[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] (Surgical Robotics) SPIE Abstract Deadline Aug 4

Webster, Robert James robert.webster at Vanderbilt.Edu
Tue Jul 8 18:14:13 PDT 2014

Surgical robotics will be a major theme of the 2015 SPIE image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling conference, and on behalf of the program committee, we invite you to participate!

The conference will be held from Feb 21-26 2015 in Orlando Florida.  Further information and a link for extended abstract (up to 4 pages) submission can be found at the following links:


If you have never been to SPIE before, this is a great year to try it out.  I personally enjoy the conference for (1) its clinical grounding - many of the attendees are regulars in the operating room and do research that directly involves real patients and surgeons, and (2) its timelines - SPIE is one of the few conferences where people are talking about research they did just a couple weeks ago (full paper submission is just a month before the conference), rather than research they did 8-10 months ago.

Students, there are also multiple awards available for you: there is an overall best paper award at the meeting, and a young scientist award within the conference (for which both students and postdocs qualify).  Both of these are judged based on the quality of the paper you submit.   Also, there are first, second, and third place poster awards.

Lastly, for those looking for a smooth path from conference paper to journal paper, there is a new journal published by SPIE that will not penalize you for having a prior conference paper with SPIE on the same topic.  if you publish a Journal-caliber paper at the conference, JMI will gladly accept it as-is and send it out for peer review (provided you disclose the prior publication to the editor).  If it is deemed worthy by the reviewers and editor, it can then be published as-is in the journal. Even 100% overlap is allowed, provided the original conference paper was of archival quality.

Hope to see many of you in Orlando in February!

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