Special Issue "Intelligent Control of Actuator Systems"

A special issue of Actuators (ISSN 2076-0825).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Heena Rathore
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Guest Editor
University of Texas, San Antonio, Austin, TX 78712, USA
Interests: deep learning; security; privacy; cryptocurrency; biologically inspired computing; Internet of Things; cyberphysical systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Actuators are a key component of a cyberphysical system, which senses the real world environment, makes decisions using the sensed data, and then activates a response system. Actuators form a key element of the response system. Actuators rely on both feed forward and feedback systems, controlled via software, to make intelligent decisions. Such smart actuators are the cornerstone of Internet of Thing (IoT) devices found in smart devices. This Special Issue will be devoted to topics related to the use of artificial intelligence in the area of actuator technology. Such topics include but are not limited to:

  1. Use of machine learning techniques to improve decision making;
  2. Closed loop (feedback) control of actuators;
  3. Resource-aware actuator systems;
  4. Cognitive actuator systems;
  5. Latency and determinism topics related to sensor-actuator interactions;
  6. Energy efficient actuator systems;
  7. Security in actuator systems (centralized);
  8. Blockchain/DLT techniques for security in distributed actuator systems;
  9. Sensors and actuators for smart systems;
  10. Testbed architectures for testing smart actuators.
Dr. Heena Rathore
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Actuators is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • cyber physical systems
  • actuators
  • machine learning
  • artificial intelligence
  • cryptocurrency
  • sensors
  • smart grids
  • connected vehicles

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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