Call for Papers

CONTRIBUTING

Call for Papers

The 19th International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR 2019), one of the oldest and most prestigious robotics conference in the world, will be held on December 2-6, 2019, hosted by the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. ICAR 2019 will offer you an unparalleled experience with excellent technical programs and social activities.

Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality papers representing original results in all areas of intelligent robot components, systems, and applications. Please submit papers via the customary PaperPlaza process, follow the format guidelines, and use the templates available in LaTeX and MS Word. Papers should be six pages in length, with up to two extra pages at the cost of US$150 per extra page. A short video (1-minute maximum) can also be sent later on, attached to your paper.

All papers are reviewed using a blind review process: authors declare their names and affiliations in the manuscript for the reviewers to see, but reviewers do not know each other’s identities, nor do the authors receive information about who has reviewed their manuscript.

Instruction for Authors and Submission

All papers must be written in English and submitted electronically in PDF format via PaperPlaza. Papers submitted to ICAR 2019 undergo a peer-review process. Manuscripts will be reviewed by at least two reviewers, who will give detailed comments and – if the submission gets accepted – the authors submit a revised (“final paper”) version that takes into account this feedback. The review process is managed by the ICAR Conference Paper Review Board (CPRB).

In order to submit a contributed paper to ICAR 2019, please follow the customary electronic submission process via PaperPlaza. In a nutshell, you are going to submit a PDF that has to conform to the manuscript preparation guidelines. In particular, you should use the provided templates – see support for LaTeX and MS Word – and check the PDF for compliance within PaperPlaza. The file size is limited to 6MB. Prior to the submission, the PDF file should be checked for PDF Xpress compliance.

In addition, you can submit a short single video along with your manuscript, for instance to demonstrate your experimental results. (You may upload or re-upload video attachment until 4 days after the submission deadline July 31st, 2019.) Authors are encouraged to do so. Use one of the following formats: mpg, mpeg or mp4. The resolution can be chosen freely. The file size is limited to 10MB, and 1-minute length.

​Final papers (for accepted papers) are expected to be six pages long, but you can have up to eight pages if you pay a surcharge of US$150 per extra page. It is generally a good idea to respect these page limits at the time of initial submission. When you upload the final version of an accepted paper, you will also have to provide a short summary that will serve to compile the conference digest.

Tutorials and Workshops

Proposals for half- or full-day tutorials and workshops will be reviewed according to instructions on the conference website. Prospective organizers should emphasize novelty of topics and relation to ICAR.

Exhibits

An exhibition site will be featured at the venue. Information for prospective exhibitors will be available on the website.