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IAS-16 in 2021

As the world is recovering from COVID-19, travel restrictions still remain in place. As such, IAS-16 will be organised both virtually and physically from 22 to 25 June 2021. The conference will be held physically at National University of Singapore (NUS). Both physical and virtual attendees will still have access to our myraid of programmes that we have prepared for IAS-16.

For international participants, if you wish to join us physically in Singapore, please check for relevant travel restriction terms and conditions. Singapore has arranged additional Safe Travel Lanes with a number of countries/regions to facility short term entry into Singapore. More details can be found here. Please pay attention to the terms and conditions for travellers coming from different countries. Due to the dynamic COVID-19 situation, please regularly check the link for updates and consult Singapore's embassay in your respective country for any clarifications.

    The revised timeline for IAS-16 in 2021 is as follows:
  • Submission Portal Re-opened: 1 August 2020
  • Paper Submission Deadline: 31 December 2020
  • Acceptance Notification: 15 March 2021 28 Mar 2021
  • Early Bird Registration & Final Paper Upload Deadline: 31 March 2021 9 April 2021
  • Program Schedule Up: 15 May 2021
  • IAS-16 in Singapore: 22-25 June 2021

For more information about IAS-16 registration, please click here.

We have also prepared an exciting virtual workshop during the event. More information can be found here.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Meanwhile, the IAS-16 organising committee wishes you and your loved ones good health. We look forward to welcome you at IAS-16.

About IAS-16

IAS-16 is the 16th international conference on Intelligent Autonomous System (IAS).

IAS Conference is a common platform for an exchange and sharing of ideas among the international scientific research and technical community consisting of academics, researchers in institute and industrial leaders. There will be a series of technical programmes consisting of presentations, workshops and exhibitions.

Intelligent Autonomous Systems are increasingly applied in areas ranging from industrial applications to professional service and household domains. New technologies and application domains push forward the need for research and development resulting in new challenges to be overcome in order to apply Intelligent Autonomous Systems in a reliable and user-independent way. Recent advances in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Adaptive Control enable autonomous systems with improved robustness and flexibility.

The conference focuses on theory and advanced systems to be applied in industry and society as well as in adverse environments. The international event will bring together scientists, engineers and students on an international stage to present and discuss latest scientific results, technologies and ideas enabling Intelligent Autonomous Systems to perform in a safe, skilful and robust manner handling uncertainty and unforeseen events.

For the IAS-16, it will be hosted in Singapore. Due to the development of COVID-19, the conference will be postponed to 22-25 June 2021

Click here to learn more about the IAS-16 Organising Committee

IAS-16 Main Committee

General Chair

Marcelo H Ang Jr

National University of Singapore

General Co-Chair

Hajime Asama

University of Tokyo

Wang Han

Nanyang Technological University

Honorary Chair

Rüdiger Dillmann

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, KIT Research Center Informatics, FZI

Honarary Chair

Frans Groen

University of Amsterdam

Sukhan Lee

Sunfkyunkwan University

Advisory Committee Members

Henrik Christensen

University of California San Diego

Weidong Chen

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Emil Petriu

University of Ottawa

Emanuele Menegatti

Universita degli Studi de Padova

Gregory Dudek

McGill University

Takeo Kanade

Carnegie Mellon University

Angel P. Del Pobil

Jaume I University, Spain

Enrico Pagello

Universita degli Studi de Padova

Huosheng Hu

University of Essex

Koh Hosoda

Osaka University

Marcus Strand

Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University

Michael Beetz

University of Bremen

Advisory Committee Member

Lim Ser Yong

Agency for Science and Technology Singapore

Program Chair

Lin Wei

Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology

Program Co-Chairs

Jangmyung Lee

Pusan University

Ivan Petrovic

University of Zagreb

Gordon Cheng

Technical University of Munich

Invited Session Chair (Asia)

Guoqiang Hu

Nanyang Technological University

Invited Session Chair (Australia)

Peter Corke

Queensland University of Technology

Invited Session Chair (Americas)

Maria Gini

University of Minnesota

Local Arrangement Chair

Krittin Kawkeeree

National University of Singapore

Local Arrangement Co-Chair

Beatrix Tung Xue Lin

National University of Singapore

Finance Chair

Arnoud Visser

University of Amsterdam

Finance Co-Chair

Danwei Wang

Nanyang Technological University

Tutorial Chair

Francesco Amigoni

Politecnico di Milano

Workshop Chair

Stefano Ghidoni

University of Padova

Registration Chair

Domenico Campolo

Nanyang Technological University

Enterprise Activities Chair

Mohan Rajesh Elara

Singapore University of Technology and Design

Industrial Activities Chair

Tao Pey Yuen

Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology

Publication Chair

Foong Shaohui

Singapore University of Technology and Design

Exhibition Chair

Joel Short

Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology

Sponsorship Chair

Lee Wai Leong

National University of Singapore

Awards Chair

Jun Miura

Tohoyashi University of Technology

Publicity Chair

Sutthiphong Srigrarom

National University of Singapore

Conference Secretariat

Cheah Kok Keong

National University of Singapore

Updated Important Dates to Take Note

Start of Paper Submission

1 Aug 2020

Paper Submission Deadlines

31 Dec 2020 15 Jan 2021 11:59PM (GMT+8)

Notification of Paper Acceptance

15 Mar 2021 28 Mar 2021

End of Early Bird Ticket Sales & Final Paper Upload

31 Mar 2021 9 Apr 2021

Annoucement of Final Event Schedule

15 May 2021

IAS-16 Event

22 - 25 Jun 2021

Paper Submission

IAS-16 Committee invites you to submit your research papers for the conference. The papers will be published in a book by Springer. There will also be preprints in a USB drive as a part of the proceedings. As such, please make sure that your paper follows the Springer authors guidelines. Your paper must also be generated using the Springer templates:

- LaTeX Template : Please use llncs.dem as a paper example

- Microsoft Word Template

For paper submission, EasyChair portal is used and can be accessed below. You will be required to login with your EasyChair account to submit your paper. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Paper Requirements:

Please make sure that your paper satisfies the following requirements:

  • Papers must be in English and submitted through Easychair link provided in the "Click to Submit Paper" button
  • Paper should not exceed 12 pages with an option to have additional 6 pages at an additonal cost of SG$100 per page. Paper with more than 18 pages will be automatically rejected.
  • Please also make sure to submit your full paper and not just an abstract.

Topics include but note limited to:

  • Mobile Robots
  • Collaborative Robots/Cobots
  • Household Robots
  • Long Term Autonomous Systems
  • Humanoid Robots
  • Intelligent Machines
  • Climbing Robots
  • Outdoor and Field Robots
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Healthcare Robots
  • Applied Robots
  • Flying Robots
  • On-Water/Underwater Robots
  • Robot Swarms
  • Biomimetic Robots
  • Robot Vision
  • Advanced Obstacle Avoidance
  • Robot Simulations
  • Human-Robot-Interactions
  • Semantic Modelling
  • Intelligent Systems Proving Grounds
  • Augmented Robotics
  • Data Fusion and Machine Learning
  • Localization and SLAM
  • Robots for Industry 4.0
  • Robotic Competitions
  • Intelligent Sensor and Systems
  • Cloud Robotics
  • Intelligent Perception
  • Mechatronics for Intelligent Systems


We welcome any sponsorship or exhiibition of technology, products and system. The venue will be in Faculty of Engineering, National university of Singapore. We have a few packages available. To find out more, please download our Sponsorship & Exhibition Packages by clicking the button below.

Please contact us for enquiry or to apply for sponsorship or exhibition.

Invited Sessions

We welcome any proposal for invited sessions. Papers presented in this session can optionally be submited together with a minimum of 2 reviews for each paper. Otherwise, the papers will be reviewed by our Programme Committee together with other papers.

Please apply via email by clicking the button below.


The IAS-16 Organising Committee also welcomes any proposal on workshops or tutorials to be conducted during the conference.

Please click the button below to download the application form. The application should include your 1-page abstract on the context, motivations, challenges that you wish you address. A tentative list of speakers should also be provided if it is available. Please apply to the IAS-16 workshop chair (Stefano Ghidoni) by clicking the button below.


The IAS-16 Organising Committee is also soliciting tutorial proposals from any interested parties.

Tutorials should cover topics related to IAS, both at scientific level (eg. artificial intelligence, machine learning, adaptive control, autonomous robotics) and at the application level (eg. industrial applications, professional services and household domains)

The tutorial objectives should include: introducing major topic to beginners, illustrating established practices and methodologies; surveying research and application areas, also for people from industry; and presenting emerging issues, for example related to ethics, that are of interest for the IAS community. Tutorials are expected to be half-day long, but they could be extended to full-day if needed.

If you are interested, please submit your tutorial proposal to the IAS-16 tutorial chair (Francesco Amigoni). The proposal should include title, summary and outlines of the proposed tutorial. Please also attach a short SV of the proposer.

IAS-16 Registration Fees

EarlyBrid and Standard Registration Fees

Registration fees are shown below. All prices are quoted in Singapore Dollars (SG$). Onsite and virtual registrations have different fees. Student prices are applicable to anyone with official student status that is effective before 25th June 2021. You will be required to upload a student status letter during registration as a proof.

Please note that the number of paper presentations that can be delivered for each registration category. For instance, standard registration holders can deliver at most 2 presentations.

For accepted papers, at least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register for the conference in order to finalise the submission. The payment of a full registration fee is required in order to complete the final submission procedure.

Early-Bird Registration (Ends 9th Apr 2021)

Standard (Physical)

Max 2 Presentation


Students (Physical)

Max 1 Presentation


Standard/Student (Virtual)

Max 1 Presentation


Standard Registration Fees (After 9th Apr 2021)

Standard (Physical)

Max 2 Presentation


Students (Physical)

Max 1 Presentation


Standard/Student (Virtual)

Max 1 Presentation


To register, please click the button below. Google Form will be used for registration while payment will be made through PayPal. After you have successfully registered and made payment, a receipt will be sent to your email.


AI Application Workshop

Together with Lattel Robotics, we are excited to host a workshop on AI Applications for robotics to gain insight on technical service robot development for autonomous systems. Running in both virtual and onsite formats simultaneously, the workshop offers an overview of ROS-based AI application development for speech interaction, computer vision and navigation. Participants will be provided with Jupiter IO, an AI Learning Box, to be connected to own laptop during the workshop, by loan/sale, depending on the mode of participation.

Date: Tues 22nd June 2021
Time: 10am - 6pm GST
Venue for on-site participants: NUS
Last day to register: Fri 4th June 2021

Different modes of participation have different fees as follows:

Physical Participants

Workshop Fees


Jupiter IO Retaining Fees*


*optional payment at the spot, if participant wishes to retain Jupiter IO post-workshop

Virtual Participants

Workshop Fees**


**inclusive Jupiter IO and worldwide DDU delivery, exclusive applicable import taxes

IAS-16 Programme Committee

Aamir Ahmad

The University of Tübingen

Akio Ishiguro

Tohoku University

Alberto Finzi

University of Napoli

Alberto Pretto

IT+Robotics Srl

Alberto Sanfeliu

Technical University of Catalonia

Ales Leonardis

University of Ljubljana

Alessandro Farinelli

University of Verona

Alessandro Giusti


Alessandro Marino

University of Salerno

Alonzo Kelly

Carnegie Mellon University

Andre Rosendo

ShanghaiTech University

Angel Duran

Universitat Jaume I

Angel P. del Pobil

Universitat Jaume I, Spain

Antonio D'Angelo

University of Udine

Antonio Sgorbissa

University of Genoa

Arito Yozu

University of Tokyo Hospital

Atsushi Yamashita

The University of Tokyo

Ben Krose

University of Amsterdam

Bill Hamel

University of Tennessee

Bruce McDonald

University of Aukland

Chenkun Qi

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Daisuke Kurabayashi

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Danica Kragic

Royal Institute of Technology

Daniel Schmidt

University of Kaiserslautern

Davide Brugali

University of Bergamo

Davide Cucci


Davide Piovesan

Gannon University

Domenico G Sorrenti

Università Milano-Bicocca

Dong Soo Kwon


Eduardo Nebot

Australian Centre for Field Robotics, The University of Sydney

Eiichi Yoshida


Eimei Oyama


Enrico Pagello

University of Padua

Ester Martinez-Martin

University of Alicante

Fernando Ribeiro

Universidade do Minho

Francesco Amigoni

Politecnico di Milano

Frank Dellaert

Georgia Institute of Technology

Frank Dellaert

Georgia Institute of Technology

Fulvio Mastrogiovanni

University of Genoa

Fumiya Iida

Cambridge University

Gerald Steinbauer

Graz University of Technology

Giorgio Grisetti

University of Roma "La Sapienza"

Giovanni Indiveri

University of Lecce

Giovanni Muscato

University of Catania

Giuseppina Gini

Politecnico di Milano

Grazia Cicirelli


Gregory Dudek

McGill University Montreal

H.Levent Akin

Bogazici University

Hai Yue Zhu

Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology

Hang-Pang Huang

National Taiwan University

Henning Zoz

Zoz Group

Hesheng Wang

Shanghai Jiao-Tong University

Hiroaki Yamaguchi

Aoyama Gakuin University

Hiroshi Yokoi

University of Electro-Communications

Hisataka Maruyama

Nagoya University

Hong Qiao

Chinese Academy of Science

hong Zhang

University of Alberta

Huosheng Hu

University of Essex

Ikuo Mizuuchi

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Ivan Petrovic

University of Zagreb

Jaebok Song

Korea University

James M. Rehg

Georgia Institute of Technology

Jang Myung Lee

Pusan National University

Javier Minguez

University of Zaragoza

Jihong Yan

Harbin Institute of Technology

Jing-Chuan Wang

Shanghai Jiao-Tong University

Joo-Ho Lee

Ritsumeikan University

Jun Miura

Toyohashi University of Technology

Jun Ota

The University of Tokyo

Jun-Ho Oh


Kahori Kita

Chiba University

Kang-Hyun Jo

Ulsan University

Keiji Suzuki

Hokkaido University

Kundong Wang

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Kuniaki Kawabata

Japan Atomic Energy Agency

Lazaros Nalpantidis

Aalborg University Copenhagen

Li Chen Fu

National Taiwan University

Liang Yuan

Xinjiang University

Luca Iocchi

University of Roma "La Sapienza"

Luca Gambardella


Luis Almeida

CISTER/FEUP, University of Porto

Marco Carraro

University of Padua

Marcus Strand

Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University

Maria Gini

University of Minnesota

Marija Seder

University of Zagreb

Mario Salmon


Markus Vincze

Vienna University of Technology

Masafumi Okada

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Masahiro Shimizu

Osaka University

Masaki Takahashi

Keio University

Masao Sugi

University of Electro-Communications

Masashi Furukawa

Hokkaido University

Matteo Matteucci

Politecnico di Milano

Matteo Munaro

University of Padua

Michael Kaess

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Min Cheol Lee

Pusan National University

Mohan Trivedi

University of California San Diego

Monica Reggiani

Univiversity of Padua

Mun Sang Kim


Nak Young Chong


Nate Koenig

Open Source Robotics Foundation

Nobutaka Shimada

Ristumeikan University

Nobuto Matsuhira

Shibaura Institute of Technology

Norihiro Hagita


Paolo Rocco

Politecnico di Milano

Paul Levi,

Univ. Stuttgart

Pedro Lima

Technical University of Lisbon

Peter Sturm

INRIA Grenoble –

Primo Zingaretti

Università Politecnica delle Marche

Qi An

The University of Tokyo

Qining Wang

Peking University

Qixin Cao

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Rasmus Nyholm Jørgensen

Aarhus University

Raul Rojas

Freie Universitat Berlin

Richard Hanten

University of Tuebingen

Rita Cucchiara

Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia

Roberto Oboe

University of Padua

Roberto Sannino

ST Microelectronics

Ryosuke Chiba

Asahikawa Medical University

Ryuichi Ueda

Chiba Institute of Technology

Sebastian Buck

University of Tuebingen

Shingo Kagami

Tohoku University

Shinya Sakuma

Nagoya University

Shinya Aoi

Kyoto University

Shouhei Shirafuji

The University of Tokyo

Shuhei Ikemoto

Osaka University

Simone Ceriani

Joint Research Centre of the European Commisison

Simone Gasparini


Stefan Klink

Cooperative State University Baden Württemberg

Stefano Ghidoni

University of Padova

Surya Nurzamann

Monash University

Sutthiphong Srigrarom

National University of Singapore

Sven Behnke

University of Bonn

Takashi Tsubouchi

Tsukuba University

Tamim Asfour

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Tetsunari Inamura


Thierry Keller


Tianjiang Hu

National University of Defense Technology

Tijn van der Zant

University of Groningen

Tim Niemueller

RWTH Aachen

Tiziana D'Orazio


Todor Stoyanov

Örebro University

Tom Henderson

Utah University

Toshiyuki Kondo

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Wan Kyun Chung


Wataru Hijikata

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Wataru Takano

University of Tokyo

Wenshan Wang

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Wenwei Yu

Chiba University

Xiangpeng Li

Soochow University

Xizhe Zang

Harbin Institute of Technology

Yan-de Liang

Dalian University of Technology

Yangsheng Xu

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Yantao Shen

University of Nevada

Yasuhisa Hirata

Tohoku University

Yi Liu

Institute of Intelligent Machines, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Yonghoon Ji


Yoshihiro Miyake

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Yoshinori Kuno

Saitama University

Young-Jo Cho


Yu Liu

Harbin Institute of Technology

Yuki Furuta

The University of Tokyo

Yunhui Liu

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Yusuke Maeda

Yokohama National University

Yuta Murai

The University of Electro-Communications

Zengfu Wang

Institute of Intelligent Machines, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Zhe Liu

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Zheng Fang

Northeastern University

Zhuang Fu

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Venue for IAS16:


Singapore has been a leader in various fields including autonomous system. In IAS16, participants will have a first-hand experience and learn more about Singapore effort in pushing boundaries in intelligent autonomous system research.

This year, we are excited to host the event at the National University of Singapore. Please click here for more information about the university

Meanwhile, click the button below to checkout Visit Singapore for more details about Singapore and its virbacy.

Suggested List of


The conference will be held both physically and virtually. This year, the conference will be held physically at National University of Singapore (Kent Ridge Campus). If you are visitors coming to Singapore, you may want to checkout the following accomodations located in the heart of Singapore:

  • Peninsula Excelsior Hotel
  • Marina Bay Sand
  • Swissôtel The Stamford
  • InterContinental Singapore
  • V Hotel Lavender
  • Holiday Inn Express Singapore Orchard Road

Exciting Myriad of


Singapore is much more than the sum of its numerous attractions. It’s constantly evolving, reinventing, and reimagining itself, with people who are passionate about creating new possibilities.

It’s where foodies, explorers, collectors, action seekers, culture shapers, and socialisers meet―and new experiences are created every day.

    Here is a hand-picked list of exciting activities and attractions to visit:
  • Take a picture with Singapore's most majestic icon, the Merlion
  • Luxurious Shopping at Marina Bay Sand
  • Stroll along Orchard Road - Singapore's shopping district
  • Explore Chinatown for culture, heritage and food
  • Appreciate Singapore's arts and architecture at National Gallery
  • Indulge yourself at Sentosa for a range of activities
  • Drink at Clarke Quay
  • Enjoy Singapore's modern skyline along Boat Quay

For more recommendations, click the button below to checkout Visit Singapore.

Singapore - The Regional Tech Hub

Robotic Scenes in Singapore

Singapore strives itself to be an international leader when it comes to innovation. With this goal in mind, Singapore has invested heavily in robotic industry and attracted many internationally renowed companies to set up their offices here.

It is an exciting time to be in Singapore. Here are some projects and initiaive related to Intelligent Autonomous System.

Advanced Robotics Centre, NUS

Advanced Robotics Centre (ARC) is an interdisciplinary research center, established jointly by NUS Engineering and NUS Computing, that focuses on and expand the robotics research at the National University of Singapore and beyond.


Centre of Excellence for Testing & Research of Autonomous Vehicles NTU (CETRAN) is a dedicted physical testing space for autonomous vehicles in Singapore. This center is established by Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA).


nuTonomy is an MIT spin-off technology startup that develops software to build self-driving cars and autonomous mobile robots. The company was founded in 2013 and, currently, has many offices globally to advance the autonomous car software frontier.

Certis Cisco Robots at Changi Airport

When you land at Changi Airport in Singapore, look out for some mobile robots in operation. One of them is the mobile security robot by Certis Cisco. Click here for more details


Bumblebee is a multidisciplinary student project in NUS focusing on an autonomous underwater robot. They are the winner of 2018 Maritime RobotX Challenge. Click here for more details. They have spinned off a startup called "BeeX" specialising in underwater robots.

by ST Engineering

STROBO is a local robotic company by ST Engineering. It provides various industrial robotic solutions ranging from robotic arm to autonomous pallet truck. Click here for more details

Contact Us

To find out more about the event

Marcelo H. Ang Jr.
E-mail: robotics@nus.edu.sg