[robotics-worldwide] ICRA'13 Surgical Vision (SurVis) Workshop

Mariottini, Gian-Luca gianluca at uta.edu
Sun Feb 10 14:20:45 PST 2013

--- SurVis: 1st International Workshop on Surgical Vision @ ICRA 2013 ---


*Location and Dates*:
ICRA 2013, Karlsruhe, Germany
May 6th, 2013 (whole day)


Recent technological advances have made minimally-invasive procedures the standard in modern healthcare. These procedures offer major benefits for the patient, including reduced post-surgical trauma and shorter hospitalization. As a drawback, they suffer from a limited field of view, and the loss of depth perception due to the use of 2D endoscopic images as orientation means.

These issues can be addressed by devising new sensing modalities as well as new robotics and computer-vision methods to process laparoscopic videos (e.g., anatomic reconstruction, surface registration, motion and tool tracking, etc.), in order to provide in-vivo surgical guidance information, thus improving the surgeon's visual awareness about the surgical target. However, due to high tissue deformations, image specularities and clutter, standard robotics and computer-vision methods cannot be straightforwardly applied and new solutions must be sought to propose robust and efficient solutions to these important challenges.

By bringing together researchers in the fields of medical imaging, computer vision, and robotic surgery, SurVis will provide a unique opportunity to share research findings, ideas, and future directions in such a multi-disciplinary field of research. In addition to the presentations, the SurVis program will include round table discussions with the attendants.

*Keynote Speakers*:

- Gregory Hager, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA 
- Nassir Navab, Technische Universitat Munchen, Munchen, Germany
- Guang-Zhong Yang, Imperial College, London, UK  

*Invited Speakers*:

- Adrien Bartoli, Universite' d'Auvergne, France 
- Dan Stoyanov, University College London, London, UK
- Christophe Doignon, University of Strasbourg, France
- Intuitive Surgical, USA
- Jose Maria Martinez Montiel, University Zaragoza, Spain
- Luc Soler, IRCAD, Strasbourg, France
- Joachim Hornegger, University Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany


- Gian-Luca Mariottini, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, USA
- Peter Mountney, Siemens Corporate Research, Princeton, NJ, USA
- Nicolas Padoy, University Strasbourg, France

Gian-Luca Mariottini, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Texas at Arlington, Texas
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Web: http://ranger.uta.edu/~gianluca/
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