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ICRA

                         

 

The 40th IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2023) will take place at ExCeL London, from 29 May to 2 June 2023.

Being the flagship conference of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, ICRA will bring together the world's top researchers and leading companies to share ideas and advances in Robotics and Automation. The conference will include plenary sessions, contributed paper sessions, workshops and tutorial sessions, forums, videos, exhibitions, and robot competitions.

Important message for authors who require a cc by licence (such as researchers funded by UKRI) 

Please note that some authors (such as those funded by UKRI) require a cc by open access licence for their papers. If you require a CC BY licence for your paper, please follow the guidelines described under option 2 on the following website: https://open.ieee.org/ieee-compliance-with-ukri/

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

Contributed Papers

Paper Submission:

Submission is now open!

Papers to ICRA 2023 can be submitted on the Paperplaza Portal. The page limit is 6 pages for the paper (text, figures, tables, acknowledgement, etc.) + any number of pages for the bibliography/references. Papers exceeding the (6+n) page limit at the time of submission will be returned without review.

All papers must be submitted in PDF and must follow the ICRA double column format. Templates are available here. We strongly encourage authors to submit a video clip to complement the paper submission. 

Important message for authors who require a cc by licence (such as researchers funded by UKRI) 

Please note that some authors (such as those funded by UKRI) require a cc by open access licence for their papers. If you require a CC BY licence for your paper, please follow the guidelines described under option 2 on the following website: https://open.ieee.org/ieee-compliance-with-ukri/

Submission of accompanying videos:

Accompanying videos can be submitted during the following two periods:

  • 5 August until 10 September 2022, and
  • 17 September until 23 September 2022.

(Video uploads will be unavailable between 11 September and 16 September 2022, to allow the unhindered uploading/updating of the PDF manuscripts of contributed papers during that period)

Detailed Video submission guidelines for contributed ICRA papers:

  • File size: up to 20MB
  • Format (only one of the following should be used): mpeg, mp4, mpg
  • Maximum duration: 180 sec.
  • Minimum height: 480
  • Minimum frame rate (fps): 20
  • Scan type: Progressive

Please note that a video that was NOT submitted with the initial submission of an ICRA paper (during the above shown dates), will NOT be accepted at a later date.

 

Contributed Stand Alone Videos

The ICRA 2023 organizing committee encourages researchers and the general public to submit stand-alone videos that capture the present and the future of robotics. We are soliciting videos in three categories: state-of-the-art in robotics and automation technology or early adoption by consumers and impact on society, negative results/bloopers, and imagining the future. We welcome videos showing early results as well as well-researched results. The emphasis should be on real systems, or realistic models, and should be accessible to everyone, both in terms of content and in terms of presentation.

To submit a video to ICRA 2023, please refer to the following instructions:

  • Duration: 1-4 minutes.
  • Size: up to 50 MB.
  • Format (only one of the following should be used): mpeg, mp4, mpg
  • Maximum duration: 240 sec
  • Minimum video quality: 720p
  • Minimum frame rate (fps): 24
  • Codecs: Do not use special codecs in order to provide as much portability across platforms as possible. Any variance from the suggested formatting may result in difficulties playing the file on different platforms and could be blocked.
  • If recorded footage is sped up in the video, the speedup factor should be clearly indicated.
  • Audio is optional, but lack of audio should have minimal impact on the comprehension of the video.
  • Structure: The video must include at the beginning a video cover with the title, authors and affiliation and the credits at the end.

The video should not have any commercial pitch and the authors of each video must have clear copyright of the audio and visual content. The copyright should be released to the conference.

Stand alone videos can be submitted during the following periods

  • 24 September until 21 October 2022.

Each video submission must be accompanied by a one-page description in PDF file format, which includes:

  • title, authors, and affiliation
  • video category (regular video OR blooper)
  • 200-word abstract, and
  • contact information

The selected videos (and the PDF descriptions) will be linked in the program. Videos will be displayed during the conference and to the public via social media and IEEE TV. 

Submission to the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L) journal

Please note that the process for RA-L with conference option has changed compared to previous years.

To be eligible to present an accepted RA-L paper at ICRA 2023, the paper’s final accepted manuscript must be submitted to RA-L for proofing between March 1, 2022, and November 30, 2022 (more info: https://www.ieee-ras.org/publications/ra-l). Please note that the manuscript needs to be accepted by 30 November 2022, the latest, to be eligible for inclusion in the ICRA 2023 program. Therefore, if you are keen to present your research at ICRA 2023, we recommend that you submit your manuscript as a contributed paper to ICRA directly, by the deadline (15 September 2022).  

Presentation of T-RO and RAM papers

All published papers from RAM and non-evolutionary published T-ASE and T-RO papers are eligible for presentation at ICRA, during an eligibility time window. Authors are automatically offered the option to present their paper at one of these conferences upon notification of final acceptance. Please, check the webpage of the journals for information on eligibility time window.