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The purpose of ROBOVIS 2021, the International Conference on Robotics, Computer Vision and Intelligent Systems, is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners that are interested to share their research and experience on the thematic areas of this conference.
Robotics is a field that is closely connected to Computer Vision and Intelligent Systems. Research and development of robots require technologies originating from the other two areas; the research work in Computer Vision has often been driven by needs in Robotics; Intelligent Systems models and software have often been developed aiming at applications in the areas of physical agents, i.e. robots, or in areas related to scene understanding, video and image processing, and many other aspects of computer vision. There is a need for a venue where these three research communities, often isolated, meet and discuss innovation possibilities driven by the intersection of these highly synergetic fields.
Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of ROBOVIS with an ISBN, placed at the SCITEPRESS digital library and sent for indexation by Google Scholar, Scopus and several other indexers. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.
Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial, workshop or special session are invited to contact the conference secretariat or visit the conference website.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Aerial Robotics
  • Bio-Robotics
  • Cognitive Robotics
  • Field Robots
  • Humanoid Robots
  • Intelligent Robots
  • Learning and Adaptive Systems
  • Localization and Mapping
  • Mobile Robots
  • Multi-agent Systems and Cooperative Robotics
  • Planning and Simulation
  • Robot Control
  • Robot Sensing Systems
  • Robot Vision
  • Search and Rescue Robots
  • Service Robots
  • Vehicular Robotics
  • Visual-Based Navigation


  • Face and Gesture Recognition
  • Gait Analysis
  • Image and Video Processing
  • Image Segmentation and Reconstruction
  • Motion and Tracking
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Robot Vision
  • Scene Analysis and Understanding


  • Deep Learning
  • Intelligent Control
  • Intelligent Sensors
  • Intelligent Vehicles
  • Internet of Things
  • Knowledge-Based Systems
  • Machine Learning
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Swarm Intelligence


Kostas AlexisNorwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Roland SiegwartETH Zurich, Switzerland


Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract, but please note that accepted abstracts are presented but not published in the proceedings of the conference. Complete papers can be submitted as a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas.

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

When submitting a complete paper please note that only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted complete papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Semantic Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Engineering Index (EI) and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


ROBOVIS Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: robovis.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.robovis.org


Krzysztof KozlowskiPoznan University of Technology, Poland


Péter GalambosÓbuda University, Hungary
Erdal KayacanAarhus University, Denmark


Alvo Aabloo, Tartu Ulikool, Estonia
Kristinn Andersen, University of Iceland, Iceland
Yannick Aoustin, , France
Vijayan Asari, University Dayton, United States
Eric Baumgartner, Milwaukee School Of Engineering, United States
Luis Miguel Bergasa, University of Alcala, Spain
Luigi Biagiotti, University Modena Reggio Emilia, Italy
Marco Buzzelli, University of Milano - Bicocca, Italy
Giuseppe Carbone, University of Calabria, Italy
Filippo Cavallo, University of Florence, Italy
Oya Celiktutan, King's College London, United Kingdom
Douglas Chai, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Thierry Chaminade, Aix Marseille Université, France
Liming Chen, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France
Christine Chevallereau, CNRS, France
Michael Defoort, University Valenciennes Hainaut Cambresis, France
Emmanuel Dellandréa, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France
Cosimo Distante, CNR, Italy
David Fofi, Université de Bourgogne, France
Udo Frese, University Bremen, Germany
Yakup Genc, Gebze Technical University, Turkey
Carbone Giuseppe, University of Calabria, Italy
Allon Guez, Drexel University, United States
Jamshed Iqbal, University of Hull, United Kingdom
Farrokh Janabi-Sharifi, Ryerson University, Canada
Reza Jazar, Rmit University, Australia
Michael Jenkin, York University, Canada
Krishnanand N. Kaipa, Old Dominion University, United States
Nobuyuki Kita, AIST (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Japan
Norbert Kruger, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Yoshinori Kuno, Saitama University, Japan
Chao Liu, Laboratory Informatics Robotics Microelectronics Montpellier, France
Ezio Malis, Robocortex, France
Mohit Mehndiratta, Sensible 4, Finland
Enrique Moltó, IVIA, Spain
António Moniz, Universidade Nova Lisboa, Portugal
Fabio Morbidi, University of Picardie Jules Verne, France
Vassilios Morellas, University Of Minnesota, United States
Mihoko Niitsuma, Chuo University, Japan
Clark Olson, University Of Washington, United States
Fernando Osorio, University of São Paulo - USP, Brazil
Lucas Paletta, Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria
Simon Parsons, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
Alexandru Patriciu, Philips, United States
Nicholas Patrikalakis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Martinet Philippe, INRIA, France
Salvatore Pirozzi, Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy
fiora pirri, , Italy
Jorge Pomares, University of Alicante, Spain
Juha Röning, University of Oulu, Finland
Andriy Sarabakha, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Amir Shafie, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
Rashid Shariff, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Nobutaka Shimada, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Jan Siebert, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Tarek Sobh, Lawrence Technological University, United States
Aiguo Song, Southeast University, China
Frieder Stolzenburg, Harz University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Changming Sun, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia
Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, Agh University Science Technology, Poland
Devrim Ünay, Izmir Demokrasi University, Turkey
Roberto Vezzani, Unimore, Italy
Jing Wang, Bradley University, United States
Barry Weitzner, Boston Scientific, United States
Shih-Hung Wu, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China
Qingsong Xu, University Macau, Macau
Rui Yang, InterDigital, Inc., United States
Sule Yildirim Yayilgan, Norwegian University Science Technology, Norway
Takashi Yoshimi, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
Qiangqiang Yuan, Wuhan University, China
Dan Zhang, York University, Canada
Primo Zingaretti, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Mohamed Zribi, Kuwait University, Kuwait

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