Call for Papers

Year after year humanoid robots are more and more robust and autonomous. One of the fields with the most impressive advances is Humanoid Soccer Robotics. The ultimate goal of Humanoid Soccer Robotics is to develop a team of "humanoid soccer players" – i.e. robots with human-like motion, intelligence, communication, and skills in playing soccer. This initiative is definitely posing a unique set of challenges to the researchers in robotics, AI and many other fields.

This workshop is open to contribution of all researchers interested in the subject. We warmly welcome contributions from the RoboCup and FIRA communities to foster the exchange of ideas and to promote robotic soccer in the IEEE community. This is the forth of a successful series of workshops held every year since 2006 at IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots. Previous workshops gave rise to special issues of international journals (IJHR, RAS) see

Topics of interest for the workshop are:

•    Design and control of humanoid soccer robots
•    Biped locomotion
•    Complex motion generation for humanoids
•    Motion planning for humanoid soccer
•    Perception for humanoids
•    SLAM for humanoids
•    Multi-humanoid systems
•    Humanoid team coordination
•    3D simulation of humanoid robots
•    Moving from a quadruped robot to a biped robot in the RoboCup Standard Platform League

All  submissions will undergo a peer review process. All papers must be submitted electronically by sending it to the three Program Chairs, in PDF format by Octo  ber 10, 2009. The maximum number of pages is limited to eight, including figures. A CD-ROM with the accepted paper will be distributed at the Conference.

After the workshop, the best papers will be selected for a robotics journal special issue as in the previous years.  

Interested authors should send by e-mail a paper title, abstract and keywords to the Program Chairs, as soon as possible, and then they must submit the full paper according to the following deadlines.

Important Dates:
  • Notification of Paper Title, Abstract and Keywords by authors due: ASAP
  • Full paper submission due: October 10, 2009
  • Notification of acceptance by workshop Co-Chairs: October 30, 2009
  • Final paper due: November 21st, 2009