[robotics-worldwide] CFP: Autonomous Robots special issue on Open Source Software-Supported Robotics Research

Caroline Pantofaru pantofaru at willowgarage.com
Wed Feb 29 10:28:58 PST 2012

Call for Papers:
Autonomous Robots journal special issue on Open Source Software-Supported
Robotics Research

The increasing distribution and use of open source software within
robotics is moving the field from a single demonstration-based model of
dissemination, to a model in which code is distributed, repeatedly
executed and built upon. This cultural shift has the potential to
accelerate robotics
development by encouraging robust algorithms, algorithm comparison,
and collaborations between research groups. To explore the use of open
software within a research context, Autonomous Robots seeks submissions for
a Special Issue on Open Source Software-Supported Robotics

For this special issue, we invite submissions of high-quality research
papers accompanied by source code and other supplementary material. The code
and supplementary material should enhance the readers’ understanding of the
paper. As well, as far as hardware permits, the code should facilitate
replication and verification of the paper’s empirical claims
(including comparisons), or demonstrate the utility of the theoretical

Evaluation of submissions will be based on the combined contribution of
the paper, code and supplementary material to autonomous robotics.
and utility may come from either, or both, of the theoretical
contributions and the implementation.

Reviewers will be instructed to study the submitted code and use it
if possible. All efforts should be made to allow code execution. Source
configuration and data files must be published by the authors under
a license that enables these goals.

Important dates:
Paper submission: May 1, 2012
First reviews complete: July 15, 2012
Revised papers due: September 1, 2012
Final decisions: November 1, 2012

Guest Editors:
Caroline Pantofaru (Willow Garage)
Sachin Chitta (Willow Garage)
William D. Smart (Washington University in St. Louis)
Radu Rusu (Willow Garage)
Brian Gerkey (Willow Garage)
Richard Vaughan (Simon Fraser University)

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