Special issue on Visual SLAM

A special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Visual SLAM.


This issue has been published. You can download it from IEEE Xplore.


In recent years there have been spectacular advances in the solution of the simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) problem for indoor and outdoor environments, with systems capable of building large 2D models of the environment using laser scanners. A current trend in SLAM is to use standard, low-cost, compact and information-rich cameras to sense the environment rather than more specialized sensors.

The IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO) invites you to submit papers on this rapidly progressing subject, in response to a call for a Special Issue on Visual SLAM. Techniques that contribute to close the gap between 'traditional' SLAM techniques and computer vision techniques will be of special interest.

Scope, Description, and More Information

Download the call for papers for the T-RO Special Issue on Visual SLAM.

Author information is available here. Regular and short papers (in PDF) for this Special Issue should be submitted through T-RO Papercept at ras.papercept.net/journals/tro. In the first step of the submission procedure, select the appropriate Paper Type under the 'Special Issue' category. Specify then in the 'Cover Note' field that the paper is intended for the Special Issue on Visual SLAM.

T-RO considers also multimedia material (typically, videos) accompanying the submission of a paper. Instructions on the preparation of this material can be found on the Information for Authors page. Multimedia will appear side-by-side to the accepted paper in the electronic version of the Special Issue within IEEE Xplore.

T-RO Editor Lynne Parker is supervising this Special Issue.

To submit a paper, go here.

Important Dates

Call for Papers August 01, 2007
Deadline for Paper Submission November 30, 2007
First Review March 15, 2008
Final Review June 30, 2008
Publication October 2008


Guest Editors

Jose Neira

Guest Editor
Universidad de Zaragoza, Departamento de Informática e Ingenierí­a de Sistemas

Jose Neira

Spain Edificio Ada Byron (Aragon), Spain
 +34 976 76 1947



Andrew Davison

Guest Editor
Imperial College, Department of Computing

Andrew Davison

United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
 +44 2075948316



John Leonard

Guest Editor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

John Leonard

Japan Cambridge, MA, United States

 +1 617 253 8125


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