Call for Papers: The 13th Workshop on Humanoid Soccer Robots at 18th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots Beijing, China – November 6th, 2018



Call for Papers

Humanoid soccer has seen impressive progress in recent years. Bipedal standard or open platforms (Nao, DARwIn-OP, NimbRo-OP) make soccer robots accessible to many research groups, advanced 3D simulation games make the investigation of team play with complex humanoid robots possible, and soccer games for larger robots are a step towards playing with humans. The ultimate goal of this initiative is to develop a team of humanoid soccer players – i.e. robots with human-like awareness of the game situation, motion skills, and cooperation abilities. This poses a unique set of challenges to robotics, AI, and other fields.

The workshop aims at bringing together researchers from the RoboCup and FIRA communities, as well as other researchers interested in the subject.

All contributed presentations are subject to a peer review process. We solicit submissions of original, previously unpublished research papers, optionally accompanied by a video. Papers should be between 2 and 6 pages in length, formatted according to IEEE conference layout (two-column). Accepted papers and videos will be available online.

Topics of Interest

include, but are not limited to:

  • Design of humanoid robots
  • Bipedal locomotion
  • Dynamic full-body motions
  • Control architectures
  • Motion and action planning
  • Perception of the game situation
  • Team coordination
  • Skill and strategy learning
  • 3D simulation of humanoid robots
  • Humanoid 3D Printing
  • Humanoid Mechanism Design
  • Using neural networks in RoboCup

Important Dates:

  • Paper submission: October 1st, 2018
  • Acceptance notification: October 16th, 2018
  • Final paper: October 31st, 2018
  • Workshop day: TBD

Information for Authors

Paper Format

Papers must be written in English. All papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format. Papers should comply with the standard IEEE conference page layout. For convenience, the default IEEE conference templates are available for download:

The number of pages is limited to six, including figures.
If you want to add a video to your submission, please include a link for video download in the paper.

Paper Submission

Submit your paper using EasyChair: Link to submission page

If you don’t have an EasyChair account, you will need to create one.


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