[robotics-worldwide] Call for Papers: SSRR 2011

Tetsushi KAMEGAWA kamegawa at sys.okayama-u.ac.jp
Tue May 31 03:29:48 PDT 2011

We apologize if you received multiple copies of this Call for Papers
Dear All,
We would like to announce following International Symposium again.
The deadline for submission of paper is June 15, 2011.

                               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 submition 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.


            June 15, 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 co-Chairs:
          Hideyuki Tsukagoshi (Tokyo Inst. of Tech., Japan), 
          Richard Voyles (Univ. of Denver, USA),
          Andreas Birk (Jacobs Univ., Germany)

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

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