Call for Workshops and Tutorials

In IROS 2022, an extensive program of workshops and tutorials will be held prior to and after the conference (October 23 and 27). The IROS 2022 organizers strongly encourage workshop organizers to consider involving sponsors to support their workshop proposal and provide support to enhance the workshop experience.  For example, a sponsor can support a lunch during the workshop or provide student registration or travel support to help broaden participation.  Additionally, all workshop proposal submissions should show evidence of endorsement (e.g., a supporting letter or an email by an IEEE RAS Technical Committee, RSJ Committees, etc). Please provide the contact information and a brief statement (a few sentences) from a TC chair that describes how the TC will support the workshop and encourage long-term engagement with the topic of the workshop after its conclusion.  Please refer to this link for templates and detailed instructions:

Proposals for half-day or full-day workshops and tutorials with topics related to the conference theme are all welcome.

Deadline of Workshop/Tutorial Proposals: Mar. 15, 2022

Workshops should concentrate on presenting results and promoting discussions about an active research topic or a well-defined area of interest for the robotics community.  Proposals with content or presentation formats that are not found within the main conference are preferred. Workshop proposals should discuss how the workshop will be organized in order to attract active participation of the attendees, encourage effective interactions between established experts and early-career researchers, promote comprehensive discussion on the selected topic, establish useful links to fields outside of robotics, and if applicable, describe how sponsors will contribute to enhance the workshop. Organizers are also asked to describe the contributions of the invited speakers for enhancing the development of an engaging workshop.

Whereas workshops focus on breaking research results, tutorials are more pedagogical in nature and are a sort of short course to present modern methods in a classroom-like setting. A tutorial can have multiple speakers, like a workshop, or can have a single speaker.

When an invited speaker or organizer is on more than one workshop or tutorial proposal, this must be noted, including identifying which proposal he/she identifies as the most relevant to them. If good proposals on closely related topics are received, acceptance may be conditional based on merging similar proposals into one workshop/tutorial.

Preparing and Submitting Workshop and Tutorial Proposals

Proposals must be submitted via PaperPlaza, and also sent to workshop(at)

Please replace “(at)” with “@”.

The Workshops and Tutorials Committee will evaluate proposals based on all information provided in these sections and will make decisions based on

(i) the topic of the proposed event,
(ii) the event’s format and likelihood of creating an engaging intellectual environment,
(iii) the inclusiveness of the event to people with different backgrounds and expertise, and
(iv) the experience of the Organizers.

We especially encourage proposals on emerging topics in robotics, including new problems, new domains, and robotics in emerging economies.

The workshop proposal must contain the following information (see Microsoft Word Proposal Template):

  • Title
  • Organizers
  • Sponsor/support (if applicable) and describe nature of sponsorship (i.e., what will be provided by the sponsor?)
  • Type of workshop (half-day or full-day), including a schedule
  • Objectives
  • List of speakers
  • Intended audience
  • Expected attendance
  • Statement about the diversity and the geographic balance of the speakers
  • Statement about the hybrid participation
  • Why this workshop is not expected to be covered by other IROS activities
  • Details of any other workshops at IROS in which the proposers are involved
  • Endorsements from TCs (attach support letter)
  • Special requests (equipment or other issues)
  • CV(s) of the Organizer(s)

Note: Upon acceptance, the organizers will be required to provide an abstract and a dedicated website for their workshop.

Important Dates

  • January 15, 2022: PaperPlaza submission site open for workshop and tutorial proposals.
  • March 15, 2022: Workshop and Tutorial Proposals submission deadline
  • April 22, 2022: Notification of acceptance
  • October 23 and 27, 2022: Workshops and Tutorials

Responsibilities of Workshop/Tutorial Organizers After Proposal Acceptance

In submitting a proposal, workshop organizers are committing to identifying and inviting authors, setting deadlines to ensure timely submissions and timely publication, ensuring the quality of submissions, and collecting all materials from their participants at least one month in advance of the workshop or tutorial. This includes video recordings of presentations, pdf versions of slides, and consent forms from each speaker. Before a workshop or tutorial begins, organizers will be provided a list of registered participants. Those with an in-person component must meet a threshold in the number of registrants.

IROS 2022 Workshop and Tutorial Committee

For any inquiries concerning IROS 2022 workshops, please send email to workshop(at) or contact a member of the committee

Please replace “(at)” with “@”.


  • Gregory S. Chirikjian, NUS, Singapore


  • Shinichi Hirai, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
  • Kanako Harada, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Kyu-jin Cho, Seoul National University, Korea
  • Jinguo Liu, Shenyang Institute of Automation, CAS, China
  • Ming Liu, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China