RAS Conference Editorial Board

Established in 2006, the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Conference Editorial Board (CEB) is responsible for handling the review process for the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).

ICRA 2013 will be held in Karlsruhe, Germany on May 6 - 10, 2013.

The structure of the ICRA CEB is analogous to the structure of a Transactions Editorial Board. The ICRA CEB consists of an Editor-in-Chief, thirteen Editors and approximately 300 Associate Editors.

The Editors are responsible for supervising the assignment of papers in different areas to Associate Editors and the quality of their reports. 

Associate Editors are responsible for acquiring at least two reviews for each paper that is submitted to the conference, and for writing a concise summarizing review report. These reviews are used by the conference Program Committee as a basis for final decisions. In some cases, an Associate Editor may recommend that a submission be rejected without review. In this case, if the supervising Editor agrees, the paper will be rejected without being sent out for review. The roles and responsibilities of the CEB are more precisely described in the CEB Charter.

The ultimate responsibility for the conference content, acceptance rate, invited sessions, etc. rests with the Program Committee. The purpose of the CEB is merely to ensure a high quality, robust, reliable and consistent review process from year to year.

NEW: ICRA CEB Volunteer Welcome Page

CEB very much welcomes new blood in its own veins. Every year, a substantial number of new Associate Editors and Reviewers are invited to be part of CEB. It is often the initiative of Editors to call on colleagues they know and trust for their technical depth and reliability  However, CEB very much appreciates also the proactive volunteering of individuals. Starting in 2010, we are making it easier to volunteer.

If you are interested in participating in the review process, either as a Reviewer or as an Associate Editor, please go to the link


and insert all data concerning your position, institution and expertise. Editors will have access to a list of volunteers, and will recur to your help wherever it may be most appropriate.

Lynn Parker


The University of Tennessee
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Knoxville (TN), United States
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Seth Hutchinson


University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Urbana (IL), United States
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