[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call For Contributions and Participation CRAS 2015 -10-12 Sept 2015 - Brussels, Belgium --- (CRAS --- Workshop on NewTechnologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery)

Emmanuel Vander Poorten Emmanuel.VanderPoorten at kuleuven.be
Wed Jul 1 12:07:14 PDT 2015


Gentle reminder - deadline for contributions to the 5th Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery - CRAS 2015 - is approaching !!!

Some additional announcements:

* the authors of the best extend abstracts will be invited to submit a full paper to a CRAS special issue in the Journal of Medical Robotics Research (JMRR).

* hands-on surgical robotics experience at ORSI, Ghent (http://www.orsi-online.com/  Olv Vattikuti Robotic Surgery Institute), including robotic surgery competition. Sightseeing to beautiful Ghent optional.

*  special session on H2020 robotics call: EU officers will summarize and discuss the results of call ICT24 and representatives of euRobotics will present the changes to the MAR document that will impact call ICT25.

In addition, we are honored with the following fine line-up of keynote speakers:

* Jean-Pierre Henry - STAN institute * Sebastien Ourselin - CMIC, University College London * Clément Vidal or Bérengère Bardou, Endocontrol Medical * Oliver Hornung, Siemens Healthcare * Brian Davies, Imperial College and Istituto Italiano di Technologia * Philippe Liverneaux, CHU Strasbourg

Registration and submission site is open! Please send many contributions to enable a wide discussion in preparation of ICT25.

More info on the workshop below,

With the best regards,

Paolo, Leonardo, Benoit & Manu,


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:

21 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


Regular registration 300EUR --- Regular Early Bird 250 EUR (before August 14) Student Registration 200EUR ---Student Early Bird 150 EUR (before August 14)

Included in the conference fee: coffee break, lunch break, social dinner, transport to ORSI, hands-on at ORSI.


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

Social dinner:

Museum of Music Instruments - http://www.mim.be/en - Friday 11 September

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.

Local contacts:

Benoît Herman

Louvain Bionics Coordinator

Université catholique de Louvain

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

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)

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