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October, 1-5, 2018, Madrid, Spain

2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems

Towards a Robotic Society


Five Days of Powerful Activity

Madrid | 1-5 October 2018



We are honoured to host the 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2018) that will be held for the first time in Spain in the lively capital city of Madrid. It is the third largest city in the European Union and one of the oldest capitals in the world. It is a captivating city full of history, tradition, high class cuisine and rich day & night entertainment.

Under the motto of “Towards a Robotic Society”, we are preparing a full agenda from 1   to 5    October 2018 with the most recent and major advances in the field, accompanied by which might be the largest robotic exhibition in the history of IROS. The conference will cover all the R&D activities as Plenary & Keynote presentations, Technical ones in mixed oral/interactive format, Special sessions, Workshops & Tutorials, Forums, etc.


We would like you to enjoy not only the research side of the congress, but also the hospitality of Madrid and its citizens, its culture heritage in the unique art district of Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums, its fabulous gastronomy from typical tapas bar to world´s best restaurants and an endless nightlife offer. We are looking forward to seeing you at IROS 2018.

Welcome to IROS 2018! Welcome to Madrid!


  • January 21, 2019:

       Awards finalists and winners already published.

  • October 3, 2018:

       Today during the 16:00-16:30 coffee break there will be a KoreaTech LIMS2 robot demo at the IROSFan zone!!

  • October 2, 2018:

       A kind reminder for all presenters to arrive to the venue with anticipation.

       Apologies to authors affected by any delay, and THANKS to ALL for the incredible talks!!

  • October 1, 2018:

       Info on transportation card: activated on first use, pre-charged for 3 full days!

  • September 30, 2018:

       Find the most updated IROS 2018 timetable and rooms at PaperPlaza: Check it here!

  • September 28, 2018:
    IROS 2018 has an interactive web for the conference!

  • September 28, 2018:
    Errata: Click here to see a small number of changes from the Program published in PaperPlaza


  • September 25, 2018: 
    Check periodically the exhibitors job openings!


  • September 25, 2018: 
    Technical Tours are now published

  • July 6, 2018:
    Final Paper submission instructions already available


  • June 29, 2018:
    Call for late breaking results is now open


  • June 1, 2018:
    The program overview is already available

  • May 10, 2018: 
    All information about workshops and tutorials online.

  • May 7, 2018: 
    Special Call for Participation, organized by KUKA.


  • February 23, 2018: 
    Please note that the deadlines are with Pacific Standard Time (PST).

  • January 15, 2018: 
    Call for Papers and Calls for Workshops, Tutorials and Videos are now open.

  • December 1, 2017: 
    Calls for Special Sessions, Forums, Competitions, Industrial Activities and Entrepreneurship Activities are now open.


  • November 14, 2017: 
    IROS2018 fan Robotic Challenge is officially launched.

  • October 20, 2017: 
    IROS2018 official web site is launched.

Important Dates

Important Dates

Pacific Standard Time (PST)

January 21, 2018

Organized sessions/forums & robot competitions proposals deadline

February 9, 2018

Notification of acceptance for organized sessions/forums & robot competitions

February 24, 2018

Deadline for submission of RA-Letters with IROS option

March 1, 2018 *

Deadline for submission of full-length

papers & videos

* The deadline for videos accompaning the papers
(maximum 10Mb) is March 5th, 2018.

March 11, 2018

Deadline of proposals for tutorials & workshops

April 20, 2018

Notification of acceptance for tutorials & workshops

June 29, 2018

Notification of acceptance for papers & videos

July 29, 2018

Submission of final papers deadline

August 19, 2018

Late breaking results submission

Some submissions will be open December 1, 2017  

Submissions through Paper Plaza will be open January 15, 2018

Contact Us

Contact us


Sponsors and Exhibitors:


Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Avda. Universidad, 30. 28911 Leganés, Spain


  • Nota de prensa de clausura - Spanish (Download)

Contact for Press: Scienseed (IROS 2018 Press Office) email:


Media accreditation:

In order to complete the media accreditation process we should receive the information detailed below. All information must be as it appears in the passport or other official photo identification document which the participant intends to present at the registration desk.

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