[hpc-announce] Springer Book on Robots and Sensor Clouds - Call for Chapters

Anis Koubaa (COINS) akoubaa at coins-lab.org
Fri Aug 8 09:08:42 CDT 2014

Call for Chapters
Book Title: Robots and Sensor Clouds
Special edition in the ³Studies in Systems, Decision and Control² Springer
Book Series http://www.springer.com/series/13304
Publisher: Springer
Anis Koubaa (Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia)/(CISTER Research Unit,
Elhadi Shakshuki (Acadia University, Canada)
Call for Chapters
Abstract Submission Deadline: August 10, 2014
Abstract Acceptance Notification Deadline: August 30, 2014
Full Chapters Due: October 15, 2014
Chapter Acceptance Notification: January 01, 2015
Estimated Publication Date: March 2015
Context and Objectives
In the evolving world of wireless technology and computing, there are many
levels of technologies being introduced to the web. With the recent
development and progress of cloud computing field, it is possible for users
and machines to utilize and to share several services. The current power of
robots, communication, storage, fast progress of wireless techniques,
enhanced and different types of sensors, robots and sensor networks are able
to take advantage of these services and provide influential solutions.

In the age of cloud computing, cloud robotics and sensor clouds are two
promising paradigms. Recently, they are increasingly evolving and are likely
to be the most effective way to create and monitor robotic and sensor
networks applications, in particular for service robots and monitoring
applications. Indeed, on the one hand, cloud robotics allow the robots to go
beyond their limited processing capabilities and benefit from Internet
computing resources. On the other hand, robots can be accessed from anywhere
and at anytime through Web interfaces. In the same way, sensor clouds allow
to access, use, monitor and interact with sensor nodes seamlessly through
the Internet. Although there are several solutions already in place, many
challenges remain to be investigated and tackled
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 two major topics of interest for this book: (1) sensor clouds, (2)
cloud robotics. Comprehensive tutorials and surveys are also expected.
Details about recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the
* Cloud Robotics
> * Virtualization of robots
> * Big Data for Robotics
> * Computational models for cloud robotics
> * Middleware for robots and sensor networks
> * Cloud technologies for robotic services
> * Service oriented architecture for robots
> * Web robots
> * Security in cloud robotics
> * Collaborative/competitive robots
> * Design metrics for robots in cloud
> * Distributed databases for robots
> * Emergency robots
> * Intelligent query and data dissemination
> * Remote access through internet
> * Robotics for educators and students
> * Robots for environmental monitoring
> * Web services for robots
> * Remote robotic labs and testbeds
* Sensor Clouds
> * Big (Sensor) Data
> * Sensor Web technologies
> * Sensor Cloud architectures
> * Service-oriented architecture for sensor networks
> * Web services for sensing applications
> * Intelligent data fusion and aggregation
> * Remote sensor networks testbeds
> * Security in sensor clouds
> * Sensor clouds applications
> * Storage management technologies in sensor networks
> * Protocols and algorithms for sensor clouds
Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before August 10,
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

Authors of accepted proposals will be notified on or before August 30, 2014
about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full
chapters are to be submitted by October 15, 2014 through EasyChair
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.
This book will be published by March of 2015 by Springer as an edition of
the book the series ³Studies in Systems, Decision and Control².
For additional information and guidelines regarding the publisher, please
visit www.springer.com <http://www.springer.com/>
Important Dates
Abstract Submission Deadline: August 10, 2014
Abstract Acceptance Notification Deadline: August 30, 2014
Full Chapters Due: October 15, 2014
Chapter Acceptance Notification: January 01, 2015
Estimated Publication Date: March 2015

For any inquiry, please contact
Anis Koubaa akoubaa at coins-lab.org
Elhadi Shakshuki elhadi.shakshuki at acadiau.ca

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