[robotics-worldwide] [CFP] Special Issue of IEEE Wireless Communications on "Wireless Communications in Networked Robotics"

Jung-Min Park millfron at yonsei.ac.kr
Wed Jun 11 23:33:53 PDT 2008

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Call for Papers

IEEE Wireless Communications

Special Issue on:
Wireless Communications in Networked Robotics


Wireless communication has been a key driving force in recent years both in
academia and in industry. It has currently expanded to wireless multihop
networks, which include ad hoc radio networks, sensor networks, wireless
mesh networks and mobile multihop relay systems. With multihop capability,
wireless communication can be combined with cooperative communications and
network coding, which has attracted even more researchers to this field. In
many wireless multihop networks, the merits of capacity enhancement 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 communications, in the sense that one's own data
transmission is received by someone else in close proximity. 

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 resource management and self-organization for
a team of cooperative robots. The multiple robots communicate with each
other, sharing the same mission, naturally through wireless 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
welcome 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,
prospective contributors must follow the IEEE Wireless Communications
guidelines at http://www.comsoc.org/pubs/pcm/sub_guidelines.html. Submitted
papers must be original and must not be under current consideration for
publication in other venues.
Authors 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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