[robotics-worldwide] [journals] CfP: Autonomous Robots special issue on Distributed Robots: From Fundamentals to Applications (submission deadline: Jan 15, 2017)

Roderich Gross r.gross at sheffield.ac.uk
Wed Aug 17 07:26:16 PDT 2016

Call for Papers
Autonomous Robots, Springer
Special Issue on Distributed Robots: From Fundamentals to Applications

Paper submission deadline: January 15, 2017


Distributed robotics is an interdisciplinary and rapidly growing area,
combining research in computer science, communication and control systems,
and electrical and mechanical engineering. Distributed robotic systems can
autonomously solve complex problems while operating in highly unstructured
real-world environments. They are expected to play a major role in
addressing future societal needs, for example, by improving environmental
impact assessment, food supply, transportation, manufacturing, security,
and emergency and rescue services.

This special issue aims at presenting state-of-the-art research in
distributed robotics, leading to advances in technologies, algorithms,
system architectures, and applications.

We are soliciting contributions in all areas of distributed robotics - from
fundamentals to applications. Topics of interest include, but are not
restricted to:

- Applications of distributed robotics in defense, education,
entertainment, environmental monitoring, exploration and inspection,
healthcare, manufacturing, mining, search and rescue, service, smart
cities, transportation, warehousing etc.
- Architectures for teams of robots
- Distributed control and planning
- Distributed cooperative action
- Distributed cooperative perception
- Distributed decision making
- Distributed robotic systems operating on land, sea, and air
- Hybrid symbiotic teams (humans and robots, animals and robots)
- Learning and adaptation in teams of robots
- Localization and navigation in multi-robot systems
- Modular reconfigurable robots
- Multi-robot and multi-vehicle motion coordination
- Networking issues in multi-robot systems
- Performance metrics for robot teams
- Self-organizing and self-assembling robotic systems
- Sensor and actuator networks
- Smart materials
- Swarm robotics systems
- Wireless and robotic sensor networks

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: January 15, 2017
Notification to authors: April 15, 2017
Revised papers due: May 15, 2017
Final decision: June 30, 2017

Guest Editors

Roderich Gross (r.gross at sheffield.ac.uk), The University of Sheffield, UK
Spring Berman, (Spring.Berman at asu.edu), Arizona State University, USA
Emilio Frazzoli, (frazzoli at mit.edu), MIT, USA
Andreas Kolling (a.kolling at sheffield.ac.uk), The University of Sheffield, UK
Alcherio Martinoli (alcherio.martinoli at epfl.ch), EPFL, Switzerland
Fumitoshi Matsuno (matsuno at me.kyoto-u.ac.jp), Kyoto University, Japan

Paper Submission

Authors are encouraged to submit high-quality, original work that has
neither appeared in, nor is under consideration by, other journals. All
papers will be reviewed following standard reviewing procedures for the
Journal. Papers must be prepared in accordance with the Journal guidelines:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.springer.com_10514&d=DQIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=PpgpaEA1BvSvkZ2QKAzXA3PZxxTgA4NjUI9Gn8_gX34&s=oMcSnsx3871vAh1GH5SXOt7HfZPkv8sJ_l48b2GCuNw&e=  . Manuscripts must be submitted to:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__AURO.edmgr.com&d=DQIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=PpgpaEA1BvSvkZ2QKAzXA3PZxxTgA4NjUI9Gn8_gX34&s=j_hTvtp_G4H2siIMV2U4lDlrblKl2KO49PRXsAAdlus&e=  . Choose "Distributed Robots" as the article type.

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