IROS'10 Workshop on Robots and Sensors integration in future rescue INformation system (ROSIN'10), October 18th, 2010

This full-day workshop will take place October 18th, 2010 in Taipei (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:

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:

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.

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 Easychair website and should use the IEEE US letter format.

Please create your account on Easychair website as soon as possible if you intend to submit a paper:

Important dates

Organization committee

Program committee

Accepted papers

Preliminary Program



Please contact Serge Stinckwich (Serge DOT Stinckwich AT gmail DOT com) for further enquiries about this workshop.