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Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering

TASE10YEARBAutomation 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 Impact Factor is 2.162 and our acceptance rate is 17%.

All inquiries about submissions to T-ASE can be directed to Jennifer Barbato, Editorial Assistant, via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by phone at 732-562-3905.

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Upcoming Special Issues (accepting submissions)

Upcoming Special Issues (reviews in process, now closed to submissions)

  • Integrated Optimization of Industrial Automation
  • Cloud Robotics and Automation
  • Networked Cooperative Autonomous Systems
  • SI on WAFR 2014 (to appear in Oct 2015)
    2014 Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics
    Lead Guest Editor, Frank van der Stappen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
    Supervising T-ASE Editor, Ken Goldberg
  • SI on CASE 2014 (to appear in Jan 2016)
    2014 Conference on Automation Science and Engineering
    Lead Guest Editor Fan-Tien Cheng <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
    Supervising T-ASE Editor, John Wen

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IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering

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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.

bar codeDiscussions 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.