[robotics-worldwide] $1000 for your vision of computing in rescue robotics (due July 10)

Robin Murphy murphy at cse.tamu.edu
Wed Jul 6 02:23:31 PDT 2011

Prizes and Awards for 4 page papers expressing Outrageous Visions for
Computing in Rescue Robotics (due July 10)

As robots become more agile, the software to guide and support Safety
Security and Rescue missions becomes more critical.  The  2011 IEEE
Symposium on Safety Security Rescue Robotics is soliciting short papers (no
more that 4 pages, same formatting as regular papers) that present long-term
challenges or new ideas outside of the mainstream in computing for rescue
robots. Papers are encouraged to be speculative and push the envelope of the
state of the art in robots for disasters. All accepted papers will be posted
to the Computing Community Consortium and the IEEE TC on SSRR websites as
well as appear in the proceedings and IEEE Xplore database.

The IEEE Technical Committee on SSRR co-chairs will review the submissions
and serve as judges for two types of awards.  The top three papers overall
will receive trophies. The top three papers from the United States will
receive travel grants ($1000, $750, and $500) from the Computing Community
Consortium (see http://www.cra.org/ccc/).*


*Papers will be judged by how well they identify and justify computing
challenges *and* the quality of the presentation at the conference. *

Papers should be sent directly to Dr. Itsuki Noda <I.*Noda*@aist.go.jp> by
midnight July 10, 2011.

See http://ssrr2011.mif.sys.okayama-u.ac.jp/ for more details on the
conference, which includes tutorials on rescue robotics, speakers on the
Japan and New Zealand earthquakes, and panels on research challenges.

This is a great time to get involved in disaster response and homeland
security as an application for your ideas.

See you in Kyoto in November!


Prof. Robin R. Murphy, PhD  IEEE Fellow
Raytheon Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
Director, Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue
Texas A&M University
office phone: 1-979-845-8737 location: HR Bright 333C

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