5th International Symposium
Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems
DARS 2000 Instructions for Authors
for Final, Camera-Ready Papers
Papers published in DARS 2000 must be original, previously unpublished
work. The following format must be used for the final, camera-ready
papers. Please note that
the conference proceedings will be published in a monolithic book-form
and the publisher has very strict requirements on the appearance
of the papers in the proceedings.
Thus, papers not meeting this format might not be published in DARS 2000.
Camera-ready LaTex2e style files and an example paper are available
here. (These are slightly revised from the original
submission format, to omit the
running head and page numbers.)
Note that all accepted papers must be presented by an author at the
symposium. Early registration (by May 31, 2000)
is REQUIRED for the presenting author.
- An electronic version (or pointer thereto) and TWO hard
copies of each camera-ready paper
should be sent (to arrive by May 31, 2000 -- hard deadline, no extensions)
Dr. Lynne E. Parker
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O. Box 2008
Bethel Valley Road, Building 6010, Room 213
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6355 USA
An electronic version of your camera-ready paper
must be made available by May 31, 2000. It must be in either MS Word or
Latex format, with postscript figures. (If these formats are a hardship
for you, please inform us in advance.) If needed, use
standard compression and encoding utilities.
You can either email the electronic version as a mail attachment
or email a pointer to an ftp site where the paper
can be downloaded. Emails should be directed to ParkerLE@ornl.gov.
Please include instructions indicating the contents
of all files. In your email, the subject line should include your assigned
- Since the official conference language is English, the paper
must be written in English. Please also have a native speaker read your
paper to improve your language's quality.
- The paper should not exceed 10 pages including illustrations and
- The paper should omit page numbers and running headers/footers.
- The first page of the paper should include the paper
title, the authors' names, their affiliations, their email addresses,
an abstract of the paper
(within 250 words) and key words (up to 5).
- Typing area: 189mm height x 117mm width. (This will be the
actual published size.)
- The text should be typed with single line spacing in a
single column format. Double line spacing is required between paragraphs.
Every new paragraph should begin at the left guideline (i.e., indentation is not
- The size 10pt Times Roman should be used for your document.
- Use only white paper with at least a 600dpi laser printer
strong envelope for mailing. If no printer is available please
contact us for further information.
- Due to the expense, no color illustrations or highlighting can be
accommodated. Please prepare your paper for gray-scale publication only.
- Title: Start in the upper left corner with the title of the manuscript.
Leave two line spaces under the title of the manuscript, then type on one line
the full name(s) of the author(s) including initial(s).
Leave one line space and type the address(es) and email address(es).
- Headings: Start at the left guideline of the typing area. Use
capitals for the initial letters only. Leave two line spaces above and one
line below the headings.
- Figures: All photographs, graphs, and diagrams are referred to as
figures and should be numbered consecutively throughout. Graphs and line
drawings should be mounted directly in the text. Each figure
should be briefly and clearly described in legends. Figure legends should
be typed in the form "Fig. 1" below the figure, in single spacing,
each new line beginning at the left guideline of the typing area. Provide
two line spaces above the figure, one line space between the figure and the
legend, and two line spaces between the legend and the text. Only at the
beginning of a sentence in the text should the word "Figure" be spelled out.
- References: Cite references in the text by numbers in square bracket,
e.g., . In the reference section, references should be listed in the
order in which they are first cited in the text. The references should be typed
in single spacing according to the following formats:
1. B.S. Dhillon. (1991) Robot Reliability and Safety. Springer-Verlag,
- Edited books:
2. H. Asama, Y. Ishida, A. Matsumoto. (1989) Design of an Autonomous and Distributed
Robot System, Proceedings of 1989 IEEE/RSJ Int. Workshop Intel. Robots
and Systems, 283-290.
- Journal papers:
3. H. Asama, K. Ozaki, A. Matsumoto, Y. Ishida, I Endo. (1992) Development of
Task Assignment System Using Communication for Multiple Autonomous Robots.
Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, 4, 122-127.
Camera-ready Manuscript Due: May 31, 2000
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