IEEE/RSJ International Conference on
Intelligent Robots and Systems
Vancouver, BC, Canada
September 24–28, 2017



IROS 2017 seeks to provide a extensive program of workshops and tutorials to be held prior to the conference. We invite proposals for half-day or full-day workshops and tutorials.

Mar 15, 2017 Workshop and tutorial proposals submission deadline
Apr 22, 2017 Notification of acceptance
Sep 24 and 28, 2017 Workshaops and tutorials
All deadlines are 23:59 US Pacific Time.


Workshops should present results and promote discussion about specific sub-topics or areas of active interest for the robotics community. We are particularly interested in proposals that cover material or use presentation formats that are not found within the main conference. Proposals should highlight how the workshops will be structured in order to encourage open-ended discussion and active participation of all attendees that is not possible in the regular IROS sessions.

Workshop proposals should highlight how each of the invited speakers contributes to the workshop, including how they will contribute to the development of an engaging workshop throughout the entire event. When an invited speaker or organizer is on more than one workshop proposal, this must be noted, including identifying which proposal he/she identifies as the most relevant to them. If good proposals on closely related topics are received, acceptance may be conditional on merging similar proposals into one workshop.

Tutorials should aim at presenting the principles and tools of established fields of research for dissemination purposes to general audiences. Tutorial proposals should identify proposed mechanisms for content delivery and identify how the proposed tutorial will exploit the in-person nature of an IROS tutorial.

Proposals must be submitted via PaperPlaza and must address these points:

  • - Type and Duration
  • - Title
  • - Organizers
  • - Objectives
  • - List of speakers
  • - Intended audience
  • - Expected attendance
  • - Why this workshop/tutorial is not expected to be covered by a regular session in IROS
  • - Details of any other workshops/tutorials at IROS in which the proposers are involved
  • - Support/Endorsements
  • - Special requests (equipment or other issues)


A Microsoft Word template is available to help you structure the proposal.  Accepted proposals will be asked to provide an abstract and a dedicated website for their event.

For any questions regarding the IROS 2017 workshops and tutorials, please email


IROS 2017 Workshops and Tutorials Co-chairs

Michael Jenkin (York University)
Mário Campos (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais)
Dylan Shell (Texas A & M University)
Ryan Eustice (University of Michigan)