Call for Papers – LARS/SBR

IEEE LARS 2018 – 15th Latin American Robotics Symposium
SBR 2018 – 6th Brazilian Robotics Symposium

The IEEE LARS and SBR (Latin American Robotics Symposium / Brazilian Robotics Symposium) aim at promoting a comprehensive scientific meeting in the area of Intelligent Robotics, bringing together researchers, undergraduate and graduate students of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Computer Engineering and related fields.

The event will include technical sessions of an oral presentation of full papers and technical lectures of recognized importance in the area. LARS/SBR will take place in João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil from November 6th to 10th, 2018.

We are looking forward to seeing you in LARS/SBR 2018.


Paper registration/submission site open: March 5th, 2018
Paper Submission DEADLINE: May 31th, 2018 July 20th (FINAL EXTENSION!)
Notification of Acceptance: August 21st, 2018 September 7th (Extended)
Camera Ready Submission: September 30th, 2018


Papers must be written in English and must not exceed 6 pages in standard IEEE format including title, abstract, all tables, figures, and references. Papers should present substantial new results in theoretical, empirical and applied research related to the topics of the conference. This year the reviewing process will be DOUBLE BLINDED, so authors must hide their names, contact information, acknowledgments and any other reference to where their research takes place.

All papers must be registered and uploaded by using JEMS

Templates (set to A4)


The proceedings will be published by IEEE, and it will be available through the IEEE Xplore site.



1. Vision in robotics and automation;
2. Symbol mediated robot behavior control;
3. Sensory mediated robot behavior control;
4. Active sensory processing and control;
5. Industrial applications of autonomous systems;
6. Sensor modeling and data interpretation e.g. models and software for sensor data integration, 3D scene analysis, environment description and modeling, pattern recognition;
7. Robust techniques in AI and sensing e.g. uncertainty modeling, graceful degradation of systems;
8. Robot programming e.g. on-line and off-line programming, discrete event dynamical systems, fuzzy logic;
9. Multi-Robot and Multi-Agents, Cooperation and Collaboration;
10. CAD-based robotics e.g. CAD-based vision, reverse engineering;
11. Robot simulation and visualization tools;
12. Tele-operated and autonomous systems;
13. Microelectromechanical robots;
14. Robot modeling;
15. Robot control architectures;
16. Sensor-Motor control of Robots;
17. Robot planning, reasoning, communication, adaptation, and learning;
18. Mechanical design;
19. Robotic Manipulators;
20. Robot soccer;
21. Evolutionary robotics;
22. Bio-Inspired robotics;
23. Robots for robotic surgery and rehabilitation;
24. Micro/nano-robotics, new Devices, and materials for robots;
25. Human-Robot Interaction and Interfaces;
26. Education issues in Robotics;
27. Computing architectures;
28. Sensor Networks, architectures of embedded Hardware and software;
29. Self-Localization, Mapping and Navigation;
30. Multi-robot systems;
31. Aerial vehicles;
32. Autonomous vehicles;
33. Mobile robot platforms;
34. Service robots and entertainment robots;
35. Underwater robots;
36. Humanoids.


Program Chair: Prof. Dr. Alisson Vasconcelos de Brito – UFPB
Program Chair Profa. Dra. Esther Colombini – IC/UNICAMP


SBC – Brazilian Computer Society [*]
CER – Robotics Council of SBC/Special Interest Group on Robotics (CER)
IEEE RAS – Latin American Robotics Council of IEEE
IEEE CSS – Latin American Control Systems Council of IEEE [*]