[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP (May 15): DARS 2018 Int'l Symp. on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems

Ted Pavlic tpavlic at asu.edu
Sun Apr 29 11:19:13 PDT 2018

*** CALL FOR PAPERS – DARS 2018 (upcoming deadline -- May 15) ***

October 15–17, 2018
University of Colorado at Boulder, USA

Paper submission: May 15, 2018, 11.59pm Pacific Time
Author Notification: July 30, 2018
Camera ready submission: September 1, 2018
Conference dates: October 15–17, 2018

Now in its 14th edition, the International Symposium on Distributed
Autonomous Robotic Systems (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presenting significant, original, and previously unpublished research.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 2018 will build upon past successes
and provide an exciting environment for researchers to present and discuss
the latest technologies, algorithms, system architectures, and
applications. All interested researchers and engineers are invited to take
part in DARS 2018.

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.

Please submit your paper using https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__cmt3.research.microsoft.com_DARS2018&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=DajF9vrsigNB9ufwQERuDEax03MbaSXzPVYcKd1wwNU&s=HD2i2qRWc_ICsCpqqWMluF3-K6d0IgpH0iCazdCOLkA&e=

Papers should be formatted according to the style files of Springer
Proceedings in Advanced Robotics (SPAR). The page limit is 12 pages.

All accepted contributions will be included as full-length papers in the
Proceedings of DARS 2018. The proceedings will likely be published in the
Springer SPAR series (Springer Proceedings in Advanced Robotics).

DARS 2018 provides four sponsor packages: platinum, gold, silver, and
bronze. Sponsors currently include the University of Colorado at Boulder
(gold), UC-Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science (silver),
Modular Robotics (silver), and Robotic Materials (bronze).

If you wish to become a sponsor of, or exhibitor at, DARS 2018, please visit
 https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__dars2018.org_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=DajF9vrsigNB9ufwQERuDEax03MbaSXzPVYcKd1wwNU&s=yUuqM-1LoVkEVk4oNudUW9WEzSRhiVlFKhzjekOT7B0&e= or contact industry chair Christoffer Heckman (
christoffer.heckman at colorado.edu) for more information.

General Chair: Nikolaus Correll (University of Colorado at Boulder)
General Co-Chair: Mac Schwager (Stanford University)

Technical Program Co-Chairs:
Marco Dorigo (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Vijay Kumar (University of Pennsylvania),
Fumitoshi Matsuno (Kyoto University),
Katia Sycara (Carnegie Mellon University)

Publication Chair: Michael Otte (University of Maryland)
Publicity Chair: Ted Pavlic (Arizona State University)
Industry Chair: Christoffer Heckman (University of Colorado at Boulder)
Award Chair: Dylan Shell (Texas A&M University)

Advisory Committee:
Hajime Asama (University of Tokyo), Marcelo H. Ang (National University of
Singapore), Tamio Arai (University of Tokyo), Raja Chatila (UPMC), Gregory S
Chirikjian (Johns Hopkins University), Young-Jo Cho (ETRI), Nak Young Chong
(JAIST), Nikolaus Correll (University of Colorado Boulder), Rüdiger Dillmann
(KIT), Toshio Fukuda (Nagoya University), Maria Gini (University of
Minnesota), M Ani Hsieh (University of Pennsylvania), Alcherio Martinoli
(EPFL), Francesco Mondada (EPFL), Lynne E Parker (University of Tennessee)

See https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__dars2018.org_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=DajF9vrsigNB9ufwQERuDEax03MbaSXzPVYcKd1wwNU&s=yUuqM-1LoVkEVk4oNudUW9WEzSRhiVlFKhzjekOT7B0&e= for more information about the Program Committee.

Theodore (Ted) P. Pavlic <tpavlic at asu.edu>, Asst Prof., Arizona State
School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering
School of Sustainability
Office: BYENG 314, Phone: +1-480-965-2899, Fax: +1-480-965-2751
USPS: ASU - CIDSE, P.O. Box 878809, Room 553, Tempe, AZ  85287-8809

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