Call for Paper – CTDR 2019

CTDR 2019 – V Best MSc Dissertation and PhD Thesis Contest in Robotics

CTDR-2019 will take place in parallel to the SBR/LARS in Rio Grande, Brazil, on October 23-25, 2018. The main goals of CTDR are to divulge and award the best academic work in Robotics concluded in Brazilian/Latin American Universities from October, 2017 to October, 2019 (not submitted to WTDR/CTDR 2018). CTDR expects papers with concluded work, with evaluation and results. Selected works will be presented and judged during SBR/LARS 2019. Notice that in the submission phase, the main object of judgment is the paper; while during the conference, the main object of judgment is the full thesis or dissertation (to be submitted if the paper is accepted).

We are looking forward to seeing you in CTDR together with the SBR/LARS 2019.


Paper Registration/Submission Open: July 10, 2019
Paper Submission DEADLINE: September 13 (was August, 30)
Notification of Acceptance: September 20
Camera Ready Submission DEADLINE: October 11
V CTDR: October 23-25, 2019



Papers can be written in English or in Portuguese and must not exceed 6 (six) pages, including title, abstract, all tables, figures, and references. Over length submissions will be rejected without review. Authors should use the style file of IEEE Conferences Paper Style. More detailed information can be found at (IEEE RAS Conferences Templates): (set to A4)

Submission to CTDR expects papers presenting concluded work, with contribution, evaluation and results. Papers should include the following information in the first page after the abstract: student level (MSc or PhD) and the date of conclusion. In addition, include the name of the advisor (and co-advisors) as co-authors.

Submissions violating the formatting guidelines will be excluded from the reviewing process. Only papers in pdf format will be accepted. Papers must be submitted using the JEMS system:
CTDR Specific entry:

Papers may be accepted for oral presentation. All CTDR accepted papers are made available on-line in the CER-SBC website.

At least one author of each accepted paper must be registered and attend the conference to present the work. We recommend that the students present their works, as the events may be a valuable experience for them. For the case of CTDR, we accept student registration.

Templates (set to A4)


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 Brito (Universidade Federal da Paraíba – UFPB / João Pessoa, PB, Brazil)
Program Chair: Prof. Dr. Paulo L. J. Drews Junior (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande – FURG / Rio Grande, RS, Brazil)


SBC – Brazilian Computer Society
CER – Robotics Council of SBC / Special Interest Group on Robotics


Robotica 2019 Co-events:
LARS/SBR: Latin-American Robotics Symposium / Brazilian Robotics Symposium.
LARC/CBR: Latin American Robotics Competition / Brazilian Robotics Competition
OBR: Brazilian Robotics Olympiad (
MNR: National Robotics Fair (
WRE: Workshop of Robotics in Education (
CTDR: Best MSc Dissertation and PhD Thesis Contest in Robotics