[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for participation: DARS 2016 (13th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems) - Nov. 6-9 - London

Sabine Hauert sabine.hauert at bristol.ac.uk
Wed Sep 14 16:13:56 PDT 2016

*** Apologies if you have received this call for participation more than once  ***

13th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems
November 6-9, 2016. Natural History Museum, London, UK

We warmly invite you to participate in DARS 2016. Now in its 13th edition, DARS provides a forum for scientific advances in the theory and practice of distributed autonomous robotic systems. 

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. The single-track symposium features a strong technical program, international keynote speakers, a welcome reception in a beautiful Victorian townhouse, a banquet offering finest Polish cuisine, and ample opportunity to network.

Fittingly, DARS 2016 will be located in the famed Natural History Museum in London, a powerhouse of scientific enquiry and a voice of authority on the natural world. Its central location in London will give you the opportunity to explore the fabulous Kensington neighborhood, and provide easy access to the wider London area.

Registration for DARS 2016 is now open: 

Early registration deadline: 22 September
Normal registration deadline: 8 October (subject to availability)

Special rates have been reserved for DARS participants at some hotels and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis:

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

The technical program, including all accepted papers, can be found here:

DARS 2016 is above all a social event for the advancement of knowledge in distributed autonomous robotic systems. Social events will include a welcome reception, poster & lunch sessions, a banquet and the presentation of the awards:

DARS is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. Vicon Motion Systems is a Platinum Sponsor of DARS 2016. 

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=DQIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=vZ_XczuTGtBgJjo1ka_5dqbMVUAf0wAVtgvBLpLo1y8&s=zB1ffVxkPvQF8ECxoQRCFfzrDFSJrgaDg2Sw6-h3e3w&e=  .

Follow us on social media for all the latest updates.
Facebook: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.facebook.com_DARSSymposium&d=DQIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=vZ_XczuTGtBgJjo1ka_5dqbMVUAf0wAVtgvBLpLo1y8&s=DdMcWc2QBvzb5Yauk2Fo6ia4AutMHehwar_IdA4Wfdo&e=  
Twitter: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__twitter.com_DARS2016&d=DQIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=vZ_XczuTGtBgJjo1ka_5dqbMVUAf0wAVtgvBLpLo1y8&s=2snWFq8iJDggp1mVL6nTE7DtAEHjNMgsaK1xYOGHpqE&e=  
Google+: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__plus.google.com_104027908184261516130&d=DQIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=vZ_XczuTGtBgJjo1ka_5dqbMVUAf0wAVtgvBLpLo1y8&s=cyxylCUyqsQiO-aGLhkWAPSZScMhW5VHxRUlZxF3zqk&e= 

More information at

Advisory Committee
 Hajime Asama - University of Tokyo, Japan
 Marcelo H Ang - National University of Singapore
 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
 Nikolaus Correll - University of Colorado Boulder, USA
 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

More information about the robotics-worldwide mailing list