[robotics-worldwide] CFP RAS Special issue on Visual Control of Mobile Robots

Youcef Mezouar mezouar at univ-bpclermont.fr
Wed Dec 19 00:32:29 PST 2012

Dear colleagues,

You are cordially invited to submit a paper for the special issue on 
Visual Control of Mobile Robots - Robotics and Autonomous Systems 

The call of papers with the details is provided below. Updates about 
this special issue will be posted in

Best regards,
Youcef Mezouar
Gonzalo Lopez-Nicolas

Robotics and Autonomous Systems (Elsevier)
Special Issue on Visual Control of Mobile Robots

Aims and scope
Visual control refers to the capability of a robot to visually perceive 
the environment and use this information for autonomous navigation. This 
task involves solving multidisciplinary problems related with vision and 
robotics, for example: motion constraints, vision systems, visual 
perception, safety, real-time constraints, robustness, stability issues, 
obstacle avoidance… The problem of the vision-based autonomous 
navigation is also compounded of the different constraints imposed by 
the particular features of the platform involved (ground platforms, 
aerial vehicles, underwater robots, humanoids…). Over the last years, 
increasing efforts have been made to integrate robotic control and 
vision. Although there is an important number of works in the area of 
visual control for manipulation, which is a mature field of research, 
the use of mobile robots add new challenges in a still open research 
area. The interest in this subject lies in the many potential robotic 
applications in industrial as well as in domestic settings that involve 
visual control of mobile robots (automation industry, material 
transportation, assistance to disabled people, surveillance, rescue, etc).

This special issue is related with the Workshop on Visual Control of 
Mobile Robots (ViCoMoR 2012, http://vicomor.unizar.es), that was held in 
conjunction with the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent 
Robots and Systems (IROS’12). Authors of papers published at the 
workshop will be asked for an extended version of their paper to go 
through a new peer review process. Nevertheless, the special issue is 
open also to contributions not published in the workshop.

Prospective authors are invited to submit original theoretical as well 
as practical contributions in the area of visual control. Topics of 
interest include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- Autonomous navigation and visual servoing techniques for mobile robots.
- Visual perception for visual control, visual sensors and integration 
of image information in the control loop.
- Visual control with constraints: nonholonomic constraints, motion in 
formation, distributed visual control, obstacle avoidance, etc.
- New trends in visual control, innovative solutions or proposals in the 
framework of computer vision and control theory.

Important dates
Deadline for submission of papers: March 1, 2013
First review: June 1, 2013
Submission of revised papers: July 1, 2013
Final review: August 1, 2013
Submission of final camera ready papers: September 1, 2013

Please send your contribution through the Elsevier Editorial System 
(http://ees.elsevier.com/robot/), indicating under Article Type that the 
paper should be assigned to this special issue (SI: ViCoMoR). The number 
of pages of each paper can range between 10 and 14. Format guidelines 
are available at http://ees.elsevier.com/robot/

Guest Editors
Youcef Mezouar (Institut Pascal - IFMA, France)
Gonzalo Lopez-Nicolas (I3A - Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)
To contact the Guest Editors, send an email to: 
mezouar at univ-bpclermont.fr, gonlopez at unizar.es
Updates about this special issue will be posted in 

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