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Balakirsky, Stephen Stephen.Balakirsky at gtri.gatech.edu
Tue Feb 18 12:35:47 PST 2014

Call for Papers - Elsevier Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing Journal 
Special Issue on Knowledge Driven Robotics and Manufacturing 
Deadline for Paper Submission: April 15, 2014

Today's state-of-the-art robots are capable of sub-millimeter movement accuracy. However, they are often programmed by an operator using crude positional controls from a teach pendent. Reprogramming these robots when their task is altered requires that the robot cell be often taken offline for a human-led teaching period. In an industrial setting, for small batch processors or other customers who must frequently change their line configuration, this frequent down time may be unacceptable. 

The robotic systems of tomorrow need to be capable, flexible, and agile. These systems need to perform their duties at least as well as human counterparts, be quickly re-tasked to other operations, and cope with a wide variety of unexpected environmental and operational changes. To be successful, these systems need to combine domain expertise, knowledge of their own skills and limitations, and both semantic and geometric information.

Papers are solicited for this special issue on the following topics (or on related topics not listed below):
* Industrial automation based on formal knowledge representations 
* Robot agility through knowledge-based approaches 
* Knowledge representation and ontology development for robotics and automation 
* Ontology-based approaches for engineering and industrial domains 
* Reasoning techniques for robotics and automation 
* Ontology engineering frameworks and methodologies 
* Knowledge-based robot control 
* Knowledge-based robot-robot and human-robot collaboration 
* Human-robot intention recognition

Submission Information:
We invite you to contribute with original manuscripts based on your research related to the above-mentioned topics to this upcoming special issue. If you are interested in submitting, please contact the managing guest editor at craig.schlenoff at nist.gov to express your intent. 

Submission Website Opens: March 15, 2014 
Submission Website Closes: April 15, 2014

The authors will submit their papers to the Elsevier Editorial System (EES). The authors' guidelines can be found at: http://www.elsevier.com/journals/robotics-and-computer-integrated-manufacturing/0736-5845/guide-for-authors. Please indicate that you are submitting to the "Knowledge Driven Robotics and Manufacturing" Special Issue.

Guest Editors:
Craig Schlenoff, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA 
Stephen Balakirsky, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), USA 
Edson Prestes, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil
Dr. Stephen Balakirsky
Senior Research Scientist
Georgia Tech Research Institute
250 14th St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30332-0822
Email: Stephen.Balakirsky at gtri.gatech.edu
Phone: (404) 407-8547

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