Call for Papers

The 23rd Annual RoboCup International Symposium 2019

The 23rd Annual RoboCup International Symposium will be held in conjunction with RoboCup 2019 at the International Convention Centre Sydney, Australia. We call for submissions of papers reporting innovative, original research with relevance to areas of robotics and artificial intelligence as listed below. Within the described scope of topics we also encourage submissions of high-quality overview articles, papers describing real-world research, and papers reporting theoretical results. Researchers are invited to submit their work independently of whether they participate in the RoboCup competitions or have a RoboCup team. In addition to the main track with regular papers there will be a special development track on hardware development, software frameworks and open-source development.

Important Dates

Submission of full papers 21 April, 2019
Notification to authors 3 June, 2019
Submission of final revised manuscripts 14 June, 2019
RoboCup 2019 Symposium 8 July 2019

Submission and Proceedings

All papers will be peer-reviewed, and evaluated by members of the senior program committee. The proceedings of the RoboCup International Symposium will be published and archived within the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNCS/LNAI) series by Springer-Verlag after the conference. Papers should be formatted following the LNAI author guidelines and must be electronically submitted through the EasyChair electronic submission system which is linked to the symposium website.

Regular papers are limited to 12 pages and papers of the development track should adhere to the limit of 8 pages.

Springer’s proceedings LaTeX templates are also available in Overleaf.

For an accepted paper to be included in the proceedings at least one of the authors of the paper should be available to present the paper at the symposium and register as Symposium Only participant or be a registered member of a RoboCup team.


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 modelling and knowledge representation
  • learning from demonstration and imitation
  • localisation, navigation, and mapping
  • planning and reasoning
  • decision making under uncertainty
  • neural systems and deep learning
  • complex motor skill acquisition
  • reinforcement learning and optimisation
  • motion and sensor model learning

Human-Robot Interaction

  • robot social intelligence
  • fluency of 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
  • robots in the real world
  • performance metrics
  • human-robot interaction

Development Track

The development track encourages reports on innovative hardware developments, software frameworks and open-source releases of software components. Review of papers describing these contributions will be based on technical aspects and benefit to the practice of communities working in the above fields in general and RoboCup in particular.

Program co-chairs

Jackrit Suthakorn, Mahidol University, Thailand

Mary-Anne Williams, University of Technology, Australia

Tim Niemueller, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Stephan Chalup, The University of Newcastle, Australia


Local Organising Chair

Stephan Chalup, The University of Newcastle, Australia