ACRA 2018

Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2018

This event is jointly organised by the Australian Robotics and Automation Association (ARAA) and the National Science Challenge Robotics Spearhead Project and proudly hosted by Lincoln Agritech.

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

Event details:
4-6 December, 2018
Lincoln University, Lincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand
For event details and registration, click here.

Registration includes a conference registration pack with your name tag and conference proceedings. It is a catered event – there will be session breaks and refreshments on offer. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided. If you have dietary requirements, please contact Melissa Wong (

Accommodation options are listed here.

Registration costs (NZD):
Early bird – register by 11 pm (NZ time), 7 November 2018
General admission $575.00
Student admission $402.50

Regular price  – register by 1 December 2018
General admission$632.50
Student admission $460.00

Key dates:
Paper Submission Deadline:
Extended till 3 October 2018 at 5.00 pm (NZ time)
Click here to submit your paper.
Notification of Acceptance:
17 October 2018
Final manuscript Deadline:
20 November 2018

Submission of papers
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.