[robotics-worldwide] [journals] CFP for Distributed Robotics Systems and Society (Deadline: June 30th)

Eduardo Castello eduardo.castello at irl.sys.es.osaka-u.ac.jp
Tue May 23 21:01:25 PDT 2017

Dear Colleagues,

In collaboration with the International Journal of Advanced Robotics Systems (IJARS <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__us.sagepub.com_en-2Dus_nam_international-2Djournal-2Dof-2Dadvanced-2Drobotic-2Dsystems_journal202567&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Q1wd5wzj9xoCGd77L8daDVAIE6kh8CmUSwwAVDm29U4&s=DXXhOUSatFpd-TTVpVv-G6dz_F1jIHYgZcOT0ntGQVQ&e= >), we are launching a special issue titled “Distributed Robotics Systems and Society”, hosted by Dr. Sabine Hauert, Dr. Christian Penaloza and me. As editors, we would like to encourage you to contribute to this special issue with your manuscripts.

Please find the CFP in the following lines:

                   	     CALL FOR PAPERS                        
 International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (IJARS)
                  		Special Issue on:                       
         	Distributed Robotics Systems and Society         


  Distributed robotic systems are starting to revolutionize many
  applications, from targeted material delivery to precision farming.
  Assisted by technological advancements, such as cloud computing, novel
  hardware design, and manufacturing techniques; nowadays distributed
  robot systems are starting to become an important part of industrial
  activities such as warehouse logistics or autonomous transportation.

  However, several of the heterogeneous characteristics that make them
  ideal for certain future applications — robot autonomy, decentralized
  control, collective emergent behavior, collective learning, knowledge
  sharing, etc. — hinder the evolution of the technology from academic
  institutions to the public sphere. For instance, controlling the
  motion and behavior of large teams of robots still presents unique
  challenges for human operators, who cannot yet effectively convey
  their high-level intentions in application. On the other hand, robots
  collaborating through the cloud might find difficulties applying
  shared knowledge due to physical hardware differences. Solutions to
  these issues might be necessary steps towards mainstream adoption.

  This IJARS special issue seeks to move beyond the classical view of
  distributed robotic systems to advance our understanding about the
  future role of these systems in the marketplace and public society.
  Insights to the following questions are especially suited to this
  issue: What security methods are available and are efficient for these
  systems? What kind of distributed robotic algorithms are suitable to
  introduce human-oriented interactions? Are there new interfaces to
  connect with these systems or reduce their complexity? Are distributed
  networks such as Bitcoin a feasible way to integrate distributed
  robotic systems in our society? Are there new business models for
  distributed robot ventures? How can distributed robotic systems make
  use of unlimited access of information in the cloud?

  Below is a list of possible topics that would fit this issue:

  • Cloud robotics
  • Swarm robotics systems
  • Networked systems and IoT
  • Modular robotics systems
  • Self-reconfigurable robots
  • Decentralized control and operation
  • Distributed sensing
  • Citizen science
  • New decentralized business models.

  In addition to this brief list of possible topics, we welcome
  submissions on other topics addressing multi-robot systems in the
  society. We seek papers with conceptual and theoretical contributions
  as well as papers documenting valuable results of experiments
  conducted with real-robots. As with the regular issues of IJARS, we
  welcome research reviews that provide a comprehensive view of any of
  the fields mentioned previously.


  • Manuscripts due: June 30, 2017
  • First round of reviews: September 22, 2017
  • Publication date: December 29, 2017


  Submissions should contain original material that has not been
  previously published in a journal, nor is currently under review by
  another journal. If material in the submission was previously
  published in a conference paper, the new submission must (i)
  technically extend the published version by at least 25% new material,
  (ii) explicitly cite the prior conference paper, and (iii) explain in
  an accompanying cover letter what has been extended in the new

  Submitted papers will be evaluated based on their originality,
  presentation, contributions, and relevance to the theme of this
  special issue, and will be reviewed by at least three independent
  experts in the field.

  Manuscripts must be prepared according to the ACM TOMM guidelines
  (available at [https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__goo.gl_prhoYU&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Q1wd5wzj9xoCGd77L8daDVAIE6kh8CmUSwwAVDm29U4&s=mGvDkzIU74MTjSMuYM3B0S7HWdsMMb1FuF6JOuQp5vI&e=  <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__goo.gl_prhoYU&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Q1wd5wzj9xoCGd77L8daDVAIE6kh8CmUSwwAVDm29U4&s=mGvDkzIU74MTjSMuYM3B0S7HWdsMMb1FuF6JOuQp5vI&e= >], and submitted online using the
  ACM Manuscript Central System (available at [https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__goo.gl_UoYynx&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Q1wd5wzj9xoCGd77L8daDVAIE6kh8CmUSwwAVDm29U4&s=i6FEs8ewJQ6YEzkWBxUr9QJ80AL215VWodZfUGf0yX8&e=  <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__goo.gl_UoYynx&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Q1wd5wzj9xoCGd77L8daDVAIE6kh8CmUSwwAVDm29U4&s=i6FEs8ewJQ6YEzkWBxUr9QJ80AL215VWodZfUGf0yX8&e= >]).
  Please make sure to select this special issue when reaching the
  manuscript “Type” step in the submission process.


  • Eduardo Castello, Ph.D - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    (MIT), USA. (ecstll at mit.edu <mailto:ecstll at mit.edu>)
  • Sabine Hauert, Ph.D - Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), UK.
    (sabine.hauert at bristol.ac.uk <mailto:sabine.hauert at bristol.ac.uk>)
  • Christian Penaloza, Ph.D - Advanced Telecommunication Research
    Institute International (ATR) & Osaka University, Japan.
    (penaloza at atr.jp <mailto:penaloza at atr.jp>)

With best regards,

Eduardo Castello Ferrer
Postdoctoral Associate 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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