[robotics-worldwide] Deadline Extension: Call for papers: IJRR Special Issue on 3D Exploration, Mapping, and Surveillance

Nathan Michael nmichael at seas.upenn.edu
Thu Nov 3 08:24:47 PDT 2011

*Deadline Extension*

Final Call for Papers:

The International Journal of Robotics Research

Special Issue - 3D Exploration, Mapping, and Surveillance

Guest Editors:

Nathan Michael, Mac Schwager and Vijay Kumar
University of Pennsylvania, USA

The International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR) invites papers for 
a special issue on 3-D Exploration, Mapping, Monitoring and 
Surveillance. The technology underlying aerial and ground robots and 
sensors has matured significantly over the last ten years, and
it is now possible to deploy autonomous robots in unstructured 2-D 
environments.  However, many important applications areas, including 
agriculture, environmental monitoring, search and rescue, and security 
are inherently three-dimensional, introducing significant theoretical 
and technological challenges. These challenges are particularly
relevant for aerial robots, which must navigate in and interact with a 
three-dimensional world. The goal of this special issue is to publish a 
set of excellent papers that address models, algorithms, and software 
for autonomous exploration in three-dimensional environments leading to 
automated solutions for exploration, mapping, monitoring and surveillance.

Papers are solicited on all areas directly related to the theme of this 
issue, including but not limited to, 3-D exploration and mapping, 
autonomous 3-D SLAM, multi-vehicle planning and routing for monitoring 
and surveillance, control of robots to establish and maintain coverage 
control, and cooperation in heterogeneous robot teams for exploration.
Papers that address the challenges of transitioning from theory to 
practice are especially encouraged.

Papers must contain high-quality original contributions and be prepared 
in accordance with IJRR guidelines. All papers will be reviewed 
following the regular reviewing procedure of the Journal. Please note 
that IJRR has no page limit on papers and is a leader in archival 
publishing of multimedia - data sets, code and videos with papers.


Submissions deadline  14 November 2011 (extended, was 30 October)
Decisions to authors  21 December 2011
Revised versions      31 January 2012
Final versions        27 February 2012
Publication              Summer 2012

Manuscript Submission

Instructions for authors, including information about ``Multimedia 
Extensions'', are available at:


Submissions should be uploaded to: 

Under ‘Manuscript Type’, select ‘3D Exploration’. Please note that the 
publisher does not provide templates or style files. For the initial 
review process you need only upload a pdf of the complete paper with 
figures and tables integrated in the text, and multimedia files
if appropriate. For questions concerning submissions email:

 Jennet Batten, Managing Editor, 
ijrr_man_editor at btinternet.com

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