Call for papers for Robocup 2024 Symposium


We are looking for submissions of papers reporting innovative and original research with relevance to areas of robotics and artificial intelligence. A full list of topics welcomed to this year’s symposium can be found below. Within the described scope of topics, we also encourage submissions of high-quality overview articles, papers describing real-world research, and papers reporting theoretical results. Researchers are invited to submit their work independently of whether they participate in the RoboCup competitions or have a RoboCup team.

The symposium is to be held in person in Eindhoven, The Netherlands


Important dates

**Submission deadline extension**

  • Submission deadline : 30 January 2024    New deadline: 8 April 2024 Final deadline: 22 April 23:59 PST
  • Notification of acceptance: 04 May 2024 22 May 2024 5 June 2024
  • Final submission: 20 May 2024 5 June 2024. 17 June 2024
  • Symposium: 22 July 2024



In addition to the regular track with regular research papers, the development track encourages reports on innovative hardware developments, software frameworks, and open-source releases of software components. A review of papers describing these contributions will be based on technical aspects and benefits to the practice of communities specifically working in RoboCup.

The proceedings of the RoboCup International Symposium will be published and archived within the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNCS/LNAI) series by Springer after the conferenceThe LNCS/LNAI series has an impact factor of 0.407.


List of topics

  • Robot Hardware and Software
    • mobile robotics
    • humanoid robotics
    • sensors and actuators
    • embedded and mobile devices
    • robot construction and new materials
    • robot system integration
    • robot software architectures
    • robot programming environments and languages
    • real-time and concurrent programming
    • robot simulators
    • sim2real learning
  • Perception and Action
    • 3D perception
    • distributed sensor integration
    • sensor noise filtering
    • real-time image processing and pattern recognition
    • motion and sensor models
    • sensory-motor control
    • robot kinematics and dynamics
    • high-dimensional motion control
  • Robot Cognition and Learning
    • world modelling and knowledge representation
    • learning from demonstration and imitation
    • localisation, navigation, and mapping
    • planning and reasoning
    • decision making under uncertainty
    • neural systems and deep learning
    • complex motor skill acquisition
    • reinforcement learning and optimisation
    • motion and sensor model learning
  • Human-Robot Interaction
    • robot social intelligence
    • fluency of interaction
    • speech synthesis and natural language generation
    • natural language recognition
    • explainable robot behaviours
    • emotion recognition and reaction
    • understanding human intent and behaviour
    • safety, security and dependability
    • enabling humans to predict robot behaviour
  • Multi-Robot Systems
    • team coordination methods
    • communication protocols
    • learning and adaptive systems
    • teamwork and heterogeneous agents
    • dynamic resource allocation
    • adjustable autonomy
  • Education and Edutainment
    • robotics and artificial intelligence education
    • educational robotics
    • robot kits and programming tools
    • robotic entertainment
  • Applications and Benchmarking
    • search and rescue robots
    • robot surveillance service and social robots
    • robots at home, at work and in public spaces
    • robots in the real world
    • performance metrics
    • human-robot interaction

Submission guidelines

All papers will be peer-reviewed and evaluated by members of the senior program committee. The proceedings of the RoboCup International Symposium will be published and archived within the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNCS/LNAI) series by Springer-Verlag after the conference. Submissions are limited to 12 pages including references. Papers should be formatted following the LNAI author guidelines (

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