[robotics-worldwide] CFP - ICRA Workshop on 'Task Modeling and Recognition for Skill Assessment and Automation in Robotic Surgery'

Nicolas Padoy padoy at jhu.edu
Wed Jan 5 11:25:23 PST 2011


ICRA Workshop on 'Task Modeling and Recognition for Skill Assessment and 
Automation in Robotic Surgery'
13 May 2011, Shanghai, China, in conjunction with the IEEE International 
Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
Web: http://www.cs.jhu.edu/~padoy/TaskRoboSurgICRA2011

Important Dates
25 February 2011: Paper due
11 March 2011: Notification of acceptance
16 March 2011: Final version for workshop material CD

Pieter Abbeel, UC Berkeley, USA
Gregory Hager, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Nicolas Padoy, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Robotics is creating new ways to analyze and to perform surgeries. On 
the one hand, large amounts of kinematic data become available to model, 
understand and assess the surgical performance. On the other hand, in 
the near future, portions of the surgeries will be performed 
autonomously, via robotic assistants and under the supervision of 
surgeons. Yet, a bridge between these two research areas needs to be 
established in order to design efficient Human Machine Collaborative 
interfaces, which will 1) learn from previous experiences, 2) teach new 
operators, 3) adapt to the skills of the surgeon and to the 
specificities of the patient, and 4) provide convenient human-machine 
interactions that permit seamless switching between manual operation and 
The workshop aims at bringing the recognition and robotic research 
communities together to discuss recent efforts in developing efficient, 
context-aware and user-friendly surgical robotic assistants

The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers 
interested in the topic of human motion analysis in general, and in the 
development of context/skill-aware surgical assistant systems in 
particular. We would like to get presentations with written papers 
describing current research or reviews of the field. The papers will 
appear on a workshop material CD provided by ICRA to the attendees, but 
will not be copyrighted in order to allow subsequent publication.

We invite electronic submissions of up to 8 pages for oral or poster 
presentation in the following areas:

* Modeling / Representation of surgical procedures/tasks
* Modeling methods for surgical simulation and training
* Recognition of surgical steps / actions / events
* Context-aware operating rooms
* Automation in the operating room
* Learning from surgical demonstration
* Teaching methods using surgical robots
* Surgical skill assessment
* Human-Machine surgical systems and architectures
* Surgical user interfaces

More information available on the website: 
Contact: taskrobosurg2011 at gmail.com

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