[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CfP Summer School: Cooperation of Robots and Sensor Networks for Emergency Response
Oskar von Stryk
stryk at sim.tu-darmstadt.de
Thu Jul 24 12:15:38 PDT 2014
Extended Deadline and Final Program
Summer School on Cooperation of Robots and Sensor Networks
for Emergency Response
September 28 - October 2, 2014
Castle Ebernburg, Germany
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION - EXTENDED DEADLINE & FINAL PROGRAM
Heterogeneous networks of sensors and robotic vehicles open avenues for a class
of novel applications. Tasks ranging from environmental monitoring to user
support within emergency-response scenarios require fundamental and
multidisciplinary research, typically spanning computer science, electrical
engineering, and mechanical engineering topics in robotics, control,
communication, and middleware.
While the first two summer schools of this series concentrated on research
problems within these different domains, the focus of the third summer school
was on the combination of all involved areas in the context of real-world
scenarios. This fourth summer school is now devoted to the application to
emergency response scenarios. This is tackled by an array of devices ranging
from inexpensive, tiny, low power sensor nodes, through high-end data gathering
visual sensors and unmanned autonomous vehicles to resource rich and powerful
command stations. Such a heterogeneity in communication mechanisms, processing
and capabilities, and inherent mobility of the different devices constitutes a
so-called mixed-mode environment.
This international summer school surveys research areas in the domain of
mixed-mode environments and their application for emergency response. It also
targets to identify novel opportunities and research directions.
The summer school will also provide an excellent opportunity to get in contact
with known researchers working in this field, to meet distinguished scholars,
and to establish contacts that may lead to research collaborations in the
future. Furthermore, it will give the participants the opportunity to gain
hands-on experience involving mobile rescue robots and wireless sensor
The summer school features talks from renowned scientists from the field,
tutorials on wireless sensor networks, autonomous search and rescue robots and
related topics as well as contributions from the participants.
The confirmed speakers are
* Ulf Blanke, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
* Daniel Cremers, Technische Universität München, Germany
* Xafier Defago, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
* Matt Johnson, Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, FL, USA
* Andreas Karsten, Strategic Advisor Department of Public Safety and Quick
Intervention, United Arab Emirates
* Olaf Landsiedel, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
* Andreas Mitschele-Thiel, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
* Davide Scaramuzza, University of Zurich, Switzerland
* Alfred Schöttl, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany
The intended audience are young researchers and PhD students from universities
and industrial laboratories around the world. As a few numbers of spaces are
still available, the deadline has been extended to
August 8, 2014.
Prospective participants should apply online providing a brief description of
their research. Applications will be handled on a first-come, first-served
basis and notifications will be sent accordingly.
The summer school registration fee is 400 Euro (bank transfer only).
All rooms are shared between two people.
The summer school will take place in the historical Castle Ebernburg
The registration fee includes accommodation at Castle Ebernburg, all meals
(breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee breaks), several social events and all study
For instruction how to apply visit the application section at the summer school
The summer school is organized by the Research Training Group on Cooperative,
Adaptive and Responsive Monitoring in Mixed Mode Environments, funded by the
German Research Foundation, DFG, under grant GRK 1362.
Extended application deadline: August 8, 2014
Summer school: Sept 28 - Oct 2, 2014
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