[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] - Call for Contributions - CRAS2015 - Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery

Emmanuel Vander Poorten Emmanuel.VanderPoorten at kuleuven.be
Thu Apr 30 01:33:53 PDT 2015


CRAS 2015
5th Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery

Dates: September 10-12, 2015

Venue: Brussels, Belgium

Website: www.cras-eu.org<http://www.cras-eu.org>

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 Co-Chairs:
Paolo Fiorini, University of Verona, Italy
Leonardo Mattos, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy
Benoît Herman, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Emmanuel Vander Poorten, KU Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium

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.

Important Dates:
14 July 2015 - Abstract submission deadline
15 August 2015 - Notification of acceptance
31 August 2015 - Final abstract submission
10-12 September 2015 - Workshop dates


·         2-4 pages extended abstracts - instructions at http://www.cras-eu.org/contributions

·         or demonstrations, requiring half page abstract and description of infrastructure, space or equipment that would be needed

Auditoire central Maisin, Faculty of medicine, Avenue Mounier, 1200 Woluwé-Saint-Lambert, at the 'Alma' metro station.

The city:
Brussels, the Capital of Europe, is the center of Belgium. Apart from the top restaurants, you have more than 1150 original Belgian beers to taste. Brussels is an international spawning ground for the arts, primarily as the crossroads of the Germanic and Latin cultures. Brussels is carving itself a role as an international focal point in various artistic realms such as contemporary dance and the opera. Artistic giants such as world famous painters Rubens, Breughel, Ensor, Delvaux and Magritte have passed here. Also other beautiful such cities as Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp and Liège can be reached in less than 2 hours drive.

Emmanuel Benjamin Vander Poorten,
Postdoc, Haptic Interfacing, teleoperation and surgical robotics,
Dept. of mechanical engineering, division PMA, University of Leuven
Celestijnenlaan 300B, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium
Emmanuel.VanderPoorten at mech.kuleuven.be<mailto:Emmanuel.VanderPoorten at mech.kuleuven.be>
tel: +32/(0)

Benoît Herman
F.R.S.-FNRS Postdoctoral Researcher, Ph.D.
Université catholique de Louvain
Institute of Mechanics, Materials and Civil Engineering, iMMC
Center for Research in Energy and Mechatronics, CEREM
Stévin -1, room A.-176
Place du Levant 2, bte L5.04.02
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
benoit.herman at uclouvain.be<mailto:benoit.herman at uclouvain.be>
tel : +32 10 47 96 71

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