SSRR 2015

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

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

Paper Submission

Full papers adhering to the format guidelines below should be submitted electronically no later than 23:59:00 (US Pacific Time) on June 30, 2015 July 10, 2015 for peer review. Please use the following link to the paper submission website.

Paper Submission Website

Paper Format Guidelines

   - Language: English
   - Paper Size: US Letter
   - Paper Format: Standard IEEE 6 page double column format.
   - Page Limitations: Authors can submit up to a maximum of 8 pages for the review process. Final submissions of accepted papers beyond 6 camera ready pages will be assessed a fee of $50 US per page up to 8 pages.
   - Authors should use either of the provided templates

Paper Templates

   - Latex Template
   - MS Word Template

Late Breaking Reports

Late Breaking Reports (LBR) are limited to two (2) camera-ready pages including figures for each report. Follow the paper formatting guidelines and templates above.

Late Breaking Reports should be submitted by email to with the subject line "SSRR 2015 Late Breaking Report Submission - [Last Name of Primary Author]" no later than 23:59:00 (US Pacific Time) on August 31, 2015.

Step-By-Step Guidelines to Submit Your Final Paper

Step 1: Prepare your final paper using the available Latex or Microsoft Word templates and following these paper preparation instructions. Make sure to have the latest templates and do not change the formatting in any way. If your paper is accompanied by a video, an explicit reference to the accompanying video should be present in the text of the paper.

Step 2: Create a PDF version of your paper and perform the IEEE PDF compliance test. If your paper does not pass the test, you cannot continue and may read the PDF Test Help to revise the format of your paper until it passes the test.

Step 3: If your paper is accompanied by a short video (max. 10MB), please do not use special codecs (coders/decoders) in order to provide as much portability across platforms as possible. Using MPEG-1 or MPEG-4 video formats is strongly recommended. Accepted video contributions will be included in the conference proceedings and also in IEEE Xplore. There, the video will appear as an enhanced object next to the PDF of the summarizing text (a sort of short paper). If your paper features a video attachment, please prepare the following two plain text files:

i) Summary.txt file (max 1 KB). Describe in five sentences or less the contents or value of the video. This file helps IEEE Xplore users to make downloading decisions.

ii) ReadMe.txt file (max 10 KB). This file must include the following sections:

  1. Description: An overall description of the objects and what the audience can expect to gain by downloading them;
  2. Player Information: Provide the minimum version of the player software that is required to play the submitted files. Include the name of the software, the version number, and any special requirements for the player;
  3. Contact Information: The author should provide contact information in case users have questions regarding the extended material. IEEE will not provide any technical support.

Note that both of the above files should be in plain text format and have a .txt extension. They are needed by IEEE in order to include the video in IEEE Xplore.

Step 4: Complete and Upload the Copyright Transfer Document. The IEEE Copyright Form can be downloaded from Please complete and signed the form. The IEEE Publication Title is: "Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR), 2015 IEEE International Symposium on".

Step 5: Upload the following files in EasyChair:

  1. a PDF file of your paper (max 6 MB) that has passed the IEEE Xplore compliance test;
  2. if applicable, upload the video (max 10 MB) plus the Summary.txt and ReadMe.txt files accompanying your paper as a SINGLE *.zip file;
  3. The completed and signed IEEE Copyright Form.

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