[robotics-worldwide] Journal of Intelligent Service Robotics: Special Issue on Marine Robotics Systems

Giacomo Marani gmarani at gmail.com
Thu Jan 6 12:26:45 PST 2011

[Apologies for multiple posting]



Journal of Intelligent Service Robotics - Springer
Special Issue on Marine Robotics Systems

Deadline for paper submission:
March 04, 2011

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*** Introduction ***

The ocean covers about two thirds of the earth and has a great effect on the future existence of all human beings. Marine robots including unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) and unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) can help us better understand marine and other environmental issues, protect the ocean resources of the earth from pollution, and efficiently utilize them for human welfare.

The demand for advanced marine robot technologies has been growing. During the last decade, the marked progress in marine technologies and robotics has led to massive improvements of a new and very active area of applied research: Marine Robotics. The state of the art and some achievements in this area are particularly innovative. 

The primary goal of this special issue is to present recent advancement in unmanned underwater (UUVs) and surface (USVs) robotic vehicle technologies. This special issue is organized by the Marine Robotics Technical Committee of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. Original, high quality research papers in marine robotics are invited. Papers addressing one or more of the topics below are of particular interest:

- UUVs for underwater intervention, with particular attention to solution and application examples of autonomous or remotely operated underwater manipulation systems.
- Underwater target localization and tracking
- Communication, mapping, sensor data processing, and localization and navigation techniques for UUVs or USVs
- Multiple UUV or USV systems for various applications.

*** Paper Submission ***

Authors are encouraged to submit high quality, original work that has neither appeared in, nor is under consideration by, other journals. Springer offers authors, editors and reviewers of the Journal a web enabled online manuscript submission and review system. Manuscripts should be submitted to: http://www.editorialmanager.com/isr. We trust that you will find this Online Manuscript Submission, Review and Tracking System very user friendly.

*** Important dates ***

Deadline for paper submission:
- March 04, 2011

First review:
- May 06, 2011

Final review:
- August 05, 2011

Publication is targeted to:
- October, 2011

*** Guest Editors ***

Giacomo Marani
West Virginia University, USA
Giacomo.Marani at mail.wvu.edu
Phone: +1 (304) 333-6071

Gianluca Antonelli
Universita’ degli Studi di Cassino, Italy
antonelli at unicas.it

Hyun T. Choi
Maritime & Ocean Engineering Research Institute, Korea
htchoi at moeri.re.kr

*** Links ***

Journal of Intelligent Service Robotics

Manuscripts submission:

Organized by the IEEE RAS Marine Robotics Technical Committee

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