Welcome to DARS 2016!

DARS 2016 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selective, single-track meeting that will be soliciting submissions presenting significant, original, and previously unpublished research.

DARS 2016 will be held on the 6-9 November 2016 at the Natural History Museum in London, UK.

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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 provides 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 2016.

Important Dates

Paper submission: Jul 5, 2016 Jul 12, 2016, 23:59 PDT (extended, hard deadline)
Author notification: Sep 7, 2016
Camera ready submission: Sep 21, 2016 Sep 28, 2016, 23:59 PDT
Conference: Nov 6-9, 2016
Autonomous Robots special issue (submission deadline): Jan 15, 2017


Mar 9, 2018: Springer SPAR proceedings available online
Nov 9, 2016: award winners announced
Nov 4, 2016: venue access details added
Oct 31, 2016: Conference Booklet released
Oct 27, 2016: finalists for the Best Paper Award announced
Oct 15, 2016: information for press/media
Sep 27, 2016: full program published
Sep 6, 2016: list of accepted papers published (25.0% acceptance rate for oral presentations; 39.2% overall acceptance rate)
Sep 2, 2016: registration has opened
Jul 12, 2016: DARS received a record 120 submissions
Dec 7, 2015: first call for papers published
May 19, 2015: dars2016.org is online

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