Mechanical and electrical systems show an increasing integration of mechanics with electronics and information processing. This integration is between the components (hardware) and the information-driven functions (software), resulting in integrated systems called mechatronic systems. The development of mechatronic systems involves finding an optimal balance between the basic mechanical structure, sensor and actuators, automatic digital information processing and control in which embedded systems play a key role.
We aim to provide a collage of high-quality papers presenting technologies, methodologies and, particularly, applications for mechatronic and embedded systems in any aspect of Intelligent Transportation Systems, including both established and state-of-the-art solutions, and showcase emerging innovative ideas and technologies. Originated within the activities of the Symposium “Mechatronic & Embedded Technologies in Intelligent Transportation Systems” at the 12th IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications - MESA 2016 held in Auckland (New Zealand) from August 29-31, this special issue is open to the entire international research community without the necessity of conference participation.
In alphabetical order:
Università di Parma/VisLab
Michigan Technological University
Università Politecnica delle Marche
The intended timeline for the overall publication process of this special issue is:
All papers should be submitted through Manuscript Central at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/t-its. While submitting a paper to the special issue, please choose the article type "Applications of Mechatronic and Embedded Systems in Intelligent Transportation Systems" otherwise your submission will be handled as a regular manuscript. All submissions will go through the journal's standard peer review process. Criteria for acceptance include originality, contribution, and scientific merit.
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