IEEE Robotics and Automation Society IEEE

Call for Papers

ICRA is the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society's flagship conference and is a premier international forum for robotics researchers to present their work. The 2015 conference will be held May 26-30, 2015 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA, USA.

The conference will include plenary and mini-plenary sessions, contributed paper sessions, workshops and tutorials, an industrial forum, exhibits, and robot challenges as well as some events that are new to ICRA, such as a PhD forum, a career fair, and a developing countries forum.

Important Dates

  • 2 October 2014 (extended from 1 October 2014) (23:59:00 US Pacific Time): Paper Submission deadline
  • 7 October 2014 (extended from 6 October 2014) (23:59:00 US Pacific Time): Video Attachment for submitted papers submission deadline
  • 30 January 2015: Paper acceptance notification
  • 27 February 2015: Final contribution deadline

Download the ICRA 2015 Call for Papers

Contributed Papers

Papers reporting on novel research in robotics and automation are invited. All papers will be reviewed using a single-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.

Prospective authors should submit PDF versions of their paper. Six pages in standard ICRA format are allowed for each paper, including figures. A maximum of two additional pages can be purchased. Authors are invited to submit a video to complement their submission. Detailed instructions for submission are available on the conference website.

Paper Presentation

Sessions will include both interactive and oral presentations, with interactive papers having brief spotlight oral presentations preceding the interactive portion of the session, which will be held in the session room.

Tutorials and Workshops

Proposals for half-day or full-day workshops and tutorials are invited. Workshops and tutorials will be held on May 26 and 30, before and after the main contributed sessions. Workshops provide an informal forum for participants in an active research area. Tutorials target more established research areas and provide insights to the state of the art, presented by recognized researchers in the field. Detailed instructions for submission are provided on the conference website.

Career Fair and PhD Forum

For the first time, ICRA 2015 will include a Career Fair and a PhD Forum. The Career Fair will provide an opportunity for conference sponsors to have booths and interact with prospective employees. The PhD Forum will provide an opportunity for a group of Ph.D. students to discuss and explore their research interests and career objectives with a panel of established researchers in robotics and automation to help them network with both junior and senior researchers.

More information regarding participation in these events will be here on the conference website.


The Washington State Convention Center has plentiful and excellent space for exhibits. It is adjacent to the plenary sessions and conference registration, and will be the location for the opening reception and for refreshments during the breaks during the conference. Information for prospective exhibitors will be available on the web site.