Call for Papers and Demos

We are pleased to announce the 19th edition of the “Robotics: Science and Systems” (RSS) conference to be held at the Daegu Exhibition and Convention Center (EXCO), Daegu, Republic of Korea in July 10-14, 2023. This will be the first time that RSS is taking place in Asia and we are excited to be opening up the conference to a broader community of robotics researchers.

RSS is a single-track conference that connects researchers working on all aspects of robotics including scientific foundations, mechanisms, algorithms, applications, and analysis of robotic systems. The single-track format gives attendees an opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art research in all areas of robotics. The conference will consist of oral and poster presentations of accepted papers, demonstrations, invited talks, and panels.

The conference will preserve the RSS tradition of selecting excellent papers via a thorough and fair review process. Paper submissions will be evaluated in terms of their novelty, technical quality, significance, potential impact, and clarity.

This year the conference will include a new category of contributions in the form of Demos, similar to conferences in related research areas, resulting in a Demo Track during the main conference.

Important Dates

January, 2023 Submission Website Opens
February 3rd, 2023 11:59pm AoE Paper and Demo Submission Deadline
February 8th, 2023 11:59pm AoE Supplementary Material Deadline
April 3rd – April 8th, 2023 11:59pm AoE Reviews Released and Rebuttal Invitations
April 22th, 2023 Paper and Demo Acceptance Notification
May 28th, 2023 11:59pm AoE Camera-ready Submission
July 10th – July 14th, 2023 RSS 2023, Daegu, Republic of Korea

RSS 2023 has no page length requirements on submissions. Paper lengths have been typically 8 pages given the paper template, which is available either in LaTeX or Word format. We expect that most submitted papers will have a similar length. We trust that authors will recognize that respecting reviewers’ time is helpful to the evaluation of their work.

Detailed submission instructions are available here.

Papers and demos can be submitted here

Highlights of RSS 2023

  • RSS 2023 is planned as an in-person conference, excluding any unexpected developments with the COVID-19 pandemic or similar unfortunate global events.

  • A new type of submission, Demos, will be available to RSS 2023 contributors. These single-blind submissions can range from early research demos (e.g., innovative, proof-of-concept given the state-of-the-art) to mature production-ready systems (e.g., accessible, large-scale industrial systems). Open-source and open-access systems or interactive systems that are accessible by the community are especially encouraged. Demos can relate to hardware or software contributions or their integration. They can also relate to critical system components and useful tools for the community. The deadline and the review process for demos will take place in parallel with the review of regular RSS paper submissions. Detailed submission instructions will be made available under the conference website by January, 2023.

  • The review process will continue RSS’ strong tradition in emphasizing quality, fairness, and rigor. Reviews for RSS papers, including both for “science” and “systems” papers, will remain double-blind. A subset of authors will be invited by Area Chairs to submit a rebuttal. Author rebuttals will be directed to the ACs and considered during the program committee meeting. As in previous iterations of the conference, authors are encouraged to submit “systems” papers and the program committee will be encouraged to evaluate them by gauging their potential impact and usefulness to the community.

  • RSS maintains a strong on-going relationship with top robotics journals. Authors of RSS papers have been invited to submit extended versions of their papers to Special Issues of the International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR), Autonomous Robots (AuRo) and the IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO).

Subject Areas

RSS seeks high-quality research papers and demos that introduce new ideas and stimulate future trends in robotics. We invite paper and demo submissions in all areas of robotics, including:

  • Assembly, Logistics and Manufacturing;
  • Assistive, Entertainment and Service Robots;
  • Autonomous Vehicle Navigation & Mobile Robots;
  • Bioinspired Robots;
  • Control & Dynamics;
  • Cognitive Modeling & Knowledge Representation for Robots;
  • Field Robotics (e.g., Aerial, Agricultural, Construction, Space, Underwater Robotics);
  • Formal Methods for Robotics;
  • Grasping & Manipulation;
  • Human-Robot Interaction;
  • Humanoid & Walking Robots;
  • Mechanisms & Design;
  • Medical Robotics;
  • Multi-Robot & Networked Systems;
  • Robot Learning;
  • Robot Modeling & Simulation;
  • Robot Perception, Sensing & Vision;
  • Robot Planning;
  • Robot State Estimation, Localization & Mapping;
  • Soft Robots.

Please check the conference website as well as the conference’s social media accounts for more information.