[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CfP SSRR'2019 in Wuerzburg, Germany

Stefan May Stefan.May at th-nuernberg.de
Tue Feb 5 13:15:14 PST 2019

Dear Colleagues,

the 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue
Robotics (SSRR2019) will be hosted at Julius Maximilian University of
Wuerzburg, Germany on September 2-4, 2019. You are invited to contribute
and participate to the symposium. Please find below the CfP.

Sincerely yours,

   Stefan May



The 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue
Robotics (SSRR2019, cf. https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ssrr2019.org_&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=eRgm-4PrcHUe9PT7gLSi2wlbZt1Z2qdU20BIy6W0AB8&s=uNsX4u1isv73H26rtH9D04-eJo_diBh8uFre1pZvRkk&e=) is an international
forum for furthering the study of key issues underpinning the research
of safety, security and rescue robotics as well as solutions necessary
for the fielding of robots and sensor systems across a variety of
challenging application areas. This year it will be hosted at the
Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, Germany on September 2-4,
2019 and is supported by the Bavarian Firefighter School Würzburg. The
seventeenth symposium in the series welcomes submissions of papers,
late-breaking-reports, and robot demonstrations on 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. The symposium will create a
unique opportunity for development and exchange of research ideas and
technical solutions.  We welcome both theory and practice papers.

As always, emergency responders and other expected users will be
involved in presentations and discussions to ensure the practical
relevance of technology developments for actual usage.

Topics for papers, late breaking reports, and robot demonstrations,

- 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
- Humanitarian applications
- Human-robot interaction and interfaces
- Serious gaming for training rescue equipment operators
- Inspection of critical infrastructure
- Intelligent behaviors to improve robot performance and survivability
- Manipulation
- 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
- SLAM in complex and/or extreme environments
- Telemedicine
- ELS (ethical, legal, societal) issues of deploying SSRR.

SSRR encourages submissions of novel and innovative papers focused on
traditional and emerging areas and applications in safety, security,
and rescue robotics.

Papers formatting and submission instructions are available on the
submissions page. We accept video submissions as supplementary uploads
to support contributed papers (maximum 20 MB). Accepted papers will be
presented at the conference as oral oral presentations and included in
the conference proceedings available on the IEEE Xplore digital

Accepted late-breaking-reports will be also considered and included in
the program in the form of poster presentations.

Robot Demonstrations are welcome and will be incorporated into the
program if accepted.  Please submit a one page description of how your
demonstration will be compelling for safety, security, or rescue robot
developers and users to see, along with images and a video of the
demonstration (MPEG file s up to 20 MB).

No-show papers will not be included in IEEE Xplore and no-show
late-breaking-reports will be excluded from the conference program.

All accepted papers and late breaking reports must pay registration
and authors must be present the paper in person at the conference for
it to be included in the proceedings.

Important dates

April 19 deadline for papers
June  21 notification of acceptance
July  19 final papers due

Sept 2-4 conference in Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany

Invited Speakers

Eduardo Alexandre Pereira da Silva
Robotics Unit Manager INESC TEC
Prof. Adjunto DEE at ISEP.
Porto, Portugal

Title of the talk: INESC TEC Autonomous Systems in Safety, Security and
SAR Missions Scenarios

Anibal Ollero
Professor and Head of GRVC, University of Seville
Scientific Advisor of the Center for Advanced Aerospace Technologies,
Seville, Spain

Title of the talk: Aerial Robotics technologies and applications: from
long range exploration to local intervention

Henrik I Christensen
Qualcomm Chancellor’s Chair in Robot Systems Director
Contextual Robotics Institute
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Jacobs School of Engineering
UC San Diego, USA

Title of the talk: Exploration and mapping by mixed human-robot teams

Hartmut Surmann
Professor for Autonomous Systems at Westfälische Hochschule
Gelsenkirchen Bocholt Recklinghausen
Fraunhofer-Institut für Intelligente Analyse- und Informationssysteme (IAIS)
Sankt Augustin, Germany

Title of the talk:Rescue Robots in Amatrice/Italy and at the town
archive Cologne/Germany

Chairs & Contacts

General Chair              - Andreas Nüchter, University of Würzburg

Program Chair (Asia)       - Jorge Dias, Khalifa University of Science,
Technology & Research (KUSTAR)
Program Chair (America)    - Giuseppe Loianno, New York University
Program Chair (Europe)     - Geert de Cubber, Royal Military Academy of

Publication Chair          - Christopher M Reardon, US Army Research

Financial Chair, Treasurer - Dorit Borrmann, University of Würzburg

Registration Chair         - Karin Streker, University of Würzburg
Demo                       - Michael Bleier, Zentrum für Telematik
Poster Chair               - Sven Jörissen, University of Würzburg
Web Chair                  - Laks Srinivasan, University of Würzburg

Publicity Chair            - Stefan May, Technische Hochschule Nürnberg

Local Arrangements         - Dorit Borrmann, University of Würzburg

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