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



Submitting Papers

All papers must be written in English and submitted electronically in PDF format via PaperPlaza. Papers submitted to IROS 2017 undergo a peer-review process. Manuscripts will be reviewed by at least two reviewers, who will give detailed comments and — if the submission gets accepted — the authors submit a revised ("camera-ready") version that takes into account this feedback. The review process is managed by the IROS Conference Paper Review Board (CPRB).

All papers are reviewed using a single-blind review process: authors declare their names and affiliations in the manuscript for the reviewers to see, but reviewers do not know each other's identities, nor do the authors receive information about who has reviewed their manuscript.

In order to submit a regular paper to IROS 2017, please follow the customary electronic submission process via Paperplaza. In a nutshell, you are going to submit a PDF that has to conform to the manuscript preparation guidelines. In particular, you should use the provided templates and check the PDF for compliance within Paperplaza. You can submit a video along with your manuscript, for instance to demonstrate your experimental results.

The file size is limited to 6MB. Prior to the submission, the PDF file should be checked for PDF Xpress compliance, see submission instructions at PaperPlaza. Links to LaTeX and Word templates can be found at the bottom of the page. Authors are encouraged to include a single optional video (e.g. to show experimental results) in one of the following formats: mpg, mpeg or mp4. The resolution can be chosen freely. The file size is limited to 10MB.

Camera-ready papers (for accepted papers) are expected to be six pages long, but you can have up to eight pages if you pay a surcharge of USD 185 per extra page. It is generally a good idea to respect these page limits at the time of initial submission. When you upload the camera-ready version of an accepted paper, you will also have to provide a short summary that will serve to compile the conference digest. Further details about this will be posted here once the review process is underway.

Plagiarism and Excessive Re-use of Earlier Material

Content of any submissions should be original and mus not be submitted for consideration in any other conferences or journals. Submissions will be checked against (self-)plagiarism using the iThenticate tool provided by IEEE. Possible violations will be reported to IEEE for further investigation.

Support and Information


Paper preparation guidelines:

Templates: LaTeX and MS Word

For technical assistance with PaperPlaza, please contact the Technical Support:

For additional information on paper submissions, please contact the Program Chair and Co-Chairs:

For general conference information, please contact the General Chair and the Conference Secretary:


Important Dates

Mar 1, 2017 Paper submission deadline
Mar 5, 2017 Supplementary videos upload
Mar 15, 2017 Workshop/tutorial/competition proposals submission deadline
Apr 22, 2017 Notification of workshop/tutorial/competition acceptance
Jun 15, 2017 Notification of paper acceptance
Jul 15, 2017 Final paper submisison
Sep 24–28, 2017 IROS 2017 in Vancouver
All deadlines are 23:59 US Pacific Time.