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Paper Submission

All papers submitted to IROS 2012 undergo a peer-review process. A manuscript will be reviewed by at least two reviewers, who will give detailed comments and - if the submission gets accepted - the authors submit a revised ("camera-ready") version that takes into account this feedback. The review process is managed by the IROS Conference Review Board (ICRB).

All papers are reviewed using a single-blind review process: authors declare their names and affiliations in the manuscript for the reviewers to see, but reviewers do not know each other's identities, nor do the authors receive information about who has reviewed their manuscript.

In order to submit a regular paper to IROS 2012, please follow the customary electronic submission process via Paperplaza. In a nutshell, you are going to submit a PDF that has to conform to the manuscript preparation guidelines. In particular, you should use the provided templates and check the PDF for compliance within Paperplaza. You can submit a video along with your manuscript, for instance to demonstrate your experimental results.

Please note that a selected number of papers will be carefully chosen by the program committee for interactive presentation, in addition to a brief talk during a regular session.

Regarding some frequently asked questions:

- Paper size: As for IEEE conferences, the paper size for submission must be US Letter.

- Paper format: Two-column format in the IEEE style is required.

- Page limit: For the first submission, a manuscript can be of 6-8 pages. For the final submission, a manuscript should be of 6 pages, with 2 additional pages allowed but at an extra charge.

- PDF file: A manuscript file needs to be converted into its PDF version for submission. Please limit the size of the PDF file to be less than 500 Kb.

- Templates and IEEE eXpress compliance: See guidelines on manuscript preparation in Paperplaza.

Multimedia Attachment Submission (Optional)

Optional Multimedia materials (e.g. videos, enhanced pictures, audio files, experimental dataset, etc. - all limited to three minutes duration) can be added to supplement contributed papers. All video contributions (a self-contained 1.5-3 minutes video connected with a paper submitted to IROS 2012) must consist of a mpeg file (max 10 MB), that will be included on the CD/DVD proceedings.

Video.mpeg: It is mandatory to use the most common media formats (mpg, mpeg 1 or mpeg 4). Videos should not use special codecs (coders/decoders) in order to provide as much portability across platforms as possible. Any other extensions will be blocked. The video contributions should not have any commercial pitch and the authors of each video must have clear copyright of the audio and visual content.

For clarifications, e.g. on guidelines for submission of other type of multimedia materials, please contact the Video Session Chair: Dr. Raffaella Carloni (

Plagiarism and Excessive Re-use of Author's Earlier Material:

The contents of the manuscripts should be original and they should not not being submitted simultaneously for consideration towards publication in another conference or journal. All submissions will be checked by the iThenticate tool for plagiarism and self-plagiarism. In cases of plagiarism or self-plagiarism all results will be reported to IEEE for further investigation.

Similarity Index Explanation:

The similarity index does not reflect iThenticate's assessment of whether a paper has or has not been plagiarized. Similarity Reports are simply a tool to help our editorial board find sources that contain text similar to the submitted documents. The similarity score is a "cumulative" sum of similarity scores with all documents in the CrossCheck database and as such a high similarity does not automatically imply plagiarism (for example you may be using segments from a technical report of yours). The decision to deem any work plagiarized is made carefully, and only after an in depth examination of both the submitted paper and sources that have similar text.

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