[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP International Conference on Robotics and Automation for Humanitarian Applications (RAHA)

Raj Madhavan madhavan.ieeeras at gmail.com
Sat Apr 9 12:05:04 PDT 2016


2016 International Conference on Robotics and Automation for 
Humanitarian Applications (RAHA'16)
December 18-20, 2016
Amrita University, Kerala, India.

The inaugural International Conference on Robotics and Automation for 
Humanitarian Applications (RAHA) provides a platform for researchers, 
engineers, industry professionals, and humanitarian workers to share 
knowledge about technological tools, methodologies, and applied robotics 
and automation solutions for humanitarian applications. The conference 
on robotics for humanitarian causes will bring together technological 
innovators and humanitarian field workers to identify gaps and initiate 
a dialog to alleviate suffering of those less fortunate thereby 
increasing the effectiveness of humanitarian efforts on the ground. 
Emphasis will be placed on important factors that need to be taken into 
consideration such as environmental, cultural, structural, political and 
socio-economic and resource constraints while developing robotics and 
automation solutions that can be developed, deployed, and sustained.

*Contributed Papers
*Papers on applied research in robotics and automation lending to 
humanitarian applications are invited. All papers will be reviewed using 
a single-blind review process. Prospective authors should submit pdf 
versions of their paper. Six pages in standard IEEE format are allowed 
for each paper, including figures and references. A maximum of two 
additional pages can be purchased. Authors are invited to submit a video 
to complement their submission. Accepted papers will be published as 
conference proceedings and indexed.

*Areas of interest* include topics relating to Robotics and Automation 
technologies in:
* Disaster prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery efforts
* Nuclear site monitoring, decommissioning, and hazardous waste cleanup
* Applications of unmanned ground, aerial, and marine vehicles
* Collaborative and cooperative robotics
* Search and rescue
* Firefighting
* Casualty assessment, care, and extraction
* Agriculture
* Locomotion, load carrying, and manipulation
* Demining
* Inspection and structural assessment of critical infrastructure
* Floods, landslides, and earthquakes
* Robotics and haptics for education and learning
* Rehabilitation and assistive robotics
* Medical and surgical robotics
* Wearable assistive devices
* Telemedicine
* Robotics for automotive safety
* Role of NGOs/NPOs and funding agencies in identifying deployment needs 
and benefits and sustainability

* *May 23, 2016: Last date for paper submissions and tutorial proposals
* September 01, 2016: Notification of accepted papers
* October 01, 2016: Submission of camera-ready papers
Submission Instructions*
Detailed instructions for submission are available on the conference 
website. Please visit ras.papercept.net
and scroll down to the RAHA 2016 banner to submit a contribution.

*Plenary & Keynote Speakers
*RAHA'16 will bring together top researchers, practitioners, and experts 
from the field of robotics for humanitarian applications. The conference 
will have 6 plenary speakers and 16 keynote speakers. See 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__raha2016.org_speakers_&d=CwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=RhzuuBjTpI6ZM_g1BkI47BGGzTgqVTfVYdRH8QgQZGU&s=VhOuR9lXwOb-jww0g3pS33xWgFZOPTrmAnyKsre6xh4&e=  for confirmed speakers.

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