[robotics-worldwide] DARS Submission Deadline Extended: June 1

Gregory S Chirikjian gchirik1 at jhu.edu
Mon May 21 05:24:42 PDT 2012

This is the official announcement for the 2012 International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems
(www.dars2012.com) which will be held November 8-11, 2012, Baltimore MD, USA.

The goal of the Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems is to
exchange and stimulate research ideas to realize advanced distributed robotic
systems. Distributed robotics is a rapidly growing, interdisciplinary
research area lying at the intersection of computer science, communication
and control systems, and electrical and mechanical engineering. Technologies,
algorithms, system architectures, and applications will be presented and
discussed during the symposium.

   Important Dates:
   Submission of full-length papers:  June 1 - 11:59pm EST
   Notification of paper acceptance:  July 15 - 11:59pm EST
   Early registration:                        June 1 - August 15
   Registration full fees:                   August 16 - November 5

   Topics include but are not limited to:
     * Architectures for teams of robots
     * Self-organizing and self-assembling robotic systems
     * Swarm robotic systems
     * Hybrid symbiotic teams (humans and robots, animals and robots)
     * Learning and adaptation in teams of robots
     * Modular robotics
     * Localization and navigation in multi-robot systems
     * Multi-robot and multi-vehicle motion coordination
     * Distributed cooperative perception
     * Distributed cooperative action
     * Distributed control and planning
     * Control issues in multi-robot systems
     * Performance metrics for robot teams
     * Distributed decision making
     * Distributed task allocation and execution
     * Sensor and actuator networks
     * Networking issues in multi-robot systems
     * Wireless and robotic sensor networks
     * Multi-robot applications in exploration, inspection, coverage,
       search and rescue, service, environmental monitoring, etc.

DARS 2012 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). Successive editions happened in
Karlsruhe, Germany (1998); Knoxville, Tennessee, USA (2000); Fukuoka, Japan
(2002); Toulouse, France(2004); Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (2006); Tsukuba,
Ibaraki, Japan (2008) and Lausanne, Switzerland (2010).

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