[robotics-worldwide] IJRR Special Issue on Medical Robotics

Jaydev P. Desai jaydev at umd.edu
Tue Feb 12 14:57:08 PST 2008

Call for Papers

International Journal of Robotics Research

Guest edited by Jaydev P. Desai and Nicholas Ayache

Special Issue

Medical Robotics


In recent years there has been a significant development in medical  
robotics from basic research to product development, evaluation, and  
feasibility studies. While earlier research in medical robotics was  
targeted towards development of computer-integrated systems for  
surgical interventions, it has over the years branched out to cover a  
wider variety of areas including image-guided therapy, rehabilitation  
robotics, and cellular scale manipulation. The goal of this special  
issue is to bring together papers in the wide area of medical robotics  
and share them with the robotics community at large. While clinical  
work is highly relevant to this area of research, this special issue  
will focus primarily on papers with a strong methodological component.  
If clinical evaluation is mentioned as a validation tool (but not a  
major component of the paper), that would be acceptable.

Original submissions in the area of medical robotics are encouraged.  
Articles relating to review of prior research, discussion of open  
problems, and the future of a particular area of medical robotics  
should be discussed with one of the guest editors before submission.

Appropriate topics for submission include, but are not limited to:

	• Robot-assisted procedures
	• Smart instrumented tools for surgery
	• Haptic feedback in medical robotics
	• Rehabilitation robotics
	• Interventional therapy
	• Image-guided procedures
	• Medical Imaging for robotized interventions
	• Cell manipulation
	• Cellular-scale interventions
	• Surgical simulation
	• Soft-tissue modeling
	• Telesurgery


Paper submission deadline -        February 22, 2008
Decision -                                     April 15, 2008
Paper with minor revisions due - May 15, 2008
Paper with major revisions due - June 15, 2008
Publication -                                Autumn 2008

All submitted manuscripts should follow the IJRR guidelines. If you  
have any questions pertaining to the submission process, please  
contact any of the following co-editors of this special issue:

Prof. Jaydev P. Desai
Room 0160, Building 088, Glenn L. Martin Hall
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Tel: 301-405-4427
Fax: 301-314-9477
Email: jaydev at umd.edu
Web: http://rams.umd.edu

Prof. Nicholas Ayache
Asclepios Project-Team
INRIA, 2004 Route des Lucioles
06902 Sophia-Antipolis
Sec: +33-4-92-38-76-60
Fax: +33-4-92-38-76-69
Email: Nicholas.Ayache at inria.fr
Web: http://www-sop.inria.fr/asclepios/personnel/Nicholas.Ayache/ayache.html

Submission guidelines:

Please submit your manuscript at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijrr
Instructions for authors can be found by clicking on the "Instructions  
& Forms" link under the "Resources" section at the web-site: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijrr

As per the IJRR submission guidelines, please suggest 3 pertinent  
reviewers, who you feel are the most knowledgeable on your topic and  
will provide the best review. We expect for the most part that they  
will be taken from your list of references, and do not represent a  
conflict of interest. We may or may not use one or more reviewers from  
this list. This request is to be taken seriously, since a poorly chose  
set of reviewers will be taken as evidence of a lack of knowledge of  
the field and the paper will be returned.


The Journal also publishes Multimedia extensions. Do you have such  
material that could be published with your paper if it is accepted?  
For further details please visit:
http://www.ijrr.org and click on 'Multimedia guidelines' for  
submission details and examples.

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