[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CRAS2014 workshop - EXTENDED DEADLINES

Leonardo De Mattos Leonardo.DeMattos at iit.it
Wed Jul 9 09:00:38 PDT 2014


CRAS 2014

4th Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery


Due to numerous requests, vacation period and overlapping scientific events, the CRAS 2014 Organizing Committee has decided to greatly extend the workshop deadlines:


Workshop dates: October 14-16, 2014

Venue: Hotel Meliá, Genoa, Italy

Website: www.cras2014.eu<http://www.cras2014.eu>

Workshop Motivation:

Joining Efforts - Progressing Faster

Robotic surgery is one of the most appealing fields of modern robotics. With over 2 decades history, more than 2.000 systems installed worldwide and over 200.000 interventions conducted per annum; the field of robotic surgery is considered well-established. Despite these impressive figures and increasing popularity in research labs all over the world, the list of technological advances that made it into the operating room (OR) during this last decade is fairly limited. Long expected techniques such as 3D reconstruction, motion compensation, virtual guidance, haptic feedback, under study in many labs all over the planet did not make their appearance into the market yet. This workshop aims at bringing together researchers and clinicians involved in computer and/or robot assisted surgery to provide a clear view on the status and recent trends in this field and to propose concrete measures to achieve a critical mass in research and innovation in this field.

Workshop Topics:

  Specific topics of interest include, amongst others:

   *  registration, segmentation and modeling;

   *  motion compensation and active guidance;

   *  human-robot collaboration and shared control;

   *  workflow analysis and episode segmentation;

   *  machine learning and cognitive surgical robotics;

   *  surgical skill assessment;

   *  usability and user-acceptance;

   *  surgical training;

   *  tactile and haptic feedback;

   *  variable stiffness robotic systems;

   *  novel robotic hardware and sensors;

   *  novel interfaces;

   *  standardization and regulation;

   *  system integration;

   *  safety and dependability;

   *  synergies and clustering;

   *  visionary works and roadmaps.

(NEW) Important Dates:

  20 August 2014 - Abstract submission deadline

  10 September 2014 - Notification of acceptance

  24 September 2014 - Final abstract submission

  14-16 October 2014 - Workshop dates

Workshop Co-Chairs:

  Leonardo Mattos, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy

  Paolo Fiorini, University of Verona, Italy

  Emmanuel Vander Poorten, KU Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium

Workshop Location:

  Hotel Meliá, Via Corsica 4, 16128 Genoa, Italy

The city:

Genoa is the capital of Liguria and the sixth largest city in Italy. Genoa is one of Europe's largest cities on the Mediterranean Sea and the largest seaport in Italy. Genoa has been nicknamed la Superba ("the Superb") due to its glorious past and impressive landmarks. Part of the old town of Genoa was inscribed on the World Heritage List (UNESCO) in 2006. The city's rich art, music, gastronomy, architecture and history allowed it to become the 2004 European Capital of Culture. It is the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. Genoa is located in the Italian Riviera, near other major Italian tourist destinations such as Portofino and the Cinque Terre. It is also a short train ride away from Milan, Turin, Pisa and Florence.

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