In light of the health concerns caused by COVID-19, and corresponding travel restrictions issued,  our conference committee has made the decision to change IWoSR 2020 to an online event.

The Hong Kong Society of Robotics and Automation(HKSRA) takes the pleasure to invite you to 2020 International Workshop on Service Robotics (IWoSR 2020) which will be held during 11 – 13 October, 2020 virtually. IWoSR 2020 will be commenced by creating an amalgamated global platform where enthusiastic researches, policy makers, stakeholders and intellectual scholars getting together for a common purpose of identifying the challenges and issues in Service Robotics and sustainable methods to solve the particular issues by their combined research findings.

IWoSR 2020 will bring you a unique experience with the speeches from renowned speakers, best presentations, networking opportunities and many more.


Authors are welcomed to submit the abstract/full paper to our conference IWoSR 2020. All the submitted papers will be reviewed by at least two reviewers.

All submitted papers need to be original, must not be previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere. And the submitted papers should not be under review by any other conference or publication during the review cycle.

Paper Templates Download

Please make sure the submitted papers will be adhering to the conference paper format. For detail format information, please download via the following link:

Full Paper Submission: Full Paper Template

Abstract Submission(Presenters): Abstract Template

Submission Methods

Scholars will be welcomed to choose one of the following ways to submit your papers:

1, Submit the papers via the online submission system: IWoSR 2020 Online Submission System.

2, Submit the papers to the conference email directly: iwosr@hksra.org.

Call for Papers

Serving as a platform for sharing and spreading the newest ideas and latest research findings among all parties involved in any aspects of Service Robotics, 2020 International Workshop on Service Robotics (IWoSR 2020) is now approaching. At present, we are still soliciting papers with the topics of interest for submission. Kindly notice that the topics of interest of this conference include, but are not limited to, the following:

Advances in service robotics, Autonomous navigation, Autonomous and unmanned vehicles, Challenges in service robotics, Cleaning, floor and lawn care robotics, Construction robots, Entertainment robotics, Environmental robotics, Human centred robotics, Human-robot interaction technologies, Human-Robot Interface...

For more details about the topics related to IWoSR 2020, please refer to CFP(click) page.

Important Dates


Please pay attention to the following deadlines and submit your paper in time.

Full Submission: Sept. 15, 2020

Abstract Submission: July 25, 2020

Final Version: Sept. 30, 2020

Registration: Sept. 30, 2020

Main Conference: Oct. 11-13, 2020



All accepted papers will be published in the digital conference proceedings which will send to be indexed by all major citation databases such as Ei Compendex, Scopus, CPCI, Google Scholar, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA), Inspec, SCImago Journal & Country Rank (SJR), EBSCO, CrossRef, Thomson Reuters (WoS), etc. 

A selection of papers will be recommended to be published in journals.



Please find the following brief version of the timetable for your reference and make your schedule in advance. 

Oct. 11, 2020: Registration+Materials collection

Oct. 12, 2020: Keynote Session+Parallel Sessions 

Oct. 13, 2020: Parallel Sessions+Social Networking Event

Join the Review Board

We sincerely welcome professors, associate professors, industry researchers, engineers, students, teachers and other experts in the areas of Service Robotics join the conference as a scientific committee member for helping review the papers submitted to our IWoSR 2020 conference. 

If you are interested in joining us, please kindly send your latest CV to the conference official email address: iwosr@hksra.org. Your request will be processed in 5 working days.

Join as Listeners

The IWoSR is a global event focused on Service Robotics. It is a good chance and an effective platform to meet many renowned experts and researchers in the filed of Service Robotics.

For joining as a listener, you will be encouraged to download and fill in the Registration Form and finish the payment via the payment link in the registration form. After that, you need to send the finished registration form and the payment voucher to: iwosr@hksra.org.

Join as Presenters

If you are interested in giving a poster presentation or a 15-minutes' oral presentation about your research findings on the conference site, without publishing your full paper in the conference proceeding, you can choose to attend the conference as a Presenter. 

As a presenter, you will be encouraged to submit the title and abstract of your presentation before register. For further information, please contact us via iwosr@hksra.org.

Online Conference


As the world is now experiencing the widespread sustained transmission of respiratory illness caused by COVID-19, with the consideration of the health and safety of all our participants, the conference organizing committee of IWoSR 2020 have to change the conference mode into virtual (online) conference.

After the conference, all the accepted and registered full papers will be arranged to modify the format and sent to be published as planned. The specific arrangement and program of the virtual conference will be announced soon. Please kindly stay tuned!



!!! 2020 International Workshop on Service Robotics (IWoSR 2020) has been changed to an online event.

!!! IWoSR 2020 Conference will be held at Akihabara Satellite Campus of Tokyo Metropolitan University. (Click)

!!! The submission deadline of IWoSR 2020 has been postponed to June 15, 2020.

!!! Accepted papers will be published in the digital conference proceedings, which will be sent to be indexed by EI Compendex, Scopus and other academic databases.

!!! Submission system for IWoSR 2020 is open!