[robotics-worldwide] Second CFP and Announcement of Travel Support - The IEEE-RAS Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics Summer School 2012

Raymond Sheh raymond.sheh at robolit.com
Sat Jun 23 22:28:52 PDT 2012

The IEEE-RAS Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics Summer School 2012
10-14 September 2012
Alanya Response Robot Test Facility, Alanya, Turkey


The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE-RAS) Safety, Security and 
Rescue Robotics Summer School is a hands-on five-day academic summer 
school for graduate students and early career researchers on the 
challenges and Best-in-Class solutions for Safety, Security and Rescue 
Robotics (SSRR). This event has been established by members of the SSRR 
research community, including members of the Organising Committee of the 
International RoboCupRescue Robot League, and supported by the IEEE-RAS, 
to better address the rapidly growing need for effective robotic 
solutions in emergency response scenarios.

This event is open to all researchers and is focused on graduate 
students and early career researchers interested in a broad 
understanding of the SSRR field, coupled with in-depth knowledge of 
specific topics of great current relevance. We welcome applications from 
both inside and outside the RoboCupRescue Robot League community. In 
particular we welcome those interested in participating in the DARPA 
Robotics Challenge and who would like to leverage the wealth of 
experience from the RoboCupRescue Robot League and the broader SSRR 

Please visit the website at http://www.ssrrsummerschool.org/ and send 
email to info at ssrrsummerschool.org if you have any further questions or 
if you would like to be added to the low volume SSRR Summer School 
announcements mailing list.

The main summer school runs from Monday the 10th to Friday the 14th of 
September, 2012. An optional tutorial on the Robot Operating System 
(ROS) and the Gazebo simulator will be held on Sunday the 9th of September.

Registrations are now open! Please visit 
http://registration.ssrrsummerschool.org/ for more information. Note 
that space is limited and we will begin assigning spots to applicants 
starting early July so please apply early to ensure your spot at this 
event! The hard cutoff date for applications will be late July but we 
anticipate only a few spots will remain available to those who submit 
applications close to this date.

The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society has provided funding to support 
the participation of IEEE-RAS student members. This support will be 
limited, competitive and take the form of a reimbursement of the 
registration fee, reimbursement for the cost of shared accommodation and 
partial reimbursement of travel expenses. Please see the website for 
further details. Note that IEEE-RAS student membership is a precondition 
only for travel support, non-members are still most welcome to apply to 
attend the event without travel support.


General Chair:
- Raymond Sheh, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 
Robolit LLC

Local Chair:
- Haldun Komsuoglu, Robolit LLC, NIST, Drita Hotel

- Tetsuya Kimura, Nagaoka University of Technology
- Gerald Steinbauer, Graz University of Technology
- Johannes Pellenz, Bundeswehr Technical Center for Engineer and Field 
Equipment (WTD 51)

Advisory Committee:
- Adam Jacoff, NIST
- Daniele Nardi, University of Rome "La Sapienza"

We look forward to seeing you in Alanya!

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