Special Journal Issue to Feature Selected Papers from IDETC 2018

June 29, 2018


The editors of the ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics are seeking manuscripts for a special issue highlighting papers that will be presented at the upcoming 42nd Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, which will be held as part of the 2018 International Design and Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE 2018). The conference, which is sponsored by the ASME Design Engineering Division’s Mechanisms and Robotics Technical Committee, will take place from Aug. 26 to 29, 2018, in Quebec City, Canada.

The Mechanisms and Robotics Conference provides a venue for the exchange of technical and scientific information on the theory and practice of mechanical and robotic systems. Topics will cover a range of areas related to the design and control of mechanical, mechatronic and robotic systems including kinematics, dynamics, design, analysis and validation, reconfigurable mechanisms, novel mechanisms and robots, software systems, educational practices, and various applications. The conference organizers are particularly interested in papers from the emerging areas of sensor-controlled robotic systems; rehabilitation-, soft- and medical-robotics; prostheses; and exoskeleton design and development.

The editor of the special issue is Venkat Krovi, Ph.D., Clemson University, U.S.A. The guest editors for the issue are Clément Gosselin, Ph.D., Laval University, Canada; Pierre M. Larochelle, Ph.D., South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, U.S.A.; and Andreas Müller, Ph.D., Johannes Kepler University, Austria.

Only papers submitted and presented at the Mechanisms and Robotics 2018 Conference will be considered for the special issue. Papers should be submitted electronically to the journal at http://journaltool.asme.org. Authors who already have an account should log in and select “Submit Paper” at the bottom of the page. Authors who do not yet have an account should select “Submissions” and follow the step-by-step instructions. In either case, at the Paper Submittal page, authors should select “Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics” and then choose “Selected Papers from IDETC 2018” in the special issue dropdown menu.

The deadline to submit a paper for the special issue of the ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics is Oct. 8, 2018. Initial reviews are expected to be completed by Nov. 19, 2018. Accepted papers will be published online as soon as the entire issue is ready. The print edition of the issue will be published in April 2019. Papers received after the Oct. 8 deadline and papers not selected for inclusion in the special issue may be accepted for publication in a regular issue of the journal.

To submit a paper, visit https://journaltool.asme.org/home/JournalDescriptions.cfm?JournalID=23&Journal=JMR. For more information about the Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, visit http://mechanismsrobotics.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org.