Welcome !

The 15th IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics 2017 (SSRR 2017) is inviting cutting-edge papers in the theory and practice of robotics and automation for all types of safety, security, and rescue applications such as disaster response, mitigation and recovery; rapid and secure inspection of critical infrastructure; detection of chemical, biological and radiological risks, and operations in these dangerous sites.


Submissions of original papers focused on traditional and emerging areas and applications in safety, security, and rescue robotics are encouraged. All papers will appear in IEEE Xplore.
Nominated contributions for "Best Paper", "Best Student Paper" awards and other outstanding papers that report field experiments will be considered for a special issue of the Journal of Field Robotics. Video and late-breaking-reports will be also considered and included in the program. Submission guidelines will be provided here at a later date.

Robot Demonstrations

Robot Demonstrations are welcome. Please submit a one page description of how your system will be compelling for safety, security, or rescue robot developers and users. Images and video of the demo are encouraged. Please send an email to soerensch AT shanghaitech.edu.cn.


Shanghai is the most populous “city proper” in the world and of global importance, also with respect to science and research. The very international metropolis is connected though its airports to over 194 destinations. China is the biggest and fastest growing robotics market worldwide and Shanghai is aiming to become a global center for robotics development and manufacturing.

The conference is 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 will be held in the brand-new campus in the Zhangjiang High-Tech Park of Pudong, Shanghai.


General Chair:
  Sören Schwertfeger, ShanghaiTech University

Program Chair:
  Kazunori Ohno, Tohoku University

International Program Committee:
  Brittany Duncan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  Gerald Steinbauer, Graz University of Technology
  Shaojie Shen, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Local Arrangements Committee:
  Weidong Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  Hong Lu, Fudan University
  Xinyu Zhang, East China Normal University
  Jie Lu, ShanghaiTech University
  Boris Houska, ShanghaiTech University

Important Dates

Jun 29, 2017
Submission of proposals for tutorials, special sessions
Jun 29, 2017
Submission of regular papers, center/project papers, and visioning papers
Aug 1, 2017
Notification of acceptance
Aug 12, 2017
Submission of 2 page Late Breaking Reports and Videos
Aug 26, 2017
Notification of acceptance Late Breaking Reports and Videos
Sep 1, 2017
Submission of final papers
Sep 22, 2017
Early Registration Deadline
Oct 11-13, 2017

Paper Categories

  • Regular papers (4‐6 pages): Original work in SSRR or work applied to SSRR domains.
  • Center/project papers (2‐4 pages): Describing work at centers or active multi‐institutional projects.
  • Vision papers (2‐4 pages): presenting long‐term challenges or new ideas outside of the mainstream in computing for SSRR.
  • Late Breaking Reports (1‐2 pages): Novel directions or work which has not been fully analyzed or explored.


      Best Paper Awards
      Best Student Paper Award
      Best Late Breaking Reports Award
      Best Demonstration Award

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Contact info

Sören Schwertfeger (soerensch AT shanghaitech.edu.cn)

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