Submit a Conference Paper

The goal of the conference sessions are to provide an opportunity to share ideas on the topics listed below. We encourage original thinking on topics as detailed as technical innovations and as broad as ethics and robotics.

Papers can be accepted for publication in the conference proceedings and to be given as a talk during the conference or for publication in the conference proceedings ONLY (at least one of the authors must be registered for the conference).

Final determination as to how papers are accepted will be made by the program committee. If you would prefer to have your paper considered for the conference proceedings only (not give a presentation at the conference) make sure to check the appropriate mark in the submission form.


Extended: June 17, 2019 – All papers must be submitted by 11:59pm (CST).

June 18, 2019 – Notification of acceptance and/or required revisions sent to authors.

June 23, 2019 – All final drafts must be submitted by 11:59pm (CST).

Review Criteria:

Papers will be reviewed for originality, clarity, and relevance to educational robotics. Papers submitted for the general conference breakout sessions MUST fit into one of these categories:

Best Practices or Innovations in Programming
Share your best ideas for programming

Best Practices or Innovations in Mechanical Design
Show and tell your best ideas on how to mount sensors and motors, what makes a good chassis, how to make an effective appendage, etc

It’s All About the Math & Science
Tell us how you use and apply math and science concepts in your projects

Autonomous Projects
Have you done a cool autonomous project? Show it off and share your ideas

Best Practices for Competitions
Present your best and most effective tips and ideas on team organization, better documentation, effective team communication, conflict resolution, etc.

Nuts and Bolts of Managing Educational Robotics Programs
Present your best ideas for organizing and maintaining your robotics program. (i.e. program management, recruitment, fundraising, sustainability, obtaining administrative support).

Hardware & Software for Robotics Education
Share your best ideas and innovations to make your educational programs more effective

Innovative Uses of Technology
Have you done something unique and creative utilizing new technology in your program? (i.e. online mentoring, programming tutorials, version control software, virtual meetings)

Robotics Competitions & Project Based Activities
Highlight specific classroom and other competitions and activities you utilize in your robotics education program

Curriculum for Robotics Education
Tell us how you design and implement your curriculum in regular classroom or extracurricular activities

Effective Lessons
Present your best lesson for teaching a project management, programming or engineering concept to your students.

Informal Robotics Education
Highlight your best practices and successes while sharing your ideas

Research/Studies on Robotics Education K-16
Share your results


If you do not wish to present your paper as a talk at GCER please indicate that on your submission form. Notification of submission will be emailed to the email submitted below. If members of the program committee require edits in order for your paper to be accepted, you will have until the above deadline to submit the changes. Edited papers not returned before this date cannot be accepted for GCER. If you paper is accepted, authors must verify that they hold the copyright to all contents of the submission and grant KIPR free and unlimited rights to print and distribute their paper in electronic and print format. Proceedings will be published as a digital download, which will be available at the conference or online after the conference.

All submissions must meet the following criteria:

  • Maximum of 8 pages
  • Submit in PDF format (7 MB Limit)
  • Times New Roman font
  • 12 point type
  • 1″ margins
  • Do not number pages
  • Photographs and diagrams are encouraged and should be embedded in the text
  • Author information must appear in the top left corner of the paper in this format:
  • First Line – title of paper
  • Second Line – author name(s)
  • Third Line – affiliation of author(s): school or organization name and email address for submitters
  • The title should appear again below the author information, in bold, centered
  • Proper citation of sources required

Submission Form: