CLAWAR 2013 Conference

CLAWAR Association IFToMM

CLAWAR is a condensation of climbing and walking robots. The core areas are climbing, walking and running robots and the technologies that support them. We interpret that to include wheeled and tracked platforms, in addition to legged machines. Supporting technologies include all the means that robots use to sense, model, and navigate through their environments and, of course, actuation and control technologies. Human interaction, including exoskeletons, prostheses and orthoses as well as service robots forms an increasingly active and important pertinent area.

Download the full Call for Papers here: CLAWAR 2013 Call for Papers.

The conference will feature technical and social programs. The technical program will comprise plenary, regular and special oral sessions. Articles submitted for inclusion in the conference will be peer reviewed before acceptance. It is envisaged that the conference proceedings will be produced in hard copy as well as on CD. The hard copy proceedings will be published by the World Scientific Publishing Company. Accepted articles will only be published in the conference proceedings if at least one of the authors registers for the conference and presents the paper at the conference.

Key Information

Final Program Now Available

The finalised CLAWAR 2013 program is now available.

Paper Submission

See detailed instructions and templates here.

Presentation Guidelines

Presentations of regular papers are scheduled for 15 minutes, with 5 minutes for questions and changeover. Uploading presentations before the conference is not required. Presenters should bring their final presentations on a USB memory stick to use the computer provided in the room, or should bring their own laptops to be connected to the projector.

Important Dates

Proposals for Special Sessions: 14 January 2013
Submission of Extended Abstracts/draft papers: 04 February 2013
Extended Submission of full Manuscripts: 18 February 2013
Notification of Paper Acceptance: 11 March 2013
Submission of Final (accepted) Papers: 08 April 2013
Early Bird Registration: 01 May 2013
Author Registration: 01 May 2013
Preliminary Program: 03 June 2012
Conference: 14 - 17 July 2013
Laboratory Visit: 18 July 2013

We would like to invite you to submit your contributions according to the key dates given above.


We are pleased to inform you that CLAWAR 2013 will be held within the premises of the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia during 14 - 17 July 2013.

Special sessions

Please submit your proposals of special sessions to the conference secretariat ( with a copy to Prof Gurvinder Virk ( Each proposal should be no more than one A4 page in length and is to include title, aims/objectives, brief outline/scope, name and affiliation of the organiser.