[robotics-worldwide] CFP: Aug 15 for IEEE Safety Security and Rescue Robotics

Robin Murphy murphy at cse.tamu.edu
Tue Jun 5 09:14:00 PDT 2012

IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics
Nov. 5-8, 2012
Texas A&M and Disaster City(r)
College Station, Texas

Important Dates:

Jul 30 Submission of proposals for tutorials, special sessions
Aug 15 Submission of regular papers, center/project papers, and visioning
Oct 1 Notification of acceptance
Oct 1 Submission of 2 page Late Breaking Reports
Oct 22 Submission of final papers

Theme: 10 Years and Beyond!

The 10th anniversary of the IEEE International Symposium on Safety,
Security, and Rescue Robotics with continue its tradition of attracting
cutting-edge papers in the theory and practice of robots for rapid and
secure inspection of critical infrastructure, travelers, luggage, and
paces; disaster response and recovery; humanitarian demining, disaster
mitigation and recovery; detection of chemical, biological and radiological
risks and operations in these dangerous sites; etc..

SSRR 2012 will also serve as *an entry point for researchers and
technologists who want to learn more about Safety Security and Rescue
robotics* through tutorials and keynotes including

   * Dr. Gill Pratt, DARPA Grand Robotics Challenge
   * Dr. Richard Voyles, NSF National Robotics Initiative
   * Prof. Hajime Asama, University of Tokyo, Nuclear Decommissioning
   * Prof. Satoshi Tadokoro, Tohoku University, Retrospective of RoboCup
Rescue Contributions

The conference is co-located with Disaster City® and will host
demonstrations organized around challenge problems (TBD), plan to bring
your robots!

Papers and participation fall into:
- regular papers (4-6 pages) that describe original work in SSR robotics, a
system or team for SSR domains, or work that can be applied to SSR domains
- center/project papers (2-4 pages) that describe work at centers or active
multi-institutional projects
- Outrageous Visions for Computing papers (2-4) that present long-term
challenges or new ideas outside of the mainstream in computing for SSR

Topics include but are not limited to:
Biologically inspired solutions
Casualty assessment, care and extraction
Chemical, biological, or radiological events
Computer vision
GPS-denied navigation and mapping
Humanoid robots
Humanitarian demining
Human-robot interaction
Inspection of critical infrastructure
Multi-agent coordination
Nuclear decommissioning
Sensing and sensor fusion
SLAM in extreme environments
Structural assessment
Unmanned ground, aerial, and marine vehicles
Urban search and rescue
Wildland fire fighting

In addition, SSRR 2012 encourages the submission of "non-traditional"
papers which contribute to understanding robot systems for Public Safety
but may not yet have results in a Public Safety domain.

SSRR 2012 will have four paper awards:
Best Paper Award
Best Student Paper Award
Best Non-Traditional Robotics Paper Award
Outrageous Visions for Computing in SSRR

A website will be up shortly. The link at
http://conference.researchbib.com/?eventid=17062 is incorrect.

For more information, contact Dr. Robin Murphy, Conference Chair
murphy at cse.tamu.edu

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

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