CFP Acta Special Issue: the deadline is fast approaching

Call for contributions:
in Acta Polytechnica Hungarica

Shared hardware and software platforms for robotic systems have the great potential to foster collaboration between groups and to accelerate the progress of technology development. In the medical robotics community, a variety of common research platforms and software frameworks have emerged, such as the RAVEN-II, the da Vinci Research Kit (DVRK) and the KUKA Lightweight Arm. The goals of this SI is to more broadly engage the medical/surgical robotics community, present the latest developments, and to define the roadmap for future enhancements to these platforms.

Special Issue editors:
  • Tamas Haidegger (University Research, Innovation and Service Center (EKIK), Óbuda University, Budapest, HU)
  • Peter Kazanzides (LCSR, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD)
  • Blake Hannaford (BioRobotics Lab, University of Washington, Seattle, WA)
Important Dates:

Aug 15, 2018: Extended deadline for submission of full-length articles
October 31, 2018: Acceptance/rejection notification
December 18, 2018: Final camera-ready articles due
February 2019: Publication of the Special Issue

Indicative Topics/Areas
Original research articles and reviews are sought in the overall topical area, including but not limited to:
•    Platform-based surgical&rehabilitation robot development;
•    Community-targeted software/hardware architectures;
•    Novel control frameworks for medical robots;
•    Community HW/SW infrastructure evolution;
•    Exo-skeletons and personal service robots;
•    Current gaps and future needs for community infrastructure in surgical robotics research;
•    Recent advances in collaboration and communication mechanisms/platforms: benefits and shortcomings.

All submissions should comply with the formatting requirements of APH ( All papers go through the complete peer review procedure. Si articles are free of any article processing charges. Submission is possible via the APH website.

Acta Polytechnica Hungarica (APH) is a multidisciplinary international peer-reviewed journal of applied sciences, publishing high-quality articles in min. 6 issues per year. The journal aims to provide an international forum for the publication of original, novel fundamental research and applications-based investigation topics, interpretative reviews and discussion of new developments in engineering sciences. APH is the open access scientific journal of Óbuda University, Hungarian Academy of Engineering and IEEE Hungary Section, with IF: 0.909.

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