5th International Symposium on 
Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems

Call for Papers


Related Event: IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics(SMC), October 8-11, 2000, Nashville, Tennessee, USA (http://mot.vuse.vanderbilt.edu/smc2000)

The Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems deals with new strategies to realize complex, modular, robust, and fault-tolerant robotic systems. Technologies, algorithms, and system architectures for distributed autonomous robotic systems will be presented and discussed during the symposium. All interested researchers and engineers are invited to participate in DARS 2000.

The International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems successfully took place in 1992, 1994, and 1996 in Japan at RIKEN, Wako, and in 1998 at the University of Karlsruhe,  Germany. In 2000, Oak Ridge National Laboratory will host DARS 2000 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. Knoxville is in scenic East Tennessee, with easy access to the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A tour of the robotics facilities at nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory will be arranged as part of DARS 2000.

DARS 2000 is being sponsored by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and co-sponsored (under request) by IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ), Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME), and the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan (SICE).

General Co-Chairs:

Prof. George Bekey, University of Southern California, USA
Dr. Jacob Barhen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Full paper submission:  Feb. 29, 2000
Notification of Acceptance:  April 14, 2000
Camera-ready Manuscript:  May 31, 2000

Papers and Correspondence should be sent to:

Dr. Lynne E. Parker
DARS 2000
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O. Box 2008
Bethel Valley Road, Building 6010, Room 213
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6355 USA
Phone: +1-865-241-4959
Fax: +1-865-574-0405
Email:  ParkerLE@ornl.gov

Topics of interest include:

-- Distributed Robotic Systems
-- Cooperation of Multiple Robots
-- Group Behaviors
-- Coordinated Control
-- Distributed Planning
-- Distributed Sensing/Sensor Fusion
-- Distributed Problem solving
-- Cellular Robotics
-- Self-Organizing Robotic Systems
-- Collective/Swarm Intelligence
-- Decentralized Autonomous Systems
-- Shared Autonomy
-- Bio-Robotics

 Selected papers will be included in the proceedings of DARS 2000, which will be published as a monograph entitled "Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems 4", by Springer-Verlag.


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