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Late Breaking Results Poster Session

IROS this year brings back the Late Breaking Results Poster Sessions, in poster format, in which researchers have an opportunity to present recent results and work-in-progress.

This component of the conference technical program is intended to reach out to the broader robotics research community. The submissions are not peer-reviewed, and do not count as publications. Indeed, this session is ideal for researchers to get feedback on their work prior to submitting it for formal publication.

Prospective poster presenters should submit a 1-page abstract by August 19 through the PaperPlaza system:

We believe that Late Breaking Results Poster Sessions will be a great addition to IROS and we strongly encourage you to submit your interesting new work to these sessions. Accepted abstracts will not be included in the conference proceedings, and they will not be submitted to IEEE for inclusion in the Xplore database. See the FAQ below for more information.



July 1, 2018

Submission is open

Aug 19, 2018

Deadline for Submissions of Late Breaking Results (abstracts)

Sep 3, 2018

Notification of acceptance

Submission Guidelines

Language: English

Paper size: US letter

Format: two-column IEEE journal

Abstract length: one (1) page

File format: PDF

Abstract templates: LateX template and MS Word template


To submit, please visit the IROS 2018 page in the PaperPlaza system at

Frequently Asked Questions


What's the Late breaking results Poster Session about? 

This session is to allow as many people as possible to share their work at IROS. Abstracts are reviewed for basic quality only, and are not held to the same standards as full papers.

What's the poster conference format? 

Poster sessions will run at the coffee breaks morning and afternoon. Bring your paper poster (up to DIN A0 size, portrait orientation) and put it on your board at the allocated time, and talk to your colleagues about your work over refreshments.

How many authors of each accepted abstract present the poster at IROS?

At least one of the authors of each accepted poster is expected to be present at the poster during the entire session.


Does the presenter/s (author/s) need to register to the conference?

Yes. You need to register to the Conference as any other attendees, via “Without paper”.


What are the criteria for accepting abstract-only submissions?

The abstract should describe robotics research or applications that will be of interest to the IROS audience. Abstracts are not formally peer-reviewed but normal standards of academic integrity and presentation apply. References should be given to prior work. Applications papers, including projects in education are welcome.

I had a paper rejected from IROS or another conference or journal. Can I submit an abstract based on that paper? 


I had a paper accepted to IROS or another conference or journal. Can I submit an abstract based on that paper? 

Yes. The abstract document itself must be unique and not reproduced elsewhere. 

Can I submit an abstract on work in progress? 

Yes. If you are proud of your work so far, and your ideas will be of interest to the IROS audience. Abstracts can be somewhat speculative. 


For additional information, please contact IROS 2018 Program Chair at

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