[robotics-worldwide] Extended: ICRA Needle Steering Workshop Poster Deadline

Robert J. Webster III robert.webster at vanderbilt.edu
Wed Mar 21 15:26:34 PDT 2012

The Deadline for Poster Submissions to the IEEE ICRA 2012 Workshop:  Pathways to Clinical Needle Steering: Recent Advances and Future Applications has been extended to:

April 15, 2012.  
Notification of acceptance will be on or before April 22.
The workshop will be held on May 18.

We encourage posters from all researchers interested in needle steering, including those just getting started. Presenting a poster at this workshop will be a great way to get feedback from the top experts in the field on your ideas, or to gain immediate wide exposure in the needle steering community for the work you are doing. 

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

Abstracts should be submitted by email to camr at ri.cmu.edu. 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.

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
- John Swensen, Yale (probable)
- 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

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