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We are honored to host the 2022 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2022) in Kyoto, Japan.

As one of the flagship conferences of the robotics community, IROS has always brought together the world’s top scientists and researchers and most essential enterprises to share ideas and advances in the field. Many innovative researches and developments in intelligent robots and systems have historically been presented at the IROS conference, and IROS 2022, in the 35th-anniversary event of its history, aims to move robotics technology one step further in the theme “Embodied AI for Symbiotic Society.” IROS 2022 provides an international forum for the global robotics community to explore the frontier of science and technology in intelligent robots and systems. 

Kyoto, founded in 794, has flourished as the capital of Japan for over a millennium. The city has preserved its refined culture, historical sites, and innumerable Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, continuing to fascinate visitors worldwide. Kyoto has always been a center of culture and technological innovation in the city’s long history, where 47 universities, numerous research institutions, and forward-thinking corporations proudly uphold Kyoto’s tradition of innovation on the world stage. Holding IROS 2022 in Kyoto reflects a fantastic confluence between the rapid growth in the field, the best services to our society, and the SDGs.

The IROS 2022 organizing committee will make every effort to make this event fruitful and memorable, even though we are still suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic and under unprecedented and challenging circumstances. 

We cordially invite you to IROS 2022 and welcome you to Kyoto, a historical, cultural, and innovative city in the post-pandemic era.

General Chair: Shugen Ma

As one of the flagship conferences of the robotics community, IROS has always brought together the world’s robotics scientists, researchers, students, and key enterprises to share ideas and advances in the field. Much innovative research and development in intelligent robots and systems have historically been presented at the IROS conference. IROS 2022, in the 35th-anniversary event of its history, aims to move robotics technology one step further with the theme “Embodied AI for Symbiotic Society” by providing an international forum for the global robotics community to explore the frontier of science and technology in intelligent robots and systems.

The IROS 2022 host city, Kyoto, founded in 794, has flourished as the capital of Japan for over a millennium. The city has preserved its refined culture, historical sites, and innumerable Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, continuing to fascinate visitors worldwide. Kyoto has always been a center of culture and technological innovation in the city’s long history, where 47 universities, numerous research institutions, and forward-thinking corporations proudly uphold Kyoto’s tradition of innovation on the world stage. Holding IROS 2022 in Kyoto reflects a fantastic confluence between the rapid growth in the field, the best services to our society, and the SDGs (the Sustainable Development Goals).

Affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the IROS 2020 and 2021 were successfully held online, so we have not gathered in person for two years. We recognize the importance and value of the onsite meetings, which bring us together to meet physically, especially for newcomers to the IROS community. The IROS 2022 organizing committee then decided to hold the IROS as a traditional in-person conference. Virtual attendance will also be an option for those who have travel restrictions by their organization or do not feel comfortable participating in large gatherings, with the recognition that the conference cannot be experienced fully while remote. We will strive to make the in-person event fruitful and memorable while following safety precautions as warranted.

On behalf of the organizing committee, we cordially invite you to IROS 2022 and let us meet in Kyoto to explore a historical, cultural, and innovative city while we share and celebrate the latest developments in the robotics community.

General Chair: Shugen Ma
Program Chair: Yasushi Nakauchi

Important Dates

  • Jan. 21, 2022

    Deadline of RC (Robot Competition) Proposal

    Deadline of Special Session Proposals

  • Jan. 31, 2022

    Notification of Special Session Acceptance

    Jan. 31, 2022

  • Feb. 13, 2022

    Notification of RC (Robot Competition) Acceptance

  • Feb. 24, 2022

    Deadline for RA-Letter with IROS Option Submission

    Feb. 24, 2022

  • Mar. 1, 2022

    Deadline for Paper Submission

  • Mar. 15, 2022

    Workshop/Tutorial Proposals

    Mar. 15, 2022

  • Apr. 22, 2022

    Notification of Workshop/Tutorial Acceptance

  • Jun. 10, 2022:

    Deadline of RC (Robot Competition) Sponsors

    Deadline for Sponsor/Exhibitor Application

    Jun. 10, 2022:

  • Jun. 30, 2022

    Notification of Paper Acceptance

  • Jul. 31, 2022

    Deadline for Final Paper Submission

    Jul. 31, 2022

  • Jan. 21, 2022

    Deadline of RC (Robot Competition) Proposal

    Deadline of Special Session Proposals

  • Jan. 31, 2022

    Notification of Special Session Acceptance

    Jan. 31, 2022

  • Feb. 13, 2022

    Notification of RC (Robot Competition) Acceptance

  • Feb. 24, 2022

    Deadline for RA-Letter with IROS Option Submission

    Feb. 24, 2022

  • Mar. 1, 2022

    Deadline for Paper Submission

  • Mar. 15, 2022

    Workshop/Tutorial Proposals

    Mar. 15, 2022

  • Apr. 22, 2022

    Notification of Workshop/Tutorial Acceptance

  • Jun. 10, 2022:

    Deadline of RC (Robot Competition) Sponsors

    Deadline for Sponsor/Exhibitor Application

    Jun. 10, 2022:

  • Jun. 30, 2022

    Notification of Paper Acceptance

  • Jul. 31, 2022

    Deadline for Final Paper Submission

    Jul. 31, 2022

All Deadlines are 23:59 PST

Update History

Jun 27, 2022: Call for Late Breaking Results Posters is now open.

Jun 14, 2022: Call for Award Nomination is now open.

Jun 10, 2022: Lab Visit and Sponsors are now open.

Jun 1, 2022: IROS 35th Anniversary Forum is now open.

May 26, 2022: Keynote Speakers is now open.

May 17, 2022: Registration is now open.

May 6, 2022: IROS 35th Anniversary is now open.

Mar. 3, 2022: Tourist Attractions in Kyoto is now open.

Mar. 3, 2022: Competition is now open.

Feb. 20, 2022: FAQ is now open.

Feb. 20, 2022: Health is now open.

Feb. 15, 2022: IEEE RAS CARES (Committee to Aid Reporting on Misconduct) has been established.

Jan. 25, 2022: Application for Robot Competition Proposal was closed.

Jan. 25, 2022: Deadline for Robot Competition Sponsors was extended from Jan. 21 to Jun. 10, 2022,

Jan. 7, 2022: Information on the RA-L in Call for Papers has been updated.

Oct. 26, 2021: Call for Papers is now open.

Oct. 13, 2021: Plenary Speakers is now open.

Oct. 4, 2021: Call for Special Session Proposals is now open.

Sept. 30, 2021: Call for Workshops and Tutorials is now open.

Sept. 28, 2021: Transportation & Accommodation is now open.

Sept. 27, 2021: Travel Information is now open.

Sept. 26, 2021: Call for Robot Competition Sponsors, Call for Robot Competition Proposal, and Call for Sponsors and Exhibitors are now open.

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