[robotics-worldwide] 2nd CfP: Special Issue on Maritime Robotics

Frank Ehlers drfrank.ehlers at gmail.com
Sat Feb 9 11:56:00 PST 2013


Please note that Paladyn - Journal of Behavioural Robotics has been
converted into an open-access, electronic-only publication.
(http://versita.com/Home/77-Paladyn._Journal_of_Behavioural_Robotics_Goes_Open_Access.html)

Paladyn. Journal of Behavioral Robotics
Call for Papers for Special Issue on

Maritime Robotics: New Capacities - New Behaviors

The Call for Papers is available at
http://versita.com/files/objects/1267/122/CfP.Maritime.robotics.v2.pdf

Maritime robotics is growing in importance. Behaviors for many
applications have been taken from concept to reality, delivering
astonishing results and data that has started to change our models and
our understanding of the maritime environment. Robots are
significantly changing the speed and accuracy with which undersea
tasks can be accomplished, and industry is taking note. New
technologies, new materials, new sensors, new energy and propulsion
concepts, new communication and networking methods, new control models
and new inter-robot coordination schemes are being applied to new and
existing applications areas alike.
The goal of this Special Issue is to highlight the mechanisms the
robotics community is using to adapt existing behaviors and to develop
new behaviors for the underwater regime, triggered by the availability
of new sensors or the discovery of new application areas. Recent
changes in maritime technology capabilities and the speed with which
new applications of maritime technology are being discovered suggest
that the time has come to recognize these mechanisms within the
maritime robotics domain.

Authors are encouraged to submit papers addressing new

* applications for underwater robots;

* theoretical approaches for the development of new behaviors in
response to these new application areas;

* methods to adapt existing behaviors to new applications;

* methods to adapt behaviors developed outside the underwater regime
to underwater systems;

* behaviors for existing or new applications in response to sensor developments.

Manuscript Submission
The authors are kindly invited to register at our paper processing
system at: www.editorialmanager.com/paladyn and submit their
contribution using a special track established for this topical issue.
All papers will go through the Paladyn's high standards, quick, fair
and comprehensive peer-review procedure. The Coordinating Editor with
the help of the Guest Editors will be responsible for the final paper
selection. Instructions for authors are available online at:
www.versita.com/pjbr/authors/instructions/. In case of any questions
please contact Coordinating Editor or Managing Editor.

Important Dates

Full paper submission due: April, 1st, 2013
Notification of acceptance: July, 1st, 2013
Revised version due: September, 15th, 2013
Publication: December, 2013

Guest Editors

Signe Redfield, ONR Global, London, UK
Vladimir Djapic, CMRE, La Spezia, Italy
Nikola Miskovic, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Coordinating Editor

Dr.Frank Ehlers,
WTD 71, Kiel, Germany
frankehlers at ieee.org

Managing Editor

Natalia Efremova,
Versita
nefremova at versita.com

Home page: http://www.versita.com/pjbr
Springer page: http://www.springer.com/computer/ai/journal/13230
SpringerLink: http://www.springerlink.com/content/2080-9778


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