Call for Papers

The IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) is a premier flagship academic conference in robotics. For over 30-years, IROS has showcased leading-edge research. In hindsight, the work has been seminal, underpinning much of today’s global robotics industries, products, and services. IROS continues to be the place to learn future directions and the latest approaches, designs, outcomes, and networks with the world’s leading roboticists.

Option 1: Submission to IROS Conference Paper Review Board

As peer-reviewed archival publications, all accepted papers will be hosted on IEEE Xplore. Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality papers representing original work. Submissions along the theme, as well as all areas of intelligent robots and applications, are welcome.

Please submit papers via the customary Paper Plaza process.

A. Format Guidelines

B. LaTex Template

C. MS Word Template

Papers should be six pages (US letter size) in length, with up to two extra pages (22,000JPY charge per extra page). The number of pages includes the references, appendices, etc. A short video (1-minute maximum) can also be attached to your paper to supplement results (see Instructions below).

The IROS Conference Paper Review Board (like ICRA’s CEB) rigorously reviews all submissions and then through the IROS 2022 Senior Program Committee to render acceptance decisions. Best Paper Awards in various categories are also selected by their respective committees.

Instructions: Authors and Submission Process

All papers must be in English and submitted electronically in PDF (up to 6 MB) format via PaperPlaza. To ensure formatting compliance (e.g. margins, fonts and size) the templates should be used (links provided above).

A 1-minute video (up to 10 MB) can be added to supplement your paper. Videos are not mandatory. Rather it’s an opportunity to augment one’s paper to visibly showcase results. MPG, MPEG or MP4 video formats can be used. One can upload or re-upload their video attachment no later than on March 7, 2022 (23:59 PST).


All deadlines are 23:59 PST
March 1, 2022: Deadline for papers submission.
June 30, 2022: Notification of acceptance
July 31, 2022: Deadline for final paper submission
October 23 – October 27, 2022: Conference days

Option 2: Submission to RA-L (IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters) with IROS Option

RA-L is a journal following IEEE’s highest standards of IEEE periodicals.

This option adds value; one’s RA-L submission has the opportunity to be presented at IROS. The option to present an accepted paper at RA-L to IROS applies to all RA-L papers, including the papers that have been reviewed through the regular yearly RA-L review process, if the paper has been submitted since October 1 and before February 24, 2022.

More information for this option is found in the link below. Note: The decision of RA-L with IROS Option and decision of RA-L is independent.

Please follow the RA-L submission process on PaperPlaza for IEEE RA-L Submission and select Submission for RA-L and IROS. Please do not follow the IROS 2022 submission process.

The deadline is 23:59 PST
February 24, 2022: Deadline for RA-Letter with IROS Option Submission.