[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Feb 12 EXTENDED DEADLINE - Call for Posters: 2019 Spring School on Medical Robotics & International Symposium on Medical Robotics

Mahdi Tavakoli mahdi.tavakoli at ualberta.ca
Wed Feb 6 09:30:45 PST 2019

2019 Spring School on Medical Robotics (Apr 1-3, 2019)

2019 International Symposium on Medical Robotics (Apr 3-5, 2019)

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA


The 2019 Spring School on Medical Robotics (SSMR) and the 2019
International Symposium on Medical Robotics (ISMR) will be hosted together
for the first time on the campus of Georgia Tech from April 1–5, 2019. The
SSMR will run from Apr 1-3 while the ISMR 2019 will be held from April 3-5,
with workshops on April 3, which will be common to both SSMR and ISMR. SSMR
will feature a series of talks, workshops, and poster presentations, while
ISMR will feature keynotes, semi-plenary talks, and workshops in addition
to oral/poster presentations.

The goal of ISMR is to bring together world-class researchers to present
state-of-the-art research achievements and advances in surgical robotics,
image-guided interventions, rehabilitation and assistive robotics, and
prosthetics, as well as discuss challenges from the clinical point of view
and address industry needs. It is envisioned that medical robots will
integrate emerging technologies including soft robotics, smart materials,
ergonomics, co-robotics, and artificial intelligence in the near future,
and these topics will be featured in the Spring School and the Symposium.

Potential topics for poster submissions to the Spring School and/or the
Symposium include, but are not limited to, state-of-the-art research
achievements and advances in surgical robotics, rehabilitation and
assistive robotics, prosthetics, image-guided interventions, haptics,
safety of robot-assisted procedures, training of medical personnel, and
discussing potential challenges from the clinical point of view.

Call for Posters

 We invite participants to present their late-breaking research results in
the form of posters in either or BOTH of SSMR and ISMR. To do so, 1-page
abstracts for poster presentations should be submitted. An abstract should


   A title

   A list of authors and their affiliations

   A maximum 500-words abstract

   The target event (i.e., SSMR, ISMR, or BOTH)

  Authors of accepted posters are expected to register in and attend the
corresponding event (i.e., SSMR, ISMR, or BOTH) to present their work
during poster sessions. The accepted posters will not be published in IEEE
Xplore but will appear in the Spring School/Symposium/both programs, as
appropriate. All submissions will be judged based on relevance to the
above-mentioned topics, technical quality, and novelty. Authors are
required to submit their poster proposals via email to
mahdi.tavakoli at ualberta.ca and f.rodriguez at imperial.ac.uk by February 12,
2019. The email subject line should clearly specify if the poster is for
SSMR, ISMR, or BOTH and should be in the format:
“SSMR/ISMR/BOTH_Poster_(last name of the first author)”.

General Chair: Jaydev P. Desai (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

Program Co-Chairs: Mahdi Tavakoli (Univ. of Alberta, Canada) and Ferdinando
Rodriguez y Baena (Imperial College, UK)

Publication Co-Chair: Jayender Jagadeesan (BWH, Harvard University, USA)
and Pietro Valdastri (University of Leeds, UK)

Local Arrangements Chair: Seth Hutchinson (Georgia Institute of Technology,

Awards Co-Chairs: Paolo Fiorini (University of Verona, Italy) and Antoine
Ferreira (INSA Centre Val de Loire, France)

Publicity Co-Chairs: Arianna Menciassi (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy)
and Elena De Momi (POLIMI, Italy)

Travel Awards Chair: Zion Tse (University of Georgia, USA)

Mahdi Tavakoli, PhD, PEng, MIEEE
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Alberta
13-360 Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering
9211, 116 St NW
Edmonton, AB T6G 1H9

Phone: 780-492-8935
Email: mahdi.tavakoli at ualberta.ca
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