[robotics-worldwide] [journals] CfP: *DEADLINE EXTENDED* Special Issue on "Multi-Robot and Multi-Agent Systems" / Autonomous Robots

Paolo Robuffo Giordano paolo.robuffo_giordano at irisa.fr
Thu Mar 8 01:35:14 PST 2018

Due to numerous requests, the submission deadline has been extended to 
*April 30th, 2018*


Call For Papers: Autonomous Robots

Special Issue on "Multi-Robot and Multi-Agent Systems"

Deadline for Paper Submission: *April 30th, 2018*

Full Call at



Dear colleagues,

you are invited to submit a contribution to the Special Issue on 
"Multi-Robot and Multi-Agent Systems" to be published on Autonomous Robots



In the same way that computers have revolutionized the way we deal with 
information, robotics will enable a similar revolution in the way we 
operate in the real world. Future robots will form a backbone of 
pervasive, efficient networks of taskable agents; but, crucially, these 
will be systems of communicating, cooperative devices. Already multiple 
robot and multiple agent systems (MRS/MAS) have shown their worth in 
fairly structured and semi-structured domains such as logistics, cargo 
management, and agriculture. And far more is on the immediate horizon: 
vehicular networks for transportation, security and surveillance, food 
supply, environmental monitoring and ecological impact assessment, 
services for manufacturing and assistance in rescue settings.


The SI topics include (but are not limited to)

- Physical Interaction in/with MRS/MAS
- Cooperative/Collective Learning in MRS/MAS
- AI of Large Scale Systems
- Applications of MRS
- Technological and Methodological Issues
- MRS for Cooperative Manipulation
- Micro/Nano Scale MRS
- Communication in MRS/MAS
- Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking in MRS/MAS
- Human-robot and Human-agent interaction
- Game theoretic approaches for MAS/MRS
- Teamwork, team formation, teamwork analysis for robots


Extended versions of MRS papers are expected to have substantial new 
material w.r.t. their conference versions.
We expect this to be approximately 30% of the final journal article. 
Possible extensions may include: more detailed description of the 
methods and derivations; more analysis of the existing experiments; 
application of the approach to a new problem or domain; extended 
discussion and future work; and additional experiments or demonstrations 
of the method.

All submitted papers will be reviewed following the standard reviewing 
procedures for the journal.
Please note that only a selection of all accepted papers will be 
included in the special issue. The remaining accepted papers will be 
published as "normal" papers in Autonomous Robots.


- Dr. Nora Ayanian, University of Southern California, USA

- Dr. Paolo Robuffo Giordano, CNRS, France

- Dr. Robert Fitch, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

- Dr. Antonio Franchi, CNRS, France

- Dr. Lorenzo Sabattini, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Dr. Paolo Robuffo Giordano

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Rainbow Team, Irisa and Inria Bretagne Atlantique
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