ACRA 2020

ACRA2020 – 8th-10th December, Brisbane, QLD

This year, the Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ACRA) will be jointly organised by the Australian Robotics and Automation Association (ARAA) and the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group at CSIRO’s Data61. Since it is first edition in 1999, the conference has travelled all around Australasia and this year it will be held in Brisbane.


Hosted online, ACRA will be live streamed from CSIRO’s Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT), located in the emerging robotics hub of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

QCAT is an integrated research and development precinct for the resources and advanced technology industries. Its facilities include the recently launched Robotics Innovation Centre, a flight test area, an underground test area as well as a Remote Management Centre.


The conference will run from Tue 8 December to Thu 10 December, 9am-5pm, hosted online due to COVID-19 (more details to follow).

Event information on CSIRO’s Data61 website.

Here is the event’s flyer for display/distribution where applicable.


  • Tirtha Bandyopadhyay (General Chair) – tirtha dot bandy at
  • Paulo Borges (Program Chair) – paulo dot borges at

ACRA 2020 will continue to bring together researchers, engineers, academics, students, practitioners, organisations and industries to discuss the current state of the art of research and advancement of technology in areas of Robotics and Automation…- read the full call for papers here!

Important Dates

  • Submission of full papers by: 15th September 2020 (DEADLINE EXTENDED)
  • Notification of acceptance by: 28th October 2020
  • Camera-ready submission by: 11th November 2020
  • Conference running: 8th – 10th December 2020

Paper Format:

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

Paper Templates:

Please use this link to download the following files:

LaTeX: style file: acra.sty, template: acra.tex, bibtex: named.bst
Microsoft Word | Star/OpenOffice: template: acra.rtf or acra.odt.

Submission portal:

To make a submission (due: 15th September 2020 (DEADLINE EXTENDED)), please use this portal.

Details coming soon.


  • Tirtha Bandyopadhyay (General Chair) – tirtha dot bandy at
  • Paulo Borges (Program Chair) – paulo dot borges at