[robotics-worldwide] Call for Papers: Special Issue on Cooperative Signal Processing Networks, EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing

Ehlers at nurc.nato.int Ehlers at nurc.nato.int
Tue Jun 15 00:07:53 PDT 2010

I am sending this CfP to 'robotics-worldwide' because we wanted to encourage colleagues from the robotics community to

contribute to this special issue. Autonomous surveillance, remote sensing networks and multi-robot systems are definitely applications

that are of interest to the members of this mailing list.


From: Ehlers, Frank (NURC) 
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2010 5:02 PM
To: 'robotics-worldwide at usc.edu'
Subject: Call for Papers: Special Issue on Cooperative Signal Processing Networks, EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing


Cooperative Signal Processing Networks


Call for Papers


The performance of distributed multisensor/multiagent systems highly depends on how the collaboration, interoperability, and interplay between individual networked sensor and signal processing nodes are organized in architecture, protocols, and algorithms. The crucial role of signal processing in such distributed schemes for sensing, inference, communication, and control is highlighted by the following aspects:


·Signal processing algorithms generate the input for data driven control schemes 


·Signal processing includes decision making on which data to be exchanged when there is only limited communication bandwidth between assets available 


·Signal processing algorithms assess the specific sensor performance which enters the control/planning algorithms


Prominent applications are, among others, autonomous surveillance and remote sensing networks for environmental monitoring, and multirobot systems for industrial automation. Each application targets its specific goals and related performance assessments.


>From a more mathematical perspective, the task for the signal processing engineer is the "observer design" of a nonlinear stochastic dynamic game with distributed agents where state estimates are subject to noisy measurements. This special issue focuses on the observer design. In a less formal description, the focus is set on sampling, filtering, compression, detection, estimation, and tracking for scenarios where the sensors provide input to multiple and spatially separated actors/actuators that follow joint goals. This special issue solicits submissions from researchers and engineers who are working in the field of observer design for distributed agents and are developing or applying advanced signal processing techniques able to deal with the special challenges entailed in making measurements in autonomous sensor networks.


Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/asp/guidelines.html <http://www.hindawi.com/journals/asp/guidelines.html> . Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ <http://mts.hindawi.com/>  according to the following timetable:


Manuscript Due                 December 1, 2010


First Round of Reviews   March 1, 2011


Publication Date                June 1, 2011


Lead Guest Editor


* Frank Ehlers, NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC), Viale S. Bartolomeo 400, 19126 La Spezia, Italy


Guest Editors


* Huaiyu Dai, EBII 2108, 890 Oval Drive, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NC State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7911, USA 

* Christoph Mecklenbräuker, Institute for Communications and Radio Frequency Engineering, Vienna University of Technology, Gusshausstr. 25/389, 1040 Wien, Austria 

* Frank Schneider, Fraunhoferinstitut für Kommunikation, Informationsverarbeitung und Ergonomie Neuenahrer Str. 20, 53343 Wachtberg, Germany

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