[robotics-worldwide] REMINDER: Special Issue on Robotics for Enironmental Monitoring (IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine)

Matthew.Dunbabin at csiro.au Matthew.Dunbabin at csiro.au
Tue Jun 28 18:28:54 PDT 2011


Special issue on Robotics for Environmental Monitoring

A special issue of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine



Important Dates:

Deadline for paper submission: 01 July 2011

First Review:                           01 November 2011

Publication:                             March 2012





This special issue in Robotics for Environmental Monitoring seeks contributions on recent developments and applications in key areas of the advancing field of environmental robotics.

Robotic systems are increasingly being utilised as fundamental data gathering tools by scientists allowing new perspectives and greater understanding of the planet and its environmental processes.  Today's robots are already exploring our deep oceans, tracking harmful algal blooms and pollution spread, monitoring climate variables, and even studying remote volcanoes.

With increased awareness of the ability of robots to collect scientifically relavant information, new opportunities are arising for large-scale environmental monitoring that will push the frontiers of robotic and natural sciences. Addressing these opportunities will present significant challenges in field robotics research, stimulating new findings in the direction of robotic systems more able  to perceive, plan, move and actuate in natural environments.

These new environmental monitoring robots with increased autonomy, endurance, planning and sensing capabilities will be expected to interact in teams and within other data gathering networks for efficient and precise measurement of environmental processes at scales never before seen. This special issue in Robotics for Environmental Monitoring seeks contributions on recent developments and applications in key areas of the advancing field of environmental robotics.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

 *   Robotic systems for observation of natural environments, being them ground surfaces, air, water surface, underwater, or underground
 *   Robotic systems able to track natural phenomena
 *   Sensors for environmental monitoring
 *   Mobile sensor networks
 *   Spatio-temporal data processing and environment modeling
 *   Low energy design
 *   Energy harvesting
 *   Other subjects relevant to robotics for environmental monitoring
Paper submission and further information can be obtained at http://www.ieee-ras.org/issue/show/id/21.


Guest Editors:
Lino Marques, University of Coimbra (lino at deec.uc.pt<mailto:lino at deec.uc.pt>)
Matthew Dunbabin, CSIRO (matthew.dunbabin at csiro.au<mailto:matthew.dunbabin at csiro.au>)




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