IEEE/RSJ International Conference on
Intelligent Robots and Systems
Vancouver, BC, Canada
September 24–28, 2017


The IROS 2017 Organizing Committee invites proposals for competitions to be held during IROS in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in September 2017. The competitions provide a unique venue for state-of-the-art technical demonstrations from research labs throughout academia and industry. Conference attendees and media representatives will have the opportunity to experience live demonstrations of robotic technology via these competitions.


Proposals must include the following information
(a) A brief description of the competition, including what particular task is under evaluation and why the competition is of interest to the IROS community.
(b) A draft of the rules and assessment.
(c) Time schedule for competition day(s).
(d) A list of possible participants.
(e) Awards planning, including any financial plans.
(f) Request for the Organizing Committee for facilities including required space (area in square feet and minimum height) along with power, networking, and other requirements.
(g) Names, contact information, and brief CVs of the competition organizers, describing experience in organizing previous competitions, workshops, etc.

All submissions will undergo a standard review process within the Organizing Committee. Acceptance decisions will be based upon the potential significance, sustainability in future IROS meetings, and logistical requirements. All the submissions should be made via email to with the heading “Proposal to IROS2017 Competitions: your name”.


Important Dates

Submission deadline: January 20, 2017
Acceptance notification: February 3, 2017
Competitions: September 24-28, 2017


For any questions regarding the IROS 2017 competitions, please contact the competition co-chairs under


Competition Co-chairs
Steven Waslander
Daniel D. Lee