Third International Workshop on

Synthetic Simulation and Robotics to Mitigate Earthquake Disaster

(SRMED 2006)

June 16th , 2006 (tentative)

Messe Bremen, Bremen, Germany



The goal of the Workshop is to provide a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas among researchers aiming at the design and implementation of simulation and robotic systems to support search and rescue operations after catastrophic events in urban environments, in particular in post-earthquake scenarios.


Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  - Integration of robotic agents in the simulator                 - Rescue simulator extensions

  - Test field and metric for rescue robotics                               - Rescue robots design

  - Evaluation methodology for rescue systems                 - Autonomy in rescue robots

  - Future development of competitions and standards                 - Experiences with rescue projects


Please send a PDF file of a full paper within 6 pages (for a long paper), or an abstract with 1 page (for a short paper) by e-mail to

  Itsuki Noda (

The deadline is May 30, 2006

PROGRAM (tentative)

June 16th              10:00 am                        Display posters in the competition field area specified on site

                            13:00 pm                        Question and Answer Session for posters

                                                        Panel Discussion on technical issue concerning rescue systems


All papers are presented by posters.  Accepted authors should make 2 copies of posters, and display one poster in the competition field area.  The other poster is used for panel discussions.


May 30, 2006               Deadline of paper submission (full paper or short paper)

June 1, 2004               Notification of acceptance

June 14, 2004               Workshop (poster and panel), Deadline of final paper


Itsuki Noda (AIST), Daniele Nardi (U. Roma), Satoshi Tadokoro (Tohoku U.), Tomoichi Takahashi (Meijo U.), Adam Jacoff (NIST), Luca Iocchi (U. Roma), Ikuo Takeuchi (U. Tokyo)