CppCon 2023 Robotics Track

The C++ programming community is excited to announce the Robotics Track for the upcoming CppCon 2023, scheduled to take place on-site at the Gaylord Rockies in Aurora, Colorado from October 1-6. We invite robotics practitioners from industry, academia, and the hobbyist domain to share their insights, experiences, and knowledge about using C++ in a robotics context.

Track Focus

The Robotics Track at CppCon 2023 aims to bring together practitioners and experts to explore and discuss the various applications of C++ in the world of robotics. This track provides an opportunity for attendees to connect with like-minded individuals from both the robotics industry and the broader C++ community, fostering collaboration and growth.

By attending this track, you will be immersing yourself in a community of passionate professionals who care deeply about the future of robotics and its impact on humanity. We believe that our collective enthusiasm, creativity, and expertise can pave the way for innovative solutions to complex challenges, enabling robots to create a better future for all.

With a diverse lineup of speakers and topics, we aim to inspire attendees with valuable knowledge, insights, and connections, empowering them to use and understand C++ in their robotics projects more effectively and contribute to this exciting and dynamic field.

Call for Submissions

We invite C++ users engaged in the field of robotics to submit presentations on topics related to the intersection of robotics and C++. We are particularly interested in talks that showcase the synergy between robotics and C++ concepts, for example, how certain design patterns, programming styles, or language features can lead to improvements in robotics applications. Examples might include:

  • Utilizing design pattern X to enable feature Y in a robotics project
  • Comparing the impact of functional programming style vs. object-oriented style on a robotics use case
  • How leveraging C++17/20 features can optimize performance or safety in robotics systems

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Simulation
  • Planning
  • Machine learning
  • State estimation
  • Controls
  • Foreign function interfaces
  • API design
  • Performance
  • Safety
  • Tooling
  • Infrastructure
  • Dependency Management

Presentations can be based on original work or involve an analysis of existing projects, techniques, or patterns that apply to robotics. Whether you’re a seasoned presenter or a new voice, we’re keen to learn from your experiences and knowledge.


Our attendees tend to be software engineers with many years of experience from a wide diversity of industries. Talks targeting experienced C++ programmers who are beginners in a particular area can be highly engaging and beneficial. Platform specific talks may be accepted, especially if they present general concepts and techniques that are not limited to one platform or tool.

Submission Guidelines

All submissions should contribute to making attendees better C++ programmers. Standard presentation sessions are sixty minutes long (including Q&A). Half hour sessions and multi-session submissions can also be accommodated. Help us highlight the broad uses of C++ in different applications and industries. Make your session compelling not only to those in the same field, but also to those that want to apply the lessons learned in your field to their problems.

If your submission is accepted, your conference registration fee will be waived, and for accepted speakers presenting in person, further financial assistance is available. The deadline for submission of abstract and outline is June 25.

To submit your talk, please read the main program submission guidance at https://cppcon.org/submissions/.

Familiarize yourself with the requirements by reviewing the submission form page early in the process.

Please note in the Comments Section at the bottom of the submission form that you would like your talk to be considered for the Robotics Track. Talks may be considered for multiple tracks.

Date & Location

CppCon 2023 will be held at the Gaylord Rockies in Aurora, Colorado from October 1-6.


For any questions, please contact the program track chair, Griswald Brooks, at mailto:griswald.brooks@picknik.ai.