot information exchange.

This special issue is an attempt to bridge these two dynamic areas. We
submissions on all aspects of these themes, which include (but are not
limited to)
the following topics:

- Communication architecture for collaborative robot systems
- Biologically inspired swarm robotics with networking functionality
- Multiple robot networking with multihop- and cooperative communications
- Network coding and wireless relay technologies for cooperative robotics
- Applications of multi-robot network systems
- Ad hoc robot networks
- Cognitive communication technologies for inter-robot team work
- Exploiting robot mobility in wireless relay networks
- QoS support and resource management in networked robotics
- Wireless networks under node mobility

Manuscript Submission
With regard to both the content and formatting style of the submissions,
contributors must follow the IEEE Wireless Communications guidelines at
http://www.comsoc.org/pubs/pcm/sub_guidelines.html. Submitted papers must be
and must not be under current consideration for publication in other venues.
should submit a PDF format of their complete papers via EDAS
at http://edas.info (direct link: http://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=6595&)

Important Dates:
- Paper submission deadline:   July 31, 2008
- Notification of acceptance:  October 15, 2008
- Final manuscript Due:  November 15, 2008
- Publication date:  February, 2009

Guest Editors:
- Seong-Lyun Kim, Yonsei Univ., Korea (slkim AT yonsei.ac.kr)
- Jean-Yves Le Boudec, EPFL, Switzerland (jean-yves.leboudec AT epfl.ch)
- Wolfram Burgard, Univ. Freiburg, Germany (burgard AT
- DaeEun Kim, Yonsei Univ., Korea (daeeun AT yonsei.ac.kr)

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