CALL FOR PAPERS

Second International Workshop on
Synthetic Simulation and Robotics to Mitigate Earthquake Disaster
(SRMED 2004)

June 28th and July 3rd, 2004
Lisbon Industry Fair (FIL), Lisbon, Portugal

OBJECTIVE

The goal of the Workshop is to provide a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas among researchers aiming at the design and implementation of simulation and robotic systems to support search and rescue operations after catastrophic events in urban environments, in particular in post-earthquake scenarios.

TOPICS

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Integration of robotic agents in the simulator
- Rescue simulator extensions
- Test field and metric for rescue robotics
- Rescue robots design
- Evaluation methodology for rescue systems
- Autonomy in rescue robots
- Future development of competitions and standards
- Experiences with rescue projects

PAPER SUBMISSION

Please send a PDF file of a full paper within 6 pages (for a long paper), or an abstract with 1 page (for a short paper) to
Satoshi Tadokoro (tadokoro@rescuesystem.org)
with a subject "SRMED2004 Submission" by e-mail.
The deadline is May 30, 2004.

PROGRAM (tentative)

June 28 10:00am Display posters in the competition field area
specified on site
13:00pm Question and Answer Session for posters
Panel Discussion on technical issue concerning rescue systems
July 3 16:00pm Panel Discussion on international collaborations

POSTER PRESENTATION

All papers are presented by posters. Accepted authors should make 2 copies of posters, and display one poster in the competition field area. The other poster is used for panel discussions.

SCHEDULE

May 30, 2004 Deadline of paper submission (full paper or short paper)
June 10, 2004 Notification of acceptance
June 28, 2004 Workshop (poster and panel), Deadline of final paper
July 3, 2004 Workshop (panel)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Daniele Nardi (U. Roma)
Satoshi Tadokoro (Kobe U.)
Tomoichi Takahashi (Meijo U.)
Adam Jacoff (NIST)
Luca Iocchi (U. Roma)
Ikuo Takeuchi (U. Electro-Communications)

URL

http://www.rescuesystem.org/robocuprescue/SRMED2004/

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR PRINTING

http://www.rescuesystem.org/robocuprescue/SRMED2004/SRMED2004cfp.pdf