Robotica 2018 - the 18th Portuguese Robotics Open, a RoboCup sponsored local event, will take place in Torres Vedras, from April 25th to April 29th, 2018. It is promoted by São Gonçalo School, Autarchy of Torres Vedras and the Portuguese Robotics Society in partnership with Lisbon Institute of Engineering (ISEL), Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPL), Ministry of Education and the National Association of ITC Teachers.

ICARSC 2018 - The 18th International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions will take place in Torres Vedras, Portugal, from 25 to 27 of April 2018, in conjunction with the 18th Portuguese Robotics Open, a RoboCup-sponsored Local Event with several other associated competitions. ICARSC2018 is an international scientific meeting in the field of Mobile Robotics financially co-sponsored by the IEEE and sponsored by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), through its Portuguese Chapter. Its scope encompasses, but is not limited to, the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Education. There will be a special track for papers describing work related with fire prevention and combat, particularly using autonomous and semi-autonomous systems.