2014/10/23 Workshop page in Program is updated with speakers infomation.
2014/10/20 Program and Info. are updated. (Room assignment, Lunch on Oct. 28, Paper #8 session)
2014/10/18 "Information for Participants" page is opened.
2014/10/09 Detail schedule is opened in Program page.

Welcome to Lake Toya!

Toyako-cho is a town by Lake Toya in Hokkaido, Japan, and one of the most popular resort places in Japan. It has inexpensive conference facilities, many comfortable hotels with hot springs, and tourist facilities for international guests. In addition to these suitable conditions for conference places, there is an important reason for selecting Toyako-cho as the symposium place of SSRR2014.

Mount Usu, an active volcano near Toyako-cho, has erupt four times since 1900 and repeatedly damaged the surrounding area. The latest eruption was in March, 2000. In order to remember the disaster and maintain consciousness of natural dangers as well as revitalize the local community, the community has been leading efforts into studies that can help in understanding how to reduce the effects of disasters as well as lifestyle changes for the region.

Toyako-cho is the place representing for the basic philosophy of Hokkaido aboriginal (Ainu) "living together with ever-changing mother earth."

Masahiko Onosato
General Chair of SSRR2014


IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS)
Symposium Name:
The 12th IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR 2014)
October 27(Mon.) - 30(Thu.), 2014
Toyaco-cho Cultural Center, Toyako-cho, Hokkaido, Japan
Google Maps : Lake Toya
Banquet Place:
Toyako Manseikaku Hotel Lakeside Terrace

Paper Categories

  • Regular papers (4-6 pages) describing original work in Safety, Security, and Rescue (SSR) or work that can be applied to SSR domains.
  • Center/project papers (2-4 pages) describing work at centers or active multi-institutional projects.
  • Visioning papers (2-4 pages) presenting long-term challenges or new ideas outside of the mainstream in computing for SSR robotics.
  • Late Breaking Reports (1-2 pages) contributing novel directions or work which has not been fully analyzed or explored. Late Breaking Reports are reviewed and the relevance of the material to the SSR domains must be clear.


Topics include but are not limited to:
  • Biologically inspired solutions
  • Casualty assessment, care and extraction
  • Chemical, biological, or radiological events
  • Computer vision
  • GPS-denied navigation and mapping
  • Humanoid robots
  • Humanitarian demining
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Inspection of critical infrastructure
  • Manipulation
  • Multi-agent coordination
  • Nuclear decommissioning
  • Sensing and sensor fusion
  • SLAM in extreme environments
  • Structural assessment
  • Telemedicine
  • Unmanned ground, aerial, and marine vehicles
  • Urban search and rescue
  • Wildland fire fighting

Important Dates revised on Sep. 5

June 15 (Sun.), 2014
Submission due date of proposals for tutorials, special sessions, workshop
July 10 (Thu.), July 31 (Thu.), 2014 (Closed)
Submission due date of regular papers, center/project papers, and visioning papers
Aug. 20 (Wed.), Sep. 9 (Tue.), 2014
Notification of acceptance
Aug. 25 (Mon.), Sep. 11 (Thu.), 2014
Submission due date of 2 pages Late Breaking Reports
Sep. 10 (Wed.), Sep. 21 (Tue.), 2014
Notification of acceptance of Late Breaking Reports
Sep. 19 (Fri.), Sep. 30 (Tue.) 2014
Submission due date of camera-ready papers
Oct. 2 (Thu.), 2014
Early registration deadline
Oct. 27(Mon.)-30(Thu.), 2014
SSRR 2014 Symposium

Contact info

General Chair
Masahiko Onosato (Hokkaido Univ.)
Program Chair
Hiroaki Nakanishi (Kyoto Univ.)

photos: Mt. Usu (upper) and a destroyed apartment (lower)

Previous SSRR events