Välkommen !

SSRR 2013 will be hosted this year at Linköping, Sweden. The 11th anniversary of the IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics will continue its tradition of attracting cutting-edge papers in the theory and practice of robots for rapid and secure inspection of critical infrastructure, travelers, luggage, and paces; disaster response and recovery; humanitarian demining, disaster mitigation and recovery; detection of chemical, biological and radiological risks and operations in these dangerous sites; etc.

Best Paper Awards:

  • Best Paper Tangential Closest Gap Based (TCG) Reactive Obstacle Avoidance Navigation for Cluttered Environments by Muhannad Mujahed (GET Lab, Universität Paderborn) Hussein Jaddu (Al-Quds University, Palestine) Dirk Fischer (GET-Lab, Universität Paderborn) Bärbel Mertsching (GET-Lab, Universität Paderborn)
  • Best Student Paper Performance Guarantees for C-WMD Robot Missions by Shu Jiang (Georgia Inst. of Technology) Ronald Arkin (Georgia Institute of Technology) Damian Lyons (Fordham University) Tsung-Ming Liu (Fordham University) Dagan Harrington (Fordham University)


Invited Speakers

We are proud to present the following invited speakers:

  • Maria Gini, University of Minnesota, USA
    Exploiting spatial locality and heterogeneity of agents for search and rescue teamwork
  • Simon Lacroix, LAAS, France
    Autonomous teams of aerial and ground robots in search and rescue missions
  • Claudio Melchiorri, Club Alpino Italiano and University of Bologna, Italy
    Application of Robotic Technologies to Mountain Rescue
  • Paul Scerri, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), USA
    Low-Cost Robotic Airboats for Information Collection
  • Markus Kuchler, Ericsson Response, Sweden
    Ericsson Response - A group-wide employee initiative within the Ericsson group for ICT support in humanitarian emergencies


      Tour of Visualization Center and City Center in Norrköping (Oct. 26)

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Important Dates

Jun 14, 2013
Submission of proposals for tutorials, special sessions
Aug 2nd (Jul 19), 2013
Submission of regular papers, center/project papers, and visioning papers
Sep 6 (Aug 26), 2013
Notification of acceptance
Sep 13 (Sep 6), 2013
Submission of 2 page Late Breaking Reports
Sep 17, 2013
Notification of acceptance of Late Breaking Reports
Sep 27, 2013
Submission of final papers
Oct 1 Oct 8, 2013
Early Registration Deadline (extended due to US government shutdown)
Oct 21-26, 2013


Oct. 31, 2013
Added Paper Awards and Slides from Keynote Presentations to this page!
Sep. 18, 2013
Notification of acceptance for LBRs sent
Sep. 6, 2013
Submission of Late Breaking Reports open
Sep. 6, 2013
Notification of acceptance sent
Sep. 1, 2013
Outstanding SSRR papers will be invited to a special issue in the Journal of Field Robotics
Aug. 29, 2013
Conference Registration and Hotel Booking is Open: LINK TO REGISTRATION
Jul. 18, 2013
Submission deadline extended to August 2nd
Jul. 04, 2013
Added Link to the SSRR Rescue Camp 2013
Jun. 01, 2013
Paper submission is open.
Jan. 29, 2013
The new website for SSRR 2013 is up.

Contact info

Fredrik Heintz (fredrik.heintz AT liu.se) and
Alexander Kleiner (alexander.kleiner AT liu.se)

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