[robotics-worldwide] cfp: Workshop on "Modular Surgical Robotics: how can we make it possible?"

Paolo Fiorini paolo.fiorini at univr.it
Sun Jan 15 07:40:05 PST 2012

Workshop on: Modular Surgical Robotics: how can we make it possible?

at ICRA2012 the International Conference on Robotics and Automation St Paul (Minnesota, USA), May 14 - 18, 2012



Paolo Fiorini,         University of Verona,  Italy
Giancarlo Ferrigno,    Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Elena De Momi,         Politecnico di Milano, Italy


Deadline for submission of contributions: April 15th, 2012 Notification of Acceptance:  May 1st, 2012


We invite scientists and companies active in the field of robotic surgery to submit contributions to the Workshop on Modular Surgical Robotics that will be held at ICRA2012. Contributions are expected to discuss how surgical robotics can be made modular by means of appropriate methods, e.g. standards, new interfaces, software and hardware architectures, validation, and benchmarking. The workshop topics  are in the focus of  the new European project Eurosurge (http://www.eurosurge.eu/), which is aimed at structuring a network of laboratories in robotic surgery and at promoting modularity in the cooperative (open hardware) development of robots.

The workshop will be divided into three sessions:

the first summarizing the current status of Eurosurge;
the second with presentations from experts outside the project;
and the third with a discussion expected to provide suggestions and opinions about introducing modularity into robotic surgery.

Contributions are due on April 15th, 2012 and the acceptance decision will be notified to the authors by May 1st.

Contributions should be of about 5000 characters, clearly indicating the methods and the relevance to the workshop.

Authors names with affiliations and the title of the presentation must head the paper.

Non exhaustive list of topics of interest in the surgical robotics field are the following:

- Modularity
- Cognition
- Emerging standards
- Validation and performance assessment
- Sensor and sensory data fusion
- Image guided procedures
- Registration and geometrical measurements
- Benchmarking
- Repeatability of experiments

Please send inquiries and contributions to:

Mrs. Carla Benoldi:carla.benoldi at gmail.com

Prof. Paolo Fiorini, PhD
IEEE Fellow
Department of Computer Science, University of Verona
Ca' Vignal 2 - Strada Le Grazie 15,  37134 VERONA - Italy
Ph: +39 045 802 7963 -- Fax: +39 045 802 7068

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