The 15th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems 2020

The 4th International Symposium on Swarm Behavior and Bio-Inspired Robotics 2020

November 24–27, 2020

Kyoto, Japan

DARS/SWARM2020

IMPORTANT Notification

Thank you for your contribution to DARS/SWARM2020 in Kyoto. Core members of the Executive committee and PC committee have discussed the best way to organize DARS/SWARM2020 in Kyoto deeply. The situation of COVID-19 does not get better. We decided to postpone the DARS/SWARM joint symposium for ONE year (or TWO years). The details of DARS/SWARM2021(2020) in Kyoto are not determined yet. When details have been decided, we will upload them on the HP of DARS/SWARM joint symposium in Kyoto.

We look forward to seeing you in Kyoto. We really hope that you, your family, your colleagues and everyone are safe and in good health.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • May 1, 2020: Submission of full / short papers
  • June 1, 2020: Submission of full / short papers
  • July 31, 2020: Notification of acceptance
  • August 24, 2020: Notification of acceptance
  • September 24, 2020: Camera-ready submission & Fee payment deadline
  • September 24, 2020: Submission abstracts
  • November 24-27, 2020: Symposium

SCOPE

Living things that survive natural selection have beautiful skills and intelligent behavior. A swarm can perform many functions that its component individuals cannot possibly accomplish alone. It is able not only to adapt to the environment, but also to construct a suitable environment for its own advantage. The constructive understanding of intelligence of living things is a very interesting approach from the point of view of biology and engineering. The aim of this joint symposium DARS/SWARM2020 is the construction of a bridge between biologists and engineers who are interested in the intelligence of living things and the creation of a new academic field by integrating biology and engineering. This joint symposium will focus on the biological and engineering approaches for understanding swarm behavior, biologically-inspired robotics and distributed autonomous robotic systems. All aspects of swarm behavior and bio-inspired robotics are welcome, including - but not limited to - the following topics:

Biology

  • Social insect
  • Evolution cooperation
  • Ethology
  • Social physiology
  • Adaptation
  • Self-organization
  • Sociometry
  • Phase polyphenism
  • Quorum sensing
  • Biomechanics

Engineering

  • Swarm intelligence
  • Swarm robotics
  • Biomimetics
  • Bio-inspired robotics
  • Multi-agent system
  • Walking robots
  • Modular robotics
  • Decentralized control
  • Distributed system