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2012 Joint Workshop

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Joint Workshop on New technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery

July 9-10, 2012: Madrid, Spain

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Programme and proceedings

A multi-disciplinary workshop aimed at checking the state-of-the-art in, and advancing the field of, minimally-invasive surgical procedures.


The Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery will be held at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain in July 9-10, 2012.


The workshop serves as a formal and informal discussion platform between scientists, engineers, and clinicians interested in the application of computing and robotics in medicine and surgery.  We are keen to promote positive interactions between students and established experts in the field and to stimulate collaboration between European centers and existing projects funded by the EC framework programs.

The second aim of the event is to compare the achievements and research lines of the project with the wider scientific community. Therefore the invitation to the events is extended to the wide scientific community and general public. During presentation and discussion session open to the wide audience will be presented the project’s research lines.

The second workshop’s aim is to dedicate time for the team working within the consortium, allowing the interaction of partners working on not strictly correlated fields. There will be organized presentations on the project’s evolution and discussion session trying to identify means of integrating the research conducted within the project. It is expected that such event will enhance the level of awareness, among the partners, on project direction, and will be encouraged horizontal and international collaboration among the researchers.

Monday, 9th July


Registration and package pickup

9:00 -9:15

Welcome speech

Faculty Dean


9:15 – 9:30

Introduction by the project coordinator

Prof. Jos Vander Sloten

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven


9:30 – 10:00

Keynote speech

Prof. Enrique Gómez,

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Morning Session

10:00 – 11:00

#3 presentations

15 min presentation

5 min slides

Coffee break

11:00 – 11:20



11:20 – 11:50

Keynote speech

Prof. Manuel Doblaré

Universidad de Zaragoza

Morning Session

11:50 – 12:50

#3 presentations

15 min presentation

5 min slides

12:50 – 14:00




14:00 – 14:30

Keynote speech

Prof. Wolfgang Birkfellner

Medizinische Universitat Wien

Afternoon Session

14:30 – 16:10

#5 presentations

15 min presentation

5 min slides

16:10 – 16:30

Coffee break


Afternoon Session

16:30 – 18:30

Global presentation and Platform evaluation from clinicians

PMB meeting


Social Dinner

Bus from Workshop to the restaurant.

Tuesday, 10th July


9:00 -9:30

Keynote Speech

Prof. Dominiek Reynaerts

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Morning Session

9:30 – 11:10


#5 presentations

15 min presentation

5 min slides

Coffee break

11:10– 11:30



11:30– 12:00

Keynote speech

Mr. Rob Reilink

Twente Universiteit

Morning Session

12:00 – 13:20

#4 presentations

15 min presentation

5 min slides

13:20 – 13:50

Closing remarks


13:50 – 15:00



Afternoon Session

15:00 – 17:00

TMB meeting

Organization Committee:

- Universidad Politecnica de Madrid: Prof. Enrique Gomez, Dr. Borja Rodríguez Vila

- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Prof. Jos Vander Sloten, Mauro Sette

Technical Committee:
- Borja Rodriguez Vila (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid)
- Mauro Sette (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

Keynote speakers:

- Prof. Dr. Eng. Enrique Gomez (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain)

- Prof. Dr. Eng. Manuel Doblaré ( Universidad de Zaragoza)

- Prof. Dr. Eng. Dominiek Reynaerts (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)

- Prof. Dr. Eng. Wolfgang Birkfellner (Medizinische Universitat Wien, Austria)

- Mr. Rob Reilink, M Sc (Twente Universiteit).

Workshop participants:

One of the event’s goals is to support the creation of networks of knowledge among the European scientists working in the same field as the SCATh project. For this reason, particular attention has been given to the invitation of the participants. Different European projects had been invited to present their contributions in the SCATh summer school. Among other projects that had been reached with the advisement of the project at European level through the most relevant mailing lists, the most representative project that confirmed their participation are reported. The expected participants’ number is around 100 people.

-          euHeart

-          SAFROS

-          PASSPORT

-          ARAKNES

-          ROBOCAST

-          MSV - Multi-scale Spatio-temporal Visualization project

-          RT3s – Real time simulation for safer vascular stenting

Subscription and fees:

In order to facilitate the participation of early-stage researchers, the SCATh project Coordination Board have decided to create a student fee. The students must send a letter signed by their professor ensuring that they are included in an educational program.

In order to subscribe fill the linked form:

Student fee:

150 euro - early bird registration (before 15th June)

250 euro - regular registration (after 15th June)

Non-student fee:

250 euro - early bird registration (before 15th June)

350 euro - regular registration (after 15th June)

Call for papers:

We believe that in order to be successful a workshop should be interactive and most of the participants should bring their contribution. For this reason all the participants were requested to submit, in a first stage an abstract, and the afterwards if selected a four page manuscript. During the workshop the manuscripts will be presented in form of oral communication to the public. The contents of the presentation are overviews of the research conducted for a specific topic within the project. All the manuscript will be collected in a volume and the volume will be electronically published with an ISBN number.


-          15th April 2012   500 Word Abstract submission Closes

-          1st May  2012     Notification of Acceptance

-          1st June 2012     Four-page Manuscript Submission Closes

-          15th June  2012    Published Proceedings Online (KU Leuven)

-          15th June  2012   Early Bird Registration Closes

-          30th June  2012   Regular Registration Closes