Call for Chapters

Book Title: Cooperative Robots and Sensor Networks, Third Edition
Special edition in the “Studies in Computational Intelligence” Springer Book Series http://www.springer.com/series/7092

Publisher: Springer

Editors

Anis Koubaa (Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia)/(CISTER Research Unit, Portugal)
José Ramiro Martínez de Dios (University of Seville, Spain)

Call for Chapters

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 25, 2014
Abstract Acceptance Notification Deadline: April 05, 2014
Full Chapters Due: June 15, 2014
Chapter Acceptance Notification: September 15, 2014
Estimated Publication Date: December 2014

Context and Objectives

Mobile robots and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have enabled great potentials and a large space for ubiquitous and pervasive applications. Robotics and WSNs have mostly been considered as separate research fields and little work has investigated the marriage between these two technologies. However, these two technologies share several features, enable common cyber-physical applications and provide complementary support to each other.
The primary objective of book is to provide a reference for cutting-edge studies and research trends pertaining to robotics and sensor networks, and in particular for the coupling between them. Research works dealing with the integration between robots and sensor networks are particularly sought. The book also looks for contributions about cyber-physical applications based on robotics and/or sensor networks, such as vehicular networks, intelligent transportation systems, healthcare monitoring, industrial automation, etc. Outstanding contributions related to purely sensor networks or robotics research works are also welcome.

Target Audience

The book is expected to serve broad audience including researchers, academics, advanced students, and industrials in the field of robotics and sensor networks.  
Recommended topics

There are three major topics of interest for this book: (1) sensor networks, (2) mobile robots, and (3) cyber-physical intelligent applications. Any research work coupling any of these topics is particularly sought. In addition, efforts related to merging cloud computing with robotics and sensor networks are of big interest for this book. Comprehensive tutorials and surveys are also expected.
Details about recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March 25, 2014, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of the proposed chapter.
Submission of abstracts must be done through EasyChair system
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=robosense2014

Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by April 05, 2013 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are to be submitted by June 15, 2013 through EasyChair
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=robosense2014
The Chapter should not exceed 20 pages with respect to Springer format.
All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a single-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Publisher

This book will be published by end of 2014 by Springer as an edition of the book the series “Studies in Computational Intelligence”.
http://www.springer.com/series/7092  
For additional information and guidelines regarding the publisher, please visit www.springer.com

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 25, 2014
Abstract Acceptance Notification Deadline: April 05, 2014
Full Chapters Due: June 15, 2014
Chapter Acceptance Notification: September 15, 2014
Estimated Publication Date: December 2014

For any inquiry, please contact
Anis Koubaa akoubaa@coins-lab.org
Jose Ramiro Martinez de Dios jdedios@us.es