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ICAR'2019 - International Conference on Advanced Robotics

December 2-6, 2019

Belo Horizonte – Brazil


Dear colleague,


We are pleased to inform you that ICAR’2019 – International Conference on Advanced Robotics will be held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil on December 2-6, 2019.


The 19th International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR), one of the oldest and most prestigious robotics conferences in the world, will be held in Brazil, hosted by the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - UFMG. ICAR 2019 will offer you an unparalleled experience with excellent technical programs and social activities.


Important Dates


31 July 2019: Paper submission deadline (EXTENDED)

31 July 2019: Workshop/Tutorial submission deadline (EXTENDED)

01 October 2019: Paper acceptance notification

15 October 2019: Final contribution deadline


Conference Scope


The proceedings will be indexed in IEEE Xplore and extended versions of selected best papers will be invited for publication in a special issue of the “Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems”.



Invited Speakers


The conference will feature plenary talks by professors Oussama Khatib (Stanford University), Peter Corke (Queensland University of Technology) and Paolo Fiorini (University of Verona).


Conference Topics


The conference aims to gather researchers from the industry and academia to present and discuss the latest trends in research and technology in the fields of robotics and related areas.


Contributions from researchers, industry, and outputs from a collaboration between industrial and academic R&D units are welcome in the following topics.


Aerial Robots

Biologically-Inspired Robots

Cognitive Robotics

Dynamics and Control

Educational Robotics

Embedded and Mobile Hardware

Evolutionary Robotics

Human-Robot Interaction

Humanoid Robots

Learning and Adaptation

Mobile Robots

Motion Planning

Multi-Robot Systems


Robot Competitions

Robot Operating Systems

Robot Swarms

Robotic Entertainment

Robotics Architectures

Robotics Vision

Search and Rescue Robots

Self-Localization, Mapping and Navigation

Simulation and Visualization

Underwater Robotic Systems


Paper Submission


Papers reporting original research in the general areas of Robotics, Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and applications are welcome. Six pages in standard IEEE format are allowed for each paper, including figures. A maximum of two additional pages is permitted at additional cost. Prospective authors should submit PDF versions of their papers. We also invite authors to submit a video clip to complement the submission. Detailed instructions for submission are available on the conference website



Paper Presentation


All papers will be presented in regular oral sessions. Details are available at the conference website.



Tutorials and Workshops


Proposals for half- or full-day tutorials and workshops will be reviewed according to instructions on the conference website. Prospective organizers should emphasize the novelty of topics and relation to ICAR.





An exhibition site will be featured at the venue. Information for prospective exhibitors will be available on the website.





Belo Horizonte (Brazilian Portuguese: [?b?lu o?i?zõt?i], locally [?b?lo?i?zõt?i];[a] "Beautiful Horizon") is the sixth-largest city in Brazil, with a population of approximately 2.5 million. Belo Horizonte is the capital of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil's second most populous state. It is the first planned modern city in Brazil. Belo Horizonte is a well-located city with direct flights to the USA, the Caribbean and Europe, and to most major cities in Brazil through domestic flights.

Located in Belo Horizonte, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, UFMG (Federal University of Minas Gerais) was founded in 1927 it stands among the top 3 universities in Brazil and the second largest in the country's federal system. It offers 75 undergraduate degrees, 86 graduate programs in several areas of knowledge (most of them ranked with the highest quality "seal" by the Brazilian Ministry of Education), 79 Post-Baccalaureate programs and 41 medical residency programs. UFMG has three campi and a population of 49,254 students.



ICAR'2019 General/Program Chairs


General Chair:

Mario Campos (UFMG-Brazil)

General Co-chair:

Paolo Fiorini (UNIVR-Italy)

Organizing Chairs:

Luiz Chaimowicz (UFMG-Brazil)

Douglas Macharet (UFMG-Brazil)

Armando Neto (UFMG-Brazil)

Publication Chair:

Erickson Nascimento (UFMG-Brazil)

Program Chair:

Guilherme Pereira (WVU-USA)

Program Co-chairs:

Leonardo Mattos (IIT-Italy)

Paulo Drews (FURG-Brazil)

Denis Wolf (ICMC/USP-Brazil)



Please check further details at the ICAR'2019 conference website (

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ICAR Organization

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais



Data: Início: 02/12/2019
Encerramento: 06/12/2019
Local: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - UFMG Site:

Bruno Vilhena Adorno

Sócio desde 2012
The University of Manchester
Endereço Profissional:
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
School of Engineering
The University of Manchester
Sackville Street
Manchester M13 9PL
United Kingdom
Currículo Resumido:
Bruno Vilhena Adorno obteve o título de engenheiro mecatrônico em 2005 e de mestre em engenharia elétrica em 2008, ambos pela Universidade de Brasília, e o título de doutor em sistemas automáticos e microeletrônicos em 2011 pela Universidade de Montpellier (França). Atualmente, é Senior Lecturer in Robotics (equivalente a Professor Associado) da Universidade de Manchester. De 2012 a 2020, foi professor do Departamento de Engenharia Elétrica da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), onde foi co-fundador e co-líder do grupo de pesquisa Mecatrônica, Controle e Robótica (MACRO). Ele é membro sênior do IEEE, foi bolsista de produtividade em pesquisa do CNPq no triênio (2018-2021) e é o atual coordenador do Comitê Técnico de Robótica da Sociedade Brasileira de Automática (2017-2018 e 2019-2020). É autor ou co-autor de 17 artigos em periódicos e 35 em conferências / capítulos de livros. Ele é editor associado do IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters e do Journal of Control, Automation and Electrical Systems, também atua no corpo editorial da RSJ/IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems e do Congresso Brasileiro de Automática desde 2017. Seus interesses atuais de pesquisa incluem aspectos práticos e teóricos relacionados à cinemática, dinâmica e controle de robôs, com aplicações a manipuladores móveis, humanóides, sistemas de manipulação cooperativa, interação humano-robô e robótica de assistência.