[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] SSRR 2015 CFP: IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics Oct 18-20

M. Ani Hsieh mhsieh1 at drexel.edu
Mon Jun 29 09:25:24 PDT 2015

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

The 13th IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue
Robotics will be hosted at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
SSRR 2015 seeks to continue its tradition of attracting cutting-edge papers
in the theory and practice of robotics and automation 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.

SSRR is also an entry point for researchers and technologists who want to
learn more about safety, security and rescue robotics, through tutorials
and keynotes.  This year, SSRR will held at Purdue University in West
Lafayette about 65 miles northwest of Indiana's capital city, Indianapolis,
and about 103 miles southeast of Chicago. Purdue is a major research
university known for discoveries in science, technology, engineering, and
more as well as being the alma mater of 23 astronauts who have traveled to
space including the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong. The surrounding
area of West Lafayette boasts beautiful lakes, rivers, trails, and wetlands
for enjoying nature and in nearby Indianapolis is the Indianapolis Motor
Speedway which hosts the world famous Indy 500 each year.

Topics include but are not limited to:

   - Autonomous search and rescue
   - Casualty assessment, care and extraction
   - Communications for reliable data transfer
   - Detection and mitigation of chemical, biological, radiological,
   nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) events
   - Emerging technologies (sensors, power sources, micro robots, etc)
   - Humanitarian applications (Was Humanitarian demining)
   - Human-robot interaction and interfaces
   - Inspection of critical infrastructure
   - Intelligent behaviors to improve robot performance and survivability
   - Manipulation
   - Mechanisms, Mechatronics, and Embedded Control
   - Multi-agent coordination
   - Novel sensors and mechanisms
   - Nuclear decommissioning
   - Perception for navigation, hazard detection, and victim identification
   - Robotics and Automation for safety and security
   - Safety standards for robots and systems
   - Sensing and sensor fusion
   - SLAM in complex and/or extreme environments
   - Structural assessment
   - Telemedicine
   - Unmanned ground, aerial, and marine vehicles

In addition, SSRR encourages submissions of novel and innovative papers
focused on traditional and emerging areas and applications in safety,
security, and rescue robotics.  SSRR 2015 will feature three paper awards:

   - Best Theoretical Paper Award
   - Best Applied Paper Award
   - Most Innovative Paper Award

Important Dates:

   - Jul 10, 2015 Submission of papers (DEADLINE EXTENSION)
   - Aug 15, 2015 Notification of acceptance
   - Sep 15, 2015 Submission of final papers
   - Oct 18-20, 2015 Conference

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