CLAWAR 2017 warmly invites proposals for half-day special sessions and tutorials. Special sessions and tutorials will be held along with the main conference at the same venue as the conference. The primary criteria for selection are the anticipated level of interest, the potential impact, and the confirmed invited speakers.


For special sessions, a one-page proposal is required and should consist of the following elements:

  1. Title.
  2. Organizers (Names, affiliations, emails), specifying one corresponding organiser.
  3. Description of the special session, 500 words maximum. Includes motivations for the special session, the names of invited speakers (if any), paper submission plan (dates, paper length, ..), etc.

For tutorials, a one-page proposal is required and should consist of the following elements:

  1. Title
  2. Presenters (short biography of each)
  3. Table of contents
  4. Suggested format (lecturing/interactive)

Topics of Interest

We encourage submissions related to (but not limited to):

  • Agricultural robots
  • Assistive robots
  • Autonomous robots
  • Biologically-inspired systems and solutions
  • Biomedical robots
  • Construction
  • Co-operative robot systems
  • Domestic robots
  • Education
  • Emergency & rescue operations
  • Entertainment
  • Flexible manoeuvring systems
  • Flexible manipulators
  • Flying robots
  • Guidance and navigation
  • Helping the elderly and the disabled
  • Human-Machine/ Human-Robot interaction
  • Hybrid locomotion
  • Innovative actuators and power supplies
  • Innovative design of CLAWAR
  • Innovative sensors and sensor networks
  • Inspection
  • Intelligence and learning for CLAWAR
  • Legged locomotion
  • Manipulation and gripping
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical robotics
  • Micro and nano robots
  • Modelling and simulation
  • Nature-inspired systems and solutions
  • Perception and situation awareness
  • Performing and creative arts robots
  • Personal care robots
  • Petrochemical applications
  • Planetary exploration
  • Planning and control
  • Positioning and localisation
  • Reconnaissance
  • Rehabilitation and function restoration
  • Robot ethics
  • Robot safety
  • Rural robots
  • Security
  • Sensor fusion
  • Service robots
  • Robot regulation and standardisation
  • Social robots
  • Space robots
  • Sport and exercise robots
  • Surveillance
  • Swarm robotics
  • Tele-operated robots
  • Tele-presence and virtual reality
  • Underwater and sea robotics
  • Wheeled locomotion


Special Session/Tutorial Proposal must be submitted in PDF format to

clawar2017 [AT] clawar [DOT] org     (Subject: Special Session/Tutorial Proposal)

with cc to Prof. Gurvinder S. Virk ( by December 23, 2016


We look forward to hosting your special session/tutorial at CLAWAR 2017!