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Call for papers

ICRA is the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s flagship conference and the premier international forum for robotics researchers to present and discuss their work. The 2020 conference will be held from May 31 to June 4, 2020 at the Palais des Congrès de Paris in Paris, France. The conference will include plenary sessions, contributed paper sessions, workshops and tutorial sessions, forums, videos, exhibitions, and robot challenges.

Contributed Papers

Papers to ICRA can be submitted through two channels:

  1. To ICRA. The page limit for each submission is flexible. However, the paper material (including text, figures, tables, acknowledgement, etc.) must fit into 6 pages, while there is no page limit for the bibliography/references (n pages) section. Papers exceeding the (6+n) page limit at the time of submission will be returned without review.
  2. To the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L) journal. Select the option for presentation at ICRA. Six pages in standard ICRA format are allowed for each paper, including figures and references, and a maximum of two additional pages can be purchased. Details are provided on the RA-L webpage and FAQ. Papers submitted to RA-L with ICRA 2020 presentation option that are not accepted to RA-L but are accepted to ICRA 2020, must be reformatted to the (6+n) page limit described above in order to be published and presented at ICRA 2020.

All papers are to be submitted in PDF format. We strongly encourage authors to submit a video clip to complement the submission (Video submission deadline is September 22, 2019). Videos can be submitted for both ICRA contributed papers as well as RA-L with ICRA option. However, please note that video submissions for RA-L papers with ICRA presentation option are due at the time of RA-L submission and the deadline is September 10, 2019. All video submissions will be limited to a maximum of 3 mins.

Detailed Video submission guidelines for contributed ICRA papers and RA-L submissions:

  • File size: 20MB
  • File extension check and correction: mpeg, mp4, mpg
  • Maximum duration in seconds: 180 sec.
  • Minimum height: 480
  • Minimum frame rate (fps): 20
  • Scan type: Progressive

A video that was NOT originally submitted to a contributed ICRA paper or RA-L paper with the ICRA option, will NOT be accepted at a later date in the final ICRA paper submission or the revised RA-L submission with the ICRA option, after the peer-review of the paper is completed.

For both submissions please visit this page and choose the ICRA20 or RA-L option and follow the instructions there. Templates are also available.

Paper Presentation

Papers will be presented in a combination of parallel sessions and interactive format, depending on the total number of submissions accepted. Details of the finalized presentation format will be available on the conference website at a later date.

Tutorials and Workshops

Tutorials and workshops will be held on May 31 and June 4, the days before and after the main conference. Workshops provide an informal forum for participants to discuss emerging and active research areas and proposals are called for. Follow the link below for detailed instructions for submissions of workshops and tutorials.

Detailed instructions for submissions of workshops and tutorials are available here.

Video Submissions

ICRA will not feature video-only submissions this year. Please consider a Workshop with a video session instead.


The Conference will feature an exhibition space which will be the location for refreshments during the breaks of the conference. Information for prospective exhibitors will be available on the conference website.


Submission of RA-L papers with ICRA presentation option
September 10, 2019 (23:59 US Pacific time)
Video submissions for RA-L papers with ICRA presentation option
September 10, 2019 (23:59 US Pacific time)
Submission of contributed papers
September 15, 2019 (23:59 US Pacific time)
Video submissions for ICRA contributed papers
September 22, 2019 (23:59 US Pacific time)
Submission of workshop & tutorial proposals
September 25, 2019 (23:59 US Pacific time)
Notification of acceptance of workshop & tutorial proposals
December 20, 2019
Notification of paper acceptance
January 31, 2020
Submission of final papers
March 10, 2020 (23:59 US Pacific time)
Deadline for early bird registration
March 17, 2020 (23:59 GMT +1)
Deadline for advanced registration
April 20, 2020 (23:59 GMT +1)

To download the ICRA 2020 Call for Papers Flyer please click the link below.


Call for papers

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