[robotics-worldwide] IJRR announces a new category of paper - the "Data Paper"

Paul Newman pnewman at robots.ox.ac.uk
Sun Apr 26 13:47:07 PDT 2009

 From the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Robotics  

The International Journal of Robotics Research announces a new genre  
of paper – the data paper – for significant and peer reviewed archival  
data sets.  Data papers build on the success of archival multimedia  
content for papers, another IJRR innovation that was introduced in  
July 2001.

Our goal in creating data papers is to facilitate and encourage the  
release of high quality, peer reviewed data sets to the robotics  
community.  We believe that the widespread availability of large data  
sets (order of Gbytes) will overcome a significant entry barrier in  
robotics which currently slows algorithmic development.

Benefits will come from eliminating the effort and expertise required  
to collect these very large experimental data sets, and from  
facilitating direct comparison to previously published work.

Further details are available in the editorial at http://ijr.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/28/5/587

The IJRR Editor John Hollerbach, Multimedia Editors Paul Newman and  
Peter Corke,  Managing Editor Jennet Batten, and Publishing Editor  
Wendy Truran, will all be at ICRA 2009 and will be happy to discuss  
any aspects of data papers with potential authors.

Paul Newman
Peter Corke

MM Editors
International Journal of Robotics Research

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