September 14–18, 2014 Chicago, Illinois

IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems Facebooktwitter

  • Lake Michigan
  • Buckingham Fountain
  • Millennium Park
  • Art Institute of Chicago (Banquet)
  • The Field Museum, Museum Campus
  • Grant Park
  • Navy Pier
  • Palmer House Lobby
  • Skyline Reflected by Cloud Gate (the Bean)
  • Chicago Skyline at Twilight

Call for Workshops & Tutorials

Proposal Template

Important Dates

Feb 6, 2014 Deadline for workshop and tutorial proposals
Mar 21, 2014 Notification of acceptance for workshops and tutorials
Jun 21, 2014 Submission of a final one-page abstract for the conference digest
Sep 14 and 18, 2014 Workshops and tutorials held at IROS 2014

All deadlines are 23:59 US Pacific Time.

Submission Guidelines

We invite proposals for half-day or full-day workshops and tutorials. These workshops and tutorials will be held both before and after the main conference, on September 14 (Sunday) and September 18 (Thursday). They will take place at the main conference venue, the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The primary criteria for selection are the anticipated level of interest, the potential impact, and the presenters' technical background.

Workshops promote informal discussion of an active research area. Tutorials involve formal presentation of the principles (e.g., tools and methods) behind an established research area. We particularly welcome creative new formats for both workshops and tutorials that increase the number of participants, that encourage participants to stay for the full duration of the event, that enhance discussion among participants, that increase the level of interaction between established experts and early-career researchers, and that make useful connections to fields outside of robotics.

A proposal must be a pdf file submitted via PaperPlaza. Proposals must follow this template.  In summary, the proposal must have these elements, described in more detail in the template:

1. Type and duration. Specify workshop or tutorial, half-day or full-day.
2. Title.
3. Organizers.
4. URL.
5. Abstract. 200 words maximum.
6. Content. 500 words maximum.
7. Plan to solicit participation. 500 words maximum.
8. Plan to encourage interaction among participants. 500 words maximum.
9. Equipment. Anything needed other than a projector and screen.
10. Support of an IEEE RAS Technical Committee. Indicate if the event is in conjunction with a RAS TC.

Upon selection of their proposal, organizers will also be required to prepare a workshop or tutorial abstract (one page) in due time for the IROS 2014 handout.

We look forward to hosting your workshops and tutorials at IROS 2014.

Support and Information



Workshops and Tutorials Chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Timothy Bretl, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA)