ICRA 2022: Call for Contributions

The 39th IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, USA on 23-27 May 2022. As the flagship conference of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, ICRA will bring together the world's top researchers and most important companies to share ideas and advances in our field. The conference will include plenary sessions, contributed paper sessions, workshops and tutorial sessions, forums, videos, exhibitions, and robot competitions.

As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first industrial robot, our discipline is advancing at tremendous pace while the socio-economic impact of our field continues to expand. Robotics and automation are increasingly taking the center stage in our lives and will play an important role in the future of work of our society, which is the theme of the conference. The ICRA 2022 conference will provide an ideal forum for sharing exciting scientific advances that will shape the future of work while also embracing economic and social considerations of our discipline.

We encourage submissions from the entire robotics community, even if you are unable to travel to ICRA 2022.  The ICRA 2022 call for contributions can be found here: https://icra2022.org/contribute/call-for-papers

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  • 9 September 2021: Submissions for RA-L papers with ICRA presentation option
  • 14 September 2021: Submission of contributed papers
  • 21 September 2021: Video submissions for ICRA contributed papers
  • 21 September 2021: General video submissions (not related to a contributed paper)
  • 24 September 2021: Submission of workshop & tutorial proposals
  • 20 January 2022: Submission of competition proposals


Papers to ICRA can be submitted through either of the following options:
1. Submission to ICRA (paper deadline 14 Sept 2021, accompanying video deadline 21 Sept 2021). The page limit is 6 pages for the paper (text, figures, tables, acknowledgement, etc.) + any number of pages for the bibliography/references. Papers exceeding the (6+n) page limit at the time of submission will be returned without review.
2. Submission to the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L) journal with the ICRA 2022 option (paper and accompanying video deadline 9 Sept 2021). 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.

All papers must be submitted in PDF and must follow the ICRA double column format. Templates are available here: http://ras.papercept.net/conferences/support/support.php .
We strongly encourage authors to submit a video clip to complement the submission.

Detailed video submission guidelines for contributed ICRA papers and RA-L submissions:
* File size: up to 20MB
* Format (only one of the following should be used): mpeg, mp4, mpg
* Maximum duration: 180 sec.
* Minimum height: 480
* Minimum frame rate (fps): 20
* Scan type: Progressive
A video that was NOT submitted with the initial submission of an ICRA paper or RA-L paper with the ICRA option, will NOT be accepted at a later date.


The ICRA 2022 organizing committee encourages researchers and the general public to submit stand-alone videos that capture the present and the future of robotics. We are soliciting videos in three categories: state-of-the-art in robotics and automation technology or early adoption by consumers and impact on society, negative results/bloopers, and imagining the future. We welcome videos showing early results as well as well-researched results. The emphasis should be on real systems, or realistic models, and should be accessible to everyone, both in terms of content and in terms of presentation.

Videos submissions guidelines
To submit a video to ICRA 2022, please refer to the following instructions:
* Duration: 1-4 minutes.
* Size: up to 50 MB.
* Format (only one of the following should be used): mpeg, mp4, mpg
* Maximum duration: 240 sec
* Minimum video quality: 720p
* Minimum frame rate (fps): 24
* Codecs: Do not use special codecs in order to provide as much portability across platforms as possible. Any variance from the suggested formatting may result in difficulties playing the file on different platforms and could be blocked.
* If recorded footage is sped up in the video, the speedup factor should be clearly indicated.
* Audio is optional, but lack of audio should have minimal impact on the comprehension of the video.
* Structure: The video must include at the beginning a video cover with the title, authors and affiliation and the credits at the end.
The video should not have any commercial pitch and the authors of each video must have clear copyright of the audio and visual content. The copyright should be released to the conference.

The submission of the videos will be through the electronic submission process via PaperPlaza (https://ras.papercept.net), the deadline is 21 Sept 2021.

Each video submission must be accompanied by a one-page description in PDF file format, which includes:
1. title, authors, and affiliation
2. video category (regular video OR blooper)
3. 200-word abstract, and
4. contact information

The selected videos (and the PDF descriptions) will be linked in the program. Videos will be displayed during the conference and to the public via social media and IEEE TV.


Papers accepted to IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO) or IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine (RAM) may be invited to present at ICRA 2022. Eligible authors will be contacted by the EiC of T-RO/RAM. For more details, check the following policies.
T-RO policy: https://www.ieee-ras.org/publications/t-ro
RAM policy: https://www.ieee-ras.org/publications/ram/information-for-authors-ram/presenting-your-robotics-automation-magazine-paper-at-icra-or-iros


Tutorials and workshops will be held on 23 May and 27 May 2022, the day before and after the main conference.
Please submit your workshop or tutorial proposal as a PDF file by 24 Sept 2021. Use the Workshop option on the ICRA 2022 submission page. Additional information can be found here: https://icra2022.org/contribute/call-for-workshops-tutorials


Competitions provide a unique venue for state-of-the-art technical demonstrations from research labs throughout academia and industry. Conference attendees and media representatives will have the opportunity to experience live demonstrations of robotic technology via these competitions (assuming pandemic constraints allow). Please submit your competition proposal by 20 Jan 2022. Additional information can be found here: https://icra2022.org/contribute/call-for-competitions

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