Call for papers

Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics

Call for papers

The 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue
Robotics (SSRR2019, cf. 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 develop ments for actual usage.

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

  • 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

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 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.

Submission Site: IEEE RAS Papercept Submission