Thematic tracks

Intelligent Robotics

IROBOT’2015 poses itself as a follow-up on the previous six IROBOT International Thematic Tracks/Workshops on Intelligent Robotics – IROBOT’2005 (held at EPIA’2005), IROBOT’2007 (held at EPIA’2007), IROBOT’2008 (held at IBERAMIA’2008), IROBOT’2009 (held at EPIA’2009), IROBOT’2011 (held at EPIA’2011) and IROBOT’2013 (held at EPIA’2013). As in previous editions, its main purpose is to bring together researchers, engineers and other professionals interested in the application of AI techniques in real/simulated robotics to discuss current work and future directions.

Robotics, from the point of view of AI, has been an important application field, from which AI has also gained. Namely the dynamic and unforeseen nature of the environment, especially for mobile robots, has fostered research in these aspects of AI. Together with the developments in Robotics Research, the use of Robotics in industry and services has changed a lot in recent years. New paradigms and approaches for industrial robots and service robots have emerged for example on mobile robots localization and navigation in unstructured environments. IROBOT 2015 will discuss these new developments on industrial and service robotics.


Topics of Interest

The thematic track will be structured around the following themes:

  • Adaptive and flexible industrial robotics
  • AI Planning for robotics
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Cognitive robotics
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Learning and adaptation in robotics
  • Mobile robots localization and navigation
  • Modelling and simulating complex robots
  • Multi-Robot systems
  • Field Robots
  • Real-time reactivity
  • Robot behavior engineering
  • Robotic surveillance
  • Sensor fusion
  • Computer vision and object recognition
  • Coordination in robotics
  • Evolutionary robotics and reactive intelligence
  • Human-robots interaction
  • Humanoid robotics
  • Intelligent buildings and warehouses

This topic’s list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in the thematic track main subject.


Important dates

Deadline for paper submission: March 23, 2015
Notification of paper acceptance: 27, April, 2015
Camera-ready papers due: 1, June, 2015
Conference dates: September 8-11, 2015


Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit original research contributions or experience reports in English. Scientific or technical articles describing state-of-the-art techniques, algorithms, systems, environments, problems or applications relevant to the area of Intelligent Robotics may be submitted. Papers discussing application transfer from simulated to real robots and papers showing socially useful robotic applications generated by participations in robotic competitions are also welcome.

Submissions must be original and not published elsewhere. Papers should not exceed twelve (12) pages in length and must adhere to the formatting instructions of the conference. Each submission will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the Program Committee. The reviewing process is double blind, so authors should remove names and affiliations from the submitted papers, and must take reasonable care to assure anonymity during the review process. References to own work may be included in the paper, as long as referred to in the third person. Acceptance will be based on the paper’s significance, technical quality, clarity, relevance and originality.


Paper Publication

All accepted papers will be published by Springer in a volume of the LNAI-Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series (indexed by the Thomson ISI Web of Knowledge). The number of pages of the accepted contributions has the following limits:

  • Full Regular Papers: Contributions accepted as full papers should contain from 10 to 12 pages in its final version, according to the LNAI series formatting instructions. Extraordinarily, other two additional pages could be considered with a supplementary fee.
  • Short Papers: Contributions accepted as short papers should contain from 4 to 6 pages in its final version, according to the LNAI series formatting instructions.

All accepted papers must be presented orally the conference by one of the authors and at least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference.


Track Chairs

Luís Paulo Reis
Department of Information Systems, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal
lpreis (at)
Nuno Lau
Department of Electronics Telecommunications and Informatics, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
nunolau (at)
Brígida Mónica Faria
Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Email: btf (at)
Rui P. Rocha
Institute of Systems and Robotics , Dept. of Electrical and Computer Eng., University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
Email: rui.rocha (at)


Program Committee

António J. R. Neves, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Antonio P. Moreira, University of Porto, Portugal
Armando Sousa, University of Porto, Portugal
Carlos Cardeira, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Cristina Santos, University of Minho, Portugal
Filipe Santos, INESC TEC, Portugal
João Fabro, Federal University of Technology-Parana, Brazil
Josémar Rodrigues de Souza, Bahia State University, Brazil
Luís Correia, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Luís Mota, Lisbon University Institute, Portugal
Manuel Fernando Silva, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
Nicolas Jouandeau, Paris 8 University, France
Paulo Gonçalves, Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, Portugal
Paulo Urbano, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Pedro Abreu, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Rodrigo Braga, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil