Publishing in International Journal of Automation Technology
Automation technology is created by integrating mechanical design, dynamics, control, sensors, actuators, electronics and real time software engineering knowledge into a single system. While there are a number of journals which focus on the individual subjects, a sole journal like IJAT which presents the integration of disciplines to create automation products has been missing.
Although automation covers rather a large spectrum, we encourage the authors to submit their articles with the details of technology integration. While mathematical details of a position control of a single axis machine may be more suitable to be presented in a pure control journal, the integration of mechanical drives, motors, sensors, control law, trajectory generation and real time software modules constitutes an excellent example for an automation technology. Similarly, while an image processing algorithm would be narrow, integration of image processing, timing, coordination with moving machinery, hardware and software lay out describes an automation technology.
The aim of the journal is to bring theory, design and integration together which leads to the creation of a novel automation technology. The journal is expected to be a key resource for automation engineers in industry and academia while disseminating archival academic knowledge to the society.