[robotics-worldwide] Call for papers IEEE Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics SSRR2013

Fredrik Heintz fredrik.heintz at liu.se
Sun May 5 12:42:00 PDT 2013


Call for Papers
IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics
Oct. 21-26, 2013, Linköping, Sweden
Theme: Cooperation and Collaboration
http://www.ssrr-conference.org/2013/

The 11th IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue 
Robotics continues its tradition of attracting cutting‐edge papers in 
the theory and practice of robots for all types of safety, security, and 
rescue applications such as disaster response, mitigation and recovery; 
rapid and secure inspection of critical infrastructure; detection of 
chemical, biological and radiological risks, and operations in these 
dangerous sites. In addition, SSRR 2013 encourages the submission of 
"nontraditional" papers which contribute to understanding robot systems 
for Public Safety and have an explicit link to Public Safety but may not 
have results in a high fidelity SSR domain.

SSRR 2013 also serves as an entry point for researchers and 
technologists who want to learn more about safety, security and rescue 
robotics, through tutorials and keynotes.

A Rescue Robotics Camp, attached to the conference, gives participants 
the opportunity to learn about the state of the art algorithms for 
Search and Rescue Robots and their use. The camp is organized in 
collaboration with the NIFTi EU project and RoboCup.

Papers and participation fall into:
* Regular papers (4-6 pages) describing original work in SSR or
    work that can be applied to SSR domains.
* Center/project papers (2-4 pages) describing work at centers or
    active multi-institutional projects.
* Vision papers (2-4) presenting long-term challenges or new ideas
    outside of the mainstream in computing for SSR robotics.
* Late Breaking Reports (1-2 pages) contributing novel directions or
    work which has not been fully analyzed or explored. Late Breaking
    Reports are reviewed and the relevance of the material to the SSR
    domains must be clear.

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
   * Manipulation
   * Multi-agent coordination
   * Nuclear decommissioning
   * Sensing and sensor fusion
   * SLAM in extreme environments
   * Structural assessment
   * Telemedicine
   * Unmanned ground, aerial, and marine vehicles
   * Urban search and rescue
   * Wildland fire fighting

In addition, SSRR 2013 encourages the submission of "non-traditional" 
papers which contribute to understanding robot systems for Public Safety 
and have an explicit link to Public Safety but may not have results in a 
high fidelity SSRR domain.

SSRR 2013 will have three paper awards:
   * Best Paper Award
   * Best Student Paper Award
   * Outrageous Visions Award

Important Dates
   * Jun 14, 2013 Submission of proposals for tutorials and special
                  sessions
   * Jul 19, 2013 Submission of regular papers, center/project papers,
                  and vision papers
   * Aug 26, 2013 Notification of acceptance
   * Sep  6, 2013 Submission of Late Breaking Reports
   * Sep 16, 2013 Notification of acceptance of Late Breaking Reports
   * Sep 27, 2013 Submission of final papers

Organizing Committee
   * General Chair: Alexander Kleiner, Linköping University, Sweden
   * Program Chair: Fredrik Heintz, Linköping University, Sweden
   * Publication Chair: Serge Stinckwich, IRD, France
   * Treasurer: Gerald Steinbauer, TU Graz, Austria
   * Regional Program Chairs:
      Paul Scerri, CMU, USA
      Andreas Kolling, Linköping University, Sweden
      Fumitoshi Matsuno, Kyoto University, Japan



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