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IJICC Special Issue on Swarm Robotics


International Journal of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics
A special issue of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics



Guest Editors


Professor S. Hettiarachchi, Eastern Oregon University, USA

Professor William M. Spears, University of Wyoming, USA



The focus of Swarm Robotics is to study how a swarm of relatively simple physically embodied robots can be controlled to collectively accomplish tasks that are beyond the capabilities of a single robot.  The advantages of swarm robotics are that (1) complex control is achievable through simple local interactions of the swarm members, (2) the results scale well with larger numbers of robots, and (3) the swarm is robust to failure of individual members. Algorithms, techniques and methods based on swarm robotics principles have been successfully applied to a wide range of complex problems. This special issue aims at exhibiting the latest research achievement, findings and ideas in the area of Swarm Robotics.

Possible topics for the issue include but are not limited to:


·       Modeling and analysis

·       Coordination and control

·       Formation configuration and stabilization

·       Self-organization and self-assembly

·       Simulation tools and hardware

·       Optimization

·       Emergent behavior

·       Evolutionary swarms

·       Adaptive swarm architectures

·       Swarm communication

·       Distributed swarm applications


This special issue on Swarm Robotics will be published in the International Journal of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics (ISSN: 1756-378X) (

Important Dates

Submission of Manuscripts: January 10, 2009
Notification of Acceptance: April 20, 2009
Submission of Final Papers: June 10, 2009


All submissions should include a title page containing the title of the paper, full names and affiliation, complete postal and electronic address, phone and fax numbers, an abstract and a list of keywords, followed by the main text, references, list of figures and tables. The corresponding author should be clearly identified.
All manuscripts will undergo a normal review process. Only manuscripts with minor modifications will be accepted for publication in the special issue. Those manuscripts that need a major revision will be forwarded to the journal office for possible publication in regular issues.
Original artwork and a signed copy of the copyright release form will be required for all accepted papers. Inquiries can be made to the guest editors at [email protected] and [email protected].
The preferred file format for accepted paper is Word, including figures, tables and signed copyright form. Other acceptable formats are WordPerfect or Tex/Latex, and the Latex submission must be accompanied with the PDF version. The templates are given at Manuscript submissions must be emailed to both guest editors:
Professor Suranga Hettiarachchi
Eastern Oregon University
La Grande, OR 97850, USA
Professor William M. Spears
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82071, USA