Call for Contributions

The 41st IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2024) will take place at PACIFICO Yokohama, Japan on May 13-17, 2024.

Being the flagship conference of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, ICRA will bring together the world's top researchers and leading companies to share ideas and advances in Robotics and Automation. The conference will include plenary sessions, contributed paper sessions, workshops and tutorial sessions, forums, videos, exhibitions, and robot competitions.

Contributed Papers

Paper Submission:

Deadline: 15 September 2023 (PST)

Papers to ICRA 2024 can be submitted on the Paperplaza Portal. The page limit is 6 pages for the paper (text, figures, tables, acknowledgement, etc.) + any number of pages for the bibliography/references. Papers exceeding the (6+n) page limit at the time of submission will be returned without review.
All papers must be submitted in PDF and must follow the ICRA double column format. Templates are available here. We strongly encourage authors to submit a video clip to complement the paper submission.

Important message for authors who require a cc by license (such as researchers funded by UKRI)
Please note that some authors (such as those funded by UKRI) require a cc by open access license for their papers. If you require a CC BY license for your paper, please follow the guidelines described under option 2 on the following website:

Submission of accompanying videos:
Accompanying videos can be submitted during the following two periods:
5 August until 9 September 2023 (PST), and
17 September until 22 September 2023 (PST).
(Video uploads will be unavailable between 10 September and 16 September 2023 (PST), to allow the unhindered uploading/updating of the PDF manuscripts of contributed papers during that period.)

Detailed Video submission guidelines for contributed ICRA papers:
File size: up to 20MB
Format (only one of the following should be used): mpeg, mp4, mpg
Maximum duration: 180 sec.
Minimum height: 480
Minimum frame rate (fps): 20
Scan type: Progressive
Please note that a video that was NOT submitted with the initial submission of an ICRA paper (during the above shown dates), will NOT be accepted at a later date.

Contributed Stand Alone Videos

The ICRA 2024 organizing committee encourages researchers and the general public to submit stand-alone videos that capture the present and the future of robotics. We are soliciting videos in three categories: state-of-the-art in robotics and automation technology or early adoption by consumers and impact on society, negative results/bloopers, and imagining the future. We welcome videos showing early results as well as well-researched results. The emphasis should be on real systems, or realistic models, and should be accessible to everyone, both in terms of content and in terms of presentation.

To submit a video to ICRA 2024, please refer to the following instructions:
Duration: 1-4 minutes.
Size: up to 50 MB.
Format (only one of the following should be used): mpeg, mp4, mpg
Maximum duration: 240 sec
Minimum video quality: 720p
Minimum frame rate (fps): 24
Codecs: Do not use special codecs in order to provide as much portability across platforms as possible. Any variance from the suggested formatting may result in difficulties playing the file on different platforms and could be blocked.
If recorded footage is sped up in the video, the speedup factor should be clearly indicated.
Audio is optional, but lack of audio should have minimal impact on the comprehension of the video.
Structure: The video must include at the beginning a video cover with the title, authors and affiliation and the credits at the end.

The video should not have any commercial pitch and the authors of each video must have clear copyright of the audio and visual content. The copyright should be released to the conference. Stand-alone videos can be submitted during the following periods
24 September until 21 October 2023 (PST).

Each video submission must be accompanied by a one-page description in PDF file format, which includes:
title, authors, and affiliation
video category (regular video OR blooper)
200-word abstract, and
contact information

The selected videos (and the PDF descriptions) will be linked in the program. Videos will be displayed during the conference and to the public via such as social media and conference app.

Presentation of RA-L, T-ASE, T-RO and RAM papers

All published papers from RAM and non-evolutionary published RA-L, T-ASE and T-RO papers are eligible for presentation at ICRA, during an eligibility time window. Authors are automatically offered the option to present their paper at one of these conferences upon notification of final acceptance. Please, check the webpage of the journals for information on eligibility time window:
RA-L(, RAM(, T-ASE(, and T-RO( Therefore, if you are keen to present your research at ICRA 2024, we recommend that you submit your manuscript as a contributed paper to ICRA directly, by the deadline (30 November 2023).