[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Papers: International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS 2014)

Fulvio Mastrogiovanni fulvio.mastrogiovanni at unige.it
Wed Mar 19 03:10:46 PDT 2014

Call for Papers

International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS 
November 2-5, 2014, Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon, Korea

The goal of the Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems is to
exchange and stimulate research ideas to realize advanced distributed 
systems. Distributed robotics is a rapidly growing, interdisciplinary 
area lying at the intersection of computer science, communication and 
systems, and electrical and mechanical engineering. Technologies, 
system architectures, and applications will be presented and discussed 
a single-track, 3-days symposium. DARS 2014 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, 
USA (2000); Fukuoka, Japan (2002); Toulouse, France(2004); Minneapolis, 
USA (2006); Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan (2008); Lausanne, Switzerland(2010);
Baltimore, Maryland, USA(2012).

** Important Dates

May 30, 2014: Submission of full-length regular papers
August 10, 2014: Notification of regular paper acceptance
August 11 ~ September 30, 2014: Early registration
August 31, 2014: Submission of work-in-progress papers (for poster 
September 30, 2014: Notification of work-in-progress paper acceptance
October 10, 2014: Submission of final ‘camera-ready’ papers for conference

** 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
- 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.

** Paper Submission

All accepted regular papers (both oral and poster presentations) will be 
in the Proceedings of DARS 2014, Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems 
- The 12th
International Symposium, which will be published as a volume of the 
Springer Tracts
in Advanced Robotics (STAR) Series. Please be advised that 
work-in-progress papers
(poster presentation only) are not included in this STAR volume.

To have more information, please refer to the DARS website at

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