The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE-RAS) will be publishing a special edition of Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE) that is focused on Cloud Robotics and Automation. From the Call for Papers:
This Special Issue addresses the potential of the “Cloud” (Internet) to enhance automation and robotics for manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, logistics, security, agriculture, and many related industries by improving performance in at least five ways: 1) Big Data : indexing a global library of maps and object data; 2) Cloud Computing : parallel grid computing on demand for automation; 3) Open-Source/Open-Access : humans sharing code, data, algorithms and hardware designs; 4) System Learning : machines sharing parameters, control policies and outcomes; and 5) Crowdsourcing/call centers : offline and on-demand human guidance for evaluation, learning and error recovery.
Papers for the Special Issue are due January 31, 2014. You can view the full Call for Papers here.