Call for Papers

Call for Papers

We invite submissions to the Fresh Perspectives on the Future of Autonomous Driving workshop, hosted at ICRA 2022.

Paper Topics

A non-exhaustive list of relevant topics:

  • Approaches to autonomous driving that break from traditional interfaces or abstractions

    • End-to-end approaches to autonomous driving

    • Approaches that account for interactions between traditional subcomponents (e.g., between perception and planning)

  • Learned methods for planning and control and their ability to generalize

    • Learning from demonstrations / imitation learning

    • Reinforcement learning

    • Reward function learning

  • The collection, curation, and sampling of datasets for end-to-end or learned decision making approaches

  • Methods for validating / evaluating the performance of end-to-end / learned approaches

    • Benchmarks

    • Simulation

    • Verification

  • Methods for interpreting or debugging learned approaches

Submission Guidelines

  • Submission Portal: CMT

  • Format:

  • Dual Submission: We accept dual submissions, but the manuscript must contain substantial original contents not submitted to prior conferences, workshop, or journal.

  • Non-archival: The workshop is a non-archival venue and will not have official proceedings. Workshop submissions can be subsequently or concurrently submitted to other venues.

  • Visibility: Submissions and reviews will be private. Only accepted papers will be made public.

Review and Selection

  • The review process will be double-blind. As an author, you are responsible for anonymizing your submission. You should not include author names, author affiliations, or acknowledgements in your submission.

  • All accepted papers will be presented as posters. The guidelines for the posters are the same as at the main conference.

  • At least one co-author of each accepted paper is expected to register for ICRA 2022 and attend the poster session. Remote attendance permitted.

    • If you need a Visa to enter the US, please apply for one as early as possible. See Visa information provided on the ICRA website.

  • All the accepted submissions will be available on our workshop website, though authors could indicate explicitly if they want to opt out.

Important Dates

  • Extended paper submission deadline : April 25th, 2022 (anywhere on earth)

  • Notification to authors: May 9th, 2022

Information for authors of accepted papers

  • Posters: Authors should prepare a poster to be presented at the conference.

    • The ICRA 2022 poster guidelines suggest a poster no larger than 60" wide and 40" tall (1.5m wide x 1m tall).

    • The following are some poster printing options near the Pennsylvania Convention Center:

      • FedEx Office Print & Ship Center, located at 1201 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, phone number: +1 (215) 923-2520

      • Media Copy, located at 1315 Walnut St # 1, Philadelphia, PA 19107, phone number: +1 (215) 717-5151