CLOSED Call for Papers – Special Issue on Computing for Autonomy: Latency, Power, Resilience

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Submissions Due: 1 August 2020

Submission deadline: CLOSED
Publication: March 2021

Autonomous systems are coming into use in a wide range of domains, from vehicles to manufacturing. The characteristics of computing workloads for autonomy are much more complex than those exhibited by traditional sampled-data control systems. Autonomy workloads exhibit wide variations in computing load, timing, and power/thermal behavior. These systems must be designed for resilient operation in the face of inaccuracies of the machine-learning subsystems as well as traditional hardware and software fault models and design flaws.

This special issue will explore the computational challenges presented by the new generation of autonomous systems. Submissions are welcome in all aspects of computing for autonomy. Topics of interest include:

  • Timing analysis for event-oriented autonomous perception
  • Distributed architectures for autonomous systems
  • Planning, control, and computation
  • Resilience and fault tolerance
  • Approaches to cross-check and manage limited accuracy in perceptual and machine-learning components
  • System design examples
  • Computation in human-in-the-loop + autonomy systems

Key Dates

Articles due for review: August 1, 2020
First notification to authors: October 26, 2020
Second revisions submission deadline: November 15, 2020
Second notification to authors: December 20, 2020
Camera-ready paper deadline: January 3, 2021
Publication: March 2021


Please contact the guest editors at

  • Prof. Marilyn Wolf, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • Prof. Dimitrios Serpanos, University of Patras

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