Cooperation of Robots and Sensor Networks for Emergency Response

Summer School 2014

Heterogeneous networks of sensors and robotic vehicles open avenues for a class of novel applications. Tasks ranging from environmental monitoring to user support within emergency-response scenarios require fundamental and multidisciplinary research, typically spanning computer science, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering topics in robotics, control, communication, and middleware.

While the first two summer schools of this series concentrated on research problems within these different domains, the focus of the third summer school was on the combination of all involved areas in the context of real-world scenarios. This fourth summer school is now devoted to the application to emergency response scenarios. This is tackled by an array of devices ranging from inexpensive, tiny, low power sensor nodes, through high-end data gathering visual sensors and unmanned autonomous vehicles to resource rich and powerful command stations. Such a heterogeneity in communication mechanisms, processing and capabilities, and inherent mobility of the different devices constitutes a so-called mixed-mode environment.

Goals

This international summer school surveys research areas in the domain of mixed-mode environments and their application for emergency response. It also targets to identify novel opportunities and research directions. The lectures will be held by renowned speakers from academia and industry.

The summer school will also provide an excellent opportunity to get in contact with known researchers working in this field, to meet distinguished scholars, and to establish contacts that may lead to research collaborations in the future. Furthermore, it will give the participants the opportunity to gain hands-on experience involving mobile rescue robots and wireless sensor networks.

Participation

 

The intended audience are young researchers and PhD students from universities and industrial laboratories around the world. As the number of attendees is limited, prospective participants should apply online providing a brief description of their research.

The application deadline is 15 July 2014. Applications will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis and notifications will be sent accordingly. The summer school registration fee is 400 Euro.

All rooms are shared between two people. The summer school will take place in the historical Castle Ebernburg http://www.gkmm.tu-darmstadt.de/summerschool/?q=node/4

The registration fee includes accommodation at Castle Ebernburg, all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee breaks), several social events and all study materials.

For instruction how to apply visit the application section at the summer school webpage:

http://www.gkmm.tu-darmstadt.de/summerschool/?q=node/250

Organization

The summer school is organized by the Research Training Group on Cooperative, Adaptive and Responsive Monitoring in Mixed Mode Environments, funded by the German Research Foundation, DFG, under grant GRK 1362.

Important Dates

Application deadline: 15 July 2014

Summer school: Sept 28 - Oct 2, 2014