SSRR 2009

2009 IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics

University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA
November 3-6, 2009

Search and Rescue Robots

News: Hotel registration deadline is October 6. Call the hotel directly.

News: Loveland and Arapahoe Basin ski resorts are opening this week! (Oct 9)

News: Registration problems with phone number: use 303-871-2481 or subset of yours that does not start with "1" or "0"

News: New Invited Talks added by Howie Choset and Mark Yim!

News: Huge snow fall Oct 28/29! Ski resorts are in good shape. My back yard looks like this:

Welcome to Denver! The SSRR is the main workshop of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, Technical Committee on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics. The University of Denver is proud to host this international event.

Denver is situated on the edge of the Rocky Mountains, a major transportation hub separating the mountains from the Great Plains. Boulder, 30 km to the northwest, sits nearly at the intersection of the Continental Divide (the string of snow-capped 4300m peaks that divide the nation's watershed) and the front range foothills, creating idyllic mountain vistas and accessible, cosmopolitan living. Known for its natural beauty, excellent skiing, and world-class rock climbing, the Denver metro area is a destination for travelers the world over.

The 2009 IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics is dedicated to identifying and solving the key issues necessary to field capable robots across a variety of challenging applications. This seventh workshop in the series will address both the research challenges posed by search and rescue scenarios and the design of deployable robotic systems that satisfy user-defined requirements. It will create a unique opportunity for development and exchange of research ideas and technical solutions. As always, emergency responders and other expected users will be involved in presentations and discussions to ensure the practical relevance of technology developments for actual usage.

Topics for papers and demonstrations, include:

Journal Special Issue

Selected papers will be invited to a Special Issue of the Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems.

Workshop Site

The workshop will be held in Craig Hall on the University of Denver campus. Please refer to the local information page for travel information.

Important Dates

July 2, 2009 Paper Submission Deadline Extended
August 15, 2009 Notification of Acceptance
September 30, 2009 Final Papers Due
November 3, 2009 Workshop Begins

Rocky Mountain Panoramas

Prior Workshops

SSRR 2008 Tohoku University, Japan

ssrr09-program [at] du [dot] edu