Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering
Automation plays an increasingly important role in the global economy and in our daily lives. Automation is changing manufacturing as well as healthcare, security, and energy. The IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE) publishes new abstractions, algorithms, theory, methodologies, models, systems, and case studies that can be applied across industries to significantly advance efficiency, quality, productivity, and reliability for society.
IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE) is published quarterly since July 2004. T-ASE and its sibling publication, the IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO) are published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and edited by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.
The T-ASE acceptance rate is 16% and Google Scholar ranks it third among Automation journals (using the h5 citation index).
Articles and Editorial Board
- Table of Contents of the latest T-ASE issue (IEEE Xplore)
- Early Access Articles
- Most Downloaded Articles
- Matrix of All Editors and AE's with Areas of Expertise
- Editors Page
- Guidelines on Paper Reviewing for T-ASE
- T-ASE Reviewer Honor Roll
- Exciting Trends for Automation in Manufacturing (April 2013)
- Automation in Green Manufacturing (January 2013)
- Introduction to Guest Editorial (October 2012)
- Guest Editorial - A Revolution in the Warehouse: A Retrospective on Kiva Systems and the Grand Challenges Ahead (October 2012)
- A Secret to Advancing Research and Increasing Citations to Your Papers (July 2012)
- Tracking T-ASE Inventory and Application (April 2012)
- What is Automation? (January 2012)
For Potential and Current Authors
- NEW - IEEE Open Access - T-ASE is a Hybrid Journal, authors can request OA for $1750
- Methodologies and Applications Covered by T-ASE
- Info for Authors
- Author Checklist for New Papers and Resubmissions
- Author Checklist for Final Papers
- T-ASE Editorial Board - Primary Methodologies and Applications
- IEEE Xplore On-line Gateway to T-ASE Articles (and other IEEE Publications)
- Paper Reviewing Guidelines for T-ASE
Upcoming Special Issues
- Micro-Assembly for Manufacturing at Small Scales - Closed to paper submissions
- Workshop on Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR) - Submissions by invitation only
- Eighth Annual Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE) 2012 - Submissions by invitation only
- Discrete Event Systems for Automation - Closed to paper submissions
- Integrated Optimization of Industrial Automation - Submission deadline Jan 15, 2013
For more information on Special Issues, click here.
Past Special Issues
- Automation for Automative Manufacturing – October 2010
- Equipment and Operations Management in the Semiconductor Industry – January 2010
- Automation and Engineering for Ambient Intelligence - October 2009
- The ACM Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling and Applications (ACM SPM) - July 2009
- Drug Delivery Automation – April 2009
- Radio Frequency Identification - January 2009
- Home Automation – January 2008
- eManufacturing in the Semiconductor Industry – October 2007
- Distributed Sensing for Quality and Productivity Improvement – October 2006
- Nano-Scale Automation and Assembly – July 2006
- Automation for the Life Sciences – April 2006
IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering
- IEEE CASE 2013: Submission Deadline: Mar 1, 2013, Conference: Aug 17-21, Madison, WI
- IEEE CASE 2012: August 20-24, Seoul, Republic of Korea
- IEEE CASE 2011: August 24-27, Trieste, Italy
- IEEE CASE 2010: August 21-24, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- IEEE CASE 2009: August 22-25, Bangalore, India
- IEEE CASE 2008: August 23-26, Washington DC, USA
- IEEE CASE 2007: September 22-25, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
- IEEE CASE 2006: October 8-10, 2006, Shanghai, China
- IEEE CASE 2005: August 1-2, 2005, Edmonton, Canada
- First T-ASE Editorial
- T-ASE Premiere Issue (July 2004): with links to the first page of each article
- Sample Automation Topics from IEEEICRA 2004 Conference
- T-ASE Call for Papers (original, 2004)
- T-ASE Press Release (July 2006, .doc format)
- T-ASE Flyer July 2004
- Topics on Automation (ICRA 2004)
- Quotes from Leading Researchers
- Detailed Background, Scope Statements, and Application Areas
- Getting Automation Some Respect (Trudy Bell, IEEE Institute)
- "Automating Our World" CBS Larry Magid Radio Interview with Ken Goldberg 2 Nov. 2006, mp3 audio
December 2011: T-ASE has completed the IEEE 5-year publication review and has been approved by the IEEE Publications, Financial, and Technical Committees. Congratulations to everyone involved!
Articles and Samples from T-ASE
The new Transactions defines Automation very broadly, including applications such as DNA chip and biological sample handling, agriculture, security, demining, healthcare, transportation, as well as the myriad of applications related to manufacturing.
T-ASE is theoretical yet has a wide readership among practioners in industry. T-ASE publishes foundational research on Automation: scientific methods and technologies that improve efficiency, productivity, quality, and reliability, a variety of results related to methods, machines, and systems operating in structured environments over extended periods and the explicit structuring of environments.
T-ASE dispels the conventional wisdom that Automation is limited to only manufacturing. For example, we welcome papers on DNA or pharmaceutical testing; automation methods and intelligent systems for hospitals and health delivery; mobile surveillance robots and systems that operate over extended periods for security; real-time inspection algorithms using computer vision; intelligent and flexible manufacturing, survice, and supply chain coordination; CAD, assembly, new grippers, fixtures, and a variety of subjects about putting intelligent machines and systems into practice.
Discussions with leading automation researchers (both within and outside of IEEE) and a detailed analysis of competing journals revealed the need for a major archival journal devoted to Automation. Two other IEEE Societies, Industrial Applications (IAS) and Systems Man and Cybernetics (SMC), are Technical Co-Sponsors.
Initiating a new journal is a major milestone for a research society. It requires years of planning, input from hundreds of members, and approval from the IEEE. The sponsoring Society of a new IEEE journal must confirm its commitment by providing the first three years of funding. After years of grassroots effort, RAS VP Publications Dick Volz, working closely with RAS President Paolo Dario, appointed a Steering Committee including T-RA Editor-in-Chief Peter Luh, to develop a proposal. In May 2002, the RAS AdCom, Officers, Publications Activities Board, and T-RA Editorial Board voted unanimously to endorse their proposal. In February 2003, the IEEE approved the proposal, establishing the new journal. This is a timely and important investment in the future of both the RAS and the IEEE.