56th International Symposium on Robotics (ISR Europe) | September 26-27, 2023
Extended Call for Papers


Welcome address by the Chair of the ISR Europe 2023

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 56th International Symposium on Robotics – ISR Europe 2023 – will be held in Stuttgart, Germany on September 26-27 2023. This international conference is jointly organized by the Institute for Control Engineering of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Units (ISW) at the University of Stuttgart, Fraunhofer IPA, and the Information Technology Society (ITG) within the Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (VDE), supported by VDMA Robotics + Automation.

The ISR Europe 2023 will be complemented by an exhibition area including exhibits by the Scientific Society for Assembly, Handling and Industrial Robotics (MHI). The program is completed by the evening event at the traditional Cannstatt Folk Festival.

In two conference tracks over two days, the ISR Europe 2023 will offer an insight into state-of-the-art robot technologies to participants from both industry and research. A special session will be held for ROS-Industrial.   In the ROS-Industrial Community Meeting, new technical and scientific developments made by the ROS-Industrial community will be presented and discussed. The meeting will focus on open-source robot software and applications including navigation, manipulation, motion planning, software engineering and hardware interfaces.

We would be honored to personally greet researchers and experts from the field of robotics in Stuttgart on September 26-27, 2023. Please submit your full paper for ISR Europe 2023 and we will do our best to provide an attractive program for the upcoming conference.

We are looking forward to receiving your submissions.

Conference Chairs of ISR Europe 2023


Prof. Alexander Verl, University of Stuttgart, Germany |
Werner Kraus, Fraunhofer IPA,Germany


Icon Themen
  • 1. Modeling, Planning and Control
  • 2. Components and Technologies
  • 3. Robotics in Production
  • 4. Robotics in Service
  • 5. Robotics in New Markets & Applications
  • 6. Human-robot-collaboration / Future of work
  • 7. AI in Robotics – Robotic Applications that use AI



The ISR Europe 2023 will take place at:

Maritim Hotel - Alte Reithalle
Seidenstraße 34
70174 Stuttgart

Getting there

Conference Chairs & Technical Program Committee



Conference Chair

Alexander Verl

University of Stuttgart, GER

Werner Kraus

Fraunhofer IPA, GER


Hiroshi Fujiwara


Volker Spanier

VDMA Robotics, GER

Jeff Burnstein (invited)


Marina Bill (invited)


Technical Program Committee
Tamim Asfour (invited)

KIT Karlsruhe, GER

Mike Barth

KIT Karlsruhe, GER

Karsten Berns

University of Kaiserslautern, GER

Cornel Brisan (invited)

UTCN Cluj-Napoca, RO

Miguel Andrés Solís Cid

Universidad National Andrés Bello, CHL

Franz Dietrich

Technical University Berlin, GER

Klaus Dröder

TU Braunschweig, GER

Norbert Elkmann

Fraunhofer IFF, GER

Paul T. Evans (invited)

Southwest Research Institute, USA

Jörg Franke

University Erlangen, GER

Horst-Michael Groß

Technical University Ilmenau, GER

Björn Hein

Hochschule Karlsruhe, GER

Christoph Hinze

University of Stuttgart, GER

Marco Huber

Fraunhofer IPA, GER

Steffen Ihlenfeldt

TU Dresden, GER

Dirk Jacob (invited)

HS Kempten, GER

René Kirsten

ABB Forschungszentrum, GER

Bernd Kuhlenkötter

Ruhr-Universität Bochum, GER

Ren C. Luo

National Taiwan University, TWN

Alexander Meißner (invited)

Dürr Systems, GER

Oliver Niggemann

HSU Hamburg, GER

Mircea Nitulescu

Robotics Society of Romania, RO

Jong-oh Park

Chonnam National University, KR

 Erwin Prassler (invited)

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, GER

David Reger (invited)

Neura Robotics, GER

Jürgen Roßmann

RWTH Aachen, GER

Martin Ruskowski

DFKI Kaiserslautern, GER

Mehdi Salihy

EPSON Deutschland, GER

Thorsten Schüppstuhl

Technical University Hamburg-Harburg, GER

Jan Seyler


Ulrike Thomas

Technical University Chemnitz, GER

Anna Valente

University of Applied Sciences
and Arts of Southern Switzerland, CH

Robert Weidner

Universität Innsbruck, AU

Andreas Wortmann

University of Stuttgart, GER

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