[robotics-worldwide] Short paper deadline extension - IROS 2012 Workshop - Magnetically Actuated Multiscale Medical Robots

Christos Bergeles christosbergeles at gmail.com
Mon Aug 6 10:46:38 PDT 2012

Dear all,

We have extended the short paper submission deadline for the IROS 2012
Workshop on ``Magnetically Actuated Multiscale Medical Robots'' to August
12th 2012. We are soliciting short papers representing work in
progress on magnetically
actuated medical devices.

Topics include:
- Capsule endoscopy
- Catheter steering
- Drug delivery
- MRI-based actuation and imaging
- Precise implant insertion
- Robot actuation in solid tissue
- Swimming microrobots and millirobots
- ...

Please find details on paper length, format, and submission below.


Full Day Workshop on Magnetically Actuated Multiscale Medical Robots

2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Date: Friday October 12, 2012
Location: Vila Moura, Algarve, Portugal

Paper submission deadline:  August 12
Notification of acceptance:   August 17
Final paper due:                   September 01

Workshop website:

We are soliciting short papers representing work in progress on magnetically
actuated medical devices. The work may be theoretical or applied and should
have the potential to be adapted to medical applications. The papers should
be 2 pages long and submitted in the IROS 2012 pdf paper format. Papers
will be reviewed for quality and relevance. At least one author of each
accepted papers must attend the workshop. All accepted papers will be
included in the IROS 2012 Workshops and Tutorials Proceedings CD and will
be presented as posters during the workshop. Presenters will be given the
opportunity to advertise their work in a teaser talk. An award will be
given for best workshop poster/teaser.

Papers should be submitted by email to:
Christos.Bergeles at childrens.harvard.edu (with the subject line: IROS short

A broad variety of magnetically actuated robotic devices are being developed
for minimally invasive diagnosis and intervention in many
regions of the human body including the eye, ear, abdomen, heart, brain and
vasculature. Potential applications include targeted drug delivery, diagnostic
imaging, insertion of implants, biopsy and tissue ablation. Prototype
devices range in size from sub-millimeter to tens of centimeters and vary
in concept from swimming or bacteria-propelled microrobots to catheters,
capsule endoscopes, and robotic mechanisms. Even though the design and
implementation of each system poses unique challenges, these devices are
based on the same underlying physical principles. Little effort has been
devoted, however, to exploring and exploiting these commonalities. This
full-day workshop will bring together researchers from academic,
industrial, and clinical environments, in order to identify unifying
research questions and approaches in the design, implementation, and
evaluation of magnetically actuated interventional devices.

- Jake Abbott, University of Utah
- Pierre Dupont, Harvard Medical School
- Antoine Ferreira, ENSI Bourges
- Kazushi Ishiyama, Tohoku University
- Henrik Keller, Siemens, Erlangen
- Gabor Kosa, Tel Aviv University
- Sylvain Martel, Ecole Polytechnique Montreal
- Arianna Menciassi, Scuola Superiore Sant' Anna
- Brad Nelson, ETH Zurich
- Jong-Oh Park, Chonnam National University
- Benjamin Shapiro, University of Maryland
- Metin Sitti, Carnegie Mellon University
- Ilker Tunay, Stereotaxis, St. Louis

Pierre E. Dupont
Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Bioengineering
Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Pierre.Dupont at childrens.harvard.edu

Christos Bergeles
Research Fellow
Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Christos.Bergeles at childrens.harvard.edu

Panagiotis Vartholomeos
Research Fellow
Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Panagiotis.Vartholomeos at childrens.harvard.edu

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