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Call for papers: Special issue on "Unmanned/uninhabited aerial vehicles"

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The guest editors of the International Journal of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics welcome papers on topics relating to the coverage of a forthcoming special issue on unmanned/uninhabited aerial vehicles.

Guest editors

Professor Antonios Tsourdos, Cranfield University, UK
Dr Hyo-Sang Shin, Cranfield University, UK
Dr Wen-Hua Chen, Loughborough University, UK


Scope

Unmanned/uninhabited aerial vehicles (UAV) are intelligent flying robotic systems that can assist or replace humans in hostile and uncertain environments. The strength of UAVs is that they can provide a vantage point that cannot be achieved from the ground. In particular, UAVs may provide the only means of surveillance in areas of rough terrain, where ground vehicles cannot venture easily and, critically, where human-piloted aircraft are unavailable or cannot go owing to safety reasons.

UAVs also offer a wide range of possible applications in defence, civil search and rescue, environmental modelling, and space exploration. Autonomy of such vehicles requires a form of basic intelligence.

This special issue aims at exhibiting the latest research achievements, findings and ideas in UAV development.

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

  • Flight control and navigation
  • Path planning and re-planning
  • Formation and collision avoidance
  • Swarm UAVs
  • Multi UAVs and UGVs control
  • Simulation tools and hardware
  • Experiments and field trials.

This special issue on "Unmanned/uninhabited aerial vehicles" will be published in the International Journal of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics (ISSN: 1756-378X) www.emeraldinsight.com/ijicc.htm

Important dates

Submission of manuscripts: 6 January 2012
Notification of acceptance: 30 April 2012
Submission of final papers: 15 June 2012

Submission

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. The authors should also mark "Special Issue on 'Unmanned/uninhabited aerial vehicles'" on the title page, followed by the main text, references, list of figures and tables. The corresponding author should be clearly identified.

The preferred file format for accepted papers is Word, including figures, tables and signed copyright form. Other acceptable formats are WordPerfect or Tex/Latex (Tex/Latex submissions must be accompanied with a PDF version). The templates are given at: www.emeraldinsight.com/ijicc.htm

Manuscripts must be submitted via the IJICC ScholarOne Manuscripts website at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijicc

All manuscripts will undergo a normal review process. Only manuscripts with minor modification 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.

Any further enquiries can be made to the guest editors via e-mail:

Professor Antonios Tsourdos
Head of Autonomous Systems Group,
Department of Informatics and Systems Engineering,
Cranfield University, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham, Swindon SN6 8LA, UK
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: www.cranfield.ac.uk/cds/staff/tsourdosantonios%20.html

Dr Hyo-Sang Shin
Department of Informatics and Systems Engineering,
Cranfield University, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham, Swindon SN6 8LA, UK
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: www.cranfield.ac.uk/cds/staff/shinhyosang.html

Dr Wen-Hua Chen
Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering,
Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, UK
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/tt/staff/chen-w.html

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