[robotics-worldwide] [journals] SWARM INTELLIGENCE JOURNAL - Special Issue on Self-Organised Construction

Mauser, Ingo (AIFB) ingo.mauser at kit.edu
Sat Nov 19 02:10:12 PST 2016

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Editor-in-Chief: Marco Dorigo
Impact Factor (2015): 2.577


Timeline / Important Deadlines
- Manuscript due: April 15, 2017
- Notification: June 30, 2017
- Publication is scheduled for late 2017

Social insects build nests in a self-organised manner. Large numbers of individuals contribute to the construction not by following a predefined plan but by sensing and reacting to stimuli in their local environment. Recently, with the wake of robotic swarms, self-organised construction is quickly gaining significance in the context of various design and construction processes. Future development of self-organised construction may also make use of novel material processing approaches (e.g., 3D printing techniques). Self-organised construction will play an important role in the design and realisation of any structure, building, or infrastructure up to the scale of entire cities. Yet, in order to harness its potential, theoretical concepts need to be developed and a range of application challenges need to be solved.

Therefore, we encourage submissions of innovative research work highlighting the importance of the mechanisms of self-organisation in the context of distributed construction.
Topics of interest of this special issue include but are not limited to:
- Self-organised biologically inspired construction models
- Analysis and design of construction coordination algorithms
- Self-organised robot groups and swarms for construction
- Modelling and simulation techniques, tools and platforms for self-organised construction
- Agent-based simulations of building construction
- Investigation of constraints on macro-level (e.g., building blueprint) and degrees of freedom on the micro-level (e.g., behavioral features of individual agents/robots)
- Investigation of construction behaviours on different spatio-temporal scales
- Self-organised approaches to construction maintenance
- Computational metrics for evaluating complex structures built via self-organisation, such as complexity, energy efficiency, structural integrity of buildings, etc.
- Interfaces for human inspection and control of self-organised construction systems
- Applications of self-organised swarm construction in architectural design, building engineering, landscaping, industrial design, and engineering/manufacturing applying methods of self-organization

Guest Editors
- Heiko Hamann, University of Paderborn (heiko.hamann at uni-paderborn.de)
- Sebastian von Mammen, University of Würzburg (sebastian.von.mammen at uni-wuerzburg.de)
- Ingo Mauser, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (ingo.mauser at kit.edu)

Workshop Series
Previously, we organised the "1st International Workshop on Self-Organising Construction" (SOCO) as part of the IEEE International Conferences on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organising systems (SASO) and on Cloud and Autonomic Computing (ICCAC). 
You can find more information about this workshop, including a detailed list of contributions at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.vonmammen.org_soco2016_&d=DgIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=FdVaYlDn_3fqnU6GdrhfckWm1yqF6D_UcB1lQNjiGrs&s=WIMRxGAqhrrvZ9ABX1D2GbpHu5xyBsJoSWcRihqFAGY&e= .

Looking forward to receiving your contributions!

Dr. Heiko Hamann
Professor for Swarm Robotics
heiko.hamann at uni-paderborn.de

University of Paderborn
Heinz Nixdorf Institute
Paderborn, Germany

Dr. Sebastian von Mammen
sebastian.von.mammen at informatik.uni-augsburg.de

University of Augsburg
Organic Computing
Augsburg, Germany

Ingo Mauser
ingo.mauser at kit.edu

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB)
Karlsruhe, Germany

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