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Special Issue "Robotic Sensing for Smart Cities"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Sensor Networks".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Hyun Myung
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Guest Editor
Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, Daejeon, Korea
Tel. +82-42-350-3630
Interests: robot navigation; simultaneous localization and mapping; inspection robots; machine learning; artificial intelligence; deep learning; swarm robots
Dr. Yang Wang
E-Mail Website
Co-Guest Editor
Associate Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering & School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Adjunct) Georgia Institute of Technology 790 Atlantic Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30332-0355, USA
Interests: structural health monitoring and damage detection, decentralized structural control, wireless and mobile sensors and structural dynamics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleague,

For several decades, various sensors and sensing systems have been developed for smart cities or civil infrastructure systems. This Special Issue focuses on state-of-the-art robotics and automation technologies, including construction automation, robotics, instrumentation, monitoring, inspection, control, and rehabilitation for smart cities. It also covers construction informatics supporting sensing, analysis, and design activities needed to construct and operate smart and sustainable built environment.

Examples include robotic systems applied to smart cities equipped with various sensing technologies, such as vision-based sensors, laser sensors, wireless sensors, multi-sensor fusion, etc. Service robots and robotized devices for increasing the usability and safety of a built environment are also good examples.

A Special Issue in these areas will be published in the Sensors journal in an effort to diffuse current advances of various robotics and automation technologies for smart cities. Papers should contain theoretical and/or experimental results and will be subject to formal review procedures.

The particular topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Robotic sensing systems for smart cities or civil infrastructure;
  • Bio-inspired sensing for smart cities or civil infrastructure;
  • IT and robotics for construction automation or construction management;
  • Structural health monitoring or inspection using robotics technologies;
  • Mobile sensor networks for smart cities or civil infrastructure;
  • Damage repair and emergency handling control for smart cities or civil infrastructure;
  • Service robots and robotized devices for built environment.

Prof. Dr. Hyun Myung
Dr. Yang Wang
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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. Sensors is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 1800 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.


  • Robotic sensing
  • Smart cities
  • Civil infrastructure
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Inspection robots
  • Mobile sensor network
  • Service robots

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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