[robotics-worldwide] CFP: Invited Session on Bio-Systems and Health Care, DSCC/MOVIC 2012

Ueda, Jun jun.ueda at me.gatech.edu
Wed Feb 8 09:10:37 PST 2012

Call for Papers
Bio-Systems and Health Care
2012 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
October 17 - 20, 2012

Authors are invited to a track of invited sessions focused on Bio-Systems and Health Care at the 2012 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. Major topics areas of interest include A) Surgical Robotics, B) Human Assistive Systems and Wearable Robots, and C) Dynamics and Control in Medicine and Biology. Papers addressing dynamic systems and control issues on other relevant topics are also welcome. All papers will be placed in a series of invited sessions sponsored by the Technical Committee of Bio-Systems and Health Care of the ASME DSCD.

A). Surgical Robotics (Co-sponsored with Robotics TC)
Surgical robotics has made significant advancements in the past couple of decades. Development in surgical robotics has ranged from basic research, to the development of systems, evaluation of their performance in a research laboratory, as well as implementation and feasibility studies in the marketplace. The goal of this session is to bring together papers in the wide area of surgical robotics. Though clinical work is highly relevant to this area of research, this session will focus primarily on papers with a strong methodological component, involving novel mechanical design, novel sensors and actuators, planning algorithms, and interfaces, to name a few. However, we do encourage submission, which involve clinical evaluation as a validation tool (but not a major component of the paper).

Appropriate topics for submission include, but are not limited to:
-Robot-assisted procedures
-Smart instrumented tools for surgery
-Haptic feedback in surgical robotics
-Image-guided robot-assisted procedures
-Meso- to Nano-scale diagnostic and therapeutic interventions
-Surgical simulation

Session Organizers and Contact Information:
Jaydev P. Desai, Ph.D
Director - Robotics, Automation, and Medical Systems (RAMS) Laboratory
Member - Maryland Robotics Center
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland, College Park
Email: jaydev at umd.edu, Web-site: http://rams.umd.edu

Venkat N. Krovi
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering            
State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260
Tel: (716) 645-1430
E-mail: vkrovi at eng.buffalo.edu, Web-site: LAB: http://mechatronics.eng.buffalo.edu 

B). Human assistive systems and wearable robots (Co-sponsored with Robotics TC)
Human assistive systems and wearable robots have produced a number of exciting ideas and innovations to improve our quality of life. Wearable robots, e.g., powered lifting devices that aid human operators in manipulating heavy loads and supernumerary robotic limbs that assist the wearer in manipulation and locomotion, require physical contact between the operator and machine, creating a coupled dynamic system. The successful integration of such devices requires sound understanding of the coupled dynamics, estimation of human intention, and control of the coupled system. Challenges involve areas such as physiology, psychology, neuroscience, and medicine. The primary objectives of this invited session are to identify challenges and opportunities in such technologies and to promote a discussion among participants. Multidisciplinary topics are encouraged to submit.  Potential topics include but are not limited to:
-Exoskeleton robots and power-assisting devices
-Robot-assisted diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
-Haptic device design, control, and stability analysis
-Physiological and psychological analysis of human-robot interaction
-Sensors and actuators for wearable devices
-Human safety mechanisms
-Argumentation of motor and sensory functions
-Rehabilitation robotics

Session Organizer and Contact Information:
Jun Ueda, Ph.D.
G. W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, 
Georgia Institute of Technology, 
771 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332. 
Phone: +1-404-385-3900; fax: +1-404-894-8496
Email: jun.ueda at me.gatech.edu 

C). Dynamics and Control in Medicine and Biology
This invited session intends to provide a forum to foster multidisciplinary interaction and collaboration on applications of dynamics and control in medicine and biology. Quantitative characterization, analysis, diagnosis, and treatment are increasingly important in broad medicine and biology, ranging from molecular, cellular, and tissue levels to organ and system levels. The dynamic systems and control methodology is a powerful tool for modeling, identifying, predicting, and controlling complex behaviors of biological systems. Papers addressing multidisciplinary and challenging issues in medicine and biology are welcome. 
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
-Dynamic modeling of cells and multi-cellular systems 
-Spatiotemporal dynamics in biological systems
-Signaling dynamics and detection
-Chaos and fractal dynamics in biology 
-Bifurcation phenomena and techniques
-Stochastic processes and uncertainty quantification 
-Emergent behaviors
-Signal processing and analysis of clinical and biological data
-Imaging and bio-instrumentation
-Microfluidic devices and in vitro technology 
-Control of biological systems and medical devices
-Disease modeling and control

Session Organizer and Contact Information:
Xiaopeng Zhao
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering
University of Tennessee
313 Perkins Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996-2030
Phone: 865 974-7682
E-mail: xzhao9 at utk.edu, Web-site: http://web.utk.edu/~xzhao9/ 

March 1, 2012: Draft paper or abstract via email to the session organizers
Jaydev P. Desai, jaydev at umd.edu, for A). Surgical Robots
Jun Ueda, jun.ueda at me.gatech.edu, for B). Human Assistive Systems and Wearable Robots
Xiaopeng Zhao, xzhao9 at utk.edu, for C). Dynamics and Control in Medicine and Biology
Harry Asada, asada at mit.edu, for other topics on Bio-Systems and Health Care

March 9, 2012: Notification to authors for inclusion in Bio-Systems and Health Care Invited Sessions (Session code will be sent to authors for their on-line submission)

March 16, 2012: Submission of full paper by authors via DSCD conference website

May 15, 2012:Notification of Acceptance/Rejection by DSCD 
June 15, 2012: Submission of final manuscript 

Jaydev P. Desai
Xiaopeng Zhao
Jun Ueda
Harry Asada

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