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CLAWAR 2017 : 20th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and Support Technologies for Mobile Machines


When Sep 11, 2017 - Sep 13, 2017
Where Porto, Portugal
Submission Deadline Mar 27, 2017
Notification Due Apr 1, 2017
Final Version Due May 1, 2017
Categories    mobile robotics   human-centric   modelling & simulation   competition

Call For Papers

Dear colleague,

We are pleased to inform that CLAWAR 2017 will be held within the premises of Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal, during 11-13 September 2017.

The conference will feature technical and social programs under the theme of human-centric mobile robotics. The technical program will comprise plenary, regular, and special/invited sessions. All articles submitted for inclusion in the conference will be peer reviewed before acceptance. It is envisaged that all accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings, to be published by World Scientific Publishing Company and indexed in SCOPUS, as well as on CD/flash drive, subject to registration of at least one author for presenting the work. A selection of presented papers will also be recommended for possible publication in reputable ISI-indexed scientific journals. CLAWAR 2017 will also feature Robot Competition and Industrial Robot Exhibition.

Original contributions in the general area of mobile robotics, covering climbing, walking, flying robots with assistance and service provided to humans and machines are welcome. The conference will cover analysis (modelling and simulation) techniques, design approaches and developed robotic systems. Support technologies for realisation of such systems, associated economic, ethical and social considerations are integral part of the conference theme.

Key dates
21 Dec 2016: Proposals for workshops/ special sessions
01 Feb 2017: Submission of full draft papers
15 Mar 2017: Notification of paper acceptance
12 Apr 2017: Submission of final (accepted) papers
03 May 2017: Early bird registration (reduced fee)
05 Jul 2017: Preliminary program
11-13 Sep 2017: Conference

We would like to invite you to submit your contributions according to the key dates given above.

Submission of Papers
The technical program of the conference will feature Regular Papers and Special Session Papers. Authors are invited to submit their full draft papers in PDF format from the paper submission page of the conference web-site by the indicated deadline for consideration for inclusion in the relevant category (special/regular paper).

All papers will be peer reviewed before acceptance, and all accepted papers (subject to registration) will be published in the conference proceedings. Final accepted papers will be limited to 8 pages in length in the prescribed style and format given in the paper submission web page.

A selection of presented papers will also be recommended for possible publication in reputable international journals.

Workshop and Special Session Proposals
Proposals should be submitted to the Conference Secretariat and a copy sent to Professor Gurvinder S. Virk ( Each proposal should be limited to one A4 page in length and must include title, aims/objectives, brief outline/scope, name and affiliation of the organizer(s).

Organisations and research groups can promote their robots and robotics research work by exhibiting these at the conference. Those wishing to participate in the exhibition programme of the conference are invited to seek relevant information via the conference web-site.

Robot competition
The conference will feature a “Climbing Robot Competition”. Research groups wishing to take part in the competition are invited to seek relevant information via the conference web-site.

Organisations wishing to sponsor the conference in any way and gain the corresponding benefits, by promoting themselves and their products to the robotics community through conference publications, conference web-site and conference publicity, are invited to view relevant information on the conference web-site and further to contact the conference secretariat to discuss the terms of sponsorship and necessary arrangements.

Conference web-site:

CLAWAR 2017 Secretariat

Kind regards

Manuel F. Silva and Gurvinder S. Virk, Conference Co-Chairs
M. Osman Tokhi, International Scientific Committee Chair
Benedita Malheiro, Local Organising Chair


We are now accepting late papers describing ongoing work, fitting into the conference scope, until the 27th March.

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