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ROSIN 2010 - IROS'10 Workshop on Robots and Sensors integration in future rescue INformation system (ROSIN'10), October 2010



VenueTaipei, Taiwan Taiwan



Topics/Call fo Papers

IROS'10 Workshop on Robots and Sensors integration in future rescue INformation system (ROSIN'10), October 2010

This full-day workshop will take place in October 2010 inTaipei (台北) Taiwan, during the 2010 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'10).

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 collaboration.

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 practioners 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.

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.
Download the LateX template in US Letter
Download the Word template in US Letter
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: July 1st, 2010
Final acceptance: July 23rd, 2010
Camera-ready paper due: August 6th, 2010
Workshop date: October, 2010 (full day workshop)
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)
Michinori Hatayama, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan
Fumitoshi Matsuno, International Rescue System Institute, Japan
Congduc Pham, LIUPPA, Université de Pau, France
Serge Stinckwich, UMMISCO (IRD/UPMC/MSI), Vietnam
Web site:
CFP Wiki:
Please contact Serge Stinckwich (Serge DOT Stinckwich AT gmail DOT com) for further enquiries about this workshop.

Last modified: 2010-06-04 19:32:22