[robotics-worldwide] Special issue on MEDICAL ROBOTICS - International Journal of Robotics Research.

Jaydev P. Desai jaydev at umd.edu
Mon Jan 14 07:14:43 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 15, 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 <mailto: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 <mailto: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/ijrrInstructions 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 chosen 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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