The Second IEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing (IRC 2018) invites proposals for workshops and tutorials to be co-located with IRC 2018.



Content and Format

We welcome workshop proposals on topics within Robotic Computing, emerging research areas, multi-discipline topics, and other miscellaneous topics that are well suited to the flexibility that a workshop format provides and that are expected to be of interest to a significant proportion of IRC 2018 attendees. Workshops can be half day or full day, and may consist of any subset of invited talks, paper presentations, discussion panels, and other activities that the workshop organizers would like to propose. The rooms provided for the workshops will have capacities ranging from 30 to 60. Papers submitted to the workshops for peer review should consist of new unpublished work and papers accepted to the workshops will be published in the workshops section of the conference proceedings and archived by IEEE Xplore.


Organization and Responsibilities

Workshop organizers are largely autonomous in setting the schedule of events at their workshop. Workshop organizers are responsible for creating a website for their workshop, issuing a Call for Papers for their workshop, arranging a Program Committee of appropriate size and experience for the workshop, setting up the schedule of events for the workshop that is in accord with any IRC 2018 constraints such as shared break times, and being present to moderate the workshop.


Submission Instructions

Submit a single PDF document containing the following:

  • Workshop Title;
  • Names and contact information for main organizers;
  • Brief description of workshop topic;
  • Brief motivation of why the workshop would be beneficial;
  • Desired length of the workshop;
  • Description of proposed workshop activities and balance between paper presentations, invited talks, panel discussions, etc.
  • Tentative list of Program Committee members (if the workshop will have peer-reviewed papers), indicating which members have already confirmed they would participate if the proposal is accepted;
  • Potential Invited Speakers (if the workshop intends to have invited speakers), indicating if there are any that have confirmed they would participate if the proposal is accepted;
  • Summary of any related workshops held in the past, including explicit indicating whether this is a continuation of past workshops.

The single PDF file should be submitted to



We welcome tutorial proposals on topics within Robotic Computing. The topic should be of sufficient relevance with respect to the state-of-the-art and the tutorial should be educational rather than a cursory survey of techniques. Tutorials can be either half (3 hours) or full day (5-6 hours) events. Proposals should be submitted by email to as a single PDF file that must not exceed 5 A4 pages. In this file, please include the following information:

  • Tutorial title and length (half day/full day);
  • Proposers and lecturers–names, titles, affiliations, and primary contact emails;
  • Short biography for each lecturer;
  • Tutorial description that includes topics that will be covered, along with a brief outline and significant details;
  • Target audience (introductory, intermediate, or advanced).



Workshops and tutorials will be selected based on which ones the workshop and tutorial committees expect to be most valuable for IRC 2018 attendees. Our goal is to have a diverse set of interesting and timely workshops and tutorials that are well run and productive events.



  • Workshop Proposals and Tutorial Proposals Deadline: September 25, 2017
  • Workshops and Tutorials Decision Notification: October 9, 2017
  • Workshop Camera Ready Deadline: December 22, 2017
  • Workshop Dates: January 31 ~ February 2, 2018

Intermediate workshop deadlines are determined by organizers of individual workshops.