[robotics-worldwide] Reminder: CfP: Special Issue: Agricultural robotics, Springer Journal of Intelligent Service Robotics (JISR)

Denny Oetomo doetomo at unimelb.edu.au
Mon Jan 4 19:52:24 PST 2010

The deadline for submission for the 
Springer Journal of Intelligent Service Robotics (JISR): Special Issue 
on Agricultural Robotics 

The vision of the emerging trend in autonomous farming is of great 
interest, not only to the robotics and agricultural communities, but 
also to the industries and wider community. The recent advances in the 
field of robotics and computer technologies have further improved our 
capabilities to automate the processes in the agricultural 
industries.  This is important not only to keep in pace with the 
increasing population growth rate, but also to improve the quality and 
effeciency of food production processes. 

We invite papers that exhibit theories and methods applied to field of 
agricultural robotics, especially in the high level intelligence to 
provide the robust and autonomous operation of agricultural / farming 
processes.  These could include (but not limited to): 
* Examples of novel and robust implementation of robotics technology 
deployed on the farm 
* Methods of sensing,identification, localisation, and task tracking 
in the semi-structured farming environment 
* Manipulation strategies specific to the tasks required in the 
agricultural processes 
* Techniques for reliable information sharing in an integrated farm 
automation framework 
* Strategies for effective human-machine coordination and cooperation 
in farming tasks 
* Algorithm for efficient interaction between the systems and the 
* Other novel ideas, concepts, applications that would be of 
significant contribution to the field of agricultural automation 

Website for the Springer Journal of Intelligent Service Robotics: 

The instructions for author and the site for online paper submission 
can be found in: 

Special Issue Guest Editors: 
John Billingsley, University of Southern Queensland 
John Reid, Intelligent Machine Systems, John Deere 
Denny Oetomo, University of Melbourne 

Important dates: 
February 1, 2010    - Submission of manuscripts 
May 3, 2010          - Completion of review process 
May 17, 2010        - Notification of acceptance 
June 14, 2010        - Final manuscripts due for publication 
Oct  2010              - Issue publication 

John Billingsley: John.Billingsley at usq.edu.au 
John Reid: ReidJohnF at JohnDeere.com 
Denny Oetomo: doetomo at unimelb.edu.au 


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