12/04/2020Virtual Conference Login Instructions
10/27/2020 IRC 2020 Program & Presentation instructions
08/15/2020As the conference will be completely virtual, the organizers have decided to extend the submission deadline further to September 5.
08/05/2020The IRC 2020 conference will be held as planned (November 9-11). Although we have tried our best to be optimistic, unfortunately, the global situation remains uncertain. The organizers have therefore decided that the conference will go fully virtual. More details will follow shortly.
04/01/2020Authors submit their manuscripts in PDF through the new EasyChair IRC2020 website
03/06/2020With the conference postponed to November, IRC2020 is calling for
additional paper submissions

Submission deadline: 08/15/2020 PDT (will not be extended)
Notification of acceptances: 09/15/2020
Registration deadline: 09/30/2020

Note - All existing registrations and paper acceptances remain valid.
02/10/2020Due to the uncertain situation with Coronavirus, the conferenceorganizers decided to postpone the conference to November 9-11, 2020....more
12/17/2019As the paper submission deadline was extended, the acceptance
notification deadline is extended to 01/03/2020.
11/08/2019Due to many requests, the submission deadline is extended to November 29, 11:59pm PST (final).
10/16/2019The paper submission deadline is extended to November 08, 11:59pm PST


(CFP available for download here)

The boundaries between Computer Science and Robotics are continuing to be softened. On one hand computers are continuing to be humanized and a large number of cyber-physical systems are being developed to act upon the physical world. On the other hand the robotic community is looking into the robots of the 21st century that are versatile computing machines with high social impact potential, such as enhance transportation safety, reduce agricultural pesticide use, and improve public safety and crime-fighting efficacy, among other things. The barriers that restrain their diffusion significantly correlate to the complexity of developing their software control systems, which must be reliable, maintainable, intelligent, and safe.

Robotic Computing (RC) addresses the synergetic interaction of computing technologies and robotic technologies. The synergy between Robotics and Computer Science is both realistic and strategic. Their mutual benefit is to make it possible to build and evolve new robotic systems, to reduce their development cost, and to enhance their quality.

Topics related to Computer Science

  • Formal methods for analysis and design
  • Software architectures
  • Middleware infrastructures
  • Model-driven engineering
  • Component-based engineering
  • Software product line engineering
  • Data, ontology, and knowledge engineering
  • Autonomic computing
  • Natural language understanding
  • Service oriented computing
  • Cloud computing
  • Semantic computing
  • Multimedia computing
  • Internet of Things
  • Virtual reality
  • Computer security

Topics related to Robotics

  • RAMS abilities of robotic systems
  • Hardware modeling and abstraction
  • Resource awareness
  • Sensor fusion, integration
  • Place recognition, localization
  • Object recognition, tracking
  • Scene interpretation
  • Robot cognition
  • Manipulation, grasping
  • Robot kinematics, dynamics
  • Motion planning, control
  • Navigation
  • Task planning, monitoring
  • Human-robot Interaction
  • Robot simulation
  • Multi-robot systems

The Conference is also inviting innovative contributions that discuss the future of the field including, but not limited to:

  • What are the challenges to robotic computing?
  • What are the main unresolved theoretical and/or methodological controversies?
  • What are the stakeholders’ (e.g., industries, public bodies, educators) research and development problems?
  • What can be learned from other disciplines and what can they learn from robotic computing?
  • What is the real world experience of Robotic Computing over the past 10 years, and how might it continue to evolve as we look toward the next decade?