[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] SSRR 2015 Call for Robot Demonstrations...

Kamilo Melo kamilo.melo at epfl.ch
Tue Aug 18 10:08:42 PDT 2015

IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics
(SSRR 2015), Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, Oct. 18-20, 2015

SSRR 2015 Call for Robot Demonstrations

The Search and Rescue Robotics community is constantly pursuing the deployment
of real-world, field-ready systems. To showcase latest advances in these
systems, SSRR 2015 includes a demonstration session from academic, commercial,
and government/public sector.

Examples of demonstrations include, but are not limited to:

- Sturdy robotic systems
- Robot-Human / Robot-Robot field interaction and collaboration
- Robotic software
- Teleoperation demonstrations
- UAV demonstrations
- Robust Sensing Technology
- Information systems for disaster scenarios
- Simulation environments

We encourage demonstrations from:

Academic Research
We allow participants to interact and present research approaches and
developments on robotic systems and software for search and rescue missions
and disaster response. We strongly encourage students to submit demonstrations
from their projects or thesis works.

Companies and products Demonstrations
Product demonstrations with high impact and relevance to the search and rescue
and disaster response field are welcomed to participate.
Spin-offs and start-ups are particularly welcomed. This would be a great
opportunity to meet investors, stakeholders, and potential clients.

Government Agency and Other Public Sector Demonstrations
Robot platforms and technology derived from government agencies and
other public sector funded programs are welcomed to participate in this

Demonstrators are expected to present an interactive live demonstration.
The demonstration session will be open to all SSRR 2015 participants.
Demonstrators need to register for the conference. All accepted submissions
will be advertised on the SSRR 2015 website, which will include a URL of the
demonstration, laboratory or company.

**Special cases**
First responders, non-profit organizations, and government entities can attend
without charge.

In the case of Companies or industrial participants the committee will evaluate
on a case by case basis.

The submission and selection processes will be separate from that of the main
symposium. Each submission will be assessed by the organizers, taking into
account the evaluation criteria below, the available space at the venue, and
the required infrastructure.

Criteria include relevance to SSRR, scientific and technical quality, novelty
and maturity of the system, and potential for interaction.

We are calling for submissions of demonstration proposals.
The proposal should include: a title, authors (with affiliation and sector),
a brief description of the demonstration (including images), stating the
application domain, problem or scenario. A URL with additional materials is
strongly recommended (i.e. videos/photos). Additional details may be requested
by the organization committee.

Special requirements for the demo should be clearly explained in the proposal
(space, equipment, light/environmental conditions, etc).

The demonstration should be interactive. Please refrain from submitting a
poster or presentation slides.

The SSRR 2015 organization will only provide table space, chairs and power

Each demonstration proposal should be sent to kamilo.melo at epfl.ch or
ssrr2015demo at km-robota.com with "SSRR2015Demo[demo title]" on the subject.

More information on these sessions can be found in:

- Submission deadline: September 25th, 2015, 23:59 PST
- Notification of acceptance/rejection: September 31st, 2015
- Demonstration sessions: October 18-20, 2015

Kamilo Melo, SSRR2015 Demonstrations Chair
Biorobotics Laboratory

KM-RoBoTa s.a.s.
Bogota-Colombia / Renens-Switzerland

SSRR 2015 General Chair
Richard Voyles, Purdue University, USA

SSRR 2015 Program Chair
M. Ani Hsieh, Drexel University, USA

Europe, Africa, and Middle East Co-Chair: Auke J. Ijspeert, EPFL, Switzerland
Americas  Co-Chair: Nina Mahmoudian, Michigan Tech, USA
Asia and Pacific  Co-Chair: Shaojie Shen, HKUST, Hong Kong

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