During the last decade, advanced robotic systems have been operationally introduced in the world of crisis management. However, there are still many bottlenecks remaining for the successful integration of advanced robotic systems into the standard procedural toolkit of crisis managers. This workshop will discuss these remaining bottlenecks by giving an overview of the state of the art in the domain (as represented by several key research projects on the subject) and by identifying the remaining steps towards the integration of advanced robotics systems. In order to bridge the gap between laboratory developments and the operational practice on the field, the selection process for the papers submitted to this workshop will focus on contributions with either extensive field trials in close collaboration with end-users or with operational experiences.

This workshop proposal has the support of major European large-scale Integration projects active in this field: ICARUS (http://www.fp7-icarus.eu/) and TRADR (http://www.tradr-project.eu/). As such, this workshop also serves as a meeting place for the communities of these different research projects to exchange knowledge and experiences and to foster cross-project collaboration.

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All attendees to ICAR2015 Conference are required to register on the conference website: http://icar2015.org/icar2015_registration-1.2.7.html

At least one of the authors of each accepted workshop paper must register to the workshop in order to finalize the submission. The payment of a full workshop registration fee is required in order to complete the final submission procedure.

Author Guidelines

Papers must be written in English and in the standard IEEE double column format. All the submissions will be double peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings (in electronic format with ISBN) and on the official conference website. Papers must be submitted in PDF format (6 pages of DIN A4 sheet) to the following address: geert.de.cubber@rma.ac.be and hartmut.surmann@iais.fraunhofer.de

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Original, unpublished contributions are solicited in ALL aspects of search and rescue robotics and intelligent autonomous disaster management tools. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel concepts of shared autonomy and HMI for SAR robots
  • Novel intelligent autonomous control strategies for SAR robots
  • Novel intelligent sensing techniques for disaster management
  • Novel planning strategies for ground and aerial robots

Papers including results of operational field trials will be encouraged, in order to bridge the gap between laboratory developments and the operational practice on the field.