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Call for Papers: Signal Processing and Machine Learning in Autonomous Systems

Multi-agent networks have attracted ever-increasing attention in sensing and reconnaissance applications, thanks to the increased exploration efficiency due to collaboration and the capability of observation from different points of view and at different times. This special issue invites contributions dealing with signal processing and artificial intelligence for and through autonomous systems, whose adoption is of paramount importance in challenging scenarios and applications such as emergency operations, search-and-rescue, and the surveillance of smart cities. Autonomous systems are here intended as a dynamic and reconfigurable network of agents, not controlled by a pilot, that is equipped with heterogeneous sensors and shows different learning styles. Such agents must make autonomous decisions to optimally perform some tasks and learn from the chosen actions and/or predictions. Such systems might also be tasked to perform a mission in the minimum possible time because of application needs (e.g., during emergencies) and energy constraints (e.g., battery life).

Topics of this special session are related to “Autonomous Systems” and may include, but are not limited, to:

  • Localization, tracking and communication;
  • Autonomous navigation;
  • Distributed and centralized Machine Learning for Wireless Communication;
  • Distributed and centralized Machine Learning for Enhanced Localization and Sensing;
  • Signal and graph processing for UAV and vehicular networks;
  • Distributed joint sensing and communication;
  • Simultaneous localization and mapping;
  • Radar and Crowd-sensing;
  • Joint optimization for sensing, wireless communication and localization;
  • Autonomous multi-agent systems.

Submission deadline: January 15, 2023.

Lead Guest Editor
Prof. Davide Dardari, University of Bologna, Italy

Guest Editors
Prof. Petar Djurić, Stony Brook University (
Dr. Anna Guerra, National Research Council of Italy, Italy (
Dr. Francesco Guidi, National Research Council of Italy, Italy (
Dr. Siwei Zhang, German Aerospace Center, Germany (

Submission Instructions
Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the Instructions for Authors for EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct special issue please select the appropriate section in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the special issue. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

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