[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] IROS2016 - Workshop on Frontiers of Endoluminal Robotic Surgery - Final Call for Participation

Pietro Valdastri pietro.valdastri at vanderbilt.edu
Mon Aug 29 14:28:39 PDT 2016

***Call for Participation***
Frontiers of Endoluminal Robotic Surgery
Full-Day Workshop
October 14th, 2016, Daejeon, South Korea

The objective of this workshop is to advance knowledge in the field of
endoluminal robotic surgery, by presenting innovative tethered and
untethered mechatronic instruments and surgical robots, capsule-based
devices and other diagnostic and therapeutic platforms, ranging from the
meso- to nano-scale. A wide range of open challenges about endoluminal
robots will be addressed in the proposed workshop, entitled “Frontiers of
Endoluminal Robotics Surgery”. Ranging from active navigation mechanisms to
sensing and therapeutic modules, the presentations will cover key aspects of
innovative robotic devices for endoluminal procedures approaching issues,
such as: i) capsules and novel flexible endoscopic/endocavity devices, ii)
robotic navigation for active endoscopic probes and robots, iii) smart
mechanisms for actuation and therapy delivery, iv) sensing and therapeutic
modules and also iv) micro- and nano-scale devices. 

Dr. Gastone Ciuti, The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna,
Italy (mail: g.ciuti at sssup.it) 
Prof. Pietro Valdastri, University of Leeds, UK (mail:
p.valdastri at leeds.ac.uk) 
Prof. Paolo Dario, The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna,
Italy (mail: p.dario at sssup.it) 
Prof. Shuxin Wang, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China (mail:
shuxinw at tju.edu.cn)

WORKSHOP WEBSITE: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__sssa.bioroboticsinstitute.it_workshops_FERS2016&d=DQIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=YNaLHGt_PU7GFWDrl1BArAR9dSpJ236ZxsN4m0NDKQ8&s=0PBhyp5b3Vv98pmJfNPZTFqvDGZenzuymav7oPzoaUs&e=  

We welcome prospective participants to submit abstracts (up to 1 page) to be
presented with a teaser presentation and poster during the workshop. The
manuscripts should use the IEEE IROS two-column format (template available
in the workshop website). Please submit a PDF copy of your abstract by email
to g.ciuti at sssup.it and p.valdastri at leeds.ac.uk before September 5th, 2016.
Abstracts will be selected based on their originality, relevance to the
workshop topics, contributions, technical clarity, and presentation.
Accepted abstracts require that at least one of the authors register to the
workshop. The best contribution will be selected by the workshop committee
during the organized event; the winner will be announced by the end of the
workshop. This workshop is an excellent opportunity to present and discuss
your ongoing work and get an early feedback from the participants.

Important dates:
- Submission deadline for abstracts: September 5th, 2016
- Notification of acceptance: September 15th, 2016

- Endoluminal and endocavity devices and platforms;
- Smart catheters and innovative endoscopes;
- Bio-inspired robots and technologies for accurate diagnosis and targeted
- Endoscopic capsules for gastrointestinal procedures;
- Physical simulations, magnetic modelling and FEM;
- Sensing, telemetry and data communication; 
- Motion planning and autonomous/assisted diagnosis and therapy;
- Medical imaging and image-based technologies/algorithms; 
- Mechanisms and technologies for manipulation/grasping;
- Mesoscale mechanisms for diagnosis and therapy delivery;
- Power supply and innovative energy solutions for endoluminal robots;
- Micro- and nano-scale devices and hybrid microstructures;
- Flexible endoscopes and applications, medical and not.

- P. Dario, The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy
- G. Ciuti, The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy
- P. Valdastri, University of Leeds, UK
- B. Nelson, ETH Zurich, Switzerland 
- D. Oetomo, The University of Melbourne, Australia
- M. Rentschler, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
- A. Mahoney, Vanderbilt University, USA
- S. Wang, Tianjin University, China
- E. De Momi, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy
- S. Cochran, University of Glasgow, UK
- M. Q.-H. Meng, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- K. Althoefer, Queen Mary University College, UK
- P. Slawinski, Vanderbilt University, USA

This workshop receives support from the European Community’s through the
H2020 EndoVESPA project (G.A.: 688592). This workshop is endorsed by the
IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Surgical Robotics.
Best regards,

The Workshop Organizers
Gastone Ciuti, Pietro Valdastri, Paolo Dario and Shuxin Wang

Pietro Valdastri, PhD
Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Director of the STORM Lab
School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK
Phone +44 (0)113 343 3706
Fax  +44 (0)113 3432032
Email p.valdastri at leeds.ac.uk
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