CFP of the 10th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotics Systems

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.

DARS 2010 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); and Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan (2008).

DARS 2010 will be held on the campus of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.

Accepted papers will be included in the Proceedings of DARS 2010, which will be published, for the first time, as a volume of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics Series. A selection of the best papers from DARS 2010 will be published as part of a special issue of Autonomous Robots (details forthcoming).

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 un 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.

PDF version of the call for papers