Join RiE 2017, the 8th International Conference on Robotics in Education

Sofia, Bulgaria, April 26-28, 2017

The 8th International Conference on Robotics in Education (RiE) is aimed at the presentation and discussion of the latest results and methods in the fields of research and development in Educational Robotics. Researchers are brought together that work on new applications, the latest products, or systems and components for using robotics in schools, in universities and in informal education. The objective is to provide an insight into the state-of-the-art of Educational Robotics to participants from both academic and school education.


All accepted papers that meet the requirements and standards of Springer will be published as a special volume in the prestigious Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Series. The proceedings will be available via the SpringerLink digital library. The volumes of this series are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services including ISI Proceedings, EI-Compendex, DBLP, SCOPUS, Google Scholar and Springerlink. For more Information about the book series and about indexing visit Springer website:

RiE conferences have a history of previous successful editions due to the continuously growing interest in Educational Robotics in Europe and world-wide. RiE conferences count so far 7 editions; in Bratislava (2010), Vienna (2011), Prague (2012), Lodz (2013), Padua (2014), Yverdon-les-Bains (2015), and Vienna (2016).

The conference will include plenary sessions, contributed paper sessions and exhibits. The final program will be the result of a highly selective review process designed to include the best work of its kind in every category. Video presentations are recommended when they help presenters to offer a better understanding of robots, experiments and technical or educational practices. We expect an exciting conference programme, and cordially invite researchers and educators from the field of Educational Robotics to submit their papers.

Additionally, the RiE 2017 will be accompanied by a well established international conference for high school students, the European Conference on Educational Robotics (ECER 2017). At this conference the students will present their findings in engaging talks, show their robots live, and take part in exciting robot competitions, including the official European Regional Botball Competition. Here you can watch the ECER 2015 Promo Video.

We are looking forward to receiving your papers and to meeting you in Sofia in April 2017!

PRIA – Practical Robotic Institute Austria
ESI CEE – European Software Institute Center Eastern Europe
STU – Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava