SRMED’09

Fourth International Workshop on Synthetic Simulation

and Robotics to Mitigate Earthquake Disaster (SRMED 2009)

6th July 2009 Graz, Austria

 
 

During a disaster response it is essential that responders quickly and safely assess the overall situation and identify areas that have the lowest cost-benefit ratio of danger to rescuers versus live victims. The development of the mobile robots with assistive capabilities can help emergency personnel to safely and efficiently assess the situation and aid in the extrication of the victims in hazardous, unstable environments. This year the Fourth International Workshop on Synthetic Simulation and Robotics to Mitigate Earthquake Disaster (SRMED 2009) will focus on bringing together researchers and emergency personnel to discuss and exchange ideas concerning the development of simulation and robotic systems to support search and rescue operations after catastrophic events in urban environments, in particular in post-earthquake scenarios.


Starting in the morning with a panel of subject matter experts on Response and Rescue Robotics, researchers and emergency personnel will discuss the operational requirements and the performance criteria needed for robotic systems. The afternoon session will consist of two parallel tracks consisting of regular presentations from peer-reviewed papers. The first track will highlight different approaches to robotic mapping under real-time constraints and strive to finalize the development of a unified map evaluation framework that will serve as the basis assessing map quality in future competitions at RoboCup. The second track will focus on the design and implementation of simulation and robotic systems to support search and rescue operations.

 

Objective

Call For Papers (CFP)

Important Dates

  1. Aufzählungszeichen May 30 2009 Deadline of paper submission (full paper or short paper)

  2. Aufzählungszeichen June 20 2009 Notification of acceptance

  3. Aufzählungszeichen June 30 2009 Deadline of final paper

  4. Aufzählungszeichen July 6 2009 Workshop