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ROSIN 2012 : 2nd Workshop on Robots and Sensors integration in future rescue INformation system


When Oct 11, 2012 - Oct 11, 2012
Where Vilamoura, Algarve (Portugal)
Submission Deadline Aug 20, 2012
Notification Due Sep 1, 2012
Final Version Due Sep 11, 2012
Categories    sensors   robotics   information systems

Call For Papers

IROS'12 2nd Workshop on Robots and Sensors integration in future rescue
INformation system (ROSIN'12)

October 2012, Vilamoura, Algarve (Portugal)
Web site:


This workshop will take place in October 11th, 2012 in Vilamoura,
Algarve (Portugal),
during the 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent
Robots and Systems (IROS'12).

This workshop is supported by the IEEE Robotics and Automation’s
Technical Committee on Safety Security and Rescue Robotics.

Motivation and objectives

Intelligent rescue systems including ITC and robotics technology have
been proposed to mitigate disasters, especially in Japan after the
1995 Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake. Reports on urban emergency relief point
out that the most serious difficulty is the delay of communication of
reliable information between the authorities in charge, especially
district authorities, which are supposed to coordinate efforts in
real-time and make requests for support at the city level. In order to
do that, the infrastructure of information systems during disasters
plays an important role. Future rescue information systems may involve
a complex mixture of humans performing high level decision-making,
intelligent agents coordinating the response, sensors networks
providing real-time observations and robots undertaking physical tasks
in large-scale environments with the possibility of taking part in the
process of data collection. However, the considered environments are
prone to uncertainty, ambiguity and incompleteness given their dynamic
and evolving nature.

The aims of the workshop are:
- To present both state-of-the-art results and work in progress in the
area of distributed sensing in the context of robotic and sensor
networks integration,
- To foster multi-disciplinary collaborations between researchers
working on different topics: WSN (Wireless Sensors Network), robotic,
disaster management, etc ... thus forming a base for future

This workshop will focus on the tight integration of sensors-robots
and information systems during the rescue process. Topics that are of
special interest include but are not limited to:
- Distributed information gathering with sensors and robots,
- Information systems for disaster management including Spatial
Decision Support Systems (SDDS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
and participatory GIS
- GIS-based approaches for controlling robots, Advanced data
management with mobile robots and sensors, GIS spatial representation
for robotic systems,
- Trust enhancement infrastructure for information gathering during a
disaster, Co-design of communication and control protocols for
robot-sensor interaction,
- Role of robots and sensors in disaster and emergency management processes.

The primary audience of the proposed workshop is intended to be
researchers and practitioners both from academia and industry with an
interest on integration robots, sensors and information systems in the
context of disaster or emergency management. In addition, researchers
and practitioners from related communities (disaster management, SDDS,
GIS) will find this workshop quite useful.

Journal Special Issue
After the workshop, extended version of the papers could be submitted
to the following journal special issue:
Special issue of Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (ISSN
2224-2708) on Multimedia Sensor Networks for Mission-Critical
Surveillance Applications.

Submissions guidelines
All submitted papers will be reviewed on the basis of technical
quality, relevance, significance, and clarity. At least two reviews
for each paper will be conducted. All workshop papers should be
submitted electronically in PDF format through the and should use the
IEEE US letter format. We are looking for submission of full research
papers and experiences reports (up to 6 pages) and work in progress
submissions (up to 4 pages).
Please create your account on Easychair website as soon as possible if
you intend to submit a paper:

Important dates
Due date for full workshop papers submission: August 20th, 2012
Final acceptance: September 1st, 2012
Camera-ready paper due: September 11th, 2012
Workshop date: October 11th, 2012

Organization committee
- Fumitoshi Matsuno, International Rescue System Institute, Japan
- Congduc Pham, LIUPPA, Université de Pau
- Serge Stinckwich, UMI UMMISCO (IRD/UPMC/MSI-IFI), Vietnam

Program committee (incomplete, under construction)
- Simon Lacroix, LAAS/CNRS, France
- Robin Murphy, Texas A&M University, USA
- Ye-Qiong Song, LORIA, France
- Satoshi Tadokoro, Tohoku University, Japan

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