[robotics-worldwide] CFP: Special Issue of he Journal of Software Engineering for Robotics
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++++ CALL FOR PAPERS
++++ Special Issue of the Journal on
++++ SOFTWARE ENGINEERING FOR ROBOTICS
++++ Deadline: 15 October 2013
Theme of the issue : Best Practice in Robot Software Development
The special issue is intended to publish contributions that reports on
lessons learned in software development behind the scenes of successful
academic and industrial robotics projects. Typically, graduate students
in robotics PhD programs and software developers in robotics companies
do not receive credit for their software development efforts needed to
demonstrate the applicability and effectiveness of a new scientific
achievement or fame for their contribution to the success of robotic
The special issue seeks articles that report on the role of software
development in robotics projects, whose success is demonstrated by
references to PhD thesis, scientific articles, successful participations
of robot competitions, and/or exploitable results (tools, systems,
products, etc.). The core contribution of submitted papers should be the
lessons learned about software development for a robotic project. These
could have the form of development guidelines, documentation guidelines,
patterns and anti-patterns, reusable models, etc.
Example Topics (not limited to) :
+ Analysis of issues and challenges in the development of software
systems that make the robotic domain similar/different to other
application domains (e.g. automotive, factory automation)
+ Identification of recurrent concepts, aspects, and requirements in
robot software development, that may lead to the definition of standard
/ common / unified architectures
+ Documentation of software models that lead to reusable robotic
software design and that may enable measures and procedures to evaluate
software quality factors
+ Software environments and tools that simplify the design,
implementation, and reuse of robot software architectures.
+ Experience reports on using commercial or open-source software tools.
To establish coherence between the papers, submissions must address the
following points, where relevant:
+ Where does the work fit in the development of software for robotics?
+ Which successful robot application, PhD thesis, scientific article is
the paper based on?
+ What problem/deficit/need does the work address?
+ Which lessons have been learned that can be considered best practice
in software development in robotics?
+ To what extent these lessons learned are robotic-specific?
Two kind of papers can be submitted to this special issue. Research
papers must be of a nominal length of 15 pages each. Short papers must
be of a nominal length of 8 pages each. Submissions are peer-reviewed.
All manuscripts should be prepared according to the JOSER author
guidelines available at:
In order to submit a paper, authors need an account for the Joser Web
Portal, which can be obtained by sending a request to brugali at unibg.it
Submission deadline: October 15th, 2013.
Authors notification: January 15th, 2013
Issue date: March 2014.
Davide Brugali, Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy, brugali at unibg.it
Nico Hochgeschwender, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University, Germany,
nico.hochgeschwender at h-brs.de
Roland Philippsen, Halmstad University, Sweden,
roland.philippsen at hh.se
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