[robocup-worldwide] CfP for Special Issue on SSRR in JAR

i.noda at aist.go.jp i.noda at aist.go.jp
Sun Mar 11 13:33:54 EDT 2012

Dear all, 

I would like to send you CFP of Special Issue on Safety, Security, and
Rescue Robotics of International Journal of Advanced Robotics. 

Advanced Robotics  home page 

Please submit a paper to the special issue. 

++++ Advanced Robotics  Call for Papers +++++

Special Issue on "Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics"

Guest Co-Editors:
 Prof. Fumitoshi Matsuno (Kyoto University, Japan)  
 Dr. Itsuki Noda (AIST, Japan)  
 Prof. Robin Murphy (Texas A&M University, USA)  
 Prof. Andreas Birk (Jacobs University, Germany)

Publication in Vol. 27, No. 3 (February 2013 )

2011 is a special year for safety, security and rescue robotics (SSRR). It
is the 10th anniversary of 9/11 in the USA. The great east Japan earthquake
on 3/11 caused a complex disaster with seismic motion, a Tsunami, and an
accident of the Fukushima nuclear power plant. These disasters have shown
the importance of research on SSRR in a very emphatic way.

Despite its high expectation, interests and social impacts, the field of
SSRR requires radically new approaches for significant breakthroughs. From
this standpoint, this special issue aims to provide a comprehensive overview
of this active and important research area with the latest results on
safety, security and rescue robotics technologies, and we would like to
solicit technical papers on all aspects of SSRR including, but not limited
to, the following topics:

 Locomotion for ground, aerial, aquatic, indoor, and collapsed structures
Perception for navigation, hazard detection, and victim identification
Mapping of complex environments (2-D, 3-D, GIS integration, ...)
Manipulation capabilities (hazards, payloads, obstacles, doors, ...)
Communications for reliable data transfer (tether management, radio, ...)
Human-robot interfaces for improved remote situational awareness  Training
methods and other personnel issues  Robot performance requirements and
safety standards of robots and systems  Emergency management issues related
to robotics  Disaster simulator and Decision support system  Risk
management, Risk assessment, Risk communication, Crisis management, Disaster

A PDF file of the complete manuscript should be sent by March 31, 2012 to
the office of Advanced Robotics, the Robotics Society of Japan through our
homepage (http://www.rsj.or.jp/AR/index_e.html).
Sample formats of the manuscript are available at the same homepage.
Also please send the copies to Prof. Fumitoshi Matsuno and Dr. Itsuki Noda
(matsuno at me.kyoto-u.ac.jp  ssrr-noda at m.aist.go.jp ) for the confirmation.


Best regards, 

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