SSRR 2015

2015 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
October 18-20, 2015

Search and Rescue Robots

Welcome to Purdue! The 13th anniversary of the IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics will be held at Purdue University in the heart of the American Midwest.

Purdue is situated 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.

The 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics 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.

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

Conference Site

The symposium meetings will be held at the Burton Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship on the main campus of Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, while the conference hotel is also on Purduefs campus. A pleasant walk down State Street separates the two facilities and free shuttle buses also circulate regularly.

Important Dates

June 30, 2015 July 10, 2015 Submission of Papers
August 15, 2015 August 25, 2015 Notification of Acceptance
August 31, 2015 Submission of LBR
Sept 15, 2015 Notification of Acceptance for LBR
Sept 15, 2015Sept 22, 2015 Final Papers Due
Sept 22, 2015 Submission of Final LBR
Sept 25, 2015 Submission of Demonstration Proposals
Sept 31, 2015 Notification of Acceptance for Demonstrations
Oct 18-20, 2015 SSRR 2015 Symposium


Prior Workshops

SSRR 2014 Toyako-cho, Hokkaido, Japan

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