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Special Issue Networked Cooperative Autonomous Systems

A special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering.


Introduction

Recent advances in networked cooperative autonomous systems offer the potential to significantly improve quality for manufacturing and other industrial applications. Advances in embedded processor, sensor, communication and networking technology in the last few decades have accelerated interest in networked cooperative autonomous systems, multi-robot systems and distributed sensor networks for applications such as manufacturing, logistics, process monitoring and enhanced situational awareness, plant safety, inspection, security, and rescue operations. The advances that have made individual robots and autonomous systems more practical have enabled the research on and the development of cooperative systems, where capabilities are expressed by the team rather than by a super-capable individual. This is especially relevant in complex tasks that require capabilities that are varied in both quantity and difficulty, such as goods transportation, distributed assembly, vehicle coordination strategies, and infrastructure inspection. Moreover, one of the main advantages of having a team of robots or autonomous systems, instead of a super-capable individual, is in the increased reliability due to redundancy. Performance metrics may be used to evaluate the increases in quality (including reliability, efficiency, and reduced costs) achievable through use of networked cooperative autonomous systems. Despite the many worldwide R&D efforts focused on networked cooperative robots and autonomous systems, with lots of experimental implementations in tamed laboratory environments (e.g. Robot Soccer), there are few examples of successful full-scale deployments of these systems in real-world application environments. Specifically, pioneering applications of networked cooperative autonomous systems can be found for good delivery in the logistics departments of a few large companies (see, for instance, systems developed by Kiva). Other preliminary successful applications are in the field of mining, where the Australian research agency CSIRO has promoted the deployment of multi-robot systems, even though these systems are not completely autonomous.

The goal of this special issue is to gather recent achievements in the networked cooperative autonomous systems field obtained by researchers from academia, government research labs, and industry. The objectives are to identify the most promising solutions towards moving networked cooperative autonomous systems out of the research laboratories and into the real world. The central theme of the special issue will be real world applications of networked cooperative autonomous systems. This theme is strongly interdisciplinary, involving competencies from several science fields, such as: sensor networks, distributed information and control/coordination systems (including cloud robotics), and systems engineering. Therefore, a special issue devoted to it will be of high interest both for the academic and industrial communities, and will therefore be attractive for IEEE T-ASE.



Scope, Description, and More Information

The central theme of the Special Issue will be real world applications of networked cooperative autonomous systems. The goals of the special issue are (1) to present the state-of-the-art research in control of networked cooperative autonomous systems applied to real world problems, and (2) to provide a forum for experts to disseminate their recent advances and views on future perspectives in the field. The special issue aims to publish original, significant and visionary papers describing innovative applications in the field of networked cooperative autonomous systems. Although valuable theoretical achievements are highly desirable, applied results are highly encouraged (principally but not restricted to manufacturing), with experimental validation on real networked cooperative autonomous systems, or on highly realistic simulation environments. Submissions of scientific results from experts in academia and industry worldwide are strongly encouraged. Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:


  •  Industrial applications of networked cooperative robots and autonomous systems systems: multi-vehicle systems for logistics, infrastructure inspection, cooperative transportation, task assignment for multi-robot systems, decentralized traffic management
  • Interaction with networked cooperative autonomous systems: Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI) for networked cooperative robot systems, teleoperation of networked systems, coexistence of inter-robot cooperation and remote surveillance.
  •  Sharing information among multiple autonomous systems: cooperative data fusion, semantic representation of the environment, cooperative decision making, exploration for infrastructure inspection and enhanced situational awareness, mobile-ad-hoc-networks (MANET) and communication efficiency, cloud computing
  •  Heterogeneous networked cooperative robot systems: cooperation of robots with physical and/or behavioral differences, heterogeneous cooperative sensing
  •  Coordination schemes for networked cooperative autonomous systems: centralized and distributed architectures, coordination mechanisms like voting, auction, consensus, or game-theoretic and bio-inspired approaches
  •  Evaluation of the effectiveness of networked cooperative autonomous systems on quality: benchmarking methods, definition of performance indices, measurement and evaluation strategies

Important Dates

Call for Papers February 15, 2014
Deadline for Paper Submission September 1, 2014
First Review December 1, 2014
Final Review May 1, 2015
Publication July 2015


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Papers printed in T-ASE 2004-present

Paper Title

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Iss

Author Name

The Development of an Intelligent Web-Based Rapid Prototyping Manufacturing System

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1

R. C. Luo and J. H. Tzou

Development of an Intelligent Energy Management Network for Building Automation

1

1

H.-Y. Huang, J.-Y. Yen, S.-L. Chen, and F.-C. Ou

Port Yard Storage Optimization

1

1

P. Chen, Z. Fu, A. Lim, and B. Rodrigues

Design of Six Sigma Supply Chains

1

1

D. Garg, Y. Narahari, and N. Viswanadham

Development of Holonic Information Coordination Systems With Failure-Recovery Consideration

1

1

F.-T. Cheng, H.-C. Yang, and J.-Y. Lin

Statistical Estimation and Testing for Variation Root-Cause Identification of Multistage Manufacturing Processes

1

1

S. Zhou, Y. Chen, and J. Sh

Increasing Throughput for Robotic Cells With Parallel Machines and Multiple Robots

1

1

H. N. Geismar, C. Sriskandarajah , and N. Ramanan

Throughput Analysis in Automotive Paint Shops: A Case Study

1

1

J. Li

Productivity of Parallel Production Lines With Unreliable Machines and Material Handling

1

1

T. Freiheit, Y. Koren, and S. J. Hu

Unilateral Fixtures for Sheet-Metal Parts With Holes .

1

2

K. Gopalakrishnan, K. Goldberg, G. M. Bone, M. J. Zaluzec, R. Koganti, R. Pearson, and P. Deneszczuk

Modeling, Analysis, and Veri?cation of Optimal Fixturing Design

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2

E. Y. T. Tan, A. S. Kumar, J. Y. H. Fuh, and A. Y. C. Nee

Optimal Design of Fixture Layout in Multistation Assembly Processes

1

2

P. Kim and Y. Ding

On Quality Functions for Grasp Synthesis, Fixture Planning, and Coordinated Manipulation

1

2

G. Liu, J. Xu, X. Wang, and Z. Li

Stable Transport of Assemblies: Pushing Stacked Part

1

2

J. D. Bernheisel and K. M. Lynch

A Flexible Automatic Test System for Rotating-Turbine Machinery

2

1

L. F. Wang, K. C. Tan, X. D. Jiang, and Y. B. Chen

Computation of Three-Dimensional Rigid-Body Dynamics With Multiple Unilateral Contacts Using Time-Stepping and Gauss–Seidel Methods

2

1

T. Liu and M. Y. Wang

Automated Generation of Assembly System-Design Solutions

2

1

R. F. Webbink and S. J. Hu

Overlapping Decomposition: A System-Theoretic Method for Modeling and Analysis of Complex Manufacturing Systems

2

1

J. Li

Strategic Sourcing and Collaborative Planning in Internet-Enabled Supply Chain Networks Producing Multigeneration Product

2

1

R. S. Gaonkar and N. Viswanadham

Arti?cial-Intelligence Approach for Biomedical Sample Characterization Using Raman Spectroscopy

2

1

Z. Ye

An Ef?cient Search Method for Job-Shop Scheduling Problems

2

1

L. Shi and Y. Pan

A Tight Flow Control for Job-Shop Fabrication Lines With Finite Buffers

2

1

H. Toba

Throughput Gain With Parallel Flow in Automated Flow Lines

2

1

M.-K. Jeong, M. Perry, and C. Zhou

On Computation of State Avoidance Control for In?nite State Systems in Assignment Program Framework

2

1

R. Kumar and V. K. Garg

A Characterization of Diagnosability Conditions for Variance Components Analysis in Assembly Operations

2

2

D. W. Apley and Y. Ding

A Robotic Mechanism for Grasping Sacks

2

2

H. Kazerooni and C. Foley

Improving the Performance of Globalized Dual Heuristic Programming for Fault Tolerant Control Through an Online Learning Supervisor

2

2

G. G. Yen and P. G. DeLima

Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Supply Chains Using Batch Deterministic and Stochastic Petri Nets

2

2

H. Chen, L. Amodeo, F. Chu, and K. Labadi

A Lagrangian Relaxation Based Approach to Schedule Asset Overhaul and Repair Services

2

2

P. B. Luh, D. Yu, S. Soorapanth, A. I. Khibnik, and R. Rajamani

Dynamically Optimal Policies for Stochastic Scheduling Subject to Preemptive-Repeat Machine Breakdowns

2

2

X. Cai, X. Wu, and X. Zhou

Multi-Degree Cyclic Scheduling of Two Robots in a No-Wait Flowshop

2

2

A. Che and C. Chu

The Path Method for Analyzing Mobility and Constraint of Mechanisms and Assemblies

2

2

G. Shukla and D. E. Whitney

Development of a New Variable Remote Center Compliance (VRCC) With Modi?ed Elastomer Shear Pad (ESP) for Robot Assembly

2

2

S. Lee

Effective Approaches for Low Temperature Polysilicon TFT LCD Post-Mapping Yield Control Problem

2

2

C.-T. Su, P.-S. Wang, and C.-C. Hsu

Ontology-Based Exchange of Product Data Semantics

2

3

L. Patil, D. Dutta, and R. Sriram

Analysis and Design of a Novel Hydraulic Power Source for Mobile Robots

2

3

J. W. Raade and H. Kazerooni

A Frequency-Domain Approach to Determining the Path Separation for Spray Coating

2

3

S. Duncan, P. Jones, and P. Wellstead

Tool Path Planning for Compound Surfaces in Spray Forming Processes

2

3

W. Sheng, H. Chen, N. Xi, and Y. Chen

Integrated Synthesis of Assembly and Fixture Scheme for Properly Constrained Assembly

2

3

B. Lee and K. Saitou

Machine Learning Approach for Determining Feasible Plans of a Remanufacturing System

2

3

C. Song, X. Guan, Q. Zhao, and Y.-C. Ho

Minimizing Staircase Errors in the Orthogonal Layered Manufacturing System

2

3

Y. Yang, J. Y. H. Fuh, H. T. Loh, and Y. S. Wong

Relative Value Function Approximation for the Capacitated Re-Entrant Line Scheduling Problem

2

3

J. Y. Choi and S. Reveliotis

Repositioning of a Rigid Body With a Flexible Sheet and Its Application to an Automated Rehabilitation Bed

2

3

B. Roy, A. Basmajian, and H. H. Asada

Complex-Valued Token Petri Nets

2

4

A. A. Desrochers, T. J. Deal, and M. P. Fanti

An Extended Event Graph With Negative Places and Tokens for Time Window Constraints

2

4

T.-E. Lee and S.-H. Park

Control of Markov Chains With Safety Bounds

2

4

A. Arapostathis, R. Kumar, and S. P. Hsu

Dual Constrained Single Machine Sequencing to Minimize Total Weighted Completion Time

2

4

Y. Pan and L. Shi

A Generic Deviation-Based Approach for Synthesis of Tolerances

2

4

N. Pramanik, U. Roy, R. Sudarsan, R. D. Sriram, and K. W. Lyons

How to Reach the Dynamic Limits of Parallel Robots? An Autonomous Control Approach

2

4

I. T. Pietsch, M. Krefft, O. T. Becker, C. C. Bier, and J. Hesselbach

Paint Deposition Modeling for Trajectory Planning on Automotive Surfaces

2

4

D. C. Conner, A. Green?eld, P. N. Atkar, A. A. Rizzi, and H. Choset

Development of an Automatic Mold Polishing System

2

4

M. J. Tsai, J.-L. Chang, and J.-F. Haung

Multi-Depot Vehicle Routing Problem: A One-Stage Approach

2

4

A. Lim and F. Wang

Optimizing Picking Operations on Dual-Head Placement Machines

3

1

W. E. Wilhelm, I. Arambula, and N. N. D. Choudhry

Exact Algorithms for Single Frame Selection on Multiaxis Satellites

3

1

D. Song, A. F. van der Stappen, and K. Goldberg

Modeling, Analysis, Synthesis, and Performance Evaluation of Multioperational Production Systems With Hybrid Timed Petri Nets

3

1

G. J. Tsinarakis, N. C. Tsourveloudis, and K. P. Valavanis

Diagnosis of Repeated Failures for Discrete Event Systems With Linear-Time Temporal-Logic Speci?cations

3

1

S. Jiang and R. Kumar

An SPC Monitoring System for Cycle-Based Waveform Signals Using Haar Transform

3

1

S. Zhou, B. Sun, and J. Shi

An Approach to Minimize Build Errors in Direct Metal Laser Sintering

3

1

Y. Ning, Y. S. Wong, J. Y. H. Fuh, and H. T. Loh

A Scheme for Mapping Tolerance Speci?cations to Generalized Deviation Space for Use in Tolerance Synthesis and Analysis

3

1

H. Wang, N. Pramanik, U. Roy, R. Sudarsan, R. D. Sriram, and K. W. Lyons



Generating Variational Geometry of a Hole With Composite Tolerances



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1



Y. S. Liu and S. M. Gao

Computational Thermal Fluid Models for Design of a Modern Fiber Draw Process

3

1

K.-M. Lee, Z. Wei, Z. Zhou, and S.-P. Hong

Modeling by Numerical Reduction of Modes for Multivariable Control of an Optical-Fiber Draw Process

3

1

K.-M. Lee, Z. Wei, and Z. Zhou

A Real-Time PCR Analyzer Compatible With High-Throughput Automated Processing of 2- Reactions in Glass Capillaries

3

2

P. N. Ngatchou, M. R. Holl, C. H. Fisher,
M. S. Saini, J. Dong, T. T. H. Ren, W. H. Pence, D. L. Cunningham, S. E. Moody, D. A. Donaldson, and D. R. Meldrum


In Situ DNA Synthesis on Glass Substrate for Microarray Fabrication Using Self-Focusing Acoustic Transducer

3

2

J. W. Kwon, S. Kamal-Bahl, and E. S. Kim

Dynamics Modeling and Analysis of Inkjet Technology-Based Oligo DNA Microarray Spotting

3

2

M. Zhang, O. Ma, and X. Diao

Automated Multiparametric Platform for High-Content and High-Throughput Analytical Screening on Living Cells

3

2

T. Geisler, J. Ressler, H. Harz, B. Wolf, and R. Uhl

Lab Automation in Cultivation of Adherent Cells

3

2

J. Kuncová-Kallio and P. Kallio

Automated Liquid Dispensing Pin for DNA Microarray Applications

3

2

T. N. Chang, S. Parthasarathy, T. Wang, K. Gandhi, and P. Soteropoulos

Drift Compensation for Automatic Nanomanipulation With Scanning Probe Microscopes

3

3

B. Mokaberi and A. A. G. Requicha

CAD-Guided Automated Nanoassembly Using Atomic Force Microscopy-Based Nonrobotics

3

3

H. Chen, N. Xi, and G. Li

Development of an Automated Microspotting System for Rapid Dielectrophoretic Fabrication of Bundled Carbon Nanotube Sensors

3

3

K. W. C. Lai, C. K. M. Fung, V. T. S. Wong, M. L. Y. Sin, W. J. Li, and C.-P. Kwong

Towards Nanotube Linear Servomotors

3

3

L. Dong, B. J. Nelson, T. Fukuda, and F. Arai

Automated CAD/CAM-Based Nanolithography Using a Custom Atomic Force Microscope

3

3

M. S. Johannes, J. F. Kuniholm, D. G. Cole, and R. L. Clark

Task-Based and Stable Telenanomanipulation in a Nanoscale Virtual Environment

3

3

S.-G. Kim and M. Sitti

A Novel Design and Analysis of a 2-DOF Compliant Parallel Micromanipulator for Nanomanipulation

3

3

Y. Li and Q. Xu

Understanding and Harnessing Biomimetic Molecular Machines for NEMS Actuation Materials

3

3

T. J. Huang, A. H. Flood, B. Brough, Y. Liu, P. A. Bonvallet, S. Kang, C.-W. Chu, T.-F. Guo, W. Lu, Y. Yang, J. Fraser Stoddart, and C.-M. Ho

Microscale Hybrid Devices Powered by Biological Flagellar Motors

3

3

S. Tung and J. W. Kim

Control of a Particular Micro–Macro Positioning System Applied to Cell Micromanipulation

3

3

M. Gauthier and E. Piat

Constructing Minimum De?ection Fixture Arrangements Using Frame Invariant Norms

3

3

Q. Lin, J. W. Burdick, and E. Rimon

Real-Time Operating Environment for Networked Control Systems

3

3

W. Kim, K. Ji, and A. Ambike

STEP-NC and Function Blocks for Interoperable Manufacturing

3

3

X. W. Xu, L. Wang, and Y. Rong

Robust Supervisory Control for Production Systems With Multiple Resource Failures

3

3

S. F. Chew and M. A. Lawley

A Systematic Approach to Design and Operation of Disassembly Lines

3

3

Y. Tang and M. Zhou

Modeling, Scheduling, and Performance Evaluation for Wafer Fabrication: A Queueing Colored Petri-Net and GA-Based Approach

3

3

T.-C. Chiang, A.-C. Huang, and L.-C. Fu

Distributed Sensing for Quality and Productivity Improvements

3

4

Y. Ding, E. A. Elsayed, S. Kumara, J.-C. Lu, F. Niu, and J. Shi

Semide?nite Programming Approaches for Sensor Network Localization With Noisy Distance Measurements

3

4

P. Biswas, T.-C. Liang, K.-C. Toh, Y. Ye, and T.-C. Wang

The Sensor Selection Problem for Bounded Uncertainty Sensing Models

3

4

V. Isler and R. Bajcsy





Sensory-Updated Residual Life Distributions for Components With Exponential Degradation Patterns





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N. Gebraeel

An Automated Feature Selection Method for Visual Inspection Systems

3

4

H. C. Garcia, J. R. Villalobos, and G. C. Runger

Stream-of-Variation (SoV)-Based Measurement Scheme Analysis in Multistation Machining Systems

3

4

D. Djurdjanovic and J. Ni

Fault Region Localization: Product and Process Improvement Based on Field Performance and Manufacturing Measurements

3

4

K. Mannar, D. Ceglarek, F. Niu, and B. Abifaraj

Integration of Process-Oriented Tolerancing and Maintenance Planning in Design of Multistation Manufacturing Processes

3

4

.Y. Chen, Y. Ding, J. Jin, and D. Ceglarek

A Minimum-Jerk Speed-Planning Algorithm for Coordinated Planning and Control of Automated Assembly Manufacturing

3

4

J. S. Gyor? and C.-H. Wu

A Necessary and Suf?cient Condition for the Liveness and Reversibility of Process-Resource Nets With Acyclic, Quasi-live, Serializable, and Reversible Process Subnets

3

4

S. Reveliotis

The Development of Direct Metallic Rapid Tooling System

4

1

R. C. Luo and J. H. Tzou

Volume Parameterization for Design Automation of Customized Free-Form Products

4

1

C. C. L. Wang,K.-C. Hui, and K.-M. Tong

Diagnosis of Sheet Metal Stamping Processes Based on 3-D Thermal Energy Distribution

4

1

Y.-M. H. Ng, M. Yu, Y. Huang, and R. Du

Online Fault Diagnosis of Discrete Event Systems. A Petri Net-Based Approach

4

1

A. Ramírez-Treviño, E. Ruiz-Beltrán, I. Rivera-Rangel, and E. López-Mellado

Effects of Classi?cation Methods on Color-Based Feature Detection With Food Processing Applications

4

1

K.-M. Lee, Q. Li, and W. Daley

Grasping Optimization Using a Required External Force Se

4

1

T. Watanabe and T. Yoshikawa

Design of Multiunit Electronic Exchanges Through Decomposition

4

1

P. Dayama and Y. Narahari

Manufacturing System Design to Improve Quality Buy Rate: An Automotive Paint Shop Application Study

4

1

J. Li, D. E. Blumenfeld, and S. P. Marin

Social Foraging Theory for Robust Multiagent System Design

4

1

B. W. Andrews, K. M. Passino, and T. A. Waite

A Case Study on Integrated Production Planning and Scheduling in a Three-Stage Manufacturing System

4

1

H.-S. Yan and X.-D. Zhang

A Small Model Theorem for Bisimilarity Control Under Partial Observation

4

1

C. Zhou and R. Kumar

A Resource Allocation Algorithm for Multivehicle Systems With Nonholonomic Constraints

4

1

S. Rathinam, R. Sengupta, and S. Darbha

On the Use of UML for Modeling Mechatronic Systems.

4

1

C. Secchi, M. Bonfe, and C. Fantuzzi

Diagnosis of DES With Petri Net Models

4

1

D. Lefebvre and C. Delherm

Automated Pipe Defect Detection and Categorization Using Camera/Laser-Based Pro?ler and Arti?cial Neural Network

4

1

O. Duran, K. Althoefer, and L. D. Seneviratne

High-Throughput Automated System for Crystallizing Membrane Proteins in Lipidic Mesophases

4

2

A. Peddi, L. Muthusubramaniam, Y. F. Zheng, V. Cherezov, Y. Misquitta, and M. Caffrey

Kinematic Analysis of Dimensional Variation Propagation for Multistage Machining Processes With General Fixture Layouts

4

2

J.-P Loose, S. Zhou, and D. Ceglarek

Exploiting Phase Fluctuations to Improve Machine Performance Monitoring

4

2

S. Venugopal, R. A. Wagstaff, and J. P. Sharma

Event-Condition-Action Systems for Recon?gurable Logic Control

4

2

E. E. Almeida, Jonathan E. Luntz, and D. M. Tilbury

A Multiresolution Analysis-Assisted Reinforcement Learning Approach to Run-by-Run Contro

4

2

R. Ganesan, T. K. Das, and K. M. Ramachandran



Automatic Control Sequence Generation for a Hybrid Disassembly System



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2



H.-J. Kim, R. Harms, and G. Seliger

Distributed Diagnosis of Place-Bordered Petri Nets

4

2

S. Genc and S. Lafortune

Penalty Function-Based Two-Level Hybrid Shop Floor Control System

4

2

X. Zhao and Y.-J. Son

Polynomial Algorithms for Single-Item Lot-Sizing Models With Bounded Inventory and Backlogging or Outsourcing

4

2

F. Chu and C. Chu

Algebraic Structure and Geometric Interpretation of Rigid Complex Fixture Systems

4

2

Y. Xiong and X. Xiong

Analytical Framework for the Management of Risk in Supply Chains

4

2

R. S. Gaonkar and N. Viswanadham

Fast Nesting of 2-D Sheet Parts With Arbitrary Shapes Using a Greedy Method and Semi-Discrete Representations

4

2

H. Ma andC.-C. Liu

Slip Control System for a Deep-Sea Mining Machine

4

2

K. Herzog, E. Schulte, M. A. Atmanand, and W. Schwarz

An Ef?cient Approach for the Calibration of Multiple PTZ Cameras

4

2

I.-H. Chen and S.-J. Wang

Auction-Based Mechanisms for Electronic Procurement

4

3

T. S.Chandrashekar, Y. Narahari, C. H. Rosa, D. M. Kulkarni, J. D. Tew, and P. Dayama

Evaluating the Effect of Force Feedback in Cell Injection

4

3

A. Pillarisetti, M. Pekarev, A. D. Brooks, and J. P. Desai

Band Selection of Hyperspectral Images for Automatic Detection of Poultry Skin Tumors

4

3

Z. Du, M. K. Jeong, and S. G. Kong

Control of Nondeterministic Discrete Event Systems for Simulation Equivalence

4

3

C. Zhou and R. Kumar

Design for Cost: Module-Based Mass Customization

4

3

C. daCunha, B. Agard, and A. Kusiak

Hybrid Design Methodology and Cost-Effectiveness Evaluation of AGV Transportation Systems

4

3

S. Hoshino, J. Ota, A. Shinozaki, and H. Hashimoto

Cooling an Array of High-Powered Miniature Robots Using Forced Air Convection

4

3

P. Hannoyer, K. Kim, and S. Marte

A Vision-Based Intelligent System for Packing 2-D Irregular Shapes

4

3

A. Bouganis and M. Shanahan

A Production–Inventory Problem for an Energy Buy-Back Program

4

3

Y.Chen, S. P. Sethi, and H. Zhang

Reactive Scheduling of a Distributed Network for the Supply of Perishable Products

4

3

D. Naso, M. Surico, and B. Turchiano

An Incremental Petri Net-Based Approach to the Modeling of Production Sequences in Manufacturing Systems

4

3

A. A.Castelnuovo, L. L. Ferrarini, and L. L. Piroddi

Multihoist Cyclic Scheduling With Fixed Processing and Transfer Times

4

3

Y. Jiang and J. Liu

Integrating Temporal Logic as a State-Based Speci?cation Language for Discrete-Event Control Design in Finite Automata

4

3

K. T. Seow

Feature Selection for Troubleshooting in Complex Assembly Lines

4

3

T. P?ngsten, D. J. L. Herrmann, T. Schnitzler, A. Feustel, and B. Schölkopf

Data-Driven Modeling, Fault Diagnosis and Optimal Sensor Selection for HVAC Chillers

4

3

S. M.Namburu, M. S. Azam, J. Luo, K. Choi, and K. R. Pattipati

Deadlock Resolution in Automated Manufacturing Systems With Robots

4

3

N. Wu and M. Zhou

A Biochip Microarray Fabrication System Unsing Inkjet Technology

4

4

W. Fisher and M. Zhang

Economic Ef?ciency Analysis of Wafer Fabrication

4

4

R. C. Leachman, S. Ding, and C.-F. Chien

Queueing Theory for Semiconductor Manufacturing Systems: A Survey and Open Problems

4

4

J. G. Shanthikumar, S. Ding, and M. T. Zhang

Practical Extensions to Cycle Time Approximations for the G/G/m-Queue With Applications

4

4

J. R. Morrison and D. P. Martin

Expected Response Times for Closed-Loop Multivehicle AMHS

4

4

D. Nazzal and L. F. McGinnis

Hierarchical Capacity Planning With Recon?gurable Kits in Global Semiconductor Assembly and Test Manufacturing

4

4

M. T. Zhang, S. Niu, S. Deng, Z. Zhang, Q. Li, and L. Zheng

Ef?cient Simulation-Based Composition of Scheduling Policies by Integrating Ordinal Optimization With Design of Experiment

4

4

B.-W. Hsieh, C.-H. Chen, and S.-C. Chang

Bottleneck Station Scheduling in Semiconductor Assembly and Test Manufacturing Using Ant Colony Optimization

4

4

Y. Song, M. T. Zhang, J. Yi, L. Zhang, and L. Zheng

A Lot Dispatching Strategy Integrating WIP Management and Wafer Start Control

4

4

Z. Wang, Q. Wu, and F. Qiao

A Petri-Net Approach to Modular Supervision With Con?ict Resolution for Semiconductor Manufacturing Systems

4

4

J. S. Lee, M. C. Zhou, and P. L. Hsu

Reticle Design for Minimizing Multiproject Wafer Production Cost

4

4

R.-B. Lin, M.-C. Wu, and S.-C. Tsai

Inhabitants Tracking System in a Cluttered Home Environment Via Floor Load Sensors

5

1

W.-H. Liau, C.-L. Wu, and L.-C. Fu

A Steward Robot for Human-Friendly Human-Machine Interaction in a Smart House Environment

5

1

K.-H. Park, H.-E. Lee, Y. Kim, and Z. Z. Bien

Robust Environmental Sound Recognition for Home Automation

5

1

J.-C. Wang, H.-P. Lee, J.-F. Wang, and C.-B. Lin

A New Approach for Measuring Single-Cell Oxygen Consumption Rates

5

1

T. W. Molter, M. R. Holl, J. M. Dragavon, S. C. McQuaide, J. B. Anderson, A. C. Young, L. W. Burgess, M. E. Lidstrom, and D. R. Meldrum

A New Methodology for Modeling, Analysis, Synthesis, and Simulation of Time-Optimal Train Traf?c in Large Networks

5

1

Y. Bavafa-Toosi, C. Blendinger, V. Mehrmann, A. Steinbrecher, and R. Unger

Integrated Supervisory and Operational Control of a Warehouse With a Matrix-Based Approach

5

1

V. Giordano, J. B. Zhang, D. Naso, and F. Lewis

Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System Modeling of MRR and WIWNU in CMP Process With Sparse Experimental Data

5

1

W.-C. Lih, S. T. S. Bukkapatnam, P. Rao, N. Chandrasekharan, and R. Komanduri



Control Recon?guration of Discrete Event Systems With Dynamic Control Speci?cations



5



1



R. Sampath, H. Darabi, U. Buy, and J. Liu

Prioritized Synchronization Under Mask for Control and Interaction of Partially Observed Event-Driven Systems

5

1

C. Zhou and R. Kumar

Generation of STEP AP214 Models From Discrete Event Systems for Process Planning and Control

5

1

P. Falkman, J. Nielsen, B. Lennartson, and A. von Euler Chelpin

An Intelligent Online Monitoring and Diagnostic System for Manufacturing Automation

5

1

M. Ge, Y. Xu, and R. Du

Vision-Based Online Process Control in Manufacturing Applications

5

1

Y. Cheng and M. A. Jafar

A Neural Network Degradation Model for Computing and Updating Residual Life Distributions

5

1

N. Z. Gebraeel and M. A. Lawley

Characteristic Equation-Based Dynamics Analysis of Vibratory Bowl Feeders With Three Spatial Compliant Legs

5

1

X. Ding and J. S. Dai

Automatic Scratching Pattern Detection for Laboratory Mice Using High-Speed Video Images

5

1

I. Ishii, S. Kurozumi, K. Orito, and H. Matsuda

A Maximally Permissive Deadlock Prevention Policy for FMS Based on Petri Net Siphon Control and the Theory of Regions

5

1

Zhiwu Li and Mengchu Zhou

Coordinated Logistics Scheduling for In-House Production and Outsourcing

5

1

X. Qi

Compensation of Scanner Creep and Hysteresis for AFM Nanomanipulation

5

2

B. Mokaberi and A. A. G. Requicha

Fiber Assembly of MEMS Optical Switches With U-Groove Channels

5

2

W. J. Chen and W. Lin

A Novel Multipin Positioning System for the Generation of High-Resolution 3-D Pro?les by Pin-Arrays

5

2

N. J.Cook, G. F. Smith, and S. J. Maggs

Randomized Optimal Design of Parallel Manipulators

5

2

Y. Lou, G. Liu, and Z. L

A Dynamic Multiagent System Based on a Negotiation Mechanism for Product Family Design

5

2

S. K. Moon, J. Park, T. W. Simpson, and S. R. T. Kumara

Group Elevator Scheduling With Advance Information for Normal and Emergency Modes

5

2

P. B. Luh, B. Xiong, and S.-C. Chang

An Augmented Lagrangian Approach for Distributed Supply Chain Planning for Multiple Companies

5

2

T.Nishi, R. Shinozaki, and M. Konishi

Analysis of Admission and Inventory Control Policies for Production Networks

5

2

S. Ioannidis, V. S. Kouikoglou, and Y. A. Phillis

Effective Neighborhood Operators for Solving the Flexible Demand Assignment Problem

5

2

F. Wang and A. Lim

Lean Buffering in Serial Production Lines With Nonidentical Exponential Machines

5

2

S.-Y. Chiang, A. B. Hu, and S. M. Meerkov

Steady-State Control Reference and Token Conservation Laws in Continuous Petri Net Systems

5

2

C. Mahulea, A. Ramírez-Treviño, L. Recalde, and M. Silva

Steady-State Throughput and Scheduling Analysis of Multicluster Tools: A Decomposition Approach

5

2

J. Yi, S. Ding, D. Song, and M. T. Zhang

New Hybrid Optimization Algorithms for Machine Scheduling Problems

5

2

Y. Pan and L. Shi

New Solution Approaches to the General Single- Machine Earliness-Tardiness Problem

5

2

H. Yau, Y. Pan, and L. Shi

Automatic Inspection of Transmission Devices Using Acoustic Data

5

2

B. Wang, T. Fujinaka, S. Omatu, and T. Abe

Navigating a Miniature Crawler Robot for Engineered Structure Inspection

5

2

W. Sheng, H. Chen, and N. Xi

Mechanism Design for Single Leader Stackelberg Problems and Application to Procurement Auction Design

5

3

D. Garg and Y. Narahari

An Optimization-Based Approach for Design Project Scheduling

5

3

M. Ni, P. B. Luh, and B. Moser

On Clamping Planning in Workpiece-Fixture Systems

5

3

C.-H. Xiong, M. Y. Wang, and Y.-L. Xiong

Control Mechanism Analysis of Small-Agent Networks Using a Distinguished Node Model for Urban Traf?c Controls

5

3

Z. Li, D. Sun, Z. Zhang, J. Song, and D. Xiao

Modeling and Supervisory Control of Railway Networks Using Petri Nets

5

3

A. Giua and C. Seatzu

Microassembly Fabrication of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds With Customized Design

5

3

H. Zhang, E. Burdet, A. N. Poo, and D. W. Hutmacher

Octree-Based Production of Near Net Shape Components

5

3

H. Medellín, J. Corney, J. B. C. Davies, T. Lim, and J. M. Ritchie

A Kinematic Model of Finger Gaits by Multi?ngered Hand as Hybrid Automaton

5

3

J. Xu and Z. Li

Fault Detection, Isolation, and Accommodation Control in Robotic Systems

5

3

S. N. Huang and K. K. Tan

Schedulability Analysis of Time-Constrained Cluster Tools With Bounded Time Variation by an Extended Petri Net

5

3

J.-H. Kim and T.-E. Lee

Stochastic Modeling of an Automated Guided Vehicle System With One Vehicle and a Closed-Loop Path

5

3

A. F. Kahraman, A. Gosavi, and K. J. Oty

A Structure Property of Optimal Policies for Maintenance Problems With Safety-Critical Components

5

3

L. Xia, Q. Zhao, and Q.-S. Jia

On Observability and Design of Observers in Timed Continuous Petri Net Systems

5

3

J. Júlvez, E. Jiménez, L. Recalde, and M. Silva

Optimal Vibratory Stick-Slip Transport

5

3

P. Umbanhowar and K. M. Lynch

Color-Coating Production Scheduling for Coils in Inventory in Steel Industry

5

3

L. Tang, X. Wang, and J. Liu

Anti-Swinging Input Shaping Control of an Automatic Construction Crane

5

3

S. Garrido, M. Abderrahim, A. Giménez, R. Diez, and C. Balaguer

Identi?cation of In?uential Functional Process Variables for Surface Quality Control in Hot Rolling Processes

5

3

N. Jin, S. Zhou, T.-S. Chang, and H. H.-H. Huang

Toward Autonomous Excavation of Fragmented Rock: Full-Scale Experiments

5

3

J. A. Marshall, P. F. Murphy, and L. K. Daneshmend

Supply Chain Management by H-In?nity Control

5

4

M. Boccadoro, F. Martinelli, and P. Valigi

Local Dynamic Stability Assessment of Motion Impaired Elderly Using Electronic Textile Pants

5

4

J. Liu, T. E. Lockhart, M. Jones, and T. Martin

Automated Planning and Optimization of Lumber Production Using Machine Vision and Computed Tomography

5

4

S. M. Bhandarkar, X. Luo, R. F. Daniels, and E. W. Tollner

A Petri Net-Based Heuristic Algorithm for Realizability of Target Re?ning Schedule for Oil Re?nery

5

4

N. Wu, M. Zhou, and F. Chu

Sensor Selection in Arbitrary Dimensions

5

4

V.Isler and M. Magdon-Ismail

An Assessment of PLC Software Structure Suitability for the Support of Flexible Manufacturing Processes

5

4

V. Hajarnavis and K. Young

Market-Based Model Predictive Control for Large-Scale Information Networks: Completion Time and Value of Solution

5

4

S. Lee, S. Kumara, and N. Gautam

Directed Control of Discrete Event Systems for Safety and Nonblocking

5

4

J. Huang and R. Kumar

Optimization of Joint Replacement Policies for Multipart Systems by a Rollout Framework

5

4

T. Sun, Q. Zhao, P. B. Luh, and R. N. Tomastik

Design of Stochastic Distribution Networks Using Lagrangian Relaxation

5

4

G.-A. Tanonkou, L. Benyoucef, and X. Xie

A Tax Integrated Approach for Global Supply Chain Network Planning

5

4

K. Balaji and N. Viswanadham

Hybrid Nested Partitions and Mathematical Programming Approach and Its Applications

5

4

L. Pi, Y. Pan, and L. Shi

The In-Situ Technique for Measuring Input Impedance and Connection Effects of RFID Tag Antenna

6

1

L. Mats, J. T. Cain, and M. H. Mickle

An Accurate Tag Estimate Method for Improving the Performance of an RFID Anticollision Algorithm Based on Dynamic Frame Length ALOHA

6

1

W.-T. Chen



An Optimal Q-Algorithm for the ISO 18000-6C RFID Protocol



6



1



Y. Maguire and R. Pappu

Active RFID System With Spread-Spectrum Transmission

6

1

G. Mazurek

RFIDSim—A Physical and Logical Layer Simulation Engine for Passive RFID

6

1

C. Floerkemeier and S. Sarma

Direction Sensing RFID Reader for Mobile Robot Navigation

6

1

M. Kim and N. Y. Chong

3-D Tag-Based RFID System for Recognition of Object

6

1

S.-G. Roh and H. R. Choi

Passive UHF RFID in Paper Industry: Challenges, Bene?ts and the Application Environment

6

1

A. Lehto, J. Nummela, L. Ukkonen, L. Sydänheimo, and M. Kivikoski

Analysis of Rigid Body Interactions for Compliant Motion Tasks Using the Grassmann–Cayley Algebra

6

1

E. Staffetti

A Petri Net-Based Method for Compatibility Analysis and Composition of Web Services in Business Process Execution Language

6

1

W. Tan, Y. Fan, and M. Zhou

Hierarchical Segmentation of Piecewise Pseudoextruded Surfaces for Uniform Coverage

6

1

P. N. Atkar, D. C. Conner, A. Green?eld, H. Choset, and A. A. Rizzi

Ef?cient Determination of Four-Point Form-Closure Optimal Constraints of Polygonal Objects

6

1

J. Cornellà and R. Suárez

Regularity Analysis for Patterned Texture Inspection

6

1

H. Y. T. Ngan and G. K. H. Pang

Contrast Enhancement and Intensity Preservation for Gray-Level Images Using MultiobjectiveParticle Swarm Optimization

6

1

N. M. Kwok, Q. P. Ha, D. Liu, and G. Fang

Automatic Recon?guration of Petri Net Controllers for Recon?gurable Manufacturing Systems With an Improved Net Rewriting System-Based Approach

6

1

J. Li, X. Dai, and Z. Meng

Closed Bernoulli Production Lines: Analysis, Continuous Improvement, and Leanness

6

1

S. Biller, S. P. Marin, S. M. Meerkov, and L. Zhang

Brightness-Based Selection and Edge Detection-Based Enhancement Separation Algorithm for Low-Resolution Metal Transfer Images

6

1

Z. Z. Wang and Y. Zhang

An Ef?cient Approach for Dynamic Calibration of Multiple Cameras

6

1

I.-H. Chen and S.-J. Wang

Robust Supervisory Control for Product Routings With Multiple Unreliable Resources

6

1

S. F. Chew, S. Wang, and M. A. Lawley

Flow Diversion Strategies for Routing in Integrated Automatic Shipment Handling Systems

6

2

Mo, Daniel; Cheung, Raymond; Lee, Allen; Law, Gil

An Open CNC System Based on Component Technology

6

2

Yu, Dong; Hu, Yi; Xu, Xun; Huang, Yan; Du, Shaohua

Designing Distributed Diagnosers for Complex Continuous Systems

6

2

Roychoudhury, Indranil; Biswas, Gautam; Koutsoukos, Xenofon

Decentralized Diagnosis of Event-Driven Systems for Safely Reacting to Failures

6

2

Qiu, Wenbin; Wen, Qin; Kumar, Ratnesh

Bounds on the Number of Markings Consistent With Label Observations in Petri Nets

6

2

Ru, Yu; Hadjicostis, Christoforos

M³-Deterministic, Multiscale, Multirobot Platform for Microsystems Packaging: Design and Quasi-Static Precision Evaluation

6

2

Popa, Dan; Rakesh, Murthy; Das, Aditya

Control of Drug Administration During Monitored Anesthesia Care

6

2

Caruso, Antonello; Bouillon, Thomas; Schumacher, Peter; Zanderigo, Eleonora; Morari, Manfred

Web Service Configuration Under Multiple Quality-of-Service Attributes

6

2

Xiong, PengCheng; Fan, YuShun; Zhou, MengChu

Passive Self-Replication of Millimeter-Scale Parts

6

2

Matsumoto, Mitsuharu; Hashimoto, Shuji

Internal Model Control Based on a Neurofuzzy System for Network Applications. A Case Study on the High-Performance Drilling Process

6

2

Martin, Agustin; Guerra, Rodolfo



Microsurface Reverse Engineering and Compensation for Laser Micromachining



6



2



Mayyas, Mohammad; Shiakolas, Panos

Activation of Immune Response in Disease Dynamics via Controlled Drug Scheduling

6

2

Chang, Hyeygjeon; Astolfi, Alessandro

Port-of-Entry Inspection: Sensor Deployment Policy Optimization

6

2

Elsayed, Elsayed; Young, Christina; Xie, Minge; Zhang, Hao; Zhu, Yada

Weighting Restriction for Intravenous Insulin Delivery on T1DM Patient via H? Control

6

2

Femat, R; Ruiz-Velazquez, E; Quiroz, G

Experimental Case Study of a BACnet-Based Lighting Control System

6

2

Park, Tae-Jin; Hong, Seung-Ho

Automated Refinement of Automated Visual Inspection Algorithms

6

3

Garcia, Hugo; Villalobos, J

Optimal Design of Gear Ratios and Offset for Energy Conservation of an Articulated Manipulator

6

3

Izumi, Teruyuki; Zhou, Hai; Li, Zuowei

Visual-Based Impedance Control of Out-of-Plane Cell Injection Systems

6

3

Huang, Haibo; Sun, Dong; Mills, James; Li, Wen; Cheng, Shuk

Meshless Harmonic Volumetric Mapping Using Fundamental Solution Methods

6

3

Li, Xin; Guo, Xiaohu; Wang, Hongyu; He, Ying; Gu, Xianfeng; Qin, Hong

Automation of Challenging Spatial-Temporal Biomedical Observations With the Adaptive Scanning Optical Microscope (ASOM)

6

3

Potsaid, Benjamin; Finger, Fern; Wen, John

Clarification on the Computation of Liveness-Enforcing Supervisor for Resource Allocation Systems With Uncontrollable Behavior

6

3

Hu, Hesuan; Li, Zhiwu

An Algorithm for Direct Multiplication of B-Splines

6

3

Chen, Xianming; Riesenfeld, Richard; Cohen, Elaine

Chain-Based Representations for Solid and Physical Modeling

6

3

DiCarlo, Antonio; Milicchio, Franco; Paoluzzi, Alberto; Shapiro, Vadim

Reachability Graph of Finite and Deterministic DEVS Networks

6

3

Hwang, Moon; Zeigler, Bernard

Reconstruction Algorithms as a Suitable Basis for Mesh Connectivity Compression

6

3

Chaine, Raphaelle; Gandoin, Pierre-Marie; Roudet, Celine

Cell Contour Tracking and Data Synchronization for Real-Time, High-Accuracy Micropipette Aspiration

6

3

Liu, Xinyu; Wang, Yifei; Sun, Yu

Lift-Gas Allocation Under Precedence Constraints: MILP Formulation and Computational Analysis

6

3

Camponogara, Eduardo; DeConto, Augusto

Calibrating an Automatic Zoom Camera With Moving Least Squares

6

3

Sarkis, Michel; Senft, Christian; Diepold, Klaus

A Scale Stretch Method Based on ICP for 3D Data Registration

6

3

Ying, Shihui; Peng, Jigen; Du, Shaoyi; Qiao, Hong

An Active Zooming Strategy for Variable Field of View and Depth of Field in Vision-Based Microassembly

6

3

Tao, Xiaodong; Janabi-Sharifi, Farrokh; Cho, Hyungsuck

Molds for Meshes: Computing Smooth Parting Lines and Undercut Removal

6

3

Li, Weishi; Martin, Ralph; Langbein, Frank

An Exact, Complete and Efficient Computation of Arrangements of BÉzier Curves

6

3

Hanniel, Iddo; Wein, Ron

Inference-Based Ambiguity Management in Decentralized Decision-Making: Decentralized Diagnosis of Discrete-Event Systems

6

3

Kumar, Ratnesh; Takai, Shigemasa

An Efficient Approach to Interpreting Rigorous Tolerance Semantics for Complicated Tolerance Specification

6

4

Liu, Yusheng; Gao, Shuming; Cao, Yaolong

Environmental-Adaptive RSSI-Based Indoor Localization

6

4

Ahn, Hyo-Sung; Yu, Wonpil

Stripification of Free-Form Surfaces With Global Error Bounds for Developable Approximation

6

4

Liu, Yong-Jin; Lai, Yu-Kun; Hu, Shimin

Intelligent Optimal-Setting Control for Grinding Circuits of Mineral Processing Process

6

4

Zhou, Ping; Chai, Tianyou; Wang, Hong

Game-Theoretic Modeling of Joint Topology Control and Power Scheduling for Wireless Heterogeneous Sensor Networks

6

4

Ren, Hongliang; Meng, Max

Design and Implementation of a Ubiquitous Robotic Space

6

4

Yu, Wonpil; Lee, Jae-Yeong; Ha, Young-Guk; Jang, Minsu; Sohn, Joo-Chan; Kwon, Yong-Moo; Ahn, Hyo-Sung

Robust Location-Aware Activity Recognition Using Wireless Sensor Network in an Attentive Home

6

4

Lu, Ching-Hu; Fu, Li-Chen

Design, Fabrication, and Visual Servo Control of an XY Parallel Micromanipulator With Piezo-Actuation

6

4

Xu, Qingsong; Li, Yangmin; Xi, Ning

An Optimal Mechanism for Sponsored Search Auctions on the Web and Comparison With Other Mechanisms

6

4

Garg, Dinesh; Narahari, Y

Optimality Criteria for Fixture Layout Design: A Comparative Study

6

4

Zhu, Xiangyang; Ding, Han

A Synchronization Approach for the Minimization of Contouring Errors of CNC Machine Tools

6

4

Sun, Dong; Tong, Ming

A First-Order Hybrid Petri Net Model for Supply Chain Management

6

4

Dotoli, Mariagrazia; Fanti, Maria; Iacobellis, Giorgio; Mangini, Agostino

Active Tuning of Intrinsic Camera Parameters

6

4

Micheloni, Christian; Foresti, Gian

Friction-Induced Lines of Attraction and Repulsion for Parts Sliding on an Oscillated Plate

6

4

Vose, Thomas; Umbanhowar, Paul; Lynch, Kevin

An Ensemble ELM Based on Modified AdaBoost.RT Algorithm for Predicting the Temperature of Molten Steel in Ladle Furnace

7

1

Tian, Hui-Xin; Mao, Zhi-Zhong

Geo-Referencing of Video Flow From Small Low-Cost Civilian UAV

7

1

Zhou, Guoqing

Time Windows Based Dynamic Routing in Multi-AGV Systems

7

1

Smolic-Rocak, Nenad; Bogdan, Stjepan; Kovacic, Zdenko; Petrovic, Tamara

Robust Calibration for Localization in Clustered Wireless Sensor Networks

7

1

Cho, Jung; Ding, Yu; Chen, Yong; Tang, Jiong

Monitoring of Timed Discrete Events Systems With Interrupts

7

1

Allahham, Adib; Alla, Hassane

Coverage of a Planar Point Set With Multiple Robots Subject to Geometric Constraints

7

1

Chakraborty, Nilanjan; Akella, Srinivas; Wen, John

Swept Volume Approximation of Polygon Soups

7

1

Himmelstein, Jesse; Ferre, Etienne; Laumond, Jean-Paul

Modeling the Relationship Between EDI Implementation and Firm Performance Improvement With Neural Networks

7

1

Zhang, G; Hill, Craig; Xia, Yusen; Liang, Faming

Planning Smooth and Obstacle-Avoiding B-Spline Paths for Autonomous Mining Vehicles

7

1

Berglund, Tomas; Brodnik, Andrej; Jonsson, Hakan; Staffanson, Mats; Soderkvist, Inge

Prototyping of Beam Shaping Diffraction Gratings by AFM Nanoscale Patterning

7

1

Fok, Lo-Ming; Liu, Yun-Hui; Li, Wen

Physical Modeling of a Bag Knot in a Robot Learning System

7

1

Kartoun, Uri; Shapiro, Amir; Stern, Helman; Edan, Yael

ASP: An Adaptive Setup Planning Approach for Dynamic Machine Assignments

7

1

Wang, Lihui; Cai, Ningxu; Feng, Hsi-Yung; Ma, Ji

Process Parameters Optimization: A Design Study for TiO? Thin Film of Vacuum Sputtering Process

7

1

Ho, Wen-Hsien; Tsai, Jinn-Tsong; Hsu, Gong-Ming; Chou, Jyh-Horng

K Constrained Shortest Path Problem

7

1

Shi, Ning

Skill Evaluation of Human Operators in Partly Automated Mobile Working Machines

7

1

Tervo, Kalevi; Palmroth, Lauri; Koivo, Heikki

Lateral Optical Sensor With Slip Detection for Locating Live Products on Moving Conveyor

7

1

Lee, Kok-Meng; Foong, Shaohui

Neural Network Models to Anticipate Failures of Airport Ground Transportation Vehicle Doors

7

1

Smith, Alice; Coit, David; Liang, Yun-Chia

Managing Supply Uncertainties Through Bayesian Information Update

7

1

Chen, Min; Xia, Yusen; Wang, Xinlei

Prognostics-Based Identification of the Top-k Units in a Fleet

7

1

Gebraeel, Nagi

Clear and Precise Specification of Ecological Data Management Processes and Dataset Provenance

7

1

Osterweil, Leon; Clarke, Lori; Ellison, Aaron; Boose, Emery; Podorozhny, Rodion; Wise, Alexander

Intelligent Component-Based Automation of Baggage Handling Systems With IEC 61499

7

2

Black, Geoff; Vyatkin, Valeriy

Supply Chain With Inventory Review and Dependent Demand Distributions: Dynamic Inventory Outsourcing

7

2

Kogan, Konstantin; Lou, Sheldon; Tapiero, Charles; Shnaiderman, Matan

Application of Genetic Algorithms to Solve the Multidepot Vehicle Routing Problem

7

2

Lau, H; Chan, T; Tsui, W; Pang, W

Reliability of Coordinate Sensor Systems Under the Risk of Sensor Precision Degradations

7

2

Yang, Qingyu; Chen, Yong

Orchestration of Grid-Enabled Geospatial Web Services in Geoscientific Workflows

7

2

Hobona, Gobe; Fairbairn, David; Hiden, Hugo; James, Philip

Design of DOE-Based Automatic Process Controller With Consideration of Model and Observation Uncertainties

7

2

Zhong, Jing; Shi, Jianjun; Wu, Jeff

Developing a Stochastic Dynamic Programming Framework for Optical Tweezer-Based Automated Particle Transport Operations

7

2

Banerjee, Ashis; Pomerance, Andrew; Losert, Wolfgang; Gupta, Satyandra

State Space Modeling for 3-D Variation Propagation in Rigid-Body Multistage Assembly Processes

7

2

Liu, Jian; Jin, Jionghua; Shi, Jianjun

Bi-Criteria Scheduling of Scientific Grid Workflows

7

2

Prodan, Radu; Wieczorek, Marek

A Closed-Form Solution for Schedulability and Optimal Scheduling of Dual-Arm Cluster Tools With Wafer Residency Time Constraint Based on Steady Schedule Analysis

7

2

Wu, NaiQi; Zhou, MengChu

Quick Wafer Alignment Using Feedforward Neural Networks

7

2

Kim, HyungTae; Lee, KangWon; Jeon, BongKeon; Song, ChangSeop

Optimization of Group Elevator Scheduling With Advance Information

7

2

Sun, Jin; Zhao, Qian-Chuan; Luh, Peter

Bottlenecks in Bernoulli Serial Lines With Rework

7

2

Biller, Stephan; Li, Jingshan; Marin, Samuel; Meerkov, Semyon; Zhang, Liang

Deterministic Flow Lines With Applications

7

2

Morrison, James

Surface Patch Reconstruction From “One-Dimensional” Tactile Data

7

2

Jia, Yan-Bin; Tian, Jiang

Hierarchical Production Planning for Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication Based on Linear Programming and Discrete-Event Simulation

7

2

Bang, June-Young; Kim, Yeong-Dae

Multiobjective Optimization of a Port-of-Entry Inspection Policy

7

2

Young, Christina; Li, Mingyu; Zhu, Yada; Xie, Minge; Elsayed, Elsayed; Asamov, Tsvetan

Generation of Paths With Minimum Curvature Derivative With n3-Splines

7

2

Bianco, Corrado; Gerelli, Oscar

Cost-Effective Updated Sequential Predictive Maintenance Policy for Continuously Monitored Degrading Systems

7

2

You, Ming-Yi; Li, Lin; Meng, Guang; Ni, Jun

Correctness Verification of Generalized Algebraic Deadlock Avoidance Policies Through Mathematical Programming

7

2

Reveliotis, Spyros; Roszkowska, Elzbieta; Choi, Jin

Fairness, Stability and Optimality of Adaptive Multiagent Systems: Interaction Through Resource Sharing

7

3

Lee, Seokcheon

LaneRuler: Automated Lane Tracking for DNA Electrophoresis Gel Images

7

3

Wong, Richard; Flibotte, Stephane; Corbett, Richard; Saeedi, Parvaneh; Jones, Steven; Marra, Marco; Schein, Jacqueline; Birol, Inanc

Constrained Motion Tracking Control of Piezo-Actuated Flexure-Based Four-Bar Mechanisms for Micro/Nano Manipulation

7

3

Liaw, Hwee; Shirinzadeh, Bijan

Restarting Manufacturing Systems; Restart States and Restartability

7

3

Andersson, Kristin; Lennartson, Bengt; Fabian, Martin

Automated Selection and Placement of Single Cells Using Vision-Based Feedback Control

7

3

Anis, Yasser; Holl, Mark; Meldrum, Deirdre

Health-State Estimation and Prognostics in Machining Processes

7

3

Camci, Fatih; Chinnam, Ratna

Algebraic Synthesis of Timed Supervisor for Automated Manufacturing Systems Using Petri Nets

7

3

Hu, Hesuan; Zhou, MengChu; Li, ZhiWu

A Structural Property of Optimal Policies for Multi-Component Maintenance Problems

7

3

Jia, Qing-Shan

Dynamics of WIP Regulation in Large Production Networks of Autonomous Work Systems

7

3

Duffie, Neil; Shi, Leyuan

Collaborative Fixture Design and Analysis Using Service Oriented Architecture

7

3

Fan, Liqing; Jagdish, B; Kumar, A; Anbuselvan, S; Bok, Shung-Hwee

Embedded System for Hygiene Compliance Monitoring

7

3

Levchenko, Alexander; Hufton, Graham; Boscart, Veronique; Fernie, Geoff

A Semantic Feature Model in Concurrent Engineering

7

3

Liu, Yong-Jin; Lai, Kam-Lung; Dai, Gang; Yuen, Matthew

Approximate Analysis of Reentrant Lines With Bernoulli Reliability Model

7

3

Wang, Chong; Li, Jingshan

Causality Assignment and Model Approximation for Hybrid Bond Graph: Fault Diagnosis Perspectives

7

3

Low, Chang; Wang, Danwei; Arogeti, Shai; Zhang, Jing

Complete Open Loop Control of Hysteretic, Creeped, and Oscillating Piezoelectric Cantilevers

7

3

Rakotondrabe, Micky; Clevy, Cedric; Lutz, Philippe

A Collaborative Multiagent Taxi-Dispatch System

7

3

Seow, Kiam; Dang, Nam; Lee, Der-Horng

Automated 3-D Micrograsping Tasks Performed by Vision-Based Control

7

3

Wang, Lidai; Ren, Lu; Mills, James; Cleghorn, William

Periodic Resource Reallocation in Two-Echelon Repairable Item Inventory Systems

7

3

Lau, Hoong; Pan, Jie; Song, Huawei

A Hybrid Nested Partitions Algorithm for Banking Facility Location Problems

7

3

Xia, Li; Yin, Wenjun; Dong, Jin; Wu, Teresa; Xie, Ming; Zhao, Yanjia

Sensor Placement for Triangulation-Based Localization

7

3

Tekdas, Onur; Isler, Volkan

An HNP-MP Approach for the Capacitated Multi-Item Lot Sizing Problem With Setup Times

7

3

Wu, Tao; Shi, Leyuan; Duffie, Neil

Autonomous Distributed Control of Simultaneous Multiple Spacecraft Proximity Maneuvers

7

3

McCamish, Shawn; Romano, Marcello; Yun, Xiaoping

Petri Net Decomposition Approach to Optimization of Route Planning Problems for AGV Systems

7

3

Nishi, Tatsushi; Maeno, Ryota

Data-Driven Service Composition in Enterprise SOA Solutions: A Petri Net Approach

7

3

Tan, Wei; Fan, Yushun; Zhou, MengChu; Tian, Zhong

A New ANFIS for Parameter Prediction With Numeric and Categorical Inputs

7

3

Liu, Min; Dong, Mingyu; Wu, Cheng

Quantitative Hybrid Bond Graph-Based Fault Detection and Isolation

7

3

Low, Chang; Wang, Danwei; Arogeti, Shai; Luo, Ming

Decentralized Control of Discrete-Event Systems With Multiple Local Specifications

7

3

Jiang, Shengbing; Kumar, Ratnesh; Takai, Shigemasa; Qiu, Wenbin

Quality Analysis in Flexible Manufacturing Systems With Batch Productions: Performance Evaluation and Nonmonotonic Properties

7

3

Wang, Junwen; Li, Jingshan; Arinez, Jorge; Biller, Stephan; Huang, Ningjian

Manipulation of Thin Objects Using Levitation Techniques, Tilt Control, and Haptics

7

3

Van West, Ewoud; Yamamoto, Akio; Higuchi, Toshiro

A Dynamic Region-of-Interest Vision Tracking System Applied to the Real-Time Wing Kinematic Analysis of Tethered Drosophila

7

3

Graetzel, Chauncey; Nelson, Bradley; Fry, Steven

Formal Specification and Verification of Industrial Control Logic Components

7

3

Ljungkrantz, Oscar; Akesson, Knut; Fabian, Martin; Yuan, Chengyin

Interval Model Control of Consumable Double-Electrode Gas Metal Arc Welding Process

7

4

Li, Kehai; Zhang, YuMing

A Safety Measure for Control Mode Switching of Skill-Assist for Effective Automotive Manufacturing

7

4

Lee, Suwoong; Hara, Susumu; Yamada, Yoji

Quality/Quantity Improvement in an Automotive Paint Shop: A Case Study

7

4

Arinez, Jorge; Biller, Stephan; Meerkov, Semyon; Zhang, Liang

Predictive Control Considering Model Uncertainty for Variation Reduction in Multistage Assembly Processes

7

4

Zhong, Jing; Liu, Jian; Shi, Jianjun

Minimize Production Loss in Device Testing via Condition-Based Equipment Maintenance

7

4

Jin, Tongdan; Mechehoul, Mahmoud

Local Capacity H? Control for Production Networks of Autonomous Work Systems With Time-Varying Delays

7

4

Karimi, Hamid; Duffie, Neil; Dashkovskiy, Sergey

Formulation and a Simulation-Based Algorithm for Line-Side Buffer Assignment Problem in Systems of General Assembly Line With Material Handling

7

4

Yan, Chao-Bo; Zhao, Qianchuan; Huang, Ningjian; Xiao, Guoxian; Li, Jingshan

Sequence Planning for Integrated Product, Process and Automation Design

7

4

Lennartson, Bengt; Bengtsson, Kristofer; Yuan, Chengyin; Andersson, Kristin; Fabian, Martin; Falkman, Petter; Akesson, Knut

Verification of a Timed Multitask System With Uppaal

7

4

Mokadem, Houda; Berard, Beatrice; Gourcuff, Vincent; De Smet, Olivier; Roussel, Jean-Marc

Diagnosis of Dense-Time Systems Under Event and Timing Masks

7

4

Xu, Songyan; Jiang, Shengbing; Kumar, Ratnesh

Efficient Simulation Method for General Assembly Systems With Material Handling Based on Aggregated Event-Scheduling

7

4

Zhao, Yanjia; Yan, Chao-Bo; Zhao, Qianchuan; Huang, Ningjian; Li, Jingshan; Guan, Xiaohong

A Real-Time Algorithm for Determining the Optimal Paint Gun Orientation in Spray Paint Applications

7

4

From, Pal; Gravdahl, Jan

Low-Cost and High-Performance Supervision in Ratio-Enforced Automated Manufacturing Systems Using Timed Petri Nets

7

4

Hu, Hesuan; Zhou, MengChu; Li, Zhiwu

Multirobot Coordination for Flexible Batch Manufacturing Systems Experiencing Bottlenecks

7

4

Hoshino, Satoshi; Seki, Hiroya; Naka, Yuji; Ota, Jun

Variation Analysis of Tooth Engagement and Loads in Involute Splines

7

4

Chase, Kenneth; Sorensen, Carl; DeCaires, Brian

Process Capability Sensitivity Analysis for Design Evaluation of Multistage Assembly Processes

7

4

Huang, Wenzhen; Kong, Zhenyu

Efficient Estimation and Collision-Group-Based Anticollision Algorithms for Dynamic Frame-Slotted ALOHA in RFID Networks

7

4

Lin, Chun-Fu; Lin, Frank

Bayesian Tag Estimate and Optimal Frame Length for Anti-Collision Aloha RFID System

7

4

Wu, Haifeng; Zeng, Yu

Product Sequencing With Respect to Quality in Flexible Manufacturing Systems With Batch Operations

7

4

Wang, Junwen; Li, Jingshan; Arinez, Jorge; Biller, Stephan

Analytic Calculus of Response Time in Networked Automation Systems

7

4

Addad, Boussad; Amari, Said; Lesage, Jean-Jacques

Two Simple Deadlock Prevention Policies for S³PR Based on Key-Resource/Operation-Place Pairs

7

4

Liu, GuanJun; Jiang, ChangJun; Zhou, MengChu

Long-Term Scheduling for Cascaded Hydro Energy Systems With Annual Water Consumption and Release Constraints

7

4

Zhao, Yanjia; Chen, Xi; Jia, Qing-Shan; Guan, Xiaohong; Zhang, Shuanghu; Jiang, Yunzhong

Behavior Analysis for Assisted Living

7

4

Monekosso, Dorothy; Remagnino, Paolo

Productivity Improvement From Using Machine Buffers in Dual-Gripper Cluster Tools

8

1

Geismar, Neil; Dawande, Milind; Sriskandarajah, Chelliah

Spatial Variance Spectrum Analysis and Its Application to Unsupervised Detection of Systematic Wafer Spatial Variations

8

1

Blue, Jakey; Chen, Argon

Multiclass Flow Line Models of Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment for Fab-Level Simulation

8

1

Morrison, James

Petri Net-Based Scheduling of Single-Arm Cluster Tools With Reentrant Atomic Layer Deposition Processes

8

1

Wu, NaiQi; Chu, Feng; Chu, Chengbin; Zhou, MengChu

Artificial Cognition in Production Systems

8

1

Bannat, Alexander; Bautze, Thibault; Beetz, Michael; Blume, Juergen; Diepold, Klaus; Ertelt, Christoph; Geiger, Florian; Gmeiner, Thomas; Gyger, Tobias; Knoll, Alois; Lau, Christian; Lenz, Claus; Ostgathe, Martin; Reinhart, Gunther; Roesel, Wolfgang; Ruehr, Thomas; Schuboe, Anna; Shea, Kristina; GenanntWersborg, Ingo; Stork, Sonja; Tekouo, William; Wallhoff, Frank; Wiesbeck, Mathey; Zaeh, Michael

Distributed Optimization for Model Predictive Control of Linear Dynamic Networks With Control-Input and Output Constraints

8

1

Camponogara, Eduardo; Scherer, Helton

Excursion Yield Loss and Cycle Time Reduction in Semiconductor Manufacturing

8

1

Leachman, Robert; Ding, Shengwei

Optimal Scheduling of Multicluster Tools With Constant Robot Moving Times, Part I: Two-Cluster Analysis

8

1

Chan, Wai; Yi, Jingang; Ding, Shengwei

Schedulability Analysis of Short-Term Scheduling for Crude Oil Operations in Refinery With Oil Residency Time and Charging-Tank-Switch-Overlap Constraints

8

1

Wu, NaiQi; Chu, Chengbin; Chu, Feng; Zhou, MengChu

WireWarping++: Robust and Flexible Surface Flattening With Length Control

8

1

Zhang, Yunbo; Wang, Charlie

Decision Fusion from Heterogeneous Sensors in Surveillance Sensor Systems

8

1

Gokce, Elif; Shrivastava, Abhishek; Cho, Jung; Ding, Yu

A Shapley Value-Based Approach to Discover Influential Nodes in Social Networks

8

1

Narayanam, Ramasuri; Narahari, Yadati

Approximating the Performance of a Batch Service Queue Using the M/M?/1 Model

8

1

Wu, Kan; McGinnis, Leon; Zwart, Bert

Manufacturing Intelligence to Exploit the Value of Production and Tool Data to Reduce Cycle Time

8

1

Kuo, Chung-Jen; Chien, Chen-Fu; Chen, Jan-Daw

Automated Detection and Classification of Non-Wet Solder Joints

8

1

Said, Asaad; Bennett, Bonnie; Karam, Lina; Pettinato, Jeffrey

Optimal Scheduling of Multicluster Tools With Constant Robot Moving Times, Part II: Tree-Like Topology Configurations

8

1

Chan, Wai; Ding, Shengwei; Yi, Jingang; Song, Dezhen

Optimal Scheduling of Biochemical Analyses on Digital Microfluidic Systems

8

1

Luo, Lingzhi; Akella, Srinivas

Module Selection and Supply Chain Optimization for Customized Product Families Using Redundancy and Standardization

8

1

El Hadj Khalaf, Radwan; Agard, Bruno; Penz, Bernard

The Base Stock/Base Backlog Control Policy for a Make-to-Stock System With Impatient Customers

8

1

Economopoulos, Angelos; Kouikoglou, Vassilis; Grigoroudis, Evangelos

Multiresource Shop Scheduling With Resource Flexibility and Blocking

8

1

Mati, Yazid; Xie, Xiaolan

Rapid Color Grading for Fruit Quality Evaluation Using Direct Color Mapping

8

2

Lee, Dah-Jye; Archibald, James; Xiong, Guangming

Fast Intersection-Free Offset Surface Generation From Freeform Models With Triangular Meshes

8

2

Liu, Shengjun; Wang, Charlie

Least-Cost Transition Firing Sequence Estimation in Labeled Petri Nets With Unobservable Transitions

8

2

Li, Lingxi; Hadjicostis, Christoforos

Automating Knowledge Discovery Workflow Composition Through Ontology-Based Planning

8

2

yakova, Monika; Kremen, Petr; yelezny, Filip; Lavrac, Nada

Bouc-Wen Modeling and Inverse Multiplicative Structure to Compensate Hysteresis Nonlinearity in Piezoelectric Actuators

8

2

Rakotondrabe, Micky

An Integer Programming Approach for Analyzing the Measurement Redundancy in Structured Linear Systems

8

2

Kianfar, Kiavash; Pourhabib, Arash; Ding, Yu

Selection Schemes of Dual Virtual-Metrology Outputs for Enhancing Prediction Accuracy

8

2

Wu, Wei-Ming; Cheng, Fan-Tien; Lin, Tung-Ho; Zeng, Deng-Lin; Chen, Jyun-Fang

A Three Degree-of-Freedom Optical Orientation Measurement Method for Spherical Actuator Applications

8

2

Yan, Liang; Chen, I; Guo, Zhongwei; Lang, Yan; Li, Yunhua

Design of a Maximally Permissive Liveness- Enforcing Petri Net Supervisor for Flexible Manufacturing Systems

8

2

Chen, YuFeng; Li, ZhiWu; Khalgui, Mohamed; Mosbahi, Olfa

Statistical Weight Kinetics Modeling and Estimation for Silica Nanowire Growth Catalyzed by Pd Thin Film

8

2

Huang, Qiang; Wang, Li; Dasgupta, Tirthankar; Zhu, Li; Sekhar, Praveen; Bhansali, Shekhar; An, Yu

A SNCCDBAGG-Based NN Ensemble Approach for Quality Prediction in Injection Molding Process

8

2

Liu, Yang; Wang, Fu-Li; Chang, Yu-Qing; Li, Chuang

Dynamic Pricing and Inventory Control in a Make-to-Stock Queue With Information on the Production Status

8

2

Chen, Liuxin; Chen, Youhua; Pang, Zhan

Automated Multi-Agent Search Using Centroidal Voronoi Configuration

8

2

K, Guruprasad; Ghose, Debasish

A Totally Decoupled Piezo-Driven XYZ Flexure Parallel Micropositioning Stage for Micro/Nanomanipulation

8

2

Li, Yangmin; Xu, Qingsong

In-Process Truing for ELID (Electrolytic In-Process Dressing) Grinding by Pulsewidth Control

8

2

Saleh, Tanveer; Rahman, Mustafizur

KnitSketch: A Sketch Pad for Conceptual Design of 2D Garment Patterns

8

2

Ma, Cui-Xia; Liu, Yong-Jin; Yang, Hai-Yan; Teng, Dong-Xing; Wang, Hong-An; Dai, Guo-Zhong

Improvement of Suboptimal Siphon- and FBM-Based Control Model of a Well-Known S³PR

8

2

Chao, Daniel

A Car-Seat Example of Automated Anthropomorphic Testing of Fabrics Using Force-Controlled Robot Motions

8

2

Valera, A; Benimeli, F; Solaz, J; DeRosario, H; Robertsson, A; Nilsson, K; Zotovic, R; Mellado, M

An Enhanced Nested Partitions Algorithm Using Solution Value Prediction

8

2

Chen, Weiwei; Pi, Liang; Shi, Leyuan



A Framework to Model the Topological Structure of Supply Networks



8



2



Xuan, Qi; Du, Fang; Li, Yanjun; Wu, Tie-Jun

Adaptive Measurement for Automated Field Reconstruction and Calibration of Magnetic Systems

8

2

Hu, Liang; Lee, Kok-Meng; Zou, Jun; Fu, Xin; Yang, Hua-Yong

Optimal Paint Gun Orientation in Spray Paint Applications-Experimental Results

8

2

From, Pal; Gunnar, Johan; Gravdahl, Jan

A Convex Optimization Framework for Almost Budget Balanced Allocation of a Divisible Good

8

3

Chorppath, Anil; Bhashyam, Srikrishna; Sundaresan, Rajesh

Capacity Reservation and Cancellation of Critical Resources

8

3

Geng, Na; Xie, Xiaolan; Jiang, Zhibin

A Metamodeling Approach to the Management of Intermodal Transportation Networks

8

3

Boschian, Valentina; Dotoli, Mariagrazia; Fanti, Maria; Iacobellis, Giorgio; Ukovich, Walter

Building Association Link Network for Semantic Link on Web Resources

8

3

Luo, Xiangfeng; Xu, Zheng; Yu, Jie; Chen, Xue

IP-Based Real-Time Dispatching for Two-Machine Batching Problem With Time Window Constraints

8

3

Ham, Myoungsoo; Lee, Young; An, Jaehyung

Probabilistic Analysis and Correction of Chen's Tag Estimate Method

8

3

Vahedi, Ehsan; Wong, VincentW; Blake, Ian; Ward, Rabab

Automated Assembly for Mesoscale Parts

8

3

Cappelleri, David; Cheng, Peng; Fink, Jonathan; Gavrea, Bogdan; Kumar, Vijay

Robust Feedforward-Feedback Control of a Nonlinear and Oscillating 2-DOF Piezocantilever

8

3

Rakotondrabe, Micky; Rabenorosoa, Kanty; Agnus, Joel; Chaillet, Nicolas

Verification of K-Step Opacity and Analysis of Its Complexity

8

3

Saboori, Anooshiravan; Hadjicostis, Christoforos

Operations Sequencing in Flexible Production Lines With Bernoulli Machines

8

3

Zhang, Liang; Yue, Xiaohang

Design and Control of Paired Mobile Robots Working Across a Thin Plate With Application to Aircraft Manufacturing

8

3

Menon, M; Asada, H





Client-Server Networked Automation Systems Reactivity: Deterministic and Probabilistic Analysis





8





3





Addad, Boussad; Amari, Said; Lesage, Jean-Jacques

Some Complexity Results for Metric View Planning Problem With Traveling Cost and Visibility Range

8

3

Wang, Pengpeng; Gupta, Kamal; Krishnamurti, Ramesh

Batch Transfer of Zebrafish Embryos Into Multiwell Plates

8

3

Zhang, Xuping; Lu, Zhe; Gelinas, Danielle; Ciruna, Brian; Sun, Yu

Efficient Framed Slotted Aloha Protocol for RFID Tag Anticollision

8

3

Wu, Haifeng; Zeng, Yu

Automatic Detection of Bridge Deck Condition From Ground Penetrating Radar Images

8

3

Wang, Zhe; Zhou, Mengchu; Slabaugh, Greg; Zhai, Jiefu; Fang, Tong

Output-Sensitive Computation of Force-Closure Grasps of a Semi-Algebraic Object

8

3

Cheong, Jae-Sook; Kruger, Heinrich; Der Stappen, A

Projection and Geodesic-Based Pipe Routing Algorithm

8

3

Wang, Chengen; Liu, Qiang

Nonblocking and Safe Control of Discrete-Event Systems Modeled as Extended Finite Automata

8

3

Ouedraogo, Lucien; Kumar, Ratnesh; Malik, Robi; Akesson, Knut

Game-Theoretic Design for Robust H? Filtering and Deconvolution With Consideration of Known Input

8

3

You, Fuqiang; Wang, Fuli; Guan, Shouping

A Case Study in System-Level Physics-Based Simulation of a Biomimetic Robot

8

3

Primerano, Richard; Wilkie, David; Regli, William

Hybrid Modeling for Performance Evaluation of Multisource Renewable Energy Systems

8

3

Guerin, Francois; Lefebvre, Dimitri; Mboup, Alioune; Parede, Jean-Yves; Lemains, Eric; Ndiaye, Pape

An Integrated Pricing and Deteriorating Model and a Hybrid Algorithm for a VMI (Vendor-Managed-Inventory) Supply Chain

8

4

Yu, Yugang; Huang, George; Hong, Zhaofu; Zhang, Xiandong

Bending-Invariant Correspondence Matching on 3-D Human Bodies for Feature Point Extraction

8

4

Li, Samuel; Wang, Charlie; Hui, Kin-Chuen

Symbolic Computation of Reduced Guards in Supervisory Control

8

4

Miremadi, Sajed; Akesson, Knut; Lennartson, Bengt

Allocating Resources in Multiagent Flowshops With Adaptive Auctions

8

4

Lau, Hoong; Zhao, Zhengyi; Ge, Shuzhi; Lee, Tong

Linear Programming SVM-ARMA 2K With Application in Engine System Identification

8

4

Lu, Zhao; Sun, Jing; Butts, Kenneth

Stochastic Algorithms for Discrete Parameter Simulation Optimization

8

4

Bhatnagar, Shalabh; Mishra, Vivek; Hemachandra, Nandyala

A Practical Approach for Maximally Permissive Liveness-Enforcing Supervision of Complex Resource Allocation Systems

8

4

Nazeem, Ahmed; Reveliotis, Spyros

Nonparametric and Semi-Parametric Sensor Recovery in Multichannel Condition Monitoring Systems

8

4

Liao, Haitao; Sun, Jian

On the Flexible Demand Assignment Problems: Case of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

8

4

Alidaee, Bahram; Wang, Haibo; Landram, Frank

Model-Assisted Stochastic Learning for Robotic Applications

8

4

Marvel, Jeremy; Newman, Wyatt

Optimization Based Method for Supply Location Selection and Routing in Large-Scale Emergency Material Delivery

8

4

Han, Yunjun; Guan, Xiaohong; Shi, Leyuan

Optimization of Train Regulation and Energy Usage of Metro Lines Using an Adaptive-Optimal-Control Algorithm

8

4

Lin, Wei-Song; Sheu, Jih-Wen

An Adaptive Sampling Algorithm for Simulation-Based Optimization With Descriptive Complexity Preference

8

4

Jia, Qing-Shan

Development and Force/Position Control of a New Hybrid Thermo-Piezoelectric MicroGripper Dedicated to Micromanipulation Tasks

8

4

Rakotondrabe, Micky; Ivan, Ioan

Self Assessment-Based Decision Making for Multiagent Cooperative Search

8

4

Sujit, P; Ghose, Debasish

Supervisor Optimization for Deadlock Resolution in Automated Manufacturing Systems With Petri Nets

8

4

Hu, Hesuan; Zhou, MengChu; Li, Zhiwu

The Linehaul-Feeder Vehicle Routing Problem With Virtual Depots

8

4

Chen, Huey-Kuo; Chou, Huey-Wen; Hsueh, Che-Fu; Ho, Tsung-Yu

Optimal Image-Based Euclidean Calibration of Structured Light Systems in General Scenes

8

4

Bird, Nathaniel; Papanikolopoulos, Nikolaos

M-Ary RFID Tags Splitting With Small Idle Slots

9

1

Hongbo Guo; Leung, V.C.M.; Bolic, M.

Modified Two-Stage Degradation Model for Dynamic Maintenance Threshold Calculation Considering Uncertainty

9

1

Sun, Jiwen; Li, Lin; Xi, Lifeng

Schedulability Analysis and Optimal Scheduling of Dual-Arm Cluster Tools With Residency Time Constraint and Activity Time Variation

9

1

NaiQi Wu; MengChu Zhou

Application of the Assembly Skill Transfer System in an Actual Cellular Manufacturing System

9

1

Duan, Feng; Tan, Jeffrey; Tong, Ji; Kato, Ryu; Arai, Tamio

Solution Workflows for Model-Based Analysis of Complex Systems

9

1

Moscato, Francesco; Vittorini, Valeria; Amato, Flora; Mazzeo, Antonino; Mazzocca, Nicola

A Production-Inventory System With Both Patient and Impatient Demand Classes

9

1

Benjaafar, Saif; Elhafsi, Mohsen

Input Order Robustness: Definition, Verification Procedure, and Examples

9

1

Allen, L; Goh, K; Tilbury, D

Workflow Nets for Multiagent Cooperation

9

1

Kotb, Y.T.; Beauchemin, S.S.; Barron, J.L.

From Hardware-in-the-Loop to Hybrid Process Simulation: An Ontology for the Implementation Phase of a Manufacturing System

9

1

Harrison, William; Tilbury, Dawn; Yuan, Chengyin

An Effective Meta-Heuristic for No-Wait Job Shops to Minimize Makespan

9

1

Jie Zhu; Xiaoping Li

A Comparative Study on Two Types of Automated Container Terminal Systems

9

1

Zhen, Lu; Lee, Loo; Chew, Ek; Chang, Dao-Fang; Xu, Zhi-Xiang

A Semantic Product Modeling Framework and Its Application to Behavior Evaluation

9

1

Lee, Jae; Fenves, Steven; Bock, Conrad; Suh, Hyo-Won; Rachuri, Sudarsan; Fiorentini, Xenia; Sriram, Ram

A Polynomial Dynamic Programming Algorithm for Crude Oil Transportation Planning

9

1

Chu, Chengbin; Chu, Feng; Zhou, MengChu; Chen, Haoxun; Shen, Qingning

Improvement of Lagrangian Relaxation Convergence for Production Scheduling

9

1

Buil, Roman; Piera, Miquel; Luh, Peter

Discrete-Event Coordination Design for Distributed Agents

9

1

Pham, Manh; Seow, Kiam

Functional Morphing in Multistage Manufacturing and Its Applications in High-Definition Metrology-Based Process Control

9

1

Zhou, Liang; Wang, Hui; Berry, Christopher; Weng, Xin; Hu, S

Developing an Automatic Virtual Metrology System

9

1

Cheng, Fan-Tien; Huang, Hsien-Cheng; Kao, Chi-An

Building a Communication Bridge With Mobile Hubs

9

1

Tekdas, Onur; Kumar, Yokesh; Isler, Volkan; Janardan, Ravi

A Bayesian Hierarchical Framework for Multitarget Labeling and Correspondence With Ghost Suppression Over Multicamera Surveillance System

9

1

Huang, Ching-Chun; Wang, Sheng-Jyh

A Multiscale Assembly and Packaging System for Manufacturing of Complex Micro-Nano Devices

9

1

Das, Aditya; Murthy, Rakesh; Popa, Dan; Stephanou, Harry

Feedback Matching Framework for Semantic Interoperability of Product Data

9

2

Yeo, Il; Patil, Lalit; Dutta, Debasish

Evaluation of Telerobotic Shared Control Strategy for Efficient Single-Cell Manipulation

9

2

Kim, Jungsik; Ladjal, Hamid; Folio, David; Ferreira, Antoine; Kim, Jung

An Intelligent Quick Prediction Algorithm With Applications in Industrial Control and Loading Problems

9

2

Yu, Yong; Choi, Tsan-Ming; Hui, Chi-Leung

Seam Following for Automated Industrial Fiber Mat Stitching

9

2

Richtsfeld, Mario; Vincze, Markus

Parameter Optimization Design for Touch Panel Laser Cutting Process

9

2

Su, Chao-Ton; Hsiao, Yu-Hsiang; Chang, Chia-Chin

An Information-Based Approach to Compute Similarity Between Engineering Changes

9

2

Mehta, Chandresh; Patil, Lalit; Dutta, Debasish

Performance Assessment and Design for Univariate Alarm Systems Based on FAR, MAR, and AAD

9

2

Xu, Jianwei; Wang, Jiandong; Izadi, Iman; Chen, Tongwen

Efficient Computing Budget Allocation for Simulation-Based Policy Improvement

9

2

Jia, Qing-Shan



Probability Evaluation Models of Product Disassembly Cost Subject to Random Removal Time and Different Removal Labor Cost



9



2



Tian, Guangdong; Zhou, MengChu; Chu, Jiangwei; Liu, Yumei

Modeling, Analysis and Control of Dual-Arm Cluster Tools With Residency Time Constraint and Activity Time Variation Based on Petri Nets

9

2

Wu, Nai; Zhou, MengChu

Modular Supervisory Control and Hierarchical Supervisory Control of Fuzzy Discrete-Event Systems

9

2

Jayasiri, Awantha; Mann, George; Gosine, Raymond

Dynamic Control of Data Streaming and Processing in a Virtualized Environment

9

2

Cao, Junwei; Zhang, Wen; Tan, Wei

Modeling and Optimization of Energy Consumption in Cooperative Multi-Robot Systems

9

2

Vergnano, Alberto; Thorstensson, Carl; Lennartson, Bengt; Falkman, Petter; Pellicciari, Marcello; Leali, Francesco; Biller, Stephan

Sequence Planning Using Multiple and Coordinated Sequences of Operations

9

2

Bengtsson, Kristofer; Bergagard, Patrik; Thorstensson, Carl; Lennartson, Bengt; Akesson, Knut; Yuan, Chengyin; Miremadi, Sajed; Falkman, Petter

A Solution to the Optimal Lot-Sizing Problem as a Stochastic Resource Contention Game

9

2

Yao, Chen; Cassandras, Christos

Sliding Mode Dead-Beat Control of Perishable Inventory Systems With Multiple Suppliers

9

2

Ignaciuk, P.; Bartoszewicz, A.

Control Loop Performance Assessment With a Dynamic Neuro-Fuzzy Model (dFasArt)

9

2

Cano-Izquierdo, Jose-Manuel; Ibarrola, Julio; Kroeger, Miguel

Modeling and Analysis of Rapid Response Process to Improve Patient Safety in Acute Care

9

2

Xie, Xiaolei; Li, Jingshan; Swartz, Colleen; DePriest, Paul

Redesign Distributed PLC Control Systems Using IEC 61499 Function Blocks

9

2

Dai, Wenbin; Vyatkin, Valeriy

A Generalized Tip-Membrane Contact Detection Algorithm for Automated Single Cell Electroporation Using Statistical Process Control

9

2

Sakaki, Kelly; Esmaeilsabzali, Hadi; Dechev, Nikolai; Burke, Robert; Park, Edward

A Petri Net Approach to Mediation-Aided Composition of Web Services

9

2

Du, Yanhua; Li, Xitong; Xiong, PengCheng

Real-Time Adaptive Control of a Flexible Manipulator Using Reinforcement Learning

9

2

Pradhan, Santanu; Subudhi, Bidyadhar

An Analytical Performance Modeling Approach for Supply Chain Networks

9

2

Srivathsan, Sandeep; Kamath, Manjunath

Conjunctive and Disjunctive Architectures for Decentralized Prognosis of Failures in Discrete-Event Systems

9

2

Khoumsi, Ahmed; Chakib, Hicham

Energy Modeling of Machine Tools for Optimization of Machine Setups

9

3

Bi, Z.M.; Lihui Wang

Adaptive Hybrid Algorithms for the Sequence-Dependent Setup Time Permutation Flow Shop Scheduling Problem

9

3

Xiaoping Li; Yi Zhang

Recognition of Curved Surfaces From “One-Dimensional” Tactile Data

9

3

Ibrayev, R.; Yan-Bin Jia

Real-Time Scheduling of Single-Arm Cluster Tools Subject to Residency Time Constraints and Bounded Activity Time Variation

9

3

Yan Qiao; NaiQi Wu; MengChu Zhou

A Compliant Parallel XY Micromotion Stage With Complete Kinematic Decoupling

9

3

Yangmin Li; Jiming Huang; Hui Tang

Neural-Network-Based Optimal Control for a Class of Unknown Discrete-Time Nonlinear Systems Using Globalized Dual Heuristic Programming

9

3

Derong Liu; Ding Wang; Dongbin Zhao; Qinglai Wei; Ning Jin

Design and Development of a Flexure-Based Dual-Stage Nanopositioning System With Minimum Interference Behavior

9

3

Qingsong Xu

Efficient Selection of a Set of Good Enough Designs With Complexity Preference

9

3

Shen Yan; Enlu Zhou; Chun-Hung Chen

Energy Savings in Metropolitan Railway Substations Through Regenerative Energy Recovery and Optimal Design of ATO Speed Profiles

9

3

Domínguez, M.; Fernández-Cardador, A.; Cucala, A.P.; Pecharromán, R.R.

Coalition-Based Approach to Task Allocation of Multiple Robots With Resource Constraints

9

3

Jian Chen; Dong Sun

Theory and Performance Evaluation of Group Coding of RFID Tags

9

3

Sato, Y.; Mitsugi, J.; Nakamura, O.; Murai, J.

A Concurrent Approach to Reducing Environmental Impact of Product Development at the System Design Stage

9

3

Chih-Hsing Chu; Su, J.C.P.; Yuan-Tsung Chen

Cyclic Task Scheduling for Multifunction Radar

9

3

Mir, H.S.; Ben Abdelaziz, F.

Feasibility of Intelligent Monitoring of Construction Workers for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

9

3

Forsyth, J.B.; Martin, T.L.; Young-Corbett, D.; Dorsa, E.

Open Software Platform for Robotic Services

9

3

Soohee Han; Mi-sook Kim; Hong Seong Park

Kalman Filter-Based Coarse-to-Fine Control for Display Visual Alignment Systems

9

3

SangJoo Kwon; Haemin Jeong; Jaewoong Hwang

Real-Time Path Planning for Coordinated Transport of Multiple Particles Using Optical Tweezers

9

4

Banerjee, Ashis; Chowdhury, Sagar; Losert, Wolfgang; Gupta, Satyandra

Nanorobotic Assembly and Focused Ion Beam Processing of Nanotube-Enhanced AFM Probes

9

4

Eichhorn, Volkmar; Bartenwerfer, Malte; Fatikow, Sergej

Iterative Deepening A* Algorithms for the Container Relocation Problem

9

4

Zhu, Wenbin; Qin, Hu; Lim, Andrew; Zhang, Huidong

Modeling the Interactions Among Neighboring Nanostructures for Local Feature Characterization and Defect Detection

9

4

Xu, Lijuan; Huang, Qiang

An Efficient Outpatient Scheduling Approach

9

4

Zhu, Haibin; Hou, Ming; Wang, Chun; Zhou, MengChu

Vision-Based Tactile Sensing and Shape Estimation Using a Fluid-Type Touchpad

9

4

Ito, Yuji; Kim, Youngwoo; Nagai, Chikara; Obinata, Goro

Drift Compensation in AFM-Based Nanomanipulation by Strategic Local Scan

9

4

Li, Guangyong; Wang, Yucai; Liu, Lianqing

Constructing Multiple Kernel Learning Framework for Blast Furnace Automation

9

4

Jian, Ling; Gao, Chuanhou; Xia, Zhonghang

Automated Detection of Influential Patents Using Singular Values

9

4

Kim, Dohyun; Lee, Bangrae; Lee, Hyuck; Lee, Sang; Moon, Yeongho; Jeong, Myong

A Hybrid Model of Complex Automated Warehouse Systems—Part II: Analysis and Experimental Results

9

4

Basile, Francesco; Chiacchio, Pasquale; Coppola, Jolanda



A Hybrid Model of Complex Automated Warehouse Systems—Part I: Modeling and Simulation



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4



Basile, Francesco; Chiacchio, Pasquale; Coppola, Jolanda

Modeling and Optimization of Building Emergency Evacuation Considering Blocking Effects on Crowd Movement

9

4

Luh, Peter; Wilkie, Christian; Chang, Shi-Chung; Marsh, Kerry; Olderman, Neal

Requirement-Based Bidding Language for Agent-Based Scheduling

10

1

Wang, Chun

High-Level Scheduling of Energy Optimal Trajectories

10

1

Wigstrom, Oskar; Lennartson, Bengt; Vergnano, Alberto; Breitholtz, Claes

A Modeling Approach to Analyze Variability of Remanufacturing Process Routing

10

1

Li, Congbo; Tang, Ying; Li, Chengchuan; Li, Lingling

Scheduling Cluster Tools With Ready Time Constraints for Consecutive Small Lots

10

1

Kim, Hyun-Jung; Lee, Jun-Ho; Jung, Chihyun; Lee, Tae-Eog

Energy-Efficient Production Systems Through Schedule-Based Operations

10

1

Guorong Chen; Liang Zhang; Arinez, J.; Biller, S.

Virtual Battery: A Battery Simulation Framework for Electric Vehicles

10

1

Ju, Feng; Wang, Junwen; Li, Jingshan; Xiao, Guoxian; Biller, Stephan

Correct-by-Construction and Optimal Synthesis of Beacon-Enabled ZigBee Network

10

1

Xu, Songyan; Kumar, Ratnesh; Pinto, Alessandro

Finite Bisimulation of Reactive Untimed Infinite State Systems Modeled as Automata With Variables

10

1

Zhou, Changyan; Kumar, Ratnesh

A Simulation-Based Tool for Energy Efficient Building Design for a Class of Manufacturing Plants

10

1

Liu, Hao; Zhao, Qianchuan; Huang, Ningjian; Zhao, Xiang

A Network Flow Model for the Performance Evaluation and Design of Material Separation Systems For Recycling

10

1

Wolf, Malima; Colledani, Marcello; Gershwin, Stanley; Gutowski, Timothy

Carbon Footprint and the Management of Supply Chains: Insights From Simple Models

10

1

Benjaafar, Saif; Li, Yanzhi; Daskin, Mark

An Approximate Solution for Semi-Open Queueing Network Model of an Autonomous Vehicle Storage and Retrieval System

10

1

Ekren, B.Y.; Heragu, S.S.; Krishnamurthy, A.; Malmborg, C.J.



A Petri Net and Extended Genetic Algorithm Combined Scheduling Method for Wafer Fabrication



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1



Qiao, Fei; Ma, Yu-min; Li, Li; Yu, Hong-xia

Calibration of Stochastic Computer Models Using Stochastic Approximation Methods

10

1

Yuan, Jun; Ng, Szu; Tsui, Kwok

I-Detectability of Discrete-Event Systems

10

1

Shu, Shaolong; Lin, Feng

Fault Diagnosis Using an Enhanced Relevance Vector Machine (RVM) for Partially Diagnosable Multistation Assembly Processes

10

1

Bastani, Kaveh; Kong, Zhenyu; Huang, Wenzhen; Huo, Xiaoming; Zhou, Yingqing

Visual Control of an Automatic Manipulation System by Microscope and Pneumatic Actuator

10

1

Chen, Hung; Shih, Ming

Opportunity Estimation for Real-Time Energy Control of Sustainable Manufacturing Systems

10

1

Sun, Zeyi; Li, Lin

Designing a Sustainable and Distributed Generation System for Semiconductor Wafer Fabs

10

1

Villarreal, Saul; Jimenez, Jesus; Jin, Tongdan; Cabrera-Rios, Mauricio

Assembly Strategies for Remanufacturing Systems With Variable Quality Returns

10

1

Jin, Xiaoning; Hu, S; Ni, Jun; Xiao, Guoxian

Energy Reduction in a Pallet-Constrained Flow Shop Through On–Off Control of Idle Machines

10

1

Mashaei, Maziar; Lennartson, Bengt

Similarity Analysis of Industrial Alarm Flood Data

10

2

Ahmed, K.; Izadi, I.; Tongwen Chen; Joe, D.; Burton, T.

Polyhedral Assembly Partitioning With Infinite Translations or The Importance of Being Exact

10

2

Fogel, Efi; Halperin, Dan

Performance Metrics of Speed and Separation Monitoring in Shared Workspaces

10

2

Marvel, Jeremy

Self-Configuration of Waypoints for Docking Maneuvers of Flexible Automated Guided Vehicles

10

2

Herrero, David; Villagra, Jorge; Martinez, Humberto

UHF RFID Localization Based on Synthetic Apertures

10

3

Miesen, Robert; Kirsch, Fabian; Vossiek, Martin

Precision Position/Force Interaction Control of a Piezoelectric Multimorph Microgripper for Microassembly

10

3

Xu, Qingsong

Decentralized Fault Diagnosis of Continuous Annealing Processes Based on Multilevel PCA

10

3

Liu, Qiang; Qin, S; Chai, Tianyou

A Review of Haptic Feedback Teleoperation Systems for Micromanipulation and Microassembly

10

3

Bolopion, Aude; Regnier, Stephane

Magnetic Self-Assembly of Ultra-Thin Chips to Polymer Foils

10

3

Kuran, Emine; Tichem, Marcel

Interval Analysis of Kinematic Errors in Serial Manipulators Using Product of Exponentials Formula

10

3

Pac, Muhammed; Popa, Dan

Coordinated Iterative Learning Control Schemes for Train Trajectory Tracking With Overspeed Protection

10

2

Sun, Heqing; Hou, Zhongsheng; Li, Dayou

Thin Layer SOI-FETs Used for Stress-Sensing and Its Application in Accelerometers

10

2

Wang, Huiquan; Yang, Junyi; Yan, Sheping; Jin, Zhonghe

Experimental Analysis of Laser Interferometry-Based Robust Motion Tracking Control of a Flexure-Based Mechanism

10

2

Bhagat, Umesh; Shirinzadeh, Bijan; Tian, Yanling; Zhang, Dawei

Swarm Intelligence Approaches to Optimal Power Flow Problem With Distributed Generator Failures in Power Networks

10

2

Kang, Qi; Zhou, MengChu; An, Jing; Wu, QiDi

Fault Detection by Labeled Petri Nets in Centralized and Distributed Approaches

10

2

Fanti, Maria; Mangini, Agostino; Ukovich, Walter

AFM-Based Robotic Nano-Hand for Stable Manipulation at Nanoscale

10

2

Hou, Jing; Liu, Lianqing; Wang, Zhiyu; Wang, Zhidong; Xi, Ning; Wang, Yuechao; Wu, Chengdong; Dong, Zaili; Yuan, Shuai

An Effective Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm for a Real-World Hybrid Flowshop Problem in Steelmaking Process

10

2

Pan, Quan-Ke; Wang, Ling; Mao, Kun; Zhao, Jin-Hui; Zhang, Min

Energy Saving Opportunity Analysis of Automotive Serial Production Systems (March 2012)

10

2

Chang, Qing; Xiao, Guoxian; Biller, Stephan; Li, Lin

Functional and Behavior Models for the Supervision of an Intelligent and Autonomous System

10

2

Chatti, Nizar; Gehin, Anne-Lise; Ould-Bouamama, Belkacem; Merzouki, Rochdi



Development and Evaluation of Object-Based Visual Attention for Automatic Perception of Robots



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2



Yu, Yuanlong; Gu, Jason; Mann, George; Gosine, Raymond

A Semi-Automated Positioning System for Contact-Mode Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)

10

2

Roy, Rajarshi; Chen, Wenjin; Cong, Lei; Goodell, Lauri; Foran, David; Desai, Jaydev

Hybrid Analysis in the Latent Nestling Method Applied to Fault Diagnosis

10

2

Urrego, Leonardo; Moreno, Emilio; Anglada, Francisco; Salvador, Antonio; Cucarella, Eduardo

Online Sensor Activation for Detectability of Discrete Event Systems

10

2

Shu, Shaolong; Huang, Zhiqiang; Lin, Feng

Optimal Alarm Signal Processing: Filter Design and Performance Analysis

10

2

Cheng, Yue; Izadi, Iman; Chen, Tongwen

A Geometric Distribution Reader Anti-Collision Protocol for RFID Dense Reader Environments

10

2

Bueno-Delgado, M; Ferrero, Renato; Gandino, Filippo; Pavon-Marino, Pablo; Rebaudengo, Maurizio

Design, Simulation, and Fabrication of Microneedles and a Blood Filter for Use in a Hemofiltration System

10

2

Tayyaba, Shahzadi; Ashraf, Muhammad; Afzulpurkar, Nitin

AFAM: An Articulated Four Axes Microrobot for Nanoscale Applications

10

2

Murthy, Rakesh; Stephanou, Harry; Popa, Dan

Adaptive Dispatching Rule for Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication Facility

10

2

Li, Li; Sun, Zijin; Zhou, MengChu; Qiao, Fei

An Assembly-Skill-Transferring Method for Cellular Manufacturing System—Part I: Verification of the Proposed Method for Motor Skill

10

2

Feng Duan; Qi Gao; Chi Zhu; Kato, R.; Arai, T.

An Integrated Two-Level Self-Calibration Method for a Cable-Driven Humanoid Arm

10

2

Chen, Quanzhu; Chen, Weihai; Yang, Guilin; Liu, Rong

Mobile Phones as Seismologic Sensors: Automating Data Extraction for the iShake System

10

2

Reilly, Jack; Dashti, Shideh; Ervasti, Mari; Bray, Jonathan; Glaser, Steven; Bayen, Alexandre

Analysis and Motion Control of a Centrifugal-Force Microrobotic Platform

10

3

Vartholomeos, Panagiotis; Vlachos, Kostas; Papadopoulos, Evangelos

An Optimization Approach to Improved Petri Net Controller Design for Automated Manufacturing Systems

10

3

Hu, Hesuan; Zhou, MengChu; Li, Zhiwu; Tang, Ying

Building Energy Management: Integrated Control of Active and Passive Heating, Cooling, Lighting, Shading, and Ventilation Systems

10

3

Sun, Biao; Luh, Peter; Jia, Qing-Shan; Jiang, Ziyan; Wang, Fulin; Song, Chen

Type Synthesis, Kinematic Analysis, and Optimal Design of a Novel Class of Schönflies-Motion Parallel Manipulators

10

3

Li, Zhibin; Lou, Yunjiang; Zhang, Yongsheng; Liao, Bin; Li, Zexiang

RFID Reader Scheduling for Reliable Identification of Moving Tags

10

3

Alcaraz, Juan; Vales-Alonso, Javier; Garcia-Haro, Joan

Coordination Motion Control in the Task Space for Parallel Manipulators With Actuation Redundancy

10

3

Shang, Weiwei; ShuangCong, null; Ge, Yuan

Analysis and Specificities of Adhesive Forces Between Microscale and Nanoscale

10

3

Gauthier, Michael; Alvo, Sebastien; Dejeu, Jerome; Tamadazte, Brahim; Rougeot, Patrick; Regnier, Stephane

A Data-Level Fusion Model for Developing Composite Health Indices for Degradation Modeling and Prognostic Analysis

10

3

Liu, Kaibo; Gebraeel, Nagi; Shi, Jianjun

Multiobjective Optimization for Autonomous Straddle Carrier Scheduling at Automated Container Terminals

10

3

Cai, Binghuang; Huang, Shoudong; Liu, Dikai; Yuan, Shuai; Dissanayake, Gamini; Lau, Haye; Pagac, Daniel

A High Performing Memetic Algorithm for the Flowshop Scheduling Problem With Blocking

10

3

Pan, Quan-ke; Wang, Ling; Sang, Hong-yan; Li, Jun-qing; Liu, Min

Solving Assembly Scheduling Problems With Tree-Structure Precedence Constraints: A Lagrangian Relaxation Approach

10

3

Xu, Jingyang; Nagi, Rakesh

Automated Guiding Task of a Flexible Micropart Using a Two-Sensing-Finger Microgripper

10

3

Komati, Bilal; Rabenorosoa, Kanty; Clevy, Cedric; Lutz, Philippe

Cross-Domain Model Building and Validation (CDMV): A New Modeling Strategy to Reinforce Understanding of Nanomanufacturing Processes

10

3

Wang, Li; Huang, Qiang

Modeling Load Parameters of Ball Mill in Grinding Process Based on Selective Ensemble Multisensor Information

10

3

Tang, Jian; Chai, Tianyou; Yu, Wen; Zhao, Lijie

Instrumented Knee Prosthesis for Force and Kinematics Measurements

10

3

Arami, A; Simoncini, M; Atasoy, O; Ali, S; Hasenkamp, W; Bertsch, A; Meurville, E; Tanner, S; Renaud, P; Dehollain, C; Farine, P; Jolles, B; Aminian, K; Ryser, P

Automated Identification of Plywood Using Embedded Inkjet-Printed Passive UHF RFID Tags

10

3

Virtanen, Juha; Virkki, Johanna; Sydanheimo, Lauri; Tentzeris, Manos; Ukkonen, Leena

An Unsupervised Approach for Automatic Activity Recognition Based on Hidden Markov Model Regression

10

3

Trabelsi, Dorra; Mohammed, Samer; Chamroukhi, Faicel; Oukhellou, Latifa; Amirat, Yacine

Representation and Exchange of Knowledge About Actions, Objects, and Environments in the RoboEarth Framework

10

3

Tenorth, Moritz; Perzylo, Alexander; Lafrenz, Reinhard; Beetz, Michael

Automated Pick-Place of Silicon Nanowires

10

3

Ye, Xutao; Zhang, Yong; Ru, Changhai; Luo, Jun; Xie, Shaorong; Sun, Yu

User-Adaptive Sketch-Based 3-D CAD Model Retrieval

10

3

Liu, Yong-Jin; Luo, Xi; Joneja, Ajay; Ma, Cui-Xia; Fu, Xiao-Lan; Song, Dawei

EM Estimation of Nanostructure Interactions With Incomplete Feature Measurement and Its Tailored Space Filling Designs

10

3

Xu, Lijuan; Huang, Qiang

Smart Management of Multiple Energy Systems in Automotive Painting Shop

10

3

Xu, Zhanbo; Jia, Qing-Shan; Guan, Xiaohong; Shen, Jianxiang

Research in Automated Planning and Control for Micromanipulation

10

3

Banerjee, Ashis; Gupta, Satyandra

Noncyclic Scheduling for Timed Discrete-Event Systems With Application to Single-Armed Cluster Tools Using Pareto-Optimal Optimization

10

3

Wikborg, Uno; Lee, Tae-Eog

A Novel Method for Calculating Service Reputation

10

3

Wu, Yan; Yan, ChunGang; Ding, ZhiJun; Liu, GuanJun; Wang, PengWei; Jiang, ChangJun; Zhou, MengChu

Open-Loop Precision Grasping With Underactuated Hands Inspired by a Human Manipulation Strategy

10

3

Odhner, Lael; Ma, RaymondR; Dollar, Aaron

Polynomial Test for Stochastic Diagnosability of Discrete-Event Systems

10

4

Chen, J.; Kumar, R.

LMI-Based Gain Synthesis for Simple Robust Quadrotor Control

10

4

Ryan, T.; Jin Kim, H.

Counting Moving Bodies Using Sparse Sensor Beams

10

4

Erickson, L.H.; Yu, J.; Huang, Y.; LaValle, S.M.

Hybridization of Bound-and-Decompose and Mixed Integer Feasibility Checking to Measure Redundancy in Structured Linear Systems

10

4

Bansal, M.; Kianfar, K.; Ding, Y.; Moreno-Centeno, E.

Predicting Stay Time of Mobile Users With Contextual Information

10

4

Liu, S.; Cao, H.; Li, L.; Zhou, M.

Detection of Correlated Alarms Based on Similarity Coefficients of Binary Data

10

4

Yang, Z.; Wang, J.; Chen, T.

Spatiotemporal Differentiation of Myocardial Infarctions

10

4

Yang, H.; Kan, C.; Liu, G.; Chen, Y.

Cost Analysis of an Engineering System Involving Subsystems in Series Configuration

10

4

Singh, V.V.; Ram, M.; Rawal, D.K.

Automated Formal Verification of Routing in Material Handling Systems

10

4

Klotz, T.; Schonherr, J.; Sesler, N.; Straube, B.; Turek, K.

Litho Machine Scheduling With Convex Hull Analyses

10

4

Yan, B.; Chen, H.Y.; Luh, P.B.; Wang, S.; Chang, J.

Robust Free Space Computation for Curved Planar Bodies

10

4

Milenkovic, V.; Sacks, E.; Trac, S.

Automated Cell Transport in Optical Tweezers-Assisted Microfluidic Chambers

10

4

Chowdhury, S.; Svec, P.; Wang, C.; Seale, K. T.; Wikswo, J. P.; Losert, W.; Gupta, S. K.

Feature Localization Using Kinematics and Impulsive Hybrid Optimization

10

4

Leong, Y.P.; Murphey, T.

Data Providing Services Clustering and Management for Facilitating Service Discovery and Replacement

10

4

Zhou, Z.; Sellami, M.; Gaaloul, W.; Barhamgi, M.; Defude, B.

On Deciding the Existence of a Liveness Enforcing Supervisory Policy in a Class of Partially Controlled General Free-Choice Petri Nets

10

4

Somnath, N.; Sreenivas, R. S.

Optimal Motion Planning of All Position Autonomous Mobile Welding Robot System for Fillet Seams

10

4

Zhang, T.; Chen, S.; Wu, M.; Zhao, Y.; Chen, X.

Modular Modelling for the Diagnostic of Complex Discrete-Event Systems

10

4

Gascard, E.; Simeu-Abazi, Z.

Sustainable and Robust Control of Cyclic Pallet Systems

10

4

Mashaei, M.; Lennartson, B.

Robot-Guided Open-Loop Insertion of Skew-Line Needle Arrangements for High Dose Rate Brachytherapy

10

4

Garg, A.; Siauw, T.; Berenson, D.; Cunha, J.A.M.; Hsu, I.-C.; Pouliot, J.; Stoianovici, D.; Goldberg, K.

A Differential Evolution-Based Algorithm to Schedule Flexible Assembly Lines

10

4

Vincent, L. W. H.; Ponnambalam, S. G.

Two-Level Production Plan Decomposition Based on a Hybrid MOEA for Mineral Processing

10

4

Yu, G.; Chai, T.; Luo, X.

On the Implementation of Industrial Automation Systems Based on PLC

10

4

Basile, F.; Chiacchio, P.; Gerbasio, D.

Two-Level Hierarchical Hybrid Control for Smart Power System

10

4

Dou, C. X.; Duan, Z. S.; Liu, B.

On the Problem of the Automated Design of Large-Scale Robot Skin

10

4

Anghinolfi, D.; Cannata, G.; Mastrogiovanni, F.; Nattero, C.; Paolucci, M.

Ray-Shooting Algorithms for Robotics

10

4

Zheng, Y.; Yamane, K.

Learning to Segment and Track in RGBD

10

4

Teichman, A.; Lussier, J.T.; Thrun, S.

A Unified Distance Function Framework for Workpiece Fixturing Modeling and Analysis

10

4

Luo, C.; Zhu, L.; Ding, H.

A Chance Constrained Programming Approach to Determine the Optimal Disassembly Sequence

10

4

Tian, G.; Zhou, M.; Chu, J.

Large-Scale Estimation in Cyberphysical Systems Using Streaming Data: A Case Study With Arterial Traffic Estimation

10

4

Hunter, T.; Das, T.; Zaharia, M.; Abbeel, P.; Bayen, A.M.

A State-Space-Based Prognostic Model for Hidden and Age-Dependent Nonlinear Degradation Process

10

4

Feng, L.; Wang, H.; Si, X.; Zou, H.

Optimization Algorithms for Kinematically Optimal Design of Parallel Manipulators

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Lou, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Huang, R.; Chen, X.; Li, Z.

A Quality Flow Model in Battery Manufacturing Systems for Electric Vehicles

To Appear

  Ju, F.; Li, J.; Xiao, G.; Huang, N.; Biller, S.

Computation of the Precise Worst-Case Response Time of FlexRay Dynamic Messages

To Appear

  Ouedraogo, L.; Kumar, R.

Automatic Bird Species Detection From Crowd Sourced Videos

To Appear

  Li, W.; Song, D.

A Generalized Result for Degradation Model-Based Reliability Estimation

To Appear

  Si, X.-S.; Zhou, D.

Parallel Machine Selection and Job Scheduling to Minimize Sum of Machine Holding Cost, Total Machine Time Costs, and Total Tardiness Costs

To Appear

  Alidaee, B.; Li, H.

An Improved Mixed Integer Programming Approach for Multi-Hoist Cyclic Scheduling Problem

To Appear

  Che, A.; Lei, W.; Feng, J.; Chu, C.

A Feasible and Easy-to-Implement Anticollision Algorithm for the EPCglobal UHF Class-1 Generation-2 RFID Protocol

To Appear

  Chen, W.-T.

Training Initialization of Hidden Markov Models in Human Action Recognition

To Appear

  Moghaddam, Z.; Piccardi, M.

Efficient Enumeration of Minimal Unsafe States in Complex Resource Allocation Systems

To Appear

  Nazeem, A.; Reveliotis, S.

Optimization of Total Energy Consumption in Flexible Manufacturing Systems Using Weighted P-Timed Petri Nets and Dynamic Programming

To Appear

  Pang, C.K.; Le, C.V.

Fault-Tolerant Control for Safety of Discrete-Event Systems

To Appear

  Shu, S.; Lin, F.

Constrained Optimal Test Signal Design for Improved Prediction Error

To Appear

  Fang, K.; Shenton, A.T.

Dynamic Surgery Assignment of Multiple Operating Rooms With Planned Surgeon Arrival Times

To Appear

  Zhang, Z.; Xie, X.; Geng, N.

Degree of Redundancy of Linear Systems Using Implicit Set Covering

To Appear

  Arellano, J.D.; Hicks, I.V.



A Toolkit for Modeling and Simulation of Real-Time Virtual Machine Allocation in a Cloud Data Center



To Appear

 

Tian, W.; Zhao, Y.; Xu, M.; Zhong, Y.; Sun, X.

Optimal Subtask Allocation for Human and Robot Collaboration Within Hybrid Assembly System

To Appear

  Chen, F.; Sekiyama, K.; Cannella, F.; Fukuda, T.

Optimal Computing Budget Allocation for Complete Ranking

To Appear

  Xiao, H.; Lee, L. H.; Ng, K. M.

On the Optimal Deployment of Direction Finders

To Appear

  Kim, S.; Wilhelm, W.E.

Modeling and Analysis of Care Delivery Services Within Patient Rooms: A System-Theoretic Approach

To Appear

  Wang, J.; Zhong, X.; Li, J.; Howard, P. K.

Optimal Supervisory Control of Flexible Manufacturing Systems by Petri Nets: A Set Classification Approach

To Appear

  Chen, Y.; Li, Z.; Zhou, M.

Blocking Effects in Warehouse Systems With Autonomous Vehicles

To Appear

  Roy, D.; Krishnamurthy, A.; Heragu, S.S.; Malmborg, C.J.

Object-Oriented Templates for Automated Assembly Planning of Complex Products

To Appear

  Xu, L. D.; Wang, C.; Bi, Z.; Yu, J.

Cigarette Production Scheduling by Combining Workflow Model and Immune Algorithm

To Appear

  Zuo, X.; Tan, W.; Lin, H.

Planar Compliances of Symmetric Notch Flexure Hinges: The Right Circularly Corner-Filleted Parabolic Design

To Appear

  Lobontiu, N.; Cullin, M.; Petersen, T.; Alcazar, J. A.; Noveanu, S.

Extended Interference Matrices for Exploded View of Assembly Planning

To Appear

  Yu, J.; Xu, L. D.; Bi, Z.; Wang, C.

Robust Electromagnetic Control of Microrobots Under Force and Localization Uncertainties

To Appear

  Marino, H.; Bergeles, C.; Nelson, B.J.

A Study on Sinus-Lifting Motion of a Snake Robot With Sequential Optimization of a Hybrid System

To Appear

  Toyoshima, S.; Tanaka, M.; Matsuno, F.

Automated Manipulation of Biological Cells Using Gripper Formations Controlled By Optical Tweezers

To Appear

  Chowdhury, S.; Thakur, A.; Svec, P.; Wang, C.; Losert, W.; Gupta, S.K.

An Optimal Sample Allocation Strategy for Partition-Based Random Search

To Appear

  Chen, W.; Gao, S.; Chen, C.-H.; Shi, L.

Recursive Modeling of Stateflow as Input/Output-Extended Automaton

To Appear

  Li, M.; Kumar, R.

Self-Adaptive Learning PSO-Based Deadline Constrained Task Scheduling for Hybrid IaaS Cloud

To Appear

  Zuo, X.; Zhang, G.; Tan, W.

A Propagative Model of Simultaneous Impact: Existence, Uniqueness, and Design Consequences

To Appear

  Seghete, V.; Murphey, T.D.

Building Energy Doctors: An SPC and Kalman Filter-Based Method for System-Level Fault Detection in HVAC Systems

To Appear

  Sun, B.; Luh, P. B.; Jia, Q.-S.; O'Neill, Z.; Song, F.

An Intelligent Decision Support System for the Operating Theater: A Case Study

To Appear

  Sperandio, F.; Gomes, C.; Borges, J.; Brito, A. C.; Almada-Lobo, B.

A Multiagent Q-Learning-Based Optimal Allocation Approach for Urban Water Resource Management System

To Appear

  Ni, J.; Liu, M.; Ren, L.; Yang, S. X.

Robotic Explosive Charging in Mining and Construction Applications

To Appear

  Bonchis, A.; Duff, E.; Roberts, J.; Bosse, M.

Emulating Nuclear Emissions With a Pulsed Laser

To Appear

  Hockman, B.J.; Sun, J.; Tanner, H.G.

A Lipschitz Regularity-Based Statistical Model With Applications in Coordinate Metrology

To Appear

  Kim, H.; Huo, X.; Shilling, M.; Tran, H.D.

Non-Cyclic Scheduling of a Wet Station

To Appear

  Kim, H.-J.; Lee, J.-H.; Lee, T.-E.

Freeway Traffic Modeling and Control in a First-Order Hybrid Petri Net Framework

To Appear

  Fanti, M.P.; Iacobellis, G.; Mangini, A.M.; Ukovich, W.

Improving Response-Time Performance in Acute Care Delivery: A Systems Approach

To Appear

  Xie, X.; Li, J.; Swartz, C.H.; DePriest, P.

Timed Compatibility Analysis of Web Service Composition: A Modular Approach Based on Petri Nets

To Appear

  Du, Y.; Tan, W.; Zhou, M.C.

Path Generation Using mbin?-Splines for a Truck and Trailer Vehicle

To Appear

  Ghilardelli, F.; Lini, G.; Piazzi, A.





Bond Graph Approach for Plant Fault Detection and Isolation: Application to Intelligent Autonomous Vehicle





To Appear

 



Benmoussa, S.; Bouamama, B.O.; Merzouki, R.

Multiobjective Flexible Job Shop Scheduling Using Memetic Algorithms

To Appear

  Yuan, Y.; Xu, H.

Similarity Searching for Defective Wafer Bin Maps in Semiconductor Manufacturing

To Appear

  Liao, C.-S.; Hsieh, T.-J.; Huang, Y.-S.; Chien, C.-F.



Frequently Asked Questions

General Background of T-ASE

How can I learn more about T-ASE?

The new IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE) announcement is a good place to learn more about the new transactions.

What is the history of the origin of T-ASE?

When the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation (T-RA) was bifurcated into two separate journals, they were renamed Transactions on Robotics (T-RO) and Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE). T-RO publishes fundamental papers on Robotics, with special emphasis on robots and intelligent machines or systems for unstructured environments, where a significant portion of the environment is unknown and cannot be directly sensed or controlled. In contrast, T-ASE publishes fundamental papers on topics related to intelligent machines/systems in structured environments and the explicit structuring of environments.

When did submissions begin for T-ASE?

Acceptance of submissions to T-ASE began June 1, 2003.

When did the first issue of T-ASE appear?

The first issue of T-ASE appeared in July 2004.

Where can I view sample papers published by T-ASE?

Sample T-ASE papers can be viewed via IEEE Xplore.

Who are the Editors-in-Chief for T-ASE and T-RO?

The Editorial Board of T-RA was transformed into the Editorial Board for T-RO and a new Editorial Board of T-ASE was formed. Ken Goldberg is the Editor-in-Chief of T-ASE and Frank Park is the Editor-in-Chief of T-RO.

Who are the main contacts for T-ASE and T-RO?

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FAQs for Authors

Should I submit my paper to T-ASE (rather than T-RO)?

A key goal of T-ASE is to broaden the definition of Automation Science both vertically, from the Enterprise Level down to the design of machines, and horizontally, across a spectrum of industries. One characteristic of papers in T-ASE is their focus on scientific results that advance efficiency, quality, productivity, and reliability. We welcome papers in T-ASE that emphasize high quality results and foundational theory. T-ASE attempts to synthesize a broader view of Automation activities that go beyond the conventional view of Automation as activity-related only to manufacturing.

For example, here are some sample new application areas for T-ASE:

Biotechnology and Health; Pharmaceutical High Throughput Screening; DNA Chip Fabrication and Screening; Medical and Health Monitoring; Combinatorial Chemistry; Food Handling and Processing; Agriculture; Livestock and Fishing; Inspection and Storage; Service Industries; Construction; Cleaning; Data Storage and Cartridge Loading; Retirement and Child Care; Hospitality, Entertainment, and Theme Park Systems; Retail: Labeling, Checkout, Stocking; Transportation, Security, and Maintenance; Transportation and Traffic Automation; Package and Baggage Handling and Inspection; Automatic Identification; Law Enforcement; Home/Garden Automation; Space and Underwater Systems.

What is the scope statement of T-ASE?

The IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE) publishes fundamental papers on Automation, emphasizing scientific results that advance efficiency, quality, productivity, and reliability. T-ASE encourages interdisciplinary approaches from computer science, control systems, electrical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, operations research, and other fields. We welcome results relevant to industries such as agriculture, biotechnology, healthcare, home automation, maintenance, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, retail, security, service, supply chains, and transportation.

How do I submit a paper to T-ASE?

Submissions are made directly on Manuscript Central V3 at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/t-ase.

Where can I find Instructions for Authors?

Instructions for authors are provided on-line at the Manuscript Central site and at the T-ASE authors information page.

What basic information is needed at the time of submission?

At the time of submission the following is needed: A cover letter, an abstract (no more than 200 words for regular papers and 50 words for communications and short papers), a Note to Practitioners of 100 to 300 words), keywords, and the type of paper (Regular, Short, or Communication Item). Complete information on the author(s) is also needed.

How do I list the references?

References must be in a separate reference section at the end of the paper, with items referred to by numerals in square brackets.

References must be completed in IEEE style as follows:

  • Author(s), first initials followed by last name, title in quotation marks, periodical, volume, inclusive page numbers, month and year.
  • Books: Author(s), first initials followed by last name, title, location, publisher, year, chapter, page numbers.

What is the Note to Practitioners?

Because T-ASE addresses a research community willing to integrate knowledge across disciplines and industries, each paper shall include a Note to Practitioners that summarizes how its results can be applied or how they might be extended to apply in practice.

Is the Note to Practitioners a requirement?

Yes, T-ASE requires that each submission include an Abstract, a Note to Practitioners and a List of Keywords.

Is the Note to Practitioners different from the Abstract?

Yes, the Note to Practitioners is different from the Abstract. Rather than simply restating the technical abstract, authors should step back and describe without jargon how their results could be applied or be extended to practical problems, and the potential and limitations of their work, as though they were addressing a colleague from industry.

Shall I submit my paper as a Regular or a Short paper?

Short papers usually describe a single result, experiment, or technique of general interest for which a short treatment is appropriate.

What are Communication Items?

Communication items are a separate class of short manuscripts that are subject to an expedited review process and substantially faster publication than regular or short papers.

What style do I use for my submitted manuscript?

Manuscripts should be submitted in a double column format using an IEEE style file.

What is T-ASE's policy on multi-part papers?

Multi-part papers will only be published if there is compelling rationale for a multi-part treatment. All parts of such submissions must be accepted for any part to be published.

May I submit Multimedia Material? Which types of Multimedia Material are acceptable?

T-ASE is now considering the acceptance of multimedia material (typically, videos) accompanying the submission of a paper. Multimedia can be "playable" files (.mpeg, .avi, .wav, .mov, .midi, etc.) or "dataset" files (e.g., raw data with programs to manipulate them). Such material is intended to enhance the contents of a paper, both in clarity and in added value. IEEE has set up general guidelines for the submission of multimedia, ranging from the format to the description of content and of user requirements, and to the way this material should be referenced to in the body of the paper. 

How do I submit Multimedia Material?

In preparing this material, it is recommended that the general IEEE guidelines are followed right from the initial submission. Authors should submit their multimedia material (as a video and the ReadMe file), as additional items accompanying the paper, in the usual manner to the T-ASE site at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/t-ase. The multimedia material will be reviewed together with the submitted paper. Once a paper and its associated multimedia material is accepted, the latter will be available on the T-ASE page within IEEE Xplore, back to back with the pdf file of the paper.

What is the policy on Copyright?

It is the policy of the IEEE to own the copyright to the technical contributions it publishes on behalf of the interests of the IEEE, its authors and their employers, and to facilitate the appropriate reuse of this material by others. To comply with U.S. copyright law, authors whose papers are accepted for publication are required to complete an IEEE electronic copyright transfer form at the time they are submitting their materials for publication. This form returns to authors and their employers full rights to reuse their material for their own purposes.

When do I complete the electronic copyright transfer form?

The electronic copyright form (ECF) is completed AFTER a paper is accepted for publication.

How do I complete the electronic copyright transfer form?

The electronic copyright form (ECF) is completed directly on Manuscript Central by going into Manuscripts with Decisions and clicking on ECF in the right column alongside the title of their paper. The completed ECF goes directly to IEEE.

What ethical issues should I consider before submitting a paper?

Manuscripts should be original, previously unpublished work not currently submitted to any other publication. Multiple submissions to different journals are unacceptable. This applies to the whole period in which a paper is under review for the IEEE Transaction on Automation Science and Engineering. It is the responsibility of the authors to clearly spell out differences of their submitted papers with similar content. Any common part should be clearly cited. If in doubt, please contact the Editor-in-Chief.

The material, if accepted, should be properly available for general dissemination to the readership. It is the responsibility of the authors, not the IEEE, to determine whether disclosure of their material requires the prior consent of other parties and, if so, to obtain it. If authors make use of charts, photographs, or other graphical or textual material from previously published material, the authors are responsible for obtaining written permission to use the material in the manuscript.

What are the grounds for plagiarism?

IEEE defines plagiarism as the use of someone else's prior ideas, processes, results, or words without explicitly acknowledging the original author and source. Plagiarism in any form is unacceptable and is considered a serious breach of professional conduct, with potentially severe ethical and legal consequences. Self-plagiarism is also unethical. If authors have used their own previously published work(s) as a basis for a new submission, they are required to cite the previous work(s) and very briefly indicate how the new submission offers substantively novel contributions beyond those of the previously published work(s).

How long is the paper review process?

The average time for the entire review process is approximately three months from the time of submission to the editor's decision.

What exactly is involved in the review process?

The paper review process is multi-level. As soon as the submission is initially processed by the Editorial Assistant, the paper is passed on to the Editor-in-Chief, who assigns a handling Senior Editor. The Senior Editor, in turn, assigns the paper to an Associate Editor who is well-versed in the subject matter of the paper. The Associate Editor then invites several individuals with expertise in the topic to act as reviewers. As soon as three or four of the invited reviewers send in their reports, the Associate Editor makes his/her recommendation concerning the paper to the handling Senior Editor. The Senior Editor weighs all the information and communicates his/her decision on the disposition of the paper directly to the author via email.

If my paper is accepted for publication, what do I need to provide?

An itemized Author's Checklist is sent by the T-ASE Editor-in-Chief's office to the corresponding author at the time the paper is accepted for publication.

What specific items are needed for publication?

Needed items include: A Word or LaTeX file of the manuscript, a Word or LaTeX file of the Note to Practitioners, a pdf file of the manuscript, 2 hard copies of the manuscript, a file of all graphics, separate hard copies of each graphic, a list of keywords, a separate page listing captions for all figures and/or tables, a separate page listing all footnotes, a brief biography for each author (for regular papers only), an electronic photo of each author (for regular papers only). In addition, a complete mailing address for each author as well as information on where material in paper had been previously presented (as at a conference).

Do I need to create separate files for each figure/graph in the tiff or eps format or it is possible for you to extract them from Word file?

The Publisher requires that you create separate files for each figure/graph and place on a disk or CD. The publisher ALSO needs a hard copy of each figure/graph on a separate piece of paper.

Does T-ASE have page restrictions or limitations for publication?
 
T-ASE does not have strict page restrictions or limitations for publication but submitted papers should be close to intended length to facilitate prompt review.  Submitting Long papers and then reducing the length after review is strongly discouraged.  There is a mandatory overlength page charge of $175 per page for short papers and communication items after page five Transactions pages, and for regular papers after page ten Transaction pages including illustrations. This charge is $175 per page for each page over the first ten based on the final typeset length and not on manuscript length, and is a prerequisite for publication. 

IEEE also charges $30/page for pages not submitted electronically.

Does T-ASE have any voluntary page charges?

A voluntary page charge form ($110/page) is sent to the authors with proofs, and the author is encouraged, whenever possible, to make a contribution to defray part of the publication cost. Authors receive 100 free reprints if the charge is honored.

 

T-ASE Reviewer Honor Roll

 

T-ASE Reviewer Honor Roll

 

Reviewer Name

Paper Reviews Completed

Avg. R-Score

Avg. Time

Basile , Francesco

8

2.72

18.00

Cappelleri , David

6

2.77

29.00

Chan , Wai Kin (Victor)

7

2.83

26.00

Hu , Zhen

5

2.20

29.00

Jia , Qing-Shan

5

2.90

22.00

Li , Congbo

5

2.50

16.00

Li , Lin

9

2.75

24.00

Li , Jingshan

7

2.75

31.00

Liu , Jian

6

3.00

25.00

Mahulea , Cristian

6

2.88

30.00

Marvel , Jeremy

8

2.62

27.00

Rakotondrabe , Micky

5

3.00

20.00

Sun , Dong

5

2.75

20.00

Takai , Shigemasa

6

2.70

29.00

Tilbury , Dawn

6

3.00

20.00

Volkmar , Eichhorn

5

2.66

10.00

Wang , Jianwu

7

2.75

14.00

Zhou , Qiang

6

 

23.00

 

 

T-ASE Procedure Manual

Version 2, May 26, 2006

Preamble

Twenty years ago, the field of Robotics was defined and galvanized by the creation of an IEEE Journal devoted to the topic. We now have the opportunity to do the same for the field of Automation. The IEEE voted in February 2003 to bifurcate the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, the top-cited archival publication on robotics. The renamed Transactions on Robotics will gain a sibling: the Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE). This Procedure Manual is a working document to outline the Scope of T-ASE, its structure, manuscript and decision categories, detailed operation procedures, and the long-term goals.

1. Scope of the T-ASE

When the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation (T-RA) was bifurcated into two separate journals, they were renamed Transactions on Robotics (T-RO) and Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE). T-RO publishes fundamental papers on Robotics, with special emphasis on robots and intelligent machines or systems for unstructured environments, where a significant portion of the environment is unknown and cannot be directly sensed or controlled. In contrast, T-ASE publishes fundamental papers on topics related to intelligent machines/systems in structured environments and the explicit structuring of environments.

Thus, the quarterly T-ASE publishes foundational research on Automation: Scientific methods and technologies that improve efficiency, productivity, quality, and reliability, specifically for methods, machines, and systems operating in structured environments over long periods, and the explicit structuring of environments. Its coverage goes beyond Automation's roots in mass production and includes many new applications areas, such as Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, and Health; Construction, Transportation, and Security; Manufacturing, Maintenance, and Supply Chains; Home, Laboratory, and Service; Business and Software; Food Handling and Processing. Research includes topics related to robots and intelligent machines/systems in structured environments and the explicit structuring of environments, and topics at the Operational/Enterprise levels such as System Modeling, Analysis, Performance Evaluation; Planning, Scheduling, Coordination; Risk Management; and Supply Chain Management.

The T-ASE Call for Papers, details on motivation, distinctions between Robotics and Automation, scope statements, and sample application areas are available on this website.

2. Structure of T-ASE

Overall Structure. The T-ASE has an Editorial Board, an Advisory Board, and a Senior Editors Panel.

Editorial Board. The Editorial Board is responsible for handling papers, from the time of their submissions, throughout their review, to publication. It is a three-tier system consisting of an Editor-in-Chief (EiC) supported by an Editorial Assistant, a small number of Editors (around four), and multiple (on the order of 20 to 30) Associate Editors (AEs). Editorial Board members should be reputable experts with the energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to make T-ASE the Flagship journal in automation. Their collective expertise should cover the major areas of automation science and engineering. While some members are RAS members, some will be invited to join from outside the RAS or IEEE to encourage submissions on non-traditional RAS topics, and to handle these submissions in a quality and timely fashion. These non-IEEE members will be strongly encouraged to become IEEE/RAS members. Our co-sponsoring societies (IEEE Industry Applications Society and Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society) can also nominate AE candidates.

Advisory Board. In view of the broad coverage and rapid development of automation science and engineering, the Transactions will have an Advisory Board to provide advice, support, long-term vision, and a bridge to sister societies, their members, and their publications. The Advisory Board will consist of a Chair, a Vice Chair, and multiple (on the order of fifteen) Advisors, with RAS Vice President for Publications and T-ASE EiC as ex officio. Advisory Board members will be distinguished and internationally recognized leaders in the field, who possess wisdom, vision, and connections; and are committed to make T-ASE the Flagship journal in automation. Similar to members of the Editorial Board, it is expected that many advisors will be invited from outside the RAS or IEEE, and they will be strongly encouraged to become members of IEEE/RAS.

Senior Editors Panel. The Senior Editors Panel consists of the current and past EiC, Editors, the RAS Vice President for Publications, and Chair of the Advisory Board. The responsibilities include evaluating AE candidates, AE one-year checkpoint reviews, and Special Issue proposals.

Editor-in-Chief. The EiC represents the T-ASE in the scientific and industrial communities; interfaces with the Advisory Board, the Robotics & Automation Society, IEEE Publications and other units, and other professional organizations; develops the Editorial Board, manages related administrative issues, chairs Editorial Board meetings, and sets long-term visions and strategies; solicits contributions, receives paper submissions, assigns them to Editors, coordinates the review process, submits final packages to IEEE Publications, and oversees the publication process; resolves conflicts, ensures the smooth functioning of the T-ASE, and is responsible for the overall success of the T-ASE. The EiC is supported by an Editorial Assistant who supports the administrative and daily operations of the T-ASE. The EiC is appointed to a five-year term and the position is without reappointment. An EiC-Elect shall be selected at least one year before the end of the term of the EiC, and shall assist the EiC in carrying out administrative functions, learn the operations of the Transactions, and succeed the EiC at the end of his/her term. The EiC-Elect is recommended by the current and past EiCs, the RAS Vice President for Publications, and Chair of T-ASE Advisory Board, and appointed by the RAS President. While not a written requirement, the EiC is usually selected from those who have served as Editor.

Editor. Editors are the interface between authors and the review process. The handling Editor of a submitted paper is thus always known from the beginning to the authors. Editors are required to work closely with AEs to manage papers in their general areas of expertise in a quality and timely fashion (with target turn-around-time of 3 months). Their tasks include assigning papers to AEs, deciding the dispositions of papers based on AEs’ recommendations and their own evaluations, directly communicating with authors about the decisions and responding to questions that the authors might have, and serve as Editors for Special Issues. They guarantee fairness, quality, and timeliness of the overall review process, balance the relevance of contributions according to general areas of interests, and resolve conflicts that may occur in the review process. Initially, the workload will probably be relatively light, as the Transactions is just getting started, but may increase to around 80 to 100 papers per year. As a member of the Senior Editors Panel, Editors will have the rights and obligations to evaluate AE candidates, AE one-year checkpoint reviews, and Special Issue proposals. Editors are selected by the Senior Editors Panel, usually from present or past AEs to ensure the highest standard of quality and the familiarity with procedures. After the selection, the appointment should be ratified by the Society President. The initial term is for one year, and if things work out well at the one-year checkpoint review conducted by the current and past EiCs, RAS Vice President for Publications, and Chair of T-ASE Advisory Board, the term will be extended for four more years without reappointment. Editors receive some financial support for secretarial assistance.

Associate Editors. Associate Editors are the core of the service of the T-ASE, and are responsible for complete (originality, relevance, technical correctness, paper organization and presentation, references) and fair reviews of papers in a quality and timely fashion. Upon the assignment of a paper, an AE should judiciously secure four reviewers thus increasing the likelihood of obtaining three substantial reviews. After reviews are obtained, the AE should analyze their ratings and comments, and combine them with AEs’ own comments to prepare a recommendation to the handling Editors, targeting a turn-around-time of two months. More will be said below about securing reviewers and the preparation of recommendations. AEs are kept anonymous until the publication of papers where a footnote is provided identifying the handling AE. Initially the workload will probably be relatively light, but may increase to around 12 to 15 papers per year. In a more proactive way, AEs should beat bushes to invite top quality papers and submit their own papers, promote Automation, network with experts in the general R&A areas, and grow professionally within RAS. Associate Editors are selected by the Senior Editors Panel and ratified by the RAS President, and their selection is based on scientific quality, international reputation, commitment to service, reliability, and the needs of the Editorial Board. It is also important that AE candidates have shown their active involvement in the scientific life of the RAS. The initial term of an AE is one year, and if things work out well at the one-year checkpoint review conducted by the Senior Editors Panel, the term will be extended for two more years. While another one-year extension may be granted in cases of special needs, it is normally required that a person takes a break for at least a year before serving a second term as an AE. This is to provide an opportunity for other members of the scientific community to participate in the editorial process and to avoid having the Transactions become a province of a small group of people. Co-sponsoring sister Societies can recommend AE candidates, who are subject to the same appointment and review processes.

The Appointments of Advisory Board. The Chair and Vice Chair of the Advisory Board shall be appointed to a five-year term by the RAS Vice President for Publications with the concurrence of the RAS President, and without reappointment. A Chair-Elect shall be selected in the same way from among Advisory Board members at least one year before the end of the term of the Chair. The Chair-Elect will assist the Chair and Vice Chair in carrying out various Advisory Board functions, learn the operations of the Advisory Board, and succeed the Chair at the end of his/her term. Advisors shall be appointed to a three-year term by the Chair, with the concurrence of RAS Vice President for Publications and the RAS President. Further appointment must be separated by at least one year. Advisors can be recommended by co-sponsoring sister societies, and the candidates are subject to the same appointment process described above. The Chair, with the assistance of the Vice Chair and the Advisory Board, shall establish operating policies and procedures for the Advisory Board.

Editorial/Advisory Board and Senior Editors Panel Meetings. The Editorial Board and the Senior Editors Panel shall meet twice per year, once in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA, the RAS' annual conference). The second meeting could be in conjunction with IROS (IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems), Program Committee meeting of ICRA, or other appropriate occasions as deemed appropriate. Members of the Editorial Board should attend at least one meeting per year. Urgent matters shall be communicated, coordinated, and decided by email. The Advisory Board shall meet once per year in conjunction with the Editorial Board meeting attached to ICRA.

3. Paper and Decision Categories

Paper Categories. T-ASE publishes Regular Papers, Short Papers, Communication Items, and Book Reviews. Regular Papers describe new abstractions, algorithms, theory, methodologies, models, systems, or enabling technologies for Automation. Short Papers usually describe a single result, experiment, or technique of general interest for which a short treatment is appropriate. Communications Items are a separate class of short manuscripts that are subject to an expedited review process and substantially faster publication than Regular or Short Papers. Appropriate items include (but are not limited to) rebuttals and/or counter examples of previously published papers, or preliminary results of significant current research of wide interest. Book Reviews contain a description and evaluation of published books of interest to the Automation audience, and the evaluation and publication of Book Reviews are relatively fast. Review papers are published periodically, and manuscripts of a tutorial nature are also welcome. Papers describing specific applications are encouraged, provided that the methods represent the best current practice, detailed characteristics and performance are included, and the topics are of general interest. Multipart papers will only be published if there is compelling rationale for a multipart treatment. All parts of such submissions must be accepted for any part to be published.

To enhance accessibility of its papers, T-ASE initiated a new feature requiring that each submission include a 100-300 word "Note to Practitioners" (NtP). In view that T-ASE addresses a research community willing to integrate knowledge across disciplines and industries, authors are asked to step back and describe without jargon how their results might be applied to practical problems. Writing a good NtP is a challenge. Since the NtP will appear just below the Abstract, it is important not to repeat information that is contained in the Abstract. It should be aimed at colleagues from industry who want to understand how the ideas can be put into practice, avoiding jargon and mathematical notation. Begin by specifying the practical problem(s) that motivated the paper and possible application areas. Clearly describe the potential and limitations of the work, and how it might be extended to be more practical.

Decision Categories. Decision categories include: Accept, Conditionally Accept, Revise and Resubmit, and Reject. In addition, the authors of a Regular Paper may be asked to shorten their manuscript to become a Short Paper, reducing its length and changing its presentation style. Accept and Reject are straightforward. For a paper that was Conditionally Accepted, the revised manuscript has to be submitted within 60 days from the date of decision. It retains the same paper ID number, the review clock continues without re-start, and the additional review cycle should be short. Revise and Resubmit is an encouraging way to say that a paper was a reject, but it may contain publishable results after a serious revision. The authors are encouraged to revise the manuscript based on reviewers' comments and specific instructions provided by the AE and the Editor. A revised manuscript will be assigned a new paper ID number, is treated as a brand new submission, and has to go through a full review process. The reference to the old paper ID number is provided to facilitate the new review process.

4. Paper Submission, Copyright, and Ethical Issues

Style of Manuscript and Paper Submission Procedure

A valuable IEEE link for helping authors in their manuscript preparation is IEEE's "Tools for Authors". Paper submission and review are now through Manuscript Central V3. Instructions for authors are provided on-line at the site.

Manuscripts should be submitted in a double column format using an IEEE style file (downloadable here). After the abstract, please provide Note to Practitioners before the Index Terms (keywords). Regular papers are limited to ten Transactions pages and Short papers five Transactions pages, with mandatory page charges imposed on extra pages (see Page Charges below). Excessively long papers may be rejected without review.

Uploaded information: A cover letter, an abstract (up to 200 words for Regular Papers and 50 words for Communications and Short Papers), a Note to Practitioners right after the abstract, index terms, and the type of paper (Regular, Short, or Communication Item).

All figures must be numbered and cited in text. Use consistent font and size in all figures and tables, and choose sizes that will allow the text to be scaled to 8 points at final printed size. Otherwise, an entire figure may be enlarged so that the smallest size is scaled to 8 points for readability.

References must be in a separate reference section at the end of the paper in IEEE style, with items referred to by numerals in square brackets. For journal articles: Author initials followed by last names, title in quotation marks, periodical, volume, inclusive page numbers, year; for books: Author initials followed by last names, title, location, publisher, year; and for conference papers: Author initials followed by last names, title in quotation marks, conference, location, month and year, and inclusive page numbers.

For a paper that was previously reviewed by T-ASE, the old paper number should be presented, and a separate response file should be submitted describing how reviewers' comments were addressed.

If it is felt that a paper is beyond the scope or capability of T-ASE, the corresponding author will be notified within one week of submission by the EiC. Please direct all questions to the EiC.

Accepted Manuscripts

After a paper is accepted, the following will be required: All line drawings (graphs, charts, diagrams, etc.) should be prepared on a white background in black ink. Lettering should be large enough to be readily legible when the drawing is reduced to two- or one-column width, as much as 4:1 reduction from the original. Include a separate list of figure captions with the manuscript. Original illustrations and photographs must be sent upon acceptance of the paper.

Authors of regular papers are requested to send current biographies (no more than 100 words) and recent photographs at the time of paper acceptance. Electronic photos in .tif and .eps formats are acceptable and preferred to photographs. If photographs are used, they should be glossy prints of high contrast, without spurious marks.

Galley proofs of accepted articles will be sent to the corresponding author.

Color on the Web

As a part of IEEE's ongoing efforts to create tools to make the publication process easier for authors and to reduce costs, IEEE has developed the ability to accept color figures in journals for web-only publication. That is, an author may now submit a color figure with instructions to use the color for display in IEEE Xplore while publishing a black & white figure in the print issue. When a color figure is processed for web-only publication, there is no expense associated with the figure; therefore, the author will not be charged for color. However, color costs will still apply to figures processed for color print publication.

Color images should be formatted and saved using a suitable graphics processing program that will allow the author to create the images as Postscript (PS), Encapsulated Postscript (EPS), or Tagged Image File Format (TIFF), size them, and adjust the resolution settings. If the source files were created in one of the following, you will be able to submit the graphics without converting to a PS, EPS, or TIFF file: Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, or Portable Document Format (PDF).

Of course, placing poor quality images into any of these formats will result in poor quality graphics. All color graphics will need to be saved at a resolution of 400 DPI and the size the image will be printed at. The IEEE Publication Office needs hard copy images of the color figs as well as the electronic files.

Submission of Multimedia Material

 T-ASE is now accepting multimedia materials accompanying the submission of a paper. Multimedia can be "playable" files (.mpeg, .avi, .wav, .mov, .midi, etc.) or "dataset" files (e.g., raw data with programs such as Excel to manipulate them). Such material is intended to enhance the contents of a paper, both in clarity and in added value. Please follow IEEE general guidelines for the preparation and submission of multimedia, including the format, description of content, user requirements, the way this material should be referenced to in the body of the paper, etc. See more at "Tools for Authors". In addition, T-ASE requires that such a paper should be self-contained, i.e., fully readable and understandable independently from the multimedia material; and only freely available media players (e.g., QuickTime, RealPlayer, Microsoft Windows Media Player) should be required by users. Multimedia materials should be submitted with a ReadMe file describing the minimum requirements for a user, and should contain a brief description of the multimedia content. The multimedia material will be reviewed together with the submitted paper. Once a paper and its associated multimedia material is accepted, the latter will be available on the T-ASE page within IEEE Xplore, back to back with the pdf file of the paper.

Copyright

It is the policy of the IEEE to own the copyright to the technical contributions it publishes on behalf of the interests of the IEEE, its authors, and their employers; and to facilitate the appropriate reuse of this material by others. To comply with U.S. copyright law, authors of accepted papers are required to complete an IEEE electronic copyright form (ECF) on Manuscript Central when they submit their final package for publication. This form returns to authors and their employers full rights to reuse their material for their own purposes upon request.

Authors of accepted papers can complete the electronic copyright form (EDF) directly on Manuscript Central by going into their Manuscripts with Decisions, then clicking on ECF in the right column for the accepted paper. The ECF will go directly to IEEE.

Page Charges

A voluntary page charge form ($110/page) is sent to the authors of accepted papers with proofs, and the author is encouraged, whenever possible, to make a contribution to defray part of the publication cost. Authors receive 100 free reprints if the charge is honored. A mandatory overlength page charge is imposed on all regular papers whose length exceeds ten TRANSACTIONS pages, including illustrations. This charge is $175 per page of each page over the first ten based on the final typeset length and not on manuscript length, and is a prerequisite for publication. The same policy applies to communications and short papers exceeding six TRANSACTIONS pages.

Ethical Issues

Manuscripts should be original, previously unpublished work not currently submitted to any other publication. It is the responsibility of the authors, not the IEEE, to determine whether disclosure of their material requires the prior consent of other parties and, if so, to obtain it. If authors make use of charts, photographs, or other graphical or textual material from previously published material, the authors are responsible for obtaining written permission to use the material in the manuscript.

IEEE defines plagiarism as the use of someone else's prior ideas, processes, results, or words without explicitly acknowledging the original author and source. Plagiarism in any form is unacceptable and is considered a serious breach of professional conduct, with potentially severe ethical and legal consequences. Self-plagiarism is also unethical. If authors have used their own previously published work(s) as a basis for a new submission, they are required to cite the previous work(s) and briefly indicate how the new submission offers substantively novel contributions beyond those of the previously published work(s).

Multiple submissions to different journals are unacceptable. This applies to the entire period in which a paper is under T-ASE review. It is the responsibility of the authors to clearly spell out the differences of their submitted papers with similar content, and any common part should be clearly indicated. If in doubt, please contact the EiC.

5. Operating Procedures

Paper Handling. IEEE journals have a highly structured and efficient review process. For T-ASE, after a paper of any category is received, it is given a Paper ID. The handling Editor then assigns it to an appropriate Associate Editor, who in turn recruits reviewers. The Associate Editor is asked to read the paper, assimilate the reviews, and make his/her recommendation to the handling Editor. The Editor then analyzes the recommendation and the reviews, makes the final decision, and communicates with the Corresponding Authors. Although most decisions are consistent with the AE's recommendations, this is not always the case. The Editors also serve as trainers for the AEs, and interact with new AEs on quality of the reviews and their interpretation. Communication Items and Book Reviews are also given Paper IDs, but are normally reviewed internally, although outside reviews may be solicited if that is deemed appropriate.

The target durations for the steps are:

  • Reviewers: Six weeks after the assignment
  • AEs: Ten weeks after the assignment
  • Editors: Fourteen weeks after the assignment

Although the above durations can be changed according to the Transactions needs, it is important for each person to know the target durations and try to meet the deadlines.

EiC Assigning a Paper to an Editor. The assignment of a paper to an Editor by the EiC is based on the general areas of interest and workload of the Editors. The revised version of a conditionally accepted paper is assigned to the original Editor, who in particular knows well the amount of changes to the original paper that were needed and therefore can also set locally a deadline for the AE in case his/her intervention is needed.

Editor Assigning a Paper to an AE. In assigning a paper to an AE, the handling Editor should consider AE's primary and secondary areas of expertise and their workload. In view of the wide spread manuscript topics and the limited number of AEs, a paper may not lie within an AE's primary areas of expertise, especially for papers on new topics or interdisciplinary papers. A resubmitted paper is usually assigned to the original AE in view that the authors have revised the paper in compliance with his/her recommendation. In assigning a paper to an AE, the handling Editor should consider AE's primary and secondary areas of expertise and their workload. In view of the wide spread manuscript topics and the limited number of AEs, a paper may not lie within an AE'sprimary areas of expertise, especially for papers on new topics or interdisciplinary papers. A resubmitted paper is usually assigned to the original AE in view that the authors have revised the paper in compliance with his/her recommendation.

Securing Reviewers. When a paper is assigned to an AE by an Editor, the AE has three workdays to decline in view of heavy workload (e.g., already handling too many papers) or the topic is out of the AE's secondary areas of expertise. Otherwise, the AE should glance over the paper to roughly understand what the paper is about, its potential contributions, who are the leading experts in the topic area, etc. For a very weak paper, the AE may write a review and send it to the Editor, who then writes a rejection letter to the authors. By not assigning the paper to reviewers, this would save reviewers' time for future papers. The practice, however, should be used judiciously. For other papers, the AE should secure FOUR reviewers per paper and get their agreement to review the paper by showing them the abstract, and request that the reviews be sent back within a given period of time (six weeks for Regular and Short Papers and four weeks for Communication Items). The names of secured reviewers should be sent immediately to the handling Editor and the Editorial Assistant. Selecting appropriate reviewers is critical to have a quality and timely review process. Candidate reviewers may include leading researchers in the topic area, colleagues who are familiar with the topic, authors of papers on the reference list, and authors of relevant papers that have been previously accepted. A good mix of senior and junior reviewers is desirable as they provide reviews from different perspectives and at different levels of detail, and a mix of reviewers from different geographical regions is also desirable. A key idea to secure reviewers is to align the interest of reviewers with ours: the paper is on a topic that they would really like to see or to say something about. Having reviewers who are interested in going over the manuscript would alleviate the need of repeated sending of reminding messages, and avoid the need for AEs to write detailed comments themselves to supplement shallow and not-to-the-point reviews. Generally, it is not recommended to ask other AEs to be reviewers unless they are directly involved in the subject matter, and it is not recommended either for the handling AE to serve as a reviewer. On the contrary, AEs should constantly look for new reviewers whom they may not know personally. The Web is a powerful tool for doing this, e.g., using IEEE Xplore to identify relevant researchers, and then using search engines such as Yahoo or Google to locate their institutions and email addresses.

Content of a Good Review. The following are suggested questions requiring reviewers to comment:

  • Does the introduction state the purpose of the paper?
  • Is the literature review complete?
  • Is the paper technically sound? If not, why not?
  • Does the author explain the intellectual merit of the method?
  • Does the author explain the significance of the results?
  • What is the overall contribution of the paper?
  • Are the references relevant and complete? Supply missing references.
  • Is the paper clearly written and well organized?
  • If the paper is too long, how can it be shortened?

Also ask reviewers to provide any information to authors that will be useful in revision, in enhancing the appeal of the paper, or in convincing them of the mistakes. Reviews should be specific. If the results are already known, references to earlier papers that contain these or similar results should be provided. If the reasoning is incorrect or vague, where and why should specifically indicated. If the paper should be rewritten, specific suggestions should be given regarding which parts to delete, amplify, or modify. To avoid confusion, the reviewer's specific acceptance or rejection recommendation should not be included in the comments to the author. Sometimes papers are passed on to senior graduate students for review. Some excellent reviews may result from this. It is important, though, that the quality and professionalism of the review be maintained, and the originally assigned reviewer should check the review personally before submitting.

Double Submissions. Upon receiving a manuscript submission, T-ASE confirms with the corresponding author that the paper is original, previously unpublished, and not being considered for publication by any other journal. If this is not the case, the corresponding author should withdraw the paper immediately. T-ASE will not consider papers that are under review or have been accepted by another journal. If a reviewer reported that he/she recently reviewed the same or a similar paper by the same set of authors for a different journal, the AE should report the case to the handling Editor with information as detailed and specific as possible. The Editor should then verify with the corresponding author and possibly with the EiC of the other journal. If the paper is indeed under review by the other journal, then the paper shall be rejected, and the authors should be warned that this is an unacceptable practice. Otherwise, the review process should proceed as normal.

AE Recommendation Letters. When reviews are due, reviewers may need to be reminded. Depending on the tightness of time, the AE may want to wait for more reviews or act immediately. In any case, the AE should be able to act after receiving two solid and consistent reviews. Combining reviewers' comments and AE's own reading of the paper, the recommendation should be impartial, to-the-point, and constructive. In the recommendation, the AE is asked to provide a general summary of the paper, the recommended disposition (accept, conditionally accept, and revise and resubmit, either as a Regular Paper, a Short Paper, or a Communication Item; or reject), the analysis of reviews, justification of the recommendation, and the specifics that the authors should follow in a revision. AEs need to be very specific about reviewers' comments, and clearly indicate which comments MUST be fully addressed, and which only need to be discussed. If the paper should be cut short, the indication of which parts to cut, and on how the paper should be re-organized for better reading should be given. The AE may also want to comment on the relevance of the problem, the adequacy of simulations, numerical testing, or experiments, the clarity in conveying the contributions, etc. It is important to justify our recommendation since the authors may come back to argue against specific points. In preparing the recommendation, AEs should be aware that the material will be processed by the Editor before going to the authors. In doing so, anonymity of the reviewers and of the AE will be preserved. After the decision is made by the Editor, the AE should forward the Editor's decision (including already the comments by the anonymous reviewers) and the AE's recommendation back to all reviewers, and thank them for their effort in evaluating the paper.

Editor Decision Letters. Based on the reviews, AE's recommendation, and Editor's own reading of a paper, the Editor decides the disposition of the paper and communicates with the Corresponding Author. The Editor needs to justify the decision, gives specific revision instructions, and provides resubmission information as appropriate. The authors should not just submit a revised manuscript, but should also state how the comments were addressed in a separate responses file, and the deadline for resubmission for a conditionally accepted paper (60 days from the date of the decision). The identity of the reviewers should be kept strictly confidential, and the AE should also remain anonymous until the publication of the paper where a footnote is provided identifying the AE. Generally the acceptance rate is expected to be around 30%.

Handling Book Reviews. Book Reviews are generally reviewed by an AE and the handling Editor without going out for peer review.

Handling Resubmitted Papers. Conditionally accepted papers have to be resubmitted within 60 days from the date of decision. Depending on the decision made during the previous review cycle, it may be reviewed by the Editor only, by the Editor and the AE only, or also using one or two reviewers of the previous cycle, typically those who have special requests. The review cycle is generally fast (a few weeks). The resubmission of a revise and resubmit paper is not bounded by the 60 day limit. The same original Editor and Associate Editor are usually selected and the paper has to go through a full review cycle possibly with a mix of new and old reviewers. For both conditionally accepted and revise and resubmit papers, authors should provide a separate document detailing the list of changes and how the previous comments were addressed.

Monthly Load Report. A Monthly Load Report is issued at the end of each month by the EiC and the Editorial Assistant on the status of papers currently under review. The report (in the format of an Excel sheet) is sent to all current members of the Editorial Board, to Guest Editors of Special Issues in process, and to past-term Editorial Board members with assigned papers still in review. The Excel sheet includes Paper ID, Date of manuscript submission, the name of the assigned Associate Editor, the name of the handling Senior Editor, the status of the paper within the Review Cycle Included also within the Load Report are the resubmitted papers that were conditionally accepted in the previous review round. Upon receiving the Monthly Load Report, all Editors, Associate Editors, and Guest Editors should check if there is anything that is not consistent with his/her own record. Associate Editors should work with reviewers on papers that were assigned to an Editor more than 90 days before, and try to wrap them up within the following two weeks. Editors should prepare their decision letters as soon as possible for papers on which the AE recommendation is already available. Note that only papers either still in the review process or that have not yet had a final decision by an Editor are listed in the Load Report. If a paper is authored by a member of the Editorial Board, our privacy policy dictates that the paper be listed under the Editor's name rather than under the AE's name.

Special Issues. T-ASE encourages the publication of Special Issues. A proposal for a Special Issue should be submitted to the EiC, with a well-articulated unifying theme that reflects the best work in a particular area of significant importance. Topics can either be areas that are just reaching significant maturity or important emerging areas in which research is likely to be significantly developed by the publication of a collection of excellent papers. The proposals are reviewed and approved by the Senior Editors Panel. Detailed policies on Special Issues can be obtained from the EiC, and the editorial procedures are generally the same as those for regular issues except that Guest Editors play the role of AEs, and an Editor will be assigned to carry out the standard Editor's functionalities. A proposal for a Special Issue may end up only with a Special Section if the number of accepted papers is not sufficient to warrant an issue.

6. Best Paper Awards

At the beginning of each year, T-ASE selects a paper that appeared in the Transactions during the previous calendar year for its Best Paper Award. Candidate papers are nominated by members of the Editorial Board, and the nomination process is simple: Just let the Editorial Assistant know the paper title, authors, issue number, and page numbers. The Editorial Assistant will then compile the reviewers' comments, AE's recommendation, and Editors' decisions from file. Evaluation is done by members of the Senior Editors Panel, with criteria including technical merit, originality, potential impact on the field, clarity of presentation, and practical significance for applications. The award includes a certificate for each of the co-authors, and a check of $1000 to be divided among the co-authors. The award is presented at the Award Ceremony at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.

Additionally, we also have the Googol Technology Best Automation Application Paper Award for at least five years under the generous contribution of Googol Technology (HK) Ltd. The selection criteria are similar to the above, with a special emphasis on the novelty and significance of new applications. The winning co-authors will also receive certificates and share $1,000.

7. Things to Watch

Conflict of Interest. Conflict of interest should be avoided by not asking a person to review a paper who was a student/advisor of one of the authors; who has collaborated with one of the authors within the past four years on a project or co-authored a paper; or who has had a public disagreement with one of the authors within the past four years. Such an issue should be clarified when securing reviewers. Similarly, when an AE (or an Editor) is assigned a paper with which he/she has a conflict of interest as described above, he/she should let the Editor (respectively, the EiC) know the situation and request that the paper be re-assigned.

Intellectual Property Rights. IEEE Policy requires that members of the Editorial Board and reviewers treat the contents of papers under review as privileged information not to be disclosed to others before publication. It is expected that no one with access to a paper under review will make any inappropriate use of the special knowledge gained by the access to the paper. If a member of the Editorial Board is very much interested in the work, the correct procedure is to directly communicate with the author (as a researcher not as a member of the Editorial Board) and check if he/she has recent results on a particular topic, and if he/she is willing to share the results.

Communication Protocol. Efficient communication among members of the Editorial Board is important. Upon receiving a request, please respond as soon as possible, even during a trip. If additional time is needed to provide an answer, the right protocol is to respond immediately with a message informing the inquirer when to expect the answer. Don't leave the loop open for too long.

Reporting Difficulties Early. If difficulties arise in finding appropriate reviewers, in getting a review from a particular reviewer who already agreed to review a paper, having too many papers to handle, or having a family emergency or major professional commitment (e.g., eight months before a major conference for which a major responsibility is involved), Editorial Board members should report the difficulties to Editors and the EiC at an appropriate stage. It is much better to anticipate and report difficulties and obtain help than to simply stop communication while letting papers pile up for major disasters to occur. Similarly, if plagiarism is identified, report the case to the handling Editor and the EiC with specific supporting documentation.

8. Concluding Remarks

Beat the Bushes. As T-ASE is a new journal, we need to beat the bushes to invite top quality papers. Course of action may include sending current Calls for Papers to our colleagues via email, bringing printed copies of the CFPs to conferences, and making personal requests to colleagues for submissions (without guarantee of acceptance). Posting our full-color flyer at conferences and exhibits. Authors of good or award-winning papers from relevant conferences, symposia, or workshops should be encouraged to upgrade their papers and submit them to T-ASE. Please also submit own good papers.

The Roles of Editorial Board. With the advance of the Internet, everyone can post his/her papers on the web. The value of a journal is no longer for dissemination of information only. Rather, the more important aspect is the Seal of Approval for quality. Consequently, enhancing the quality of a journal is more important than ever. Members of the Editorial Board play a key role in this process. It is, therefore, important for us to have a service mentality for quality and timeliness. Our responsibilities are not just for the acceptance or rejection of papers, but for improving paper quality by having a constructive and cultivating review process for better papers as the end product. It is our goal to establish T-ASE as the flagship and most cited journal devoted to Automation by publishing original, significant, and visionary papers describing theory and new applications. The enthusiasm and dedication of members of the Editorial Board and the Advisory Board will be key factors in achieving this goal.

Inquiries. Our home page is at www.ieee-ras.org/tase. All technical correspondence relating to publications should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief. For administrative inquiries, please contact the Editorial Assistant.

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