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


Special Issue on: "Consensus and Control in Networked Multi-Vehicle Systems"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Lotfi Beji, University of Evry, France
Dr. Rhouma Mlayeh, Polytechnic School of Tunisia, Tunisia

In recent years, the coordination problem of networked systems has received a lot of attention from various scientific researchers due to the diversity of applications in various areas such as mobile robots, air traffic control, scheduling of automated highway systems (agents), unmanned air vehicles, autonomous underwater vehicles, sensor networks and satellites. However, a problem arising from networked systems is to develop distributed control policies based on local information that enables all systems to reach an agreement on certain quantities of interest.

As an alternative, cooperative control strategies must be addressed, including the definition and management of shared information among a group of agents to facilitate the coordination of these agents. In networks of agents (or dynamic systems), consensus as a protocol algorithm means reaching an agreement regarding a certain quantity of interest that depends on the state of all agents. Hence, an interaction rule that specifies the information exchange between an agent and all of its neighbours must be defined, using synchronisation, flocking theory, rendezvous problems, distributed sensor fusion in sensor networks, distributed formation control, etc.

This special issue aims to showcase recent advances, basic concepts and theoretical results in information consensus, convergence and performance analysis of consensus on networks, cooperative control of formations and stability in networked multi-vehicle systems.

Subject Coverage
Topics in (but not limited to) the following areas are welcome:

  • Consensus and cooperation in networked multi-vehicle systems
  • Consensus-seeking in multi-agent systems
  • Robustness to changes in network topology
  • Consensus problems in networked dynamic systems
  • Consensus algorithms for multi-vehicle networks
  • Aggregation of information from multiple sensors
  • Networked vehicles stability
  • Terrestrial group of vehicles in coordination
  • Path planning in networked vehicles
  • Coordination of networks
  • Mobile transport

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 has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Submission of full paper before: 31 March, 2014