ROSCon 2015

ROSCon 2015

ROSCon 2015 is a chance for ROS developers of all levels, beginner to expert, to spend an extraordinary two days learning from and networking with the ROS community. Get tips and tricks from experts and meet and share ideas with fellow developers from around the globe.

ROSCon is a developers conference, in the model of PyCon and BoostCon. Following the success of the inaugural ROSCon in St. Paul, Minnesota, the second version in Stuttgart, Germany, last years event in Chicago, Illinois, this year’s ROSCon will be held in Hamburg, Germany. Similar to previous years, the two-day program will comprise technical talks and tutorials that will introduce you to new tools and libraries, as well as teach you more about the ones you already know. The bulk of the program will be 30-40 minute presentations (some may be longer or shorter). To submit a proposal please read the Call for Proposals.

If you don’t want to make a formal presentation, you should still bring your new project or idea to ROSCon! There will be sessions of Lightning Talks, which are 5-minute mini-talks that are scheduled just-in-time at the conference. There will also be open space for Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) meetings, impromptu hacking sessions, and informal presentations.

If you are looking for information on past ROSCons see their separate websites including past programs, slides and videos of the presentations are available from their programs: ROSCon 2012 Program, ROSCon 2013 Program, and ROSCon 2014 Program.

As more information becomes available this years program will be filled out here.


Registration is now open. Early registration discounts are available until August 31st, 2015.


Important dates to keep in mind for ROSCon 2015.

Call for Proposals circulated

May 15th, 2015

Proposal submission deadline

July 7th, 2015

Proposal acceptance notification

July 14th, 2015

Early registration deadline

August 31st, 2015

ROSCon 2015 in Hamburg Germany

October 3rd-4th, 2015


We have not announced the sponsors yet.

Sponsorship Prospectus

Details about sponsorship opportunities can be found in our sponsorship prospectus.

If you are interested in finding out more about sponsoring ROSCon please contact the organizing committee.


ROSCon will be held at the University of Hamburg.

Nearby Hotels

There are many options near the venue where you might stay. Here are links to a few near the venue.


Hotel Am Dammtor Hamburg Schlüterstraße 2
20146 Hamburg
Grand Elysée Hamburg Rothenbaumchaussee 10
20148 Hamburg
Radisson Blu Hamburg Marseiller Straße 2
20355 Hamburg

Boutique/B&B Style

Hotel NH Hamburg Mitte Schäferkampsallee 49
20357 Hamburg
Yo Ho The Young Hotel Moorkamp 5
20357 Hamburg
Hotel Heimhude Hamburg Heimhuder Straße 16
20148 Hamburg
Hotel am Museum Rothenbaumchaussee 71
20148 Hamburg
Hotel Fresena Moorweidenstraße 34
20146 Hamburg

The Program for ROSCon 2015 is TBA.

It will be a single track conference with most sessions 30-40 minutes long. There will also be lightning talks, and Birds-Of-a-Feather sessions. As well as opportunities to informally talk with other community members. We will announce the program after submissions have been reviewed. If you are interested in participating please see the Call for Proposals.

Call For Proposals

Proposal submission deadline: July 7th, 2015

Presentations and tutorials on all topics related to ROS are invited. Examples include introducing attendees to a ROS package or library, exploring how to use tools, manipulating sensor data, and applications for robots.

Proposals will be reviewed by a program committee that will evaluate fit, impact, and balance.

We cannot offer sessions that are not proposed! If there is a topic on which you would like to present, please propose it. If you have an idea for an important topic that you do not want to present yourself, please post it to

Topic areas

All ROS-related work is invited. Topics of interest include:

  • Best practices
  • Useful packages and stacks
  • Robot-specific development
  • ROS Enhancement Proposals (REPs)
  • Safety and security
  • ROS in embedded systems
  • Product development & commercialization
  • Research and education
  • Enterprise deployment
  • Community organization and direction
  • Testing, quality, and documentation
  • Robotics competitions and collaborations

Proposal submission

A session proposal should include:

  • Title
  • Recommended duration: Short (~20 minutes) or Long (~45 minutes)
  • Summary, 100 word max (to be used in advertising the session)
  • Description (for review purposes): outline, goals (what will the audience learn?), pointers to packages to be discussed (500 Words Maximum)

More Info

Organizing Committee

  • Tully Foote
  • Ryan Gariepy
  • Brian Gerkey
  • Sebastian Rockel

Past Events

ROSCon has been held annually since 2012. If you’d like to know more we have archives of all the past programs with recordings of the talks and most of the slides. The sites can be found at the locations below.

Code of Conduct

To ensure a safe environment for for everybody we expect all participants to follow the conference code of conduct.