ISSN 1472-7633















Published by PCR as a non-profit publication





JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT MOBILITY is a source of multidisciplinary information in intelligent mobility, including:


          definition of mobility systems, including identification of user requirements and technological specifications;

          development of mobility systems, including conceptual architectures, design concepts, development, integration, and deployment of systems.


The Journal publishes papers covering all aspects of intelligent mobility, including mobile robots, design, software, hardware-software-systems issues, powered wheelchairs and vehicles (tracked, wheeled, crawling and walking) to record original research in the British Library in all fields of mobile and automotive technology, science and engineering.


JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT MOBILITY publishes research papers and reports of practical experience. All articles should consider the practical application of the idea advanced through case studies, experiments, or systematic comparisons with other approaches already in practice. The journal is intended to stimulate awareness, appreciation and utilization of mobile platforms. Themes include: fundamentals of automation, robotics, distributed systems, navigation, sensors, mechatronics, biomechatronics, mobile computing, complexity, integration, inter-operability, dynamics, communication, effectiveness, ethics, automation, communication, transportation, control, vehicular electronics, electro-mechanical engineering, design methods, IT, recycling and safety.


JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT MOBILITY examines the wider implications of intelligent mobility. This means that papers can consider aspects such as organisational relevance, business value, cognitive implications, social implications and impact on individuals or communities. Interest extends from the basic science to technology applications with analytical, experimental and numerical studies.


JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT MOBILITY is open to case studies, experiments and purely theoretical papers. Research that uses quantitative methods (for example statistical surveys) will be suitable if it concerns intelligent mobility.


Only original manuscripts, published nowhere else before, can be accepted for publication.


JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT MOBILITY stands at the cross-roads of computing, physics, mechanics, engineering, design and materials sciences. The emphasis is placed on contributions that appear to be of permanent interest to research workers and engineers in the field. Papers that are merely illustrations of established principles and procedures, even though possibly containing new numerical or experimental data, will generally not be published.


JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT MOBILITY also publishes articles and features designed to be of a practical nature, as well as a substantial section reserved for research articles. Research articles are selected to reflect the most interesting and strategically important research and development activities from around the world that need to be permanently stored in the British Library, ensuring that research articles remain accessible to readers. All articles undergo double-blind peer review.


Coverage Includes:


          On-board intelligence.

          Robots and fundamentals of automation and robotics.

          Applied automatics.

          Mobile robot control.

          Distributed systems.

          Navigation and path planning.

          Mechatronics systems in robotics.

          Sensors and actuators.

          Data transmission.


          Mobile computing and information systems.

          Artificial Intelligence, Ambient Intelligence and mobile expert systems.

          The integration of software and/or hardware technologies.

          Human computer interaction, user interfaces and teleoperation.

          Powered wheelchairs.

          Walking, tracked, climbing and wheeled robots and vehicles.

          Research methodologies.

          Systems design and evaluation.

          Development and evaluation.

          Use of information technology and computers in mobile systems

          Mobile systems and engineering.

          Impact on society.



Manuscript requirements

No length limitations for contributions are set, but only concisely written papers are published. Brief articles are considered on the basis of technical merit.

As a guide:

  1. Articles should be between 2000 and 4000 words in length.
  2. A title must be provided.
  3. A brief autobiographical note should be supplied including:
    • Full name and affiliation
    • E-mail address
    • International contact details and brief professional biography.

NB This information should be provided on a separate sheet and authors should not be identified anywhere else in the article.

  1. Authors must supply an abstract to include: Purpose; Design/methodology/approach; Findings; Research limitations/implications; Practical implications; and Originality/value.

Maximum of 250 words in total.

  1. Please provide up to six keywords which encapsulate the principal topics of the paper.
  2. Categorize your paper under one of these classifications:
    • Research paper
    • Technical paper
    • Conceptual paper
    • Case study
  3. Headings must be short, with a clear indication of the distinction between the hierarchy of headings. The preferred format is for headings to be presented in bold format, with optional consecutive numbering.
  4. Notes or Endnotes should not be used.
  5. Each Figure (charts, diagrams, line drawings and photographic images) should be included within the article itself). Figures should be of clear quality, numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals, and may be supplied in colour.
       Figures should be within the MS Word document.
  6. Tables should be typed and included as part of the manuscript. They should not be submitted as graphic elements. Supply succinct and clear captions for all tables and figures. Ensure that any superscripts or asterisks are shown next to the relevant items and have corresponding explanations displayed as footnotes to the table or figure.
  7. References to other publications must be in Harvard style and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency. You should cite publications in the text: (Adams, 2006) using the first named author's name or (Adams and Brown, 2006) citing both names of two, or (Adams et al., 2006), when there are three or more authors. At the end of the paper a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied.


Submission of papers

Email papers to

[email protected]




Dr David Sanders


34, Mallory Crescent,


PO16 7QA