IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering

Presenting your Journal Paper at ICRA or IROS
Any Journal Paper, other than communication items and survey papers, published at IEEE RAS T-RO, T-ASE, RAM and RA-L, may be presented at either an upcoming IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) or an upcoming IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), provided most of the key ideas of the paper have never appeared at a conference with a published proceedings (i.e., the paper is a "new" paper and not the evolved version of a previous conference paper or papers). 
  • To be eligible for ICRA 20xx+1, your paper’s final accepted manuscript must be submitted to Journal for proofing between January 1, 20xx and December 31, 20xx.  
  • To be eligible for IROS 20xx+1, your paper’s final accepted manuscript must be submitted to Journal for proofing between May 1, 20xx and April 30, 20xx+1.
In summary, if your final manuscript is submitted between January 1 and April 30 of 20xx, it meets the date criteria for IROS 20xx and ICRA 20xx+1. If your final manuscript is submitted between May 1 and December 31 of 20xx, it meets the date criteria for ICRA 20xx+1 and IROS 20xx+1.
Authors may not request any acceleration or delay of the review process based on these criteria.
Authors of eligible papers will be contacted by the Journal Editor-in-Chief’s office, typically in April/May or December/January, to determine interest in presenting at a conference.  Eligible papers may only be presented at one conference.

TASE10YEARBAutomation plays an increasingly important role in the global economy and in our daily lives. Automation is changing manufacturing as well as healthcare, security, and energy. The IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE) publishes new abstractions, algorithms, theory, methodologies, models, systems, and case studies that can be applied across industries to significantly advance efficiency, quality, productivity, and reliability for society.

T-ASE is published quarterly since July 2004. T-ASE and its sibling publication, the IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO) are published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and edited by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.

As of 2020, the T-ASE Impact Factor is 4.938.  The T-ASE acceptance rate is  around 16%. The average time from paper submission to first decision is under 3 months and the average time from submission to publication online is under 9 months. Submissions have grown steadily from under 400 in 2011 to over 1200 in 2019. 

All inquiries about submissions and papers under review should be directed to Rebecca Hytowitz (Editorial Assistant) or

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December 2011: T-ASE has completed the IEEE 5-year publication review and has been approved by the IEEE Publications, Financial, and Technical Committees. Congratulations to everyone involved!

Articles and Samples from T-ASE

The new Transactions defines Automation very broadly, including applications such as DNA chip and biological sample handling, agriculture, security, demining, healthcare, transportation, as well as the myriad of applications related to manufacturing.

bar codeT-ASE is theoretical yet has a wide readership among practitioners in industry. T-ASE publishes foundational research on Automation: scientific methods and technologies that improve efficiency, productivity, quality, and reliability, a variety of results related to methods, machines, and systems operating in structured environments over extended periods and the explicit structuring of environments.

T-ASE dispels the conventional wisdom that Automation is limited to only manufacturing. For example, we welcome papers on DNA or pharmaceutical testing; automation methods and intelligent systems for hospitals and health delivery; mobile surveillance robots and systems that operate over extended periods for security; real-time inspection algorithms using computer vision; intelligent and flexible manufacturing, service, and supply chain coordination; CAD, assembly, new grippers, fixtures, and a variety of subjects about putting intelligent machines and systems into practice.

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