[robotics-worldwide] ICRA 2012 Needle Steering Workshop: Call for Posters

Cameron Riviere camr at ri.cmu.edu
Fri Feb 17 13:15:29 PST 2012

Call for Poster Abstracts


IEEE ICRA 2012 Workshop:  Pathways to Clinical Needle Steering: Recent Advances and Future Applications

Saint Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA


Workshop webpage :  http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~surgmech/NeedleWorkshop/




March 16, 2012:  Deadline for abstract submission for posters  

March 31, 2012:  Notification to poster presenters

April 15, 2012:  Final poster abstracts due

May 18, 2012:  Workshop


This full-day workshop will cover recent advances in robotic steering of flexible medical needles. Leading researchers in steerable needle design, modeling, motion planning, image guidance, and control will present their latest results. These researchers will also discuss their clinically-oriented systems-level engineering results and provide perspectives on a variety of emerging application areas for steerable needles. In addition to invited presentations from leading researchers in the field, the workshop will include a poster session to provide a venue for a broad spectrum of students, postdoctoral fellows, and other researchers to present and discuss their work. The workshop will also include an interactive discussion led by the panel of invited presenters, with the aim of cross-pollination of ideas, accelerating progress toward the many exciting clinical advancements that steerable needle technology is on the cusp of enabling.



·         Ron Alterovitz, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

·         Noah Cowan, Johns Hopkins University

·         Jaydev Desai, University of Maryland

·         Pierre Dupont, Harvard University

·         Ken Goldberg, University of California at Berkeley

·         Sarthak Misra, University of Twente

·         Allison Okamura, Stanford University

·         Rajni Patel, University of Western Ontario

·         Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena, Imperial College London

·         Tim Salcudean, University of British Columbia

·         Nilanjan Sarkar, Vanderbilt University

·         Moshe Shoham, Technion



·         Cameron Riviere, The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

·         Robert Webster, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University



Abstracts should be submitted by email to camr at ri.cmu.edu by March 16, 2012. The abstract submission should include, in the text of the email: (1) poster title, (2) list of authors and affiliations, (3) a 150-300 word abstract, (4) references to your own related work, (5) relevant web links, and (6) a figure caption. The figure (jpeg, gif, or png) should be an attachment to the email. An example abstract is shown at http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~surgmech/NeedleWorkshop/talks/riviere.html.  Submissions will be accepted for poster presentation based on relevance, quality, and available space. The abstracts of accepted posters will be posted on the workshop web page.

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