[robotics-worldwide] EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT & ROBOTICS FOR HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENTS

Bert Tanner tanner at unm.edu
Mon May 21 14:56:17 PDT 2007


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2nd International Joint Topical Meeting on Emergency Preparedness
		& Response and Robotic & Remote Systems
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			FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

		March 9-12, 2008, Albuquerque, NM, USA

	Robotic & Remote Systems, and Emergency Preparedness & Response
		Divisions of the American Nuclear Society

This conference is a forum for the discussion of the social, regulatory,
scientific, and technical aspects of emergency management and robotics
for hazardous environment applications. Papers are expected to contain
descriptions of new significant work relevant to the conference purpose.
Authors will submit a 500 word (or less) abstract for selection for
presentation and full-length paper publication. Criteria for selection
to submit full-length papers include: originality of work, relevance of
topic, validity of method, clarity and conciseness of communication.
Travel assistance grants are available for student presenters. There
will also be an award for the best student paper. Check the conference
website ( http://cimar.mae.ufl.edu/rrsd ) for additional details.

Topics:

in ROBOTIC & REMOTE SYSTEMS (RRS):	in EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
						& RESPONSE (EP&R):
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+Automated Material Handling		+Actual Events & Exercises - 		
+Autonomous and Multi-Agent Robotic 		Lessons Learned
	Systems				+EP&R Security Issues and 	
+Cooperative Robotic Sensing			Analysis
  	& Mapping			+EP&R Infrastructure and
+Field Experience—Lessons Learned		Transportation Issues
+Guides, Standards, & Regulations	+Biosafety Operations and
+Human-Machine Interface			Emergency Response
+Innovative Robotics Applications	+Pandemic Planning: Facility
+Innovative Sensors for Remote			Operations & Shutdown
	/ Robotic Applications		+Public and Media Relations
+Large Area Surveillance and			during Emergencies
	Characterization Applications	+EP&R for Rad. Dispersal &
+New Remote Tools and Processes			Improvised Nuclear
+Nuclear Batteries/Radioisotope			Devices
  	Thermoelectric Generators	+EP&R for Large Scale (~75,000+
+Nuclear Power RRS Applications			Participant) Events
+Remote Connectors for 			+Severe Weather Planning for Key
	Robotics and Manipulators		Facilities
+Robotics and Sensors for 		+Hazardous Materials
	Radiation Environments			Characterization for
+Robotics for Hazardous 			EP&R
	Environment Applications	+Consequence Modeling and
+RRS Technologies				Assessment for EP&R
+Telerobotics for Unstructured 		+Software Quality Assurance
	Environments				Requirements for EP&R
+UGV’s and UAV’s			+Emergency Response Systems &
+Yucca Mountain Robotics and 			Equipment
	Remote Systems Activities	+Urban Search and Rescue
						Applications
					+Human Factors in EP&R
					+New and Emerging Technologies
						for EP&R

IMPORTANT DEADLINE DATES:
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AUGUST 1, 2007: 	Electronic submission of text abstracts
SEPTEMBER 30, 2007:	Notification of invitation/rejection to submit
			full-length paper
NOVEMBER 15, 2007:	Electronic Submission of late-breaking research
FEBRUARY 15, 2008:	Early registration/hotel conference rate


Contributed by: Herbert G. Tanner, Student Activities Chair


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