• Extended Paper Submission: February 17 2020
  • Notification: March 20, 2020
  • Camera-Ready: March 27, 2020
  • Early Registration: April 3, 2020
  • Conference: April 15-17, 2020


  • 2020-03-24: Registration is open!
  • 2020-03-20: Notification!
  • 2020-02-09: Paper Submission extended
  • 2020-01-09: Paper Submission Open
  • 2019-11-04: Web page ICARSC 2020 online

Conference Program

Ponta Delgada, Portugal, April 15-16, 2020
Editors: Nuno Lau, Manuel F. Silva, Luís Paulo Reis, José Cascalho


The 20th IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (IEEE ICARSC2020) is an international scientific meeting in the field of Mobile Robotics traditionally co-sponsored by IEEE and IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), through its Portuguese Chapter.

Its scope encompasses but is not limited to, the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Education. It has been growing continuously for over a decade and is nowadays a truly international forum attracting worldwide quality research papers.

ICARSC is typically organized in a single track to favor discussion and interactions, accompanied by poster sessions and keynote speeches. Contributions from the academy, industry, and outputs from the collaboration between industrial and academic R&D units are welcome.

ICARSC proceedings will be indexed in IEEExplore and Scopus. Extended versions of selected best papers will be invited for publication in a Special Issue of the Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems (5-Year Impact Factor: 2.41) and others at Industrial Robot (5-Year Impact Factor: 1.27), both indexed by Clarivate Analytics Web of Science Core Collection.


Authors are invited to submit original research contributions in English.
Six pages in the standard IEEE format: are allowed for each paper, including tables and figures.
Full papers should be submitted electronically, in PDF format, using the platform:

Reviewing for ICARSC 2020 will be *double blind* so authors must remove their names from the submitted papers and should take reasonable care not to indirectly disclose their identity.

Accepted papers will be scheduled for presentation, which requires that at least one of the authors must register at the Conference and present the paper. Failure to meet this requirement will imply removing the paper from the online version of the proceedings.


Contributions from researchers, industry, and outputs from the collaboration between industrial and academic Research & Innovation centers are welcome in the following conference topics:

  • ​Applications of Autonomous Intelligent Robots
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Autonomous Robotic Systems
  • Computer Vision and Image Processing
  • Control Architectures and Programming
  • Cooperative Perception
  • Cooperative Planning and Task Allocation
  • Dexterous Manipulation and Grasping
  • Educational Robotics
  • Entertainment Robots
  • Evolutionary Robotics
  • Field Robotics
  • Humanoid Robotics
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Localization, Mapping, and Navigation
  • Locomotion and Actuation Systems
  • Multi-Robot Coordination
  • Multi-Robot Systems
  • Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking
  • Planning, Reasoning, and Modeling
  • Recognition and Tracking
  • Robot Learning
  • Robot-based Fire Combat and Prevention
  • Robotic Competitions
  • Robotic Simulation
  • Sensors and Sensor Integration
  • Swarm Robotics
  • Underwater Robotics