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Call for Forums

IROS 2018 is willing to host several forums in order to exchange innovative ideas, points of view and discuss issues around different approaches on robotics and related fields. We are particularly interested in forums that discuss non-technical societal issues of robotics such as robotic society, robo-ethics, new jobs and employment, regulations, citizens, culture, etc.  We are open to different proposals and themes that may be of broad interest for IROS 2018 attendees.


All deadlines are 23:59 PST

Jan 21, 2018

Forums submission deadline

Feb 09, 2018

Notification of acceptance

Oct 1-5, 2018


How to write a proposal for a Forum

Proposals for forums should include:

  • A proposed title for the Forum.

  • A brief 3-4 paragraph summary for the session explaining the goal of the Forum and the themes to be discussed.

  • A proposed format for the Forum (time, presenters…).

  • A list of presenters with names, a short biography and topic.

Prospective organizers are invited to submit their "Forum Proposals" to to be revised by the General Chairs. Proposals with significant overlap will possibly be merged.


Carlos Balaguer – U Carlos III Madrid

Hajime Asama - U Tokyo

Danica Kragic - KTH, Stockholm

Kevin Lynch - Northwestern U, Chicago

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