Puerto Varas, Chile • Dec 11-14, 2017

The 18th International Symposium on Robotics Research

Dec.11-14, 2017 -- Puerto Varas, Chile


Call for Papers

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The International Symposium on Robotics Research (ISRR) was created to provide a lively, intimate, forward-looking forum for discussion and debate about the current status and future trends of robotics. ISRR ‘17 will continue in this tradition through a program that is intended to be ideas-based, and interactive in flavor. We are seeking the submission of papers that emphasize provocative new ideas, open-ended themes, and new directions for robotics.

The program will comprise a combination of invited talks and open submissions organized into interactive panels, keynotes, and debates. Accepted papers will be organized into topical panels, and the panel moderators will work with the authors of accepted papers to coordinate the presentations and maximize the interactivity of the session.

The papers and panel discussions will be edited into a proceedings volume after the workshop, and will appear as a Springer Star Series volume.

We encourage submissions from all areas of robotics research and research-based applications, including control, design, haptics, HRI, learning, manipulation, motion, perception, planning, and systems.

Paper Format

Papers for ISRR 2017 may be submitted in two formats:

Long Format: We welcome papers of up to 16 pages, in Springer format, that describe thought-provoking research ideas or directions for which there is already established implementation or evidence. Selected papers will be organized into topical panels for presentation, debate and discussion.

Blue Sky Ideas Format: In cooperation with the Computing Community Consortium (CCC), we encourage submissions to a special “Blue Sky Ideas” track. These are shorter (target length 4 to 6 pages) papers which describe visionary ideas, long term challenges, and opportunities in research that are outside of the current mainstream topics of the field and which will provoke discussion or debate.

To encourage researchers to present truly visionary concepts, the CCC is offering prizes for up to 3 top papers in this special track: first prize $1000, second prize $750, and third prize $500, to be awarded as travel grants. Submissions will be judged on the extent to which they expand the possibilities and horizons of the field or challenge existing assumptions prevalent in the field.

Submission and Review Timeline

Submitted papers will be reviewed the a program committee. We encourage authors to suggest a topic area and/or committee member when they submit to ensure we provide the best feedback possible. A list of topic assignments can be found on the submission page

Papers can be submitted via here.

June 15, 2017: Papers Due

October 1, 2017: Decisions announced

November 1, 2017: Camera ready due

December 11-14: Conference