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


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.


  • 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


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:


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


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