Special Issues Call-for-Papers

International Journal of Robotics and Automation

Special Issue on Robotics and Automation in Agriculture


Call for Papers


Research on robotics and automation in agriculture has made significant progress in both theoretical investigation and practical applications. This special issue is devoted to new activities in robotics and automation in agriculture. It is aiming to publish the frontier of robotics and automation with applications to the agriculture field, in which automation and intelligence play important roles. The focus of this issue will be to present several theoretical and practical problems related to robotics and automation, and new discoveries and innovative ideas and improvements made in the field of robotics and automation in agriculture.


Papers are solicited for the special issue of International Journal of Robotics and Automation covering research results as well as case studies and applications in related areas of interest. The subject area of the papers includes, but is not limited to:


  • Sensing and Signal Processing for Agricultural Robots
  • Motion Planning and Control of Agricultural Robots
  • Intelligent Systems for Robotics and Automation in Agriculture
  • Machine Vision and Pattern Recognition in Robotic Agriculture
  • Precision and Smart Agriculture and Automation
  • Intelligent Systems for Agricultural Robotics and Automation
  • Robotic Remote Sensing for Agriculture
  • Design and Development of Agricultural Robots
  • Aerial Applications in Agriculture
  • Big Data for Agricultural Robotics and Automation
  • Robotics and Automation for Facility Agriculture
  • Agricultural Product Quality Monitoring, Control and Traceability
  • Agricultural Resources and Environment and Geography Information System
  • Internet of Things for Agricultural Automation
  • Networks and Tele-operated Agricultural Robotics and Automation

All manuscripts should be mailed to one of the special issue editors by January 30, 2016. The cover letter should indicate the names of the authors and their affiliations, addresses, faxes and e-mails. Manuscripts should strictly follow the guideline of the International Journal of Robotics and Automation at:


Important Dates


Deadline for paper submission

January 30, 2016

Notification of acceptance

May 30, 2016

Final Manuscripts due

June 30, 2016

Publication in special issue

July 30, 2016


Guest Editors


Prof. Qingyou Liu, Xihua University, China

Email: liuqy666@yahoo.com


Prof. Dong Ren, Three Georges University, China

Email: rendong5227@163.com


Prof. Chaomin Luo, University of Detroit Mercy, USA

Email: luoch@udmercy.edu


Prof. Alex Martynenko, Dalhousie University, Canada

Email: alex.martynenko@dal.ca