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ICCR2017 International Conference on Cloud and Robotics

Nov. 22-23, Saint Quentin, France

Call For Papers

The 4th edition of the International Conference on Cloud and Robotics (ICCR 2017 - will be held on November 22-23 2017 in Saint-Quentin, France. The conference is co-located with the industry exposition Robonumerique (

The domain of cloud robotics aims to converge robots with computation, storage and communication resources provided by the cloud. The cloud may complement robotic resources in several ways, including crowd-sourcing knowledge databases, context information, computational offloading or data-intensive information processing for artificial intelligence. As the challenges in this domain are multi-disciplinary, the session aims at building a bridge between experts from academia and industry working in different fields, such as robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, software architecture, big data analytics, Internet-of-Things and distributed cloud systems.

The conference is organizing two special sessions: one on the integration of Internet-of-Things with robots (leading to the so-called Internet of Robotic Things), as well as one industry session.


Topics of interest include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Architectures and middleware solutions for cyber-physical systems, integrating the IoT, the cloud/edge with robots and other actuators
  • Distributed sensing, planning and actuation
  • Cloud-based control systems, possibly using deterministic wireless or wired networking
  • Domain Specific Languages for cloud robotics and cyber-physical systems
  • Software engineering practices for networked robots
  • Tele-robotic systems
  • Computational offloading and load balancing in robotics
  • Multi-robot coordination and orchestration
  • Self-adaptive cyber-physical and robotic systems
  • Cloud-supported collective knowledge and parameter sharing between actuation systems
  • Sensor fusion for improved control policies
  • Transfer learning between tasks or across robotic systems
  • Hands-on experiences and use cases in the fields of manufacturing, Industry 4.0, healthcare, active assisted living, logistics and transportation, security and surveillance, precision agriculture and others.


Three categories of submissions are sollicited:

  • full papers, presenting research results, limited to 6 pages in 2-column conference paper format
  • application papers (short papers 2-4 pages), presenting lessons learnt during practical field trials and/or with commercial applications in the domain of cloud robotics and cyber-physical systems
  • presentations, expressing industry viewpoints and requirements that may help in shaping future research agenda. Prospective presenters should submit a short abstract describing the content of their presentation

Formatting and Submission Instructions

All papers must conform, at time of submission, to the IEEE Formatting Guidelines use the letter page format, and be submitted electronically through the Easychair Online Submission Site by choosing academic or student topic.

Important dates

Full paper submission deadline: October 23, 2017

Author notification: October 30, 2017

Camera ready: November 7, 2017