Special Issue


Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement:

Authors of a paper published in the Proceedings of the 2011 edition of the IEEE International Symposium on Robotic and Sensors Environments (ROSE 2011) for which at least one author will have fully registered and presented the paper (oral or poster) at the symposium will automatically have the opportunity to submit a significantly extended version of their paper (both in terms of research results and methodology) to be considered for publication in a special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement.

All submitted extended papers will undergo the formal peer-review process of the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. Up to 10 accepted papers will be published in the special issue, while supplementary ones will be published in an upcoming regular issue of the Transactions.
Important Dates:
The submission period will run strictly from October 17, 2011 to October 31, 2011:

Submission site opens: October 17, 2011
Submission site closes: October 31, 2011

An early round of revisions is expected to be completed by January 2012, with final decisions being made by March 2012.

October 31, 2011 is a hard deadline. Only manuscripts submitted through Allentrack will be accepted. Please do not email manuscripts to the guest editors, as these cannnot be accepted given the requirements of the peer-review process.

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines:

  1. Authors are strongly encouraged to follow the preparation and formatting instructions that can be found here.
  2. At the time of submission, the authors must provide detailed information (in a separate file to be uploaded as part of the submission process) regarding how the paper is a technically and significantly extended version of the proceedings paper.
  3. The ROSE 2011 proceedings papers MUST be clearly referred to in the text and listed as one of the references in the special-issue paper.
  4. A PDF copy of the proceedings paper must be submitted at the time of special-issue submission, using the Allentrack web-based manuscript submission system.
  5. It is the responsibility of the author(s) to obtain permission to reuse and re-print materials from the proceedings paper and this permission must be obtained ahead of time from its publisher. An acknowledgement and permission statement required by the proceedings paper publisher must be properly incorporated in the Special Issue paper. The author(s) is(are) solely responsible for this and any other copyright permission-related requirements and issues. If the proceedings paper was copyrighted by the IEEE, this permission in not required.
  6. When uploading your manuscript click on “Special Issue Manuscript” in the “Manuscript Upload Instructions” page of the Allentrack System. Then, in page #1 of “Submit Manuscript” you must choose your specific Special Issue. Subsequently, in the same page and in the “Files to Upload” section you MUST upload two files; one containing a detailed explanation of how the paper is TECHNICALLY AND SIGNIFICANTLY extended beyond the scope of the proceedings paper and another which is a PDF copy of the Conference/Symposium Proceedings paper. To this end, you must put the number “2” in the small box in front of “Extension Beyond Proceedings & Copy of Proceedings (if any was published)” so that the system allows you to upload these two files. Consequently, these two files will be available to the reviewers. Failure to submit a detailed explanation of the TECHNICAL AND SIGNIFICANT extension and a PDF copy of the Proceedings paper will result in the immediate return of the manuscript to the author(s) as an unacceptable submission.

For further information:

Mrs. Cam Ingelin
Editorial Assistant
E-mail: c.ingelin@ieee.org