[robotics-worldwide] DARS 2006 deadline firm

Richard Voyles voyles at cs.umn.edu
Tue Jan 10 09:19:39 PST 2006

Please respect the final submission deadline, as posted (January 22,
2006). Due to a very tight review timeline, we will not be extending the
submission deadline for DARS. In the recent past, DARS proceedings were
finalized after the conference. This year, we are trying to print
final proceedings before the conference, adding additional burdens from
the publisher. Please plan accordingly.

We look forward to your participation and welcome you to Minneapolis!

(An electronic submission link will be added to the webpage shortly.)

                  8th International Symposium on
                       *** DARS 2006 ***

               Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
                        July 12-14, 2006

	                dars06 at cs.umn.edu

          Full paper submission: January 22, 2006
          Notification of Acceptance: February 27, 2006
          Camera-ready Manuscript: March 15, 2006

The goal of the Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems
is to exchange and stimulate research ideas to realize advanced
distributed robotic systems.  Technologies, algorithms, and system
architectures will be presented and discussed during the symposium.
Accepted papers will be included in the Proceedings of DARS 2006,
which will be published as a monograph by Springer-Verlag.

DARS 2006 will build upon past successes and provide an exciting
environment for researchers to present and discuss their novel
theoretical results, implementations, and applications.  DARS
successfully took place in 1992, 1994, and 1996 in Japan (Riken,
Wako), in 1998 in Germany (Karlsruhe), in 2000 in USA (Knoxville,
Tennessee), in 2002 at Fukuoka (Japan), and in 2004 at LAAS,
Toulouse, France.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Architectures for teams of robots
Biologically inspired systems
Cooperation of multiple robots
Control issues is multi-robot systems
Distributed/cooperative perception
Distributed decision making
Distributed planning
Distributed task execution
Distributed robotic systems
Human and robot interaction
Learning and adaptation in teams of robots
Multi-robot applications in exploration, search and rescue, service, etc
Multi-robot motion coordination
Performance metrics for robot teams
Robot societies
Self-organizing robotic systems
Sensor networks
Swarm robotics

Paper Submission

Submit papers of not over 10 pages by January 22, 2006 electronically

Conference Advisory Committee

Tamio Arai, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Hajime Asama, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Raja Chatila, LAAS, Toulouse, France
Ruediger Dillmann, University of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
Toshio Fukuda, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
Lynne Parker,  University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

We warmly welcome all representatives from industry, government, and
academia to participate to DARS 2006.

Maria Gini                      Richard Voyles
DARS 2006 Chair                 Program Chair

 Richard Voyles         | Computer Science
 voyles at cs.umn.edu      | University of Minnesota
 phone: (612) 624-8306  | 200 Union Street S.E.
   fax: (612) 625-0572  | Minneapolis, MN  55455-0159

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