The 2nd International Symposium on Formation Control and Multi-Agent Systems will be held at the University of Sheffield, UK, June 9-10, 2018. This symposium aims to create a forum for scientists and engineers throughout the world to present their latest research findings and encourage discussions on formation control and multi-agent systems.

Topic of the Year:
20 Years of Multi-Agent Formation Control —— The Future of Formation Control

Formation control of multi-agent systems has received tremendous research attention in the past 20 years due to their potential across many application domains. The goal of formation control is to control each agent using information obtained from neighboring agents such that the entire team of agents forms a desired spatial geometric pattern. While the notion of a formation as a geometric pattern has a natural meaning for robotic systems, it may also correspond to more abstract configurations for the system state of a team of agents. Despite the study in the past 20 years, it remains challenging to solve many formation control tasks subject to real-world constraints on agent dynamics, sensing and communication abilities, and interaction topologies. This symposium will provide a forum for top researchers in the area on formation control all over the world to review the past and the future studies on multi-agent formation control.

Every delegate may give a talk on any topic in the broad area of formation control or coordination of multi-robot systems. The time duration of each talk may vary depending on the nature and number of talks. The final program will be announced one month before the symposium. Paper submissions are not required.