MARSS, the annual International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales, will be held for the first time from 18 to 22 July, 2016 in Paris, France. This new conference has the ambition to provide the major forum for cross-disciplinary R&D communities to discuss current activities and new results in all areas related to manipulation and automation (including measurement and characterization) at micro and nano scales, and in all kinds of small scale robots and their applications.