Workshop on IoT Robot – Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Workshop on IoT Robot 


For the last decades, service robots have achieved a tremendous improvement gaining popularity in various areas spanning from homelife through travelling and education to medicine. Efficiently combining with Internet of Things (IoT) systems, the combination promises a revolutionary potential with the latter providing a large number of information services through pervasive networks, enabling intelligent devices to use both local and distributed ’intelligence’ for optimized action, interaction and autonomous behaviour. The Robot industry is growing fast while becoming an ever-present part of our everyday life. Robots can help us significantly when facing different tasks.

Nowadays, many countries are grappling with how to care for the growing population of elderly people. Service robots are specifically purposed to assist the elderly and, of course, the disabled at the same time. 

Nonetheless, the mentioned technology is at its initial stages with an eminently limited scope of embodiment, lacking more extensive research despite a positively predicted future of development.

Therefore, there is demand for a multidisciplinary approach to this exhaustive study in order to exploit the full potential of combining multi-sources communications and robotics for researchers and engineers from different related fields all over the world.

The purpose of this workshop thus emphasizes provision of a common forum for sharing ideas and experiences related to the topic of Internet of Robotic Things (IoRT) and robots regarding development, testing and assessment from both robotics and IoT communities. Discussion also further expands the state-of-the-art technologies and addresses challenges for identifying both approaches, solutions and potentials to fulfilling society’s demands that utilizes the IoT-robotics convergence.

Particular topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


  • IoT technologies that enhance service robots’ capability
  • Computation offloading / Service migration on IoT robot system
  • Rehabilitation robotics with IoT applications
  • Physically assistive devices / Wearable robotics / Welfare technology combined with IoT technologies
  • Internet of Robotic Things in transportation
  • IoT-assisted autonomous driving


We invite workshop participation through contributions that respond to one or more of the mentioned research questions in 6-10 pages. Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

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Accepted and presented technical papers will be submitted for publication by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library. Workshop Papers will be published in a dedicated section of the MONAMI Conference Proceedings. Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, including Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Important dates:

Paper Submission deadline: 20 July 2020

Notification deadline: 20 August 2020

Camera-ready deadline: 20 September 2020

Workshop Chair:

Cheng Zhang, Waseda University, Japan

TPC Members:

Peng Li, The University of Aizu, Japan

Celimuge Wu, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan

Xiaoyan Wang, Ibaraki University, Japan

Huan Zhao, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Bo Gu, Sun Yat-sen University, China