WRC Symposium on Advanced Robotics and Automation 2018
August 16, 2018     China ▪ Beijing

Call for Papers

The WRC conference series strives to integrate three key components for successful international conferences that will greatly benefit the attendees -- Forums, Exhibitions and Contests. The WRC conferences seek to enrich the knowledge and experience of students, academics, industrialists, and entrepreneurs in the fields of Robotics, Automation, and Artificial Intelligence.  WRC will showcase technical innovations, cultivate creative talents, and allow international engagements for academics, entrepreneurs and industrialist -- pushing robotics technologies and industries to become a true driver of entrepreneurship and innovation across the global society.

The WRC Symposium on Advanced Robotics and Automation (WRC SARA 2018) will be held as a special technical meeting during the World Robot Conference (WRC), Beijing, China, August 15 to August 19, 2018.  Organized by the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), and Beijing Municipal People’s Government, the first WRC was held in 2015, and has since then continued to grow into the world’s largest-scale and top-level conference for academics and industrialists in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence fields.  Each prior WRC attracted over 300 international speakers who are leading academics, industry experts, entrepreneurs from the world’s top universities, research institutes, and corporations. In the past few years, WRC has annually showcased more than 150 international companies, with more than 1000 innovative projects and products related to Robotics. The conference has also attracted more than 200,000 attendees annually.

This year, WRC 2018 will host a new forum for advanced research results related to Robotics and Automation and would like to call-for-paper submissions from experts world-wide to attend this forum:  WRC Symposium on Advanced Robotics and Automation (WRC SARA 2018).  We will collaborate with the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society in reviewing the submitted technical papers. All submitted papers for review should follow strict IEEE conference paper format. All accepted papers that are presented at the Symposium will be submitted for inclusion to IEEE Xplore and EI indexed.

Topics (but not limited to)
·  Intelligent Control Systems And Optimization
·  Robotics and Automation
·  Signal Processing, Sensors, Systems Modelling and Control
·  Industrial Engineering, Production and Management

Important Dates
·  May 31, 2018,June 10, 2018, Full Paper Submission Deadline
·  July 06, 2018,July 10, 2018, Notification of Acceptance
·  July 27, 2018,July 29, 2018, Final Submission Deadline
·  July 31, 2018, Registration Deadline

Call for Papers-WRC SARA 2018.pdf


General Chair
Xiaolan Xu,              Deputy Chair and Secretary General of the
                              Chinese Institute of Electronics (CIE)        
Program Committee Chair
Kazuhiro Kosuge,    Professor, Tohoku University, Japan
Program Committee Chair Co-Chairs  
Torsten Kroeger,      Professor, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Zhidong Wang ,        Professor, Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan

Paper Submission

Direct Link to PaperPlaza:

Registration Fee

A.  Member Author
250USD/1600 RMB
B.  Nonmember Author
330USD/2100 RMB
C.  Student Member Author
160USD/1000 RMB
D.  Student Nonmember Author
190USD/1200 RMB
E.  Life Member Author

Minglei She/Xuan Du
WRC 2018 Secretariat