Call for Cutting Edge Forums


IROS 2019 is willing to host several Cutting Edge Forums in order to exchange cutting edge topics in intelligent robots and systems. We are particularly interested in forums that discuss focused technical issues of intelligent robots and systems. The duration for each Cutting Edge Forum will be 90 minutes. We are open to different proposals and themes that may be of broad interest for IROS 2019 attendees.

Important Dates






Cutting Edge Forums submission deadline





Notification of acceptance

Tuesday - Thursday

5 - 7



Cutting Edge Forums

* All deadlines are 23:59 PST

Proposals must be submitted via PaperPlaza and the following points addressed:

  • A proposed title for the Cutting Edge Forum.
  • A brief 3-4 paragraph summary for the Cutting Edge Forum explaining the goal of the Forum and the themes to be discussed.
  • A proposed format for the Cutting Edge Forum (time, presenters…).
  • A list of presenters with names, affiliation, a short biography and topic.

A Microsoft Word Template is available for preparation of your proposal. Upon acceptance, the organizers will be required to provide an abstract and a dedicated website for their forums.

For any enquiries concerning IROS 2019 Cutting Edge Forums, please send email to [email protected].

Cutting Edge Forum Co-Chairs


Fumihito Arai, Nagoya University, Japan
Lianqing Liu, Shenyang Institute of Automation, CAS, China
Kevin Lynch, Northwestern University, USA
Bradley Nelson, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Allison M. Okamura, Stanford University, USA
Hesheng Wang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Dong Sun, City University of Hong Kong, China