Call for Papers

The 23rd Annual RoboCup International Symposium will be held in conjunction with RoboCup 2019 in Sydney.

Submission of full papers March 31, 2019
Notification to authors May 5, 2019
Submission of camera-ready copies May 19, 2019
RoboCup 2018 Symposium 8 July 2019

The proceedings of the RoboCup International Symposium are published and archived within the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. Submitted papers are limited to 12 pages formatted according to the LNAI requirements ( and must be electronically submitted through the symposium website.


We solicit submissions of papers reporting high-quality, original research with relevance to robotics and artificial intelligence; topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Robot Hardware and Software

  • mobile robotics
  • humanoid robotics
  • sensors and actuators
  • embedded and mobile devices
  • robot construction and new materials
  • robotic system integration
  • robot software architectures
  • robot programming environments and languages
  • real-time and concurrent programming
  • robot simulators

Perception and Action

  • 3D perception
  • distributed sensor integration
  • sensor noise filtering
  • real-time image processing and pattern recognition
  • motion and sensor models
  • sensory-motor control
  • robot kinematics and dynamics
  • high-dimensional motion control

Robot Cognition and Learning

  • world modeling and knowledge representation
  • learning from demonstration and imitation
  • localization, navigation, and mapping
  • planning and reasoning
  • decision making under uncertainty
  • reinforcement learning
  • complex motor skill acquisition
  • motion and sensor model learning

Human-Robot Interaction

  • robot social intelligence
  • human-robot interaction
  • speech synthesis and natural language generation
  • natural language recognition
  • explainable robot behaviours
  • emotion recognition and reaction
  • understanding human intent and behaviour
  • safety, security and dependability
  • enabling humans to predict robot behaviour

Multi-Robot Systems

  • team coordination methods
  • communication protocols
  • learning and adaptive systems
  • teamwork and heterogeneous agents
  • dynamic resource allocation
  • adjustable autonomy

Education and Edutainment

  • robotics and artificial intelligence education
  • educational robotics
  • robot kits and programming tools
  • robotic entertainment

Applications and Benchmarking

  • search and rescue robots
  • robot surveillance
  • service and social robots
  • robots at home, at work and in public spaces
  • performance metrics
  • robots and human-robot interaction in the real world