54th International Symposium on Robotics (ISR Europe) | June 20-21, 2022
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Welcome address by the Chair of the ISR Europe 2022

Robotics technologies are in an active process of convergence towards innovative solutions with great benefit for all mankind. We roboticists are at the forefront of this development, combining Industry 4.0 and AI trends with established use cases from the industry. Robots are increasingly taking over dangerous, dull or painful tasks Recent years have shown many interesting developments that can be published at the ISR, making it the ideal platform for presenting your research results to the community.

The 54th International Symposium on Robotics – ISR Europe 2022 will be held again in Munich, Germany on June 20-21, 2022. This international conference is jointly organized by the Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA) and the Information Technology Society (ITG) within the VDE. ISR Europe 2022 takes place anew parallel to the Automatica, the leading exhibition for smart automation and robotics. The conference will start one day before the trade fair, leaving conference participants with plenty of time to visit the Automatica.

For the ISR 2022, the organizers are planning a special event together with the Scientific Society for Assembly, Handling and Industrial Robotics (MHI), as they are celebrating their 10th anniversary at the same time in Munich. The traditional Conference Gala Dinner will be complemented by the MHI festivities in the presence of esteemed guests from politics, business and robotics research. Presentations of the final nominees for the Joseph F. Engelberger Award and the IERA Award are further highlights of the ISR 2022 Gala Dinner.

In two conference tracks and a poster session over two days, the ISR Europe 2022 will offer an insight into state-of-the-art robot technologies to participants from both industry and research. Selected conference topics include Modeling, Planning and Control, as well as Components and Technologies or Future Industrial and Service Robotics Applications. The Business Track will offer invited speakers from the industry the opportunity to present current product developments. The special session for the IERA Award finalists rounds up the conference program.

I would be honored to personally greet researchers and experts from the field of robotics in Munich on June 20-21, 2022. 

Chair of ISR Europe 2022 on behalf of International Federation of Robotics (IFR)


Prof. Alexander Verl
University of Stuttgart, Germany


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2018-03-28 event information

For this year´s ISR Europe 2022, we have compiled an excellent conference program.

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The ISR Europe 2022 will take place at:

Messe Munich Conference Center Nord


81829 Munich/Germany

Getting there

ISR Europe 2022 Gala Dinner

© Augustiner-Keller

The traditional Conference Gala Dinner will take place at the Augustiner Festsaal in the heart of Munich/Germany. The highlight of the robotics conference marks the presentation of the IERA Award and the announcement of the nominees for the Joseph F. Engelberger Award - one of the world's most important industry awards.


The Place to be for Robotics - automatica, June 21–24, 2022

© automatica, Messe München

automatica is the leading marketplace for automated production. It features the world‘s largest range of robotics, assembly solutions, machine vision systems and components. It gives companies from all branches of industry access to innovations, knowledge and trends with a great deal of business relevance. As the digital shift continues, automatica ensures market transparency and provides orientation with a clear objective: Being able to manufacture higher-quality products with greater efficiency. Professional service robotics will again be presented with its own exhibition sector. Here, manufacturers of service robots, service robotics components and turnkey products as well as renowned research organizations will present marketable products and innovative developments. Again, the simultaneous organization of the events will provide a number of benefits to the participants: The conference offers the latest results in the fields of research and development in robotics as well as in new applications.The trade show automatica will present the latest products, systems and components for assembly and handling, machine vision, industrial robotics and service robotics.

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IERA Award

IERA Award

The IERA award is jointly sponsored and organized by IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE/RAS) and the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). It highlights and honors the achievements of inventors with value creating ideas and entrepreneurs who propel those ideas into world-class products. 

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Best Paper Award of the ISR Europe 2022


The best contributions of ISR 2022 will be awarded certificates and prizes. Nominated are all oral accepted papers. The best 10 full papers will undergo an additional evaluation based on quality, degree of innovation and presentation of the scientific-technical work. The nominees are assessed by the jurors during the running sessions of the ISR 2022 conference and the winners determined.

Conference Chairs & Technical Program Committee

Conference Chair
Alexander VerlUniversity of Stuttgart, GER
Hiroshi FujiwaraJARA, JP
Wilfried Eberhardt (invited)EUnited Robotics, BEL
Jeff BurnsteinRIA, US
Milton GuerrySCHUNK
Technical Program Committee
Norbert ElkmannFraunhofer IFF, GER
Bernd KuhlenkötterRuhr-Universität Bochum, GER
Mehdi SalihyEPSON Deutschland, GER
Mircea NitulescuRobotics Society of Romania, RO
René KirstenABB Forschungszentrum, GER
Karsten BernsUniversity of Kaiserslautern, GER
Jörg FrankeUniversity of Erlangen, GER
Erwin PrasslerHochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, GER
Horst-Michael GroßTechnical University Ilmenau, GER
Dominique SchärGüdel Group, CH
Werner KrausFraunhofer IPA, GER
Jürgen RoßmannRWTH Aachen, GER
Thorsten SchüppstuhlTechnical University Hamburg-Harburg, GER
Sami HaddadinTechnical University Munich, GER
Alexander MeißnerDürr Systems, GER
Ulrike ThomasTechnical University Chemnitz, GER
Franz DietrichTechnical University Berlin, GER
Anna ValenteUniversity of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, CH
David RegerNeura Robotics GmbH, GER
Andreas WortmannUniversity of Stuttgart, GER
Christoph KeplingerMPI-IS Stuttgart, GER
Paul T. EvansSouthwest Research Institute, USA
Cornel BrisanUTCN Cluj-Napoca, KR
Syn SchmittIMSB University of Stuttgart, GER
Jong-oh ParkChonnam National University, KR
Tamim AsfourKIT Karlsruhe, GER
Ren C. LuoNational Taiwan University, TWN
Miguel Andrés Solís CidUniversidad National Andrés Bello, CHL
Uwe ZimmermannKUKA AG, GER
Björn HeinHochschule Karlsruhe, GER

Highlights of the ISR Europe 2018


The ISR Europe once again took place as a part of automatica, the leading exhibition for smart automation and robotics.

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