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

Youcef Mezouar mezouar at univ-bpclermont.fr
Fri Mar 1 01:46:21 PST 2013

Dear colleagues,

Due to several requests, the deadline of the
Special Issue of RAS on Visual Control of Mobile Robots (see below for 
details) is postponed from 1 March to 31 March.

Best regards,
Youcef Mezouar
Gonzalo Lopez-Nicolas

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

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 
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 
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 31, 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 
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

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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