Call for Papers

Submission deadline has now been extended to 14/02/18.

Submission system is now online! Please follow the link below to reach the paper submission system. If you have been selected for the UK-RAS special session, please check the box when prompted.

Springer OCS

TAROS 2018 invites both full papers and extended abstracts. The proceedings will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series. All contributions will be refereed. Full papers are invited from researchers at any stage in their career but should present significant findings and advances in robotics research; more preliminary work would be better suited to extended abstract submission. Full papers (up to 12 pages in LNCS format) will be accepted for either oral presentation (single track) or poster presentation. Extended abstracts will be accepted for poster presentation only.

Contributions are sought in all areas relevant to the overall goal of the conference, including—but not limited to—the following topics:

Robotics Fields

  • Autonomous robots (in industry and research)
  • Assistive, service and personal robotics
  • Aerial robots (unmanned- and micro- air vehicles) space and planetary robotics
  • Medical robotics, robots for surgery and intelligent prosthetics
  • Humanoid and walking robots
  • Swarm, collective and field robotics
  • Modular reconfigurable robots
  • Human-Robot interaction
  • Multimodal interfaces
  • Navigation, localization, map building and path planning, Analysis of robot-environment interaction
  • Robot autonomy including energy self-sufficiency, control architectures, vision, sensing and perception
  • Applications development, hardware issues, devices and techniques
  • Advanced sensors and actuators
  • Advanced materials and techniques
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Bio-mimetic, bio-inspired and bio-hybrid robotic systems
  • Evolutionary, cognitive and developmental robotics
  • Robot communication and language
  • Ethical and societal issues in robotics
  • Robots in education, the arts and entertainment
  • Safety, verification and validation for robotic applications
  • Learning and adaptation
  • Long-term interaction and operation
  • Modelling and analysis

These topics cover a wide range of research communities including multimodal interaction, dialogue systems, human-robot interaction, robotics, automated planning, computer vision, and signal processing. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the conference, relevant contributions from other fields will also be welcome.

Paper Submission Deadlines

  • 14th of February 2018 - Submission deadline (Extended) 
  • 2nd of April 2018 — Notification of paper acceptance
  • 4th of May 2018 - Final paper version submission (Extended)

Instructions for Authors

Paper submissions must be in Springer page format. Please refer to the style files and templates, with full formatting instructions available for download here.

  • Full Paper Manuscripts are limited to twelve (12) Springer format pages.
  • Extended Abstract Manuscripts are limited to two (2) Springer format pages.

Full papers will be presented either as talks or posters, extended abstracts will be invited to present as a poster. All will appear in the printed proceedings.


Please note the following remarks concerning posters:

  • The poster boards are approximately 850mm high by 1200mm wide (i.e. A0 size), so please plan your poster to be no larger than A0 (841mm x 1189mm) for display in landscape format.
  • An A1 size (594mm x 841mm) poster may be displayed either in portrait or landscape format.
  • If you intend to use individual sheets, please plan your display within the dimensions given.
  • We do not have printing facilities, authors are expected to print the posters themselves and bring the posters with them.

Organising Committee

Download the Press Note.

Page last updated 9 July 2018