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International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems
International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems


Special Issue on: "Design and Control of Unmanned Ground Vehicles"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Xiong Zhang and Mr. Zeljko Knezevic, General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada, Canada
Dr. Qingrong (Annie) Zhao, General Motors R&D Center, USA

Focused on autonomous unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) systems, this special issue aims to present a unique source with a theme of autonomy research associated with military commissions, homeland security and scientific explorations. The objective of the special issue is to promote emerging technologies, up-to-date achievements and pioneer techniques in the sector of design and control of intelligent robotic platforms with superior mobility and functionality.

Subject Coverage
Topics of interest including but not confined to the following technical areas:
  • Autonomous operating systems for mobile robotic platforms
  • Sensor-based situation awareness and dynamic route planning algorithms
  • Modelling and control of UGV systems in virtual environment
  • Environmental impacts on the performance of UGV systems
  • Modelling and simulation of UGV-terrain interactions
  • Mobility and survivability of UGV over certain/uncertain terrains
  • Dynamic analysis and performance evaluation of UGV systems
  • Steering control and stability analysis of UGV systems
  • UGV subsystems, including powertrain, chassis, mechatronics, etc.
  • Dynamic communication/interaction between UGV subsystems
  • UGV system state estimation and configuration optimization
  • Tools/methodologies for integrating, testing and prototyping UGV systems

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submission of full paper before: 25 April, 2010 (extended)

Completion of first review (Notification of Acceptance): 15 June, 2010

Submission of revised paper: 15 August, 2010

Completion of final review: 15 September, 2010

Final paper due: 15 October, 2010