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The 15th IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics 2017 (SSRR 2017) was held from October 11 to 13, 2017, at ShanghaiTech University, China. The conference was organized with the help of the ShanghaiTech Automation and Robotics Center (STAR Center) and was hosted by the School of Information Science and Technology (SIST) of ShanghaiTech University. The Research University was founded in 2013 and is aiming to be a leading Institution in China and the world by creating a unique open and free academic environment which will serve as the cradle that trains future scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and industrial leaders in information sciences and technologies to play key roles in the ongoing economic transformation of China and the world. The conference was held in the brand-new campus in the Zhangjiang High-Tech Park of Pudong, Shanghai.

The Journal of Field Robotics is inviting excellent papers from SSRR 2017 as well as new submissions for a Special Issue on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics! You are welcome to distribute the special issue flyer.

The conference proceedings are available on IEEEXplore. Please also see the award ceremony presentation for information on the award finalists and winnders. The gallery with impressions from SSRR 2017 is also online!

SSRR 2018 will be held between Aug 6-8, 2018, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA. The general chair of SSRR 2018 is M. Ani Hsieh. Website:

Group photo of SSRR 2017 participants.

Previous SSRR events


Oct 31, 2017
The conference proceedings are available on IEEEXplore.
Oct 29, 2017
The gallery with impressions from SSRR 2017 is available.
Oct 29, 2017
The award ceremony presentation with the award finalists and winnders is available.
Oct 9, 2017
The Shuttle Bus Timetable is available.
Sep 26, 2017
The Conference Digest is available and the travel and social events pages have been updated.
Sep 24, 2017
The detailed paperplaza program has been published.
Sep 21, 2017
The program has been posted.
Aug 19, 2017
Due date for the LBR submission has be pushed to Sep. 1st!
Aug 19, 2017
Final paper upload and registration will open on Monday, Aug 21.
Aug 19, 2017
Updated formatting instructions on the submissions page!
Jul 23, 2017
More details on the competition, including registration for it.
Jul 23, 2017
Notification of acceptance has been moved to Aug 12.
Jun 28, 2017
Paper submission due date has been moved to July 7th!
Jun 20, 2017
Published Registration and Student Support Details
Jun 20, 2017
Adjusted early registrtaion and on-site registration dates.
Jun 20, 2017
Added hotel registration form and visa information.

Important Dates

Jun 14, 2017
Submission of proposals for tutorials, special sessions
Jul 07, 2017
Submission of regular papers (updated)
Jun 29, 2017
Submission of regular papers
Aug 12, 2017
Notification of acceptance
Aug 20, 2017
Submission of 2 page Late Breaking Reports
Sep 1, 2017
Submission of 2 page Late Breaking Reports
Sep 5, 2017
Notification of acceptance Late Breaking Reports
Sep 1, 2017
Upload of final papers
Sep 6, 2017
Early Registration Deadline
Oct 11-13, 2017
Symposium and on-site registration

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