Mental processes in machines and artificial intelligence in video games are just some of the topics that will be covered by six new journals coming out in 2009.
The quarterly IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development will cover the new field, which studies the way humans and robots learn and develop thought processes, known in machines as artificial intelligence. Autonomous mental development combines the disciplines of computational intelligence, cognitive science, neuroscience, and robotics. Sponsored by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, the journal will focus on the computational modeling of perceptual, cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and other capabilities that are exhibited by humans, animals, and machines.
This society will also sponsor IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games. This quarterly will publish papers on how artificial intelligence is applied to human-computer interactions in mathematical and video games.
IEEE Embedded Systems Letters, sponsored by the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation, will cover such topics as embedded hardware design, design automation, performance and benchmarking, memory subsystems, and other optimization targets. The quarterly journal will also include articles on specialized compilers and synthesizers, verification, validation, testing, and generating software development kits. The IEEE Communication Society and the IEEE Lasers & Electro Optics Society (LEOS) are partnering with the Optical Society of America to produce the IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking. The publication will address network architectures, performance, protocols, and algorithms as well as complex system issues in optical networking. Other topics include optical network architectures, signal and routing algorithms, and wavelength routing. The journal is expected to be published six times in 2009, nine times in 2010, and monthly thereafter.
IEEE LEOS will also sponsor the IEEE Photonics Journal. This online-only publication will present peer-reviewed research in all areas of photonics, including biophotonics, engineered photonic structures, nanophotonics, optical data storage, optical sensors, and photonics materials. The bimonthly will be a public-access journal in which authors can choose to pay a fee to make their papers available to the public for free.
The IEEE Solid-State Circuits Magazine, formerly IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society’s quarterly newsletter, will include more educational material. The magazine will publish tutorials, special-interest pieces, bibliographies, and distillations of cutting-edge work from the society’s scholarly publications and technical conference papers.
All six publications will be available through the IEEE Xplore digital library, from various online collections, and by individual subscription.