Call for Papers

UK-RAS Conference: Call for Papers

UK-RAS Conference: Call for Papers

On behalf of the Organising and Advisory Committee we take great pleasure in welcoming scientists, researchers, students and experts in Robotics to Loughborough for the 2nd Robotics and Autonomous Systems Conference to foster the progress in the robotics field at what promises to be a very comprehensive and exciting meeting, specifically for PhD students & early-career robotics researchers of the UK-RAS Network. This year’s theme covers ‘Embedded Intelligence’ and how it enables and supports RAS technologies.

The aim of the UKRAS19 is to promote quality research, networking and community building for PhD students and practitioners in the frontier of science and technology in intelligent robots and systems, by discussing the latest advancements in this fast growing and exciting field.

This year, the conference’s focus is on Embedded Intelligence (EI) which is defined as the ability of a product, process or service to reflect on its own operational performance, usage load, or environment, to enhance the product performance and lifetime, to increase quality or to ensure customer satisfaction. This strategy, when applied to Robotics and Autonomous Systems, opens new avenues for the creation of knowledge and the acceleration of impacts across many sectors and industries.The call for papers is now open and we are looking for submissions in four themes:

• AI & Robotics
• Service Robotics
• Extreme Environment Robotics
• Field Robotics

Paper Submission General Guidelines:

Authors are encouraged to consider to address the following key points in their paper: purpose,  originality/value of the paper, design/ methodology/ approach, results and findings if paper is empirical, research limitations/ implications.

In addition provide up to six keywords which encapsulate the principal topics covers and categorise your paper.

Awards will be given to the best papers: Authors will then be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to TAROS Conference, which is hosted by the Centre for Advanced Robotics at Queen Mary University of London  from the 3rd to the 5th of July.

Paper Submissions:

  • Length: Maximum of 4 pages 
  • Paper size: DIN A4 Size (210 mm x 297 mm)
  • Please download this word template to use for your submissions. Submissions must adhere exactly as stated otherwise they will not be accepted. 
  • All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three reviewers and will receive a meta review for quality assurance. Papers will be evaluated on the basis of research originality, excellence, significance and relevance.

All accepted presenters will be given free registration to the conference.

Late submissions and any not adhering to the specified guidelines, will not be accepted.

Contact Details

If you have any queries regarding paper submissions, please contact Giulio Dagnino or Qinggang Meng, or Cristiano Premenida