IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE)
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.
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T-ASE Call for Papers
(in PDF format)
IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (IEEE-CASE)
T-ASE Color Brochure/Poster (2MB in .pdf format)
Call for Nominations for T-ASE Associate Editors.
Getting Automation Some Respect, Trudy Bell, IEEE Institute Magazine (March 2007)
CBS Radio Interview: Automating Our World (2 Nov 2006, .mp3 audio)
T-ASE Press Release (July 2006, .doc format)
First T-ASE Editorial (July 2004, .doc format)
T-ASE Premier Issue (July 2004): with links to the first page of each article
Sample Automation Topics from IEEE ICRA 2004 Conference
Editor in Chief:
Professor Peter B. Luh
University of Connecticut
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
371 Fairfield Road, Unit 2157
Storrs, CT 06269-2157 USA
Phone: (860) 486-4821
Fax: (860) 486-5585
Email: Peter.Luh at uconn.edu
Chair, Advisory Board:
Professor Ken Goldberg
California at Berkeley
Depts. of IEOR and EECS
Berkeley, CA 94720 USA
goldberg at ieor.berkeley.edu
Automation plays an increasingly important role in the global economy
and in our daily lives. Engineers strive to combine automated devices
with mathematical and organizational tools to create complex systems
for a rapidly expanding range of applications and human activities.
To meet these challenges, the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
will establish a major archival journal
on Automation Science and Engineering to publish the 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 defines Automation broadly to include applications such as DNA
chip and biological sample handling, agriculture, security, demining,
healthcare, transportation, as well as the myriad of applications
related to manufacturing.
T-ASE is theoretical but has a wide readership among practioners
in industry. T-ASE publishes foundational research on Automation:
scientific methods and technologies that improve efficiency,
productivity, quality, and reliability, a variety of results related
to methods, machines, and systems operating in structured environments
over extended periods and the explicit structuring of environments.
T-ASE aims to dispel the conventional wisdom that Automation is limited
to only manufacturing. For example, we welcome papers on DNA or
pharmaceutical testing; automation methods and intelligent systems for
hospitals and health delivery; mobile surveillance robots and systems
that operate over extended periods for security; real-time inspection
algorithms using computer vision; intelligent and flexible
manufacturing, survice, and supply chain coordination; CAD, assembly,
new grippers, fixtures, and a variety of subjects about putting
intelligent machines and systems into practice.
Initiating a new journal is a major milestone for a research
society. It requires years of planning, input from hundreds of
members, and approval from the IEEE. The sponsoring Society of a new
IEEE journal must confirm its commitment by providing the first three
years of funding. After years of grassroots effort, RAS VP
Publications Dick Volz, working closely with RAS President Paolo
Dario, appointed a Steering Committee, Chaired by Ken Goldberg and
including T-RA Editor-in-Chief Peter Luh, to develop a proposal.
During 2001-2002, discussions with leading automation researchers
(both within and outside of IEEE) and a detailed analysis of competing
journals revealed the need for a major archival journal devoted to
Automation Science and Engineering. Two other IEEE Societies,
Industrial Applications (IAS) and Systems Man and Cybernetics (SMC),
are Technical Co-Sponsors. In May 2002, the RAS AdCom, Officers,
Publications Activities Board, and T-RA Editorial Board voted
unanimously to endorse the proposal. In February 2003, the IEEE
approved the proposal to establish the new journal. The first issue
appeared in July 2004.
Quotes from Leading Researchers
Detailed Background, Scope Statements, and Application Areas
(in pdf format)
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