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RoboCup International Symposium 2018


The 22nd Annual RoboCup International Symposium will be held in conjunction with RoboCup 2018. The Symposium is a primary venue for presentation and discussion of scientific contributions to a variety of research areas related to all RoboCup divisions (RoboCup Soccer, RoboCup Rescue, RoboCup at Home, RoboCup at Work, and RoboCup Junior). Its scope includes, but is not restricted to, research and educational activities in robotics and artificial intelligence.

Due to its interdisciplinary nature, the Symposium offers a unique venue for exploring both theory and practice in wide spectrum of research fields. The experimental, interactive, and benchmark character of the RoboCup initiative presents an opportunity to disseminate novel ideas and promising technologies, rapidly adopted and field-tested by a large, and still growing, community.


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, the AREAS OF INTEREST listed below. Researchers in these areas, even if not actively participating in RoboCup teams, are urged to submit their work. We welcome both papers describing real- world research and papers reporting theoretical results, as well as combinations thereof. We also encourage the submission of high-quality overview articles for any field related to the general scope of RoboCup.

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 (

All contributions are peer-reviewed by a number of reviewers, and evaluated by members of the senior program committee.


To encourage open-source release of hardware and software components, a special track on open-source development will be part of the 2018 RoboCup International Symposium. Contributions to this track are limited to eight pages, formatted according to LNAI requirements ( Contributions should include evidence of impact of the released component on the RoboCup community. Review of these contributions will be based on technical contribution and benefit to the RoboCup community.


  • * Submission of full papers: March 31, 2018
  • * Notification to authors: May 5, 2018
  • * Submission of camera-ready copies: May 19, 2018
  • * RoboCup 2018 Symposium: 22 June 2018


  • * 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

  • * Multi-Robot Systems
  • - team coordination methods
  • - communication protocols
  • - learning and adaptive systems
  • - teamwork and heterogeneous agents
  • - dynamic resource allocation
  • - adjustable autonomy

  • * Human-Robot Interaction
  • - human-robot interfaces
  • - speech synthesis and natural language generation
  • - visualization
  • - emotion recognition
  • - understanding human intent
  • - affect detection and synthesis
  • - robot response to external disturbances
  • - safety and dependability

  • * Education and Edutainment
  • - robotics and artificial intelligence education
  • - educational robotics
  • - robot kits and programming tools
  • - robotic entertainment

  • * Applications and Benchmarking
  • - search and rescue robots
  • - robotic surveillance
  • - service and social robots
  • - robots at home
  • - performance metrics