17 January 2008

Call for papers: Autonomous Coordinated Multi-Robot Systems under Dynamic Environments

Call for papers: Autonomous Coordinated Multi-Robot Systems under Dynamic Environments

A special issue of International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology

With recent advances in all aspects of the technology associated with computing, energy, sensing, and networking infrastructure, more progress has been made in the developing of multi-robot systems for potentially dynamic, challenging, and hazardous environments. Some examples of such applications include search and rescue, mine detection, hazardous material collection (or cleanup), reconnaissance, smart home/office, surveillance, construction, planetary exploration, and transportation. Since human assistance in these challenging environments is limited due to distance or the need for quick response to changing circumstances, more advanced techniques, such as nature-inspired swarm intelligence, self-adaptive, self-organised, and self-evolving, would be desirable for these multi-robot systems, which are still unsolved research areas.

This special issue is aimed at introducing the most significant recent developments on the topics of multi-robot systems under dynamic environments. Researchers are invited to submit their original papers to this special issue. Papers of both theoretical and practical application nature are welcome. Authoritative review of the state of the art and directions for future research in the field is also interested.

The scope of the issue covers, but not limited to:
  • Cooperative control
  • Coordination of multi-robot systems
  • Hybrid multi-robot systems
  • Collective behaviour
  • Swarm robotics and other SI-inspired systems
  • Nature-inspired algorithms based on collective behaviours
  • Robot soccer
  • Security and privacy in multi-robot systems
  • Robotic surveillance and security
  • Multi-robot self-organisation
  • Self-adaptive systems
  • Smart sensors and sensor networks
  • Robot and multi-robot learning
Important Dates
Full paper submission due: 31 May, 2008
First round review completed: 31 August, 2008
Final notification: 30 September, 2008
Final manuscripts due: 31 October, 2008

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