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Call for Papers


Robotics will change our lives in the near future by creating new human-robot relationships which will lead to a new robotics society. This year theme Towards a Robotic Society is focusing on advanced technological innovations (human-robot interaction, humanoids, social robots, autonomous systems, intelligent perception), as well as on social aspects (legal issues, regulations, robotics ethics, human-robot co-existence, employment).


Under the theme of Towards a Robotic Society, prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality papers and videos presenting original results falling under the theme, as well as in all areas of intelligent robot components, systems, and applications. The technical sessions for papers & video presentations will have joint oral/interactive format. Best Conference Papers and Best Student Papers will be awarded.

Papers should be six pages in length, with up to two extra pages at the cost of 160€ per extra page. A short video (1 minute maximum) can also be sent later on, attached to your paper.

All papers are reviewed using a blind review process: authors declare their names and affiliations in the manuscript for the reviewers to see, but reviewers do not know each other's identities, nor do the authors receive information about who has reviewed their manuscript.  Best paper awards in various categories as detailed on official IROS website will be selected.

IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L) with IROS Option will be launched at IROS 2018. Information about paper submission to RA-L with IROS Option can be found at Papers accepted by RA-L with IROS Option will be presented at the conference and published in RA Letters.

Download the IROS 2018 Call for Papers


All papers must be written in English and submitted electronically in PDF format via PaperPlaza. Papers submitted to IROS 2018 undergo a peer-review process. Manuscripts will be reviewed by at least two reviewers, who will give detailed comments and — if the submission gets accepted — the authors submit a revised ("camera-ready") version that takes into account this feedback. The review process is managed by the IROS Conference Paper Review Board (CPRB).

In order to submit a regular paper to IROS 2018, please follow the customary electronic submission process via PaperPlaza. In a nutshell, you are going to submit a PDF that has to conform to the manuscript preparation guidelines. In particular, you should use the provided templates –see support for LaTeX and MS Word- and check the PDF for compliance within Paperplaza. The file size is limited to 6MB. Prior to the submission, the PDF file should be checked for PDF Xpress compliance.

In addition, you can submit a short single video along with your manuscript, for instance to demonstrate your experimental results. Authors are encouraged to do so. Use one of the following formats: mpg, mpeg or mp4. The resolution can be chosen freely. The file size is limited to 10MB, and one minute length.

Camera-ready papers (for accepted papers) are expected to be six pages long, but you can have up to eight pages if you pay a surcharge of 160€ per extra page. It is generally a good idea to respect these page limits at the time of initial submission. When you upload the camera-ready version of an accepted paper, you will also have to provide a short summary that will serve to compile the conference digest. Further details about this will be posted here once the review process is underway.


Content of any submissions should be original and must not be submitted for consideration in any other conferences or journals. Submissions will be checked against (self-) plagiarism using the iThenticate tool provided by IEEE. Possible violations will be reported to IEEE for further investigation.


All deadlines are 23:59 PST

Mar 1, 2018 *

Full-length papers & videos submission deadline

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

Jun 29, 2018

Notification of acceptance for papers, videos & RA-Letters with IROS option

Jul 29, 2018

Final paper submission

Oct 2-4, 2018

Technical sessions



Paper preparation guidelines:

Templates: LaTeX and MS Word

For technical assistance with PaperPlaza, please contact the Technical Support:

For additional information on paper submissions, please contact the Program Chair and Co-Chairs:

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