[robotics-worldwide] JOSER new issue and call for papers
brugali at unibg.it
Wed Mar 7 00:54:46 PST 2012
it is my great pleasure to introduce a new issue of the Journal of
Software Engineering for Robotics (JOSER).
You can freely download the published papers from the JOSER web portal at
http://www.joser.org --> CURRENT.
I take here the opportunity to reemphasize the broad scope of the
journal. JOSER addresses the researchers belonging to the intersection
of the Robotics and Software Engineering communities, which have
consolidated approaches to conduct research, to document their
innovative results, and to assess the quality of manuscripts published
in archival journals. As such, papers published in JOSER must be written
taking into account the quality expectation of readers belonging to one
or the other of those two communities.
According to JOSER editorial policy, every manuscript is reviewed by at
least one expert in Robotics and one expert in
Software Engineering. A concrete example of what reviewers pay attention
to is the importance of an accurate review of the state of the art,
which should not be limited to Robotics, since several software
development problems typically encountered in Robotics have been somehow
addressed already by other communities (i.e. embedded, real time,
distributed systems, automotive, avionics).
I believe that papers published in JOSER should highlight the key
aspects that make software development for Robotics different from other
application domains. Thus, I kindly invite authors to submit even short
papers that document their best practice in designing and building
robotic software systems. Short papers may have the form of a single
Design Pattern that has been identified while solving similar design
problems many times.
In my opinion, the Design Pattern documentation style is really
appropriate for JOSER papers because it guides authors to document not
only a relevant problem and a significant solution, but also the
(robotic) specific context and the conflicting forces (i.e. robotic
requirements) that are solved by the proposed solution.
You can find information for authors at http://www.joser.org/ --> For
Please enjoy this issue, and feel free to distribute its contents as far
and widely as possible.
Davide Brugali, PhD
Chair IEEE RAS TCSOFT, http://robotics.unibg.it/tcsoft/
Editor-in-Chief, JOSER, http://www.joser.org/
Associate Professor at University of Bergamo - DIIMM
V.le Marconi, 5 - 24044 Dalmine, Italy
Tel. ++39 035 2052-354 (008) Fax ++39 035 2052-310
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