[robotics-worldwide] CFP: SSRR 2011: The deadline is 6/30: Awards and Travel Grants of IEEE SSRR2011 for Outrageous Visions for Computing in Rescue Robotics Track

Tetsushi KAMEGAWA kamegawa at sys.okayama-u.ac.jp
Wed Jun 29 07:12:16 PDT 2011

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Dear All,

We would like to inform you about SSRR2011 again.
The deadline for submission of paper is 6/30. 

We also would like to inform you following Track in addition.

Outrageous Visions for Computing in Rescue Robotics Track
co-sponsored by the Computing Community Consortium
Safety Security Rescue Robotics 2011

As robots become more agile, the software to guide and support SSRR missions becomes more critical. 
SSRR 2011 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 CCC 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. 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 at aist.go.jp> by midnight July 10, 2011.

See below for detail of SSRR2011

                               CALL FOR PAPERS
                     9th IEEE International Symposium on
              Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR2011)
                            November 1 - 5, 2011
                                Kyoto, Japan


   The 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR2011) 
is dedicated to identifying and solving the key issues necessary to field capable robots 
across a variety of challenging applications. This ninth symposium (workshop) in the series 
will address both the research challenges posed by search and rescue scenarios and the 
design of deployable robotic systems that satisfy user-defined requirements. As always, 
emergency responders and other expected users will be involved in presentations and 
discussions to ensure the practical relevance of technology developments for actual usage.


   Topics for papers and demonstrations include:
     * Robot performance requirements and technical solutions for
       applications of SSRR (urban search and rescue, CBRN hazard
       detection/mitigation, explosive ordinance disposal, physical
       security, surveillance, etc)
     * Locomotion for ground, aerial, aquatic, indoor, and collapsed
     * Perception for navigation, hazard detection, and victim
     * Mapping of complex environments (2-D, 3-D, GIS integration, etc)
     * Manipulation capabilities (hazards, payloads, obstacles, doors,
     * Communications for reliable data transfer (tether management,
       radio, etc)
     * Intelligent behaviors to improve robot performance and
     * Human-robot interfaces for improved remote situational awareness
     * Autonomous search and exploration
     * Multi-robot teams and mixed human-robot teams
     * Training methods and other personnel issues
     * Standards of robots and systems
     * Evaluation and performance metric of robotic systems
     * Emerging technologies (sensors, power sources, micro robots, etc)
     * Emergency management issues related to robotics
     * Mechanisms, Mechatronics, and Embedded Control
     * Disaster simulation
     * Risk management, Risk assessment, Risk Communication, Crisis
       Management, and Disaster Resilience


   Full papers should be submitted via the submission page at the symposium
   home page (http://ssrr2011.mif.sys.okayama-u.ac.jp/). Paper should be up
   to six pages includes figures.

   All accepted papers are published by IEEE. Furthermore, a selection gets
   the opportunity to contribute an extended version to a special journal
   (No-show paper will not be included in IEEE Xplores.)


   Organizing Committee of SSRR2011 provides two awards at the SSRR2011.

   Best Paper Award :All submitted papers are treated as candidates of the
   Young Author's Award: The first author must be less than 35 years of age
   on August 31, 2011 and give a presentation at the SSRR2011.
   The deadline of the application is August 31, 2011.

   Detail information will be announced.
   Potential applicants are encouraged to submit papers to SSRR2011.


   Extended ->  June 30, 2011 Deadline for submission of paper
            July 31, 2011 Notification of acceptance
            August 31, 2011 Submission of camera ready papers

   For further information, please visit SSRR homepage:


   General Chair:
          Fumitoshi Matsuno (Kyoto Univ., Japan)

   Program Chair:
          Itsuki Noda (AIST, Japan)

   Regional Program Chairs:
          Andreas Birk (Jacobs University, Germany) (Europe and Africa)
          Hideyuki Tsukagoshi (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan) (Asia and Oceania)
          Richard Voyles (University of Denver, USA) (America)

          Noritaka Sato (Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan)

   Local Arrangements Chair:
          Hiroaki Fukushima (Kyoto University, Japan)

   Publicity Chair:
          Tetsushi Kamegawa (Okayama University, Japan)

   Publication Chair:
          Kazuyuki Ito (Hosei University, Japan)

   Technical Tour Chair:
          Michinori Hatayama (Kyoto University, Japan)

          Kazuyuki Kon (Kyoto University, Japan)

   Program Committee Members:
          Ahmed Elmogy (USA), Alessandro Farinelli (UK), Alexander Ferworn (Canada), 
          Alexander Kleiner (Germany), Amy Larson (USA), Andreas Nuechter (Germany), 
          Atsushi Yamashita (Japan), Congduc Pham (France), Dagmar Lang (Germany), 
          Daniele Nardi (Italy), Dirk Holz (Germany), Dorit Borrmann (Germany), 
          Elena Messina (USA), Gen Endo (Japan), Hagen Schempf (USA), 
          Hiroaki Nakanishi (Japan), Hiroki Shimora (Japan), Hisanori Amano (Japan), 
          Hitoshi Kimura (Japan), Howie Choset (USA), Jackrit Suthakorn (Thailand), 
          Jan Elseberg (Germany), Jizhong Xiao (USA), Johannes Pellenz (Germany), 
          Julie Adams (USA), Jun-ichi Meguro (Japan), Kazunori Ohno (Japan), 
          Kazuyuki Ito (Japan), Keiji Nagatani (Japan), Kenjiro Tadakuma (Japan), 
          Koichi Osuka (Japan), Koichi Suzumori (Japan), Luca Iocchi (Italy), 
          Mark Micire (USA), Mark Yim (USA), Masahiko Onosato (Japan), 
          Matthijs Spaan (Portugal), Max Pfingsthorn (Germany), Michael A. Goodrich (USA), 
          Naoji Shiroma (Japan), Niki Trigoni (UK), Nobuhiro Ito (Japan), 
          Osamu Takizawa (Japan), Paul Oh (USA), Pedro Lima (Portugal), 
          Raymond Sheh (Australia), Ryuichi Hodoshima (Japan), Sam Povilus (USA), 
          Sanjiv Singh (USA), Serge Stinckwich (Vietnam), Shoichi Maeyama (Japan), 
          Soeren Schwertfeger (Germany), Takashi Tsubouchi (Japan), 
          Tetsushi Kamegawa (Japan), Tetsuya Kimura (Japan), 
          Tetsuya Kinugasa (Japan), Todor Stoyanov (Sweden), Tomoharu Doi (Japan), 
          Tomohisa Yamashita (Japan), Tomoichi Takahashi (Japan), Udo Frese (Germany), 
          Yoshikazu Ohtsubo (Japan)

   Advisory Board:
          Daniele Nardi, (Sapienza University Rome, Italy)
          Robin Murphy, (Texas A&M University, USA)
          Satoshi Tadokoro, (Tohoku University, Japan)

Best Regards,
Tetsushi Kamegawa
Senior Assistant Professor, Okayama University, Japan
 kamegawa at sys.okayama-u.ac.jp

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