Special Issue "New Development of Smart Forestry: Machine and Automation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2023 | Viewed by 6911
Interests: forestry machine and its automation; forestry environment sensing and its information processing; computer vision; forest robot
Interests: forestry equipment and intelligent technology; phenotypic techniques for agricultural and forestry crops; forestry and agricultural robot
Forest sectors around the globe face critical challenges. The forestry workforce is diminishing and aging. Forest worker safety has been a continual issue for forest operations given the remote settings and natural conditions of forestry work sites. Notwithstanding the enormous efforts of academic researchers and industry, a general solution for restricting forest operation mechanization and its automatization remains to be found. Therefore, new strategies for collaborating with various engineering disciplines, such as mechanical, electrical, industrial and computer engineering, to develop new forestry machines and cognitive and control systems and automatic testing systems for precise and intelligent forest operations are urgently needed. This Special Issue aims to provide an overview of the most recent advances in the field of forest operation mechanization and its automatization. This Special Issue is aimed at providing selected contributions on advances in the design, development, and application of forestry machines and their automation, automatic testing systems, and forest robot to help to enhance work efficiency, protect the environment, and improve worker health and safety.
Potential topics include but are not limited to:
- Forestry chassis;
- Forestry machines and their automation;
- Automatic testing systems for precision data collection in forest;
- Forest robot;
- Artificial Intelligence in forest.
Prof. Dr. Jiangming Kan
Prof. Dr. Feng Kang
Prof. Dr. Liangkuan Zhu
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Forests 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 2600 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.
- forestry chassis
- harvesting and transportation machine
- forest cultivation machine
- picking robot
- automatic testing system
- autonomous robot
- computer vision
- artificial intelligence