Category Archives: acra-2018


Paper Submission:
17 September 2018 at 11:59 pm NZST
Please submit your paper to Clive Marsh at

Paper Format:
ACRA papers must be 6-10 pages in length (including text, references, figures and acknowlegements). Papers that do not follow these guidelines may be rejected without review.

Use this example paper as a guide, Exploiting Parallax in Panoramic Capture to Construct Light Fields by Donald Dansereau, David Wood, Sebastian Montabone and Stefan Williams (ACRA 2014).

Paper Templates:

Presentation Format:
15 min in total – 12 min for presentation and 3 min for questions.
Acceptance of all work at the conference is based on the quality of the submitted paper.
Attendance of a presenter at the conference is required for accepted papers to appear in the proceedings.

ACRA 2018

Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2018

Clive Marsh (General Chair) and Ian Woodhead (Program Chair)

4-6 December, 2018
Lincoln, New Zealand

All full papers submitted to ACRA 2018 will undergo a peer-review process. Each manuscript will be reviewed by at least two reviewers who will give detailed comments. If the submission is accepted, the authors will submit a revised (“camera-ready”) version that takes into account this feedback. The review process is managed by the program chair of the conference.

All papers are reviewed using a single-blind review process: authors declare their names and affiliations in the manuscript for the reviewers to see, but reviewers do not know each other’s identities, nor do the authors receive information about who has reviewed their manuscript.


Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2018

General Chair: Clive Marsh, Lincoln Agritech Ltd
Program Chair: Ian Woodhead, Lincoln Agritech Ltd

Contact Us

General Chair: Clive Marsh (

Mailing Address:
Lincoln Agritech Ltd
PO Box 69133, Lincoln
Christchurch 7640
New Zealand



Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ACRA)

The annual ACRA conferences began in 1999 with a conference in Brisbane. The 2002 conference was held in New Zealand and the conference became known as the Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (it was previously known as the Australian Conference on Robotics and Automation).

ACRA 2018 – Lincoln University, New Zealand (4-6 December)

The conference website can be found here.

Submission date for full papers is 17 September 2018.
Guidelines on paper formats can be found here. We will advise acceptance status by 30 October 2018. The camera-ready version will be required by 13 November 2018.

Past ACRA Conferences

The links below will take you to the proceedings of each ACRA conference.

2017, Sydney
2016, Brisbane
2015, Canberra
2014, Melbourne
2013, Sydney
2012, Wellington
2011, Melbourne
2010, Brisbane
2009, Sydney
2008, Canberra
2007, Brisbane
2006, Auckland
2005, Sydney
2004, Canberra
2003, Brisbane
2002, Auckland
2001, Sydney
2000, Melbourne
1999, Brisbane

How to Purchase CD-ROM of Proceedings

If you would like to purchase copies of the CD-ROM proceedings of ACRA, at a cost of Aus$200 each, please email Jonathan Roberts.

ACRA Paper Templates

LaTex (style file: acra.sty, template: acra.tex, bibtex: named.bst) and Star/OpenOffice or MS-Word (template: acra.rtf or acra.odt).

ACRA Sponsorship

ACRA welcomes the sponsorship and support of the robotics community.  Suggested donation levels include:

  • $3,500 – Platinum Sponsor (exclusively limited):
    Sponsorship of Best Paper Award.  A logo on ACRA website and proceedings, a registration for ACRA, a showcase booth and an optional 30 minute spotlight talk.
  • $2,500 – Gold Sponsor:
    Sponsorship of Student Travel Award.  Plus, a logo on ACRA website and proceedings, a registration for ACRA and a showcase booth.
  • $1,000 – Silver Sponsor:
    Logo on ACRA website and proceedings and a registration for ACRA.
  • $500 –  Bronze Sponsor:
    Name listing on ACRA website and proceedings and a registration for ACRA.

Pre-ACRA Conferences

The ARAA was co-sponsor of the National Conference and Exhibition on Robotics held in Melbourne in August 1984 and was principal sponsor of the “Robots in Australia’s Future” conference in Perth in May 1986. It organised the International Symposium and Exposition on Robots (the 19th ISIR) in Sydney in November 1988 an Australian Bicentennial Activity and the national conference on robotics in Melbourne in June 1990. The Association organised an international conference on “Robots for Competitive Industries” in Brisbane in 1993, a national conference on “Robots for Australian Industries” in Melbourne in 1995, and the International Conference on Field and Service Robotics in Canberra in 1997.

Field and Service Robotics (FSR) Conferences

The ARAA was co-sponsor of the International Conference on Field and Service Robotics in Canberra in 1997 and in Port Douglas in 2005.

1997, Canberra
2005, Port Douglas, Queensland
2013, Brisbane, Queensland

International Robotics and Automation Conferences

Robotics & Automation
 (link to IEEE-RAS site)
International Foundation of Robotics Research