[robotics-worldwide] [journals] CFP: IEEE Intelligent Systems Special Issue on Multi-Robot Systems

Bikramjit Banerjee Bikramjit.Banerjee at usm.edu
Mon Aug 15 08:36:29 PDT 2016

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Call For Papers

IEEE Intelligent Systems Magazine
Special Issue on Multi-Robot Systems


Submission deadline: October 26, 2016
First-round decisions: December 21, 2016
First revisions due: January 11, 2017
Final acceptance/rejection: March 8, 2017
Publication: July/August 2017

Multi-robot systems involve groups of intelligent robots that perceive and
act in an environment to accomplish tasks collectively in a centralized or
decentralized manner. With improved efficiency and the elimination of a
single point of failure, multiple robots outperform single robots in
domains that require greater capability and knowledge. Some real-world
multi-robot systems can be found in multi-robot surveillance, planetary
exploration, search and rescue missions, service robots in smart homes and
offices, warehouse management, and transportation. This special issue aims
to promote multi-robot systems research and solicits articles that report
the current research in multi-robot systems. Articles should explain how
the work addresses challenges in multi-robot systems and present
opportunities for novel applications. We especially welcome work that
exploits synergies between intelligent robotics and multiagent systems,
bringing together expertise from both fields.

This special issue focuses on the state-of-the-art research in all aspects
of multi-robot systems. While work based on real robots is preferable, we
also accept work based on simulation only. However, the perspective of
intelligence is necessary; articles focusing purely on control or
mechanical engineering perspectives are not a good fit for this special

The topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited

- Ad hoc teamwork
- Coordination and cooperation in multi-robot systems
- Cloud robotics
- Distributed cooperative perception
- Distributed control and planning
- Distributed decision making
- Human-robot interaction, communication, and teamwork
- Machine learning in multi-robot systems
- Mapping, localization, and navigation in multi-robot systems
- Modular robots - locomotion and reconfiguration
- Multi-robot planning (including action selection, motion and path
planning, and manipulation)
- Multi-robot self-organization
- Multi-vehicle coordination and interaction
- Performance metrics for robot teams
- Robot soccer
- Robotic vision in multi-robot systems
- Robotic surveillance and security
- Real-world applications of multi-robot systems (including field robotics
and personal/service robots)
- Security and privacy in multi-robot systems
- Sensor and actuator networks in multi-robot systems
- Swarm robotics
- Task planning for multiple robots and multi-robot task allocation
- Theoretical foundations of multi-robot systems

Submission Guidelines:

Submissions should be up to 5,400 words (counting a standard figure or
table as 200 words) and should follow IEEE Intelligent Systems style and
presentation guidelines (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.computer.org_intelligent_author&d=DQIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=MlybYmHlrwh89g3fs3kq-a10NOZ0Tle2bMth1Dm96eo&s=4oVrpC5DRoFRbzqgUNJJd_WfLTIvc1Tpe145iiQJsi0&e= ). All
submissions will be peer-reviewed following standard journal practices. The
manuscripts cannot have been published or be currently submitted for
publication elsewhere.

We strongly encourage submissions that include audio, video, and community
content, which will be featured on the IEEE Computer Society website along
with the accepted papers.

Please submit your article using the online manuscript submission service
at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__mc.manuscriptcentral.com_is-2Dcs&d=DQIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=MlybYmHlrwh89g3fs3kq-a10NOZ0Tle2bMth1Dm96eo&s=GtzJw1ZTuvyJFr1KTPqEZMp4Ak8ah5m301p46a3-hos&e= . When uploading your article,
select the appropriate special-issue title under the category "Manuscript
Type." Also include complete contact information for all authors. If you
have any questions about submitting your article, contact the peer review
coordinator at isystems at computer.org.

Important Dates:

- Submission deadline: October 26, 2016
- First-round decisions: December 21, 2016
- First revisions due: January 11, 2017
- Final acceptance: March 8, 2017
- Target publication: July/August 2017

Guest Editors:

- Peter Stone, The University of Texas
- Tsz-Chiu Au, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
- Bikramjit Banerjee, The University of Southern Mississippi
- Prithviraj Dasgupta, University of Nebraska, Omaha


- Information about the special issue's focus: is4-2017 at computer.org
- General author guidelines: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.computer.org_web_pe&d=DQIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=MlybYmHlrwh89g3fs3kq-a10NOZ0Tle2bMth1Dm96eo&s=qgArgxD6dJ2rVM52hRMsa21cRwnIsoFWbLcEuFMVVSs&e= 
- Submission details: intelligent at computer.org
- To submit an article: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__mc.manuscriptcentral.com_is-2Dcs&d=DQIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=MlybYmHlrwh89g3fs3kq-a10NOZ0Tle2bMth1Dm96eo&s=GtzJw1ZTuvyJFr1KTPqEZMp4Ak8ah5m301p46a3-hos&e= 

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