Call for Papers

The symposium will create a unique opportunity for the development and exchange of research ideas and technical solutions. As always, emergency responders and other expected users will be involved in presentations and discussions to ensure the practical relevance of technology developments for actual usage.


August 19
Deadline for Papers (full paper):

September 20  October3
Notification of Acceptance of Papers

October 13  October23
Deadline for Final Paper

November 13-15
Conference Dates                                                      


Submission site:


Papers should be submitted in standard IEEE format:

Six pages including figures and references are allowed for each paper. The authors can have 2 optional additional pages with extra cost. A multimedia supplementary material up to 10MB in mpeg, mpg, mp4 format can also be submitted.


Topics for papers and demonstrations, include

  • Aerial robotics
  • Rescue robotics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Autonomous search and rescue
  • Casualty assessment, care, and extraction
  • Detection and mitigation of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) events
  • Emerging technologies (sensors, actuators, power sources)
  • Field robotics
  • Humanitarian applications
  • Humanitarian demining
  • Humanoid robotics Human-robot interaction
  • Inspection of critical infrastructure
  • Localization, Mapping, and Navigation
  • Locomotion and Actuation Systems
  • Manipulation
  • Marine robotics
  • Mechanisms, Mechatronics, and Embedded Control
  • Mobile Robotics
  • Multi-robot systems
  • Novel sensors and mechanisms
  • Nuclear decommissioning
  • Perception for navigation, hazard detection, and victim identification
  • Performance evaluation and benchmarking
  • Planning, reasoning, and modeling
  • Robot communications
  • Robotics and automation for safety and security
  • Robotics for infectious diseases (COVID-19)
  • Robotics simulation
  • Safety standards for robots and systems
  • Sensing and sensor fusion
  • Serious gaming for training rescue missions
  • SLAM in complex or extreme environments
  • Structural assessment
  • Swarm Robotics
  • Telemedicine