The Eigthteenth International Conference on System of Systems Engineering (SoSE) with its vast ramifications in numerous engineering fields such as control, computing, communication, information technology and in applications such manufacturing, defense, national security, aerospace, aeronautics, energy, environment, healthcare, and transportation. The conference theme is “AI and Autonomous Robotics in System of Systems”. Nowadays, autonomous robotic systems are increasingly used in complex environments such as: industry 4.0, military, medical, agriculture, space,…, not only by their monolithic configuration but also with its cooperative behavior. These engineering systems are generally heterogeneous and independent at both managerial and operational levels. They can coexist and cooperate in order to achieve objectives that one robotic system cannot achieve alone. They are geographically dispersed with only an information exchange, with a time or dimension evolutions.