Call for Papers

The focus of WAFR is on the design and analysis of robot algorithms from both theoretical and practical angles. The topics of interest are very broad. We encourage papers on fundamental algorithmic issues, such as complexity, completeness, machine learning, probabilistic reasoning, and new programming paradigms, to name a few. We also encourage papers on applications of robot algorithms to important or new domains, such as manufacturing, legged locomotion, distributed robotics, human-robot interaction, surgical robots, intelligent prosthetics, and brain-controlled robots. Furthermore, robot algorithms are being applied in domains beyond the traditional scope of robotics, e.g., computational biology, computer animation, sensor networks, etc. Papers on these topics are also welcome.

Information for Authors

Submission Site

We will be using EasyChair to handle submissions. Access the submission site using the following link: Submit a Paper. Deadlines are July 13 for abstracts and July 17 for full papers, both at Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) -12.

On the "abstract deadline" of July 13, the author, title, and abstract information need to be submitted so that the reviewer assignment process can be initiated. No manuscript/supplemental document submission is needed until July 17. The author, title and abstract information should not be altered upon the submission of the final paper by July 17.


Please use the style/templates provided below when preparing contributions: Submissions should not exceed 16 pages in this format. Detailed information on manuscript preparation can be found here.
MS Word

Supplementary Material

Supplementary material (appendices with supportive proofs, multimedia files) can be submitted together with the main manuscript. While encouraged, the program committee members are not required to check the supplementary material in order to prepare their comments.

Conflicts of Interest

If you are in the same institution with one of the Program Committee members, please indicate your organization at the time of the submission the same way that it appears for the corresponding PC member listed under the Committee section of this webpage. At the time of the submission, you can indicate Conflicts of Interest (CoI) with PC members. You will be asked to provide brief descriptions of the COIs.


When submitting your manuscript, please use at least one of the Suggested Keywords.