SSRR 2019 - International Symposium on Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics

From 2 Sep, 2019 until 4 Sep, 2019
Categories: Conferences


The 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR2019) will be hosted at the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, Germany on 2-4 September 2019 and is supported by the Bavarian Firefighter School Würzburg. It 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.  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.

Topics of Interest

  • 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 gamin 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

Important Dates

3 May 2019 19 April 2019 - Deadline for Papers
21 June 2019 - Notification of Acceptance
19 July 2019 - Final Papers Due

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