[robotics-worldwide] [journals] Deadline Extension AURO Special Issue: Robot Communication Challenges: real-world problems, systems, and methods

Michael Wilson Otte otte at umd.edu
Tue Jul 17 11:55:25 PDT 2018

Deadline Extension and Final Call for Papers.

Autonomous Robots, Springer

Special Issue:
Robot Communication Challenges: real-world problems, systems, and methods

Initial Submission [EXTENDED]: August 29, 2018

Due to multiple requests we have extended the deadline by a month.
Note: we will start the review process of papers as they are received.


Robots and multi-robot teams use communication to facilitate data
sharing, coordination, and cooperation with other robots and human
users. Real-world communication is often unreliable, expensive,
non-ideal, and/or otherwise challenging in a variety of ways. These
challenges lead to interesting theoretical and practical ramifications
for the design, analysis, and deployment of robotic systems,
algorithms, and hardware. This special issue aims to foster a better
understanding of the communication challenges faced by robots/teams,
and how we analyze them, model them, and overcome their negative
effects in practice.

Topics are expected to have well defined assumptions, constraints, or
experimental observations that reflect the real-world communication
challenges faced by robots/teams, but may come from any sub-field of
robotics and be motivated by any robotic problem.


Example topics may include, but are not limited to:

-Communication assumed/observed to be intermittent, lossy, difficult
to model, highly asymmetric, partial, blocked, expensive, compressed,
encrypted, or non-ideal in other ways.
-Any-Com algorithms (graceful performance declines vs. decreasing quality).
-Robotic systems that adapt to communication constraints.
-Robotic hardware designed to overcome communication issues common in robotics.
-More accurate modeling of real-world communication.
-Overcoming real-world communication constraints in practice (e.g.,
undersea, air, ground, space environments).


Initial Submission [EXTENDED]: August 29, 2018
First Decision:                November 12, 2018
Revised Papers:                December 12, 2018
Final Decision:                January 12, 2019

Guest Editors

Michael Otte,  University of Maryland, USA
Robert Fitch, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Don Sofge, Naval Research Laboratory, USA

Additional Information

Call is posted at

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:

Submit manuscripts to: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__AURO.edmgr.com&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=DVHrqtx-zbp9Hyn_v0Cd_cj0pLv_uHyBAVoi2uwEUmA&s=hrohOVoQv440UxExcf5bj4X0Y4lh6qhaOUy3U_wO8dE&e=

Choose *Robot Communication Challenges* as the article type.


Michael Otte
otte at umd.edu
Department of Aerospace Engineering
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland, USA

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