[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for papers - The Israeli Conference on Robotics (ICR), April 13-14, 2016, Submission deadline December 6

Sigal Berman sigalbe at bgu.ac.il
Sun Nov 22 07:07:18 PST 2015

Call for papers: 
The 5th Israeli Conference on Robotics (ICR2016)
ISRACAS'2016 The 16th Israeli Symposium on Computer-Aided Surgery, Medical Robotics, And Medical Imaging

                April 13-14, 2016
                Herzeliya, Israel

Submission deadline has been extended to December 6, 2015 

The Israeli Conference on Robotics (ICR) provides a forum for Israeli and foreign researchers and engineers from industry and academia to discuss and exchange ideas on contemporary topics in robotics and automation. It is also intended to encourage local and international collaborations, and foster a viable robotics industry in Israel. Specific goals of ICR2016 are to promote robotics as a field of national priority, promote innovation and support entrepreneurs in the robotics field, promote robotics education, and encourage the use of robotics and automation in the traditional industries, in agriculture, and in assisting the elderly population. The scientific program will include plenary talks, panel discussions, an entrepreneurs forum, and presentations of contributed and invited papers in several technical tracks. The scope of the conference covers topics that range from theoretical developments to industrial applications and emphasize current interests of the local robotics community and perceived needs of the Israeli industry and economy.             

Topics include, but are not limited to: 
                Service robots
                Medical robots
                Autonomous vehicles
                Robotics Education
                Robots in agriculture
                Security and defense applications
                Biologically inspired systems
                Multirobot systems
                Automated manufacturing
                Navigation and motion planning
                Localization and mapping
                Machine Vision
                Robot dynamics and control
                Robot design
ISRACAS'2016 is Endorsed by the International Society of Computer Aided Surgery,  Israeli Society for Medical and Biological Engineering, Israel Life Science Industry, IEEE Israel Section. The goal of the Symposium is to convene in Israel clinicians, scientists, and engineers actively interested in medical imaging, computer science, and robotics, and their application to the planning, monitoring, and execution of medical surgeries.  The symposium is the sequel of fifteen ISRACAS symposia, held since 1998 in Jerusalem, Haifa, and Tel-Aviv.  Each was attended by participants from health care centers, industry, and academia. The events included invited speakers, oral presentations of refereed papers, industrial exhibits, and system demonstrations.

Symposium topics include Relevant research in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics, and Electrical Engineering including but not limited to:
- Medical robotics
- Surgical simulators
- Multi-modal image reconstruction, segmentation, and registration
- Virtual and augmented reality surgery
- Computer-aided diagnosis and preoperative planning
- Intraoperative surgical monitoring, support, and planning
- Anatomical modeling, atlases
- Medical image processing: segmentation, registration, visualization. 

All medical specialties include but are not limited to:
- Radiology, interventional radiology
- Orthopaedics and traumatology
- Laparoscopy, endoscopy, arthroscopy
- Neurosurgery
- Cardiovascular surgery
- Bronchoscopy
- Urology
- Dentistry
- Maxillofacial and craniofacial surgery 

We particularly encourage the submission of works describing clinical experience with computer-aided and robotics  surgical systems.

Symposium Organizers:
L. Joskowicz     PhD     The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
M. Shoham        DSc     Technion -- Israel Institute of Technology                 

Potential contributors are requested to submit short abstracts of up to 2000 characters on any of the topics covered by the ICR conference by December 6, 2015. Notification of acceptance will be sent by December 31, 2015. Authors of accepted abstracts will be requested to submit a camera-ready single-page abstract by January 31, 2016. The submission of a full-length paper is optional.  The accepted abstracts and papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
This year we would like to have an additional poster session, for promoting presentation of innovative research ideas in preliminary research stages. Accordingly accepted submissions will be presented orally or in the poster session.  

Submission instructions: Abstracts should be sent as a pdf file (maximum size 5 Mb) to icr2016 at post.bgu.ac.il. A template for the abstract can be down loaded from www.icr2016.org.il

Authors submitting to ISRACAS2016 should additionally send electronic copies in Word (preferred) or PDF formats to Prof. Joskowicz at josko at cs.huji.ac.il

Please follow instructions posted in the conference web site: www.icr2016.org.il              

General Chair: Zvi Shiller, Ariel University 
Steering Committee Chair: Moshe Shoham, Technion 
Program Chair: Sigal Berman, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Sigal Berman, PhD

Head of Intelligent Systems track
Dept. of Industrial Engineering and Management
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
POB 653
Beer-Sheva, 8410501
Tel:  972-8-6479785
Fax: 972-8-6472958

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