Informed Sampling for Asymptotically Optimal Path Planning (T-RO 2018)

Jonathan Gammell has had a journal paper on informed sampling from his Ph.D. accepted to IEEE T-RO. You can read an open-access version of it on arXiv.
J. D. Gammell, T. D. Barfoot, S. S. Srinivasa. “Informed sampling for asymptotically optimal path planning.” IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO), 34(4):966–984, Aug. 2018.