IoPARTS 2018

The 1st International Workshop on

Internet of People, Assistive Robots and Things

Co-located with ACM MobiSys 2018

10 June 2018, Munich, Germany


Rapid advances in sensing, sensor algorithms, miniaturized computing, and improved actuation are expeditiously bringing robots into our daily lives. The near future holds promise of driverless cars, package delivering drones, precision agriculture, co-working robots, and others.

A major paradigm change with these applications is the degree of autonomy of the robot, and the close proximity of their operation in urban environments. This is dramatically different from prior deployments of automation in factories with very structured environments constructed for their operation. This change brings several challenges arising from close proximity of operation with humans, modality of interaction, general awareness, and others.

The 1st International Workshop on Internet of People, Assistive Robots and ThingS (IoPARTS) - co-located with ACM MobiSys 2018 - is interested in bringing out the computer systems challenges that this future paradigm presents.

What's New ?

  • [09 May 2018] "Long-Term Autonomy for Mobile Robots in Everyday Environments" | Keynote talk by Prof. Nick Hawes, Oxford Robotics Institute, University of Oxford, UK
  • [08 May 2018] Workshop program is READY [LINK]
  • [07 May 2018] CONGRATS to authors of ALL accepted papers | Camera ready deadline is 10 May 2018

Important Dates

  • Submission Due: 16 March 2018, 11:59 PM AOE 28 April 2018 (
  • Notification of Acceptance: 07 May 2018
  • Camera Ready Due: 10 May 2018
  • Workshop: 10 June 2018