[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] [3rd CFP] DARS 2016: 13th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (submission system now open)

Andreas Kolling a.kolling at sheffield.ac.uk
Tue Apr 26 08:15:09 PDT 2016

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Third Call for Papers

News: The submission system is now open at

DARS 2016
13th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems

November 7-9, 2016. Natural History Museum, London, UK


Vicon Motion Systems is a Platinum Sponsor of DARS 2016


Now in its 13th edition, DARS provides a forum for scientific advances in
the theory and practice of distributed autonomous robotic systems. It is a
highly selective, single-track meeting that is soliciting submissions
presenting significant, original, and previously unpublished research.

Distributed robotics is an interdisciplinary and rapidly growing area,
combining research in computer science, communication and control systems,
and electrical and mechanical engineering. Distributed robotic systems can
autonomously solve complex problems while operating in highly unstructured
real-world environments. They are expected to play a major role in
addressing future societal needs, for example, by improving environmental
impact assessment, food supply, transportation, manufacturing, security,
and emergency and rescue services. DARS 2016 will build upon past successes
and provide an exciting environment to present and discuss the latest
technologies, algorithms, system architectures, and applications. All
interested researchers and engineers are invited to take part in DARS 2016.

Previous editions of DARS took place in 1992, 1994, and 1996 in Japan
(Riken, Wako); Karlsruhe, Germany (1998); Knoxville, Tennessee, USA (2000);
Fukuoka, Japan (2002); Toulouse, France (2004); Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
(2006); Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan (2008); Lausanne, Switzerland (2010);
Baltimore, Maryland, USA (2012); and Daejeon, Korea (2014).


All accepted contributions will be included as full-length papers in the
Proceedings of DARS 2016. The proceedings will be published in the Springer
STAR series (Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics):


Nikolaus Correll - University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Vijay Kumar - University of Pennsylvania, USA
James Marshall - University of Sheffield, UK
Katia Sycara - Carnegie Mellon University, USA


Papers should be formatted according to the style files of Springer Tracts
in Advanced Robotics. The page limit is 12 pages. The submission system is
now open at
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ocs.springer.com_ocs_en_conference_submitpaperto_DARS2016&d=CwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=p_xC4l-YJ2KJvBrVseJYCk0oBptZlMh3Sz7C9WG1GVc&s=eksIBPbDMQ_x4u_LiXrcSLURiwDUoSmMoRkKbWj6mAY&e=  .

Papers are solicited in all areas of distributed autonomous robotics,
including, but not restricted 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.

Submission instructions are available on https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__dars2016.org&d=CwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=p_xC4l-YJ2KJvBrVseJYCk0oBptZlMh3Sz7C9WG1GVc&s=iW2rqTlVG17TGUj9-CRWoAvDkXKljNLp-fE6lIHTe3k&e=  .


  July 5, 2016 Paper Submission
  September 7, 2016 Author Notification
  September 21, 2016 Camera Ready Submission
  November 7-9, 2016 Conference


DARS is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Robotics and Automation
Society. If you wish to become a sponsor of, or exhibitor at, DARS 2016,
please visit https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__dars2016.org&d=CwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=p_xC4l-YJ2KJvBrVseJYCk0oBptZlMh3Sz7C9WG1GVc&s=iW2rqTlVG17TGUj9-CRWoAvDkXKljNLp-fE6lIHTe3k&e=  .


The following awards will be presented at the conference:
  - Best Paper Award (certificate and cash honorarium of USD 1000)
  - Best Application Paper Award (by IET Robotics & Mechatronics TPN)
  - Best Poster Award (by Springer)


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Advisory Committee
  Hajime Asama - University of Tokyo, Japan
  Tamio Arai - University of Tokyo, Japan
  Raja Chatila - UPMC, France
  Gregory S Chirikjian - Johns Hopkins University, USA
  Young-Jo Cho - ETRI, South Korea
  Nak Young Chong - JAIST, Japan
  Ruediger Dillmann - KIT, Germany
  Toshio Fukuda - Nagoya University, Japan
  Maria Gini - University of Minnesota, USA
  M Ani Hsieh - Drexel University, USA
  Alcherio Martinoli - EPFL, Switzerland
  Francesco Mondada - EPFL, Switzerland
  Lynne E Parker - University of Tennessee, USA

General Chair
  Roderich Gross - The University of Sheffield, UK

General Co-Chair
  Andreas Kolling - The University of Sheffield, UK

Technical Program Co-Chairs
  Spring M Berman - Arizona State University, USA
  Emilio Frazzoli - MIT, USA
  Alcherio Martinoli - EPFL, Switzerland
  Fumitoshi Matsuno - Kyoto University, Japan

Publication Chair
  Melvin Gauci - Harvard University, USA

Publicity Chair
  Sabine Hauert - University of Bristol, UK

Local Organization Team
  Louise A Caffrey - The University of Sheffield, UK
  Ana MacIntosh - The University of Sheffield, UK
  Stefan Trenkwalder - The University of Sheffield, UK

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