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WRO 2011 Symposium

4th International Symposium on Robotics in Education

The Abu Dhabi Education Council is proud to host the 4th International
Symposium on Robotics in Education, on behalf of the United Arab
Emirates, host country of the 2011 World Robot Olympiad.

The Symposium will be held on the evenings of 18 and 19 November 2011.
Each evening will commence with a Symposium Dinner and a guest speaker.
This will be followed by the evening’s presentations. Two tracks of
presentations will operate each evening.

Aim of the Symposium

The aim of the International Symposium on Robotics in Education is to
provide a forum for presenting and discussing the latest advances,
improvements and challenges for education where robotics plays a
significant role.

The Symposium will serve as a communication platform for school
teachers, professors, scientists, researchers, and other education
professionals, as well as students from around the world. The Symposium
welcomes original technical papers addressing teaching, learning and new
materials related to education using robotics.


The Symposium will consist of approximately 18 papers. The theme of the
paper should be mostly about, but not limited to, robotics in education
in the P/K-12 (pre-tertiary) education sector. Areas of interest

  • novel teaching methodology.

  • new teaching materials.

  • creative teaching.

  • meeting the scientific and technical demands placed on students by post-secondary education, government and industry.

  • the development of student innovation and creativity.

  • the development of student collaborative abilities.

  • the development of problem solving abilities among students.

  • the integration of robotics into regular curriculum subjects.

The official language of the Symposium is English. All extended abstracts and papers must be written and presented in English.

Who Should Present

Teachers and other education professionals and practitioners from the
P/K-12 sector, universities and colleges, government and people who are
interested in education, teaching and robotics.

Who Can Attend

The Symposium is open to all teachers, professors, lecturers,
scientists, researchers, students, education practitioners and
professionals, government officers and people interested in education,
teaching and robotics.

Paper Submission

Prospective presenters are requested to prepare an extended abstract
(500 words). The extended abstract should include: paper title; author’s
name and affiliations; and keywords. It should use the “abstract /
application template” provided on the Symposium Website. Papers should
use the “paper template” provided on the Symposium Website. All papers
should be submitted electronically via email.

Out of the submitted papers, 10 papers will be selected and presenters
will be provided with return airline tickets (economy class) to Abu
Dhabi in order for them to present their paper.
All presenters will be provided with automatic registration to the 2011
WRO and associated events and activities, as well free accommodation,
transfers and meals.

  • Applications (including Abstracts) and Papers should be sent to

  • Enquiries may be directed to

  • Extended Abstract – 500 words

  • Full Paper – 3 to 6 pages (following template provided)

  • Presentation time – 20 minutes (including 5 minutes Question & Answer time)

  • All accepted papers must be presented
Important Dates

  • Deadline for extended abstract: 18 August 2011

  • Acceptance Notification: 01 September 2011

  • Camera-Ready (Full) Paper Due: 29 September 2011
Registration Date & Fee

  • Symposium registration closes 13 October 2011. Registration needs to be carried out online via the 2011 WRO website.

  • Symposium Registration Fee – US$100 (AED 368) General / US$50 (AED 123) Students

  • Symposium Registration is a free of charge option included in the Registration Fee for Participants of the 2011 WRO

  • Symposium Registration includes access to: Symposium Dinners;
    Symposium Sessions; Symposium Proceedings; 2 nights accommodation and

  • Symposium Participants will have free access to the 2011 WRO.
Symposium Details


The symposium will take place over two evenings. Sessions will be held
on the evenings of November 18 and 19, 2011. At various times, two
tracks of presentations will be offered. However , participants can move
between tracks. A five minute interval is scheduled after each

Participants must provide their preferences for which presentations
they would like to attend at the time of registration. All attempts to
accommodate preferences will be made. However, places will be awarded on a “first-in”, “first-placed” basis. Numbers attending each presentation
will be limited due to room capacity.

Each evening will have a symposium dinner followed by a guest speaker.

For more details, see the “Symposium Schedule”.


The Symposium will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the venue of the 2011 World Robot Olympiad.


  • Symposium participants will be accommodated at well appointed hotels close to the Symposium and 2011 WRO venue.

  • Two (2) nights accommodation is included in the cost of the
    registration fee. Additional nights accommodation can be organised at an
    extra-cost during the registration process.
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