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2011 Joint Workshop

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Joint Workshop on New technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery

July 11-13, 2011: Graz, Austria

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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 field of robotic and computer-assisted surgery has never been more productive. More and more universities, institutes and companies are gathering specific knowledge in consortia, and this type of cooperation generates high-quality research outcomes and innovative technical solutions. Thus, the SCATh Project Coordination Board has decided to organize a joint workshop with the aim of:

  • Presenting the research conducted at European level in technologies to assist and plan surgery,
  • Providing training to early stage and advanced stage researchers,
  • Sharing new visions and perspectives in the research fields related to computer/robot assisted surgery.

Workshop Overview:

11th July 201112th July 201113 July 2011
Day's topic Modeling in surgery Navigation in surgery Robotics in surgery
8:30 - 9:00 Keynote Lecture:
Jos Vander Sloten
Keynote Lecture:
Giancarlo Ferrigno
Keynote Lecture:
Paolo Fiorini

Morning session

9:00 - 12:00

Algorithms for segmentation
Geometrical Modeling
Biomechanical modeling

  • Experimental
  • Computational

Cardiovascular navigation

Neurosurgical navigation

Laparoscopic navigation

Orthopedic  navigation

Robotic catheters

Robotics in Laparoscopic surgery

Robotics for orthopedics

Highly specialized surgical robots

Afternoon session Models for simulator and training stations
14:00 - 14:30 Keynote Lecture:
Gabriele Dubini
Keynote Lecture:
Lena Maier-Hein
Keynote Lecture:
Philippe Poignet


14:30 - 17:00

Modeling for preoperative planning

Real-time models applied to surgery

Algorithms for rigid and non-rigid registration



Haptic feedback


Visual servoing

Social Event Reception Dinner To Be Announced


Organization Committee:
- Graz University of Technology: Prof. Gerhard A. Holzapfel, Dr. David M. Pierce
- Catholic University of Leuven: Prof. Jos Vander Sloten, Mauro Sette

Technical Committee:
- Modeling in surgery: Dr. David M. Pierce (Graz University of Technology)
- Navigation in surgery: Dr. Danail Stoyanov (Imperial College London)
- Robotics in surgery: Mauro Sette (Catholic University of Leuven)

Keynote speakers:

- Modeling in surgery: Prof. Dr. ir. Jos Vander Sloten (Catholic University Leuven, Belgium),

Prof. Dr. ir. Gabriele Dubini (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

- Navigation in surgery:Prof. Dr. ir. Giancarlo Ferrigno (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

Dr. Ir. Lena Maier-Hein (German cancer research center, Germany)

- Robotics in surgery:    Prof. Dr. ir. Paolo Fiorini (Universitá di Verona, Italy)

Prof. Dr. ir. DrPhilippe Poignet (LIRMM, France)


- Modeling in surgery:


Borja Rodriguez Vila (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Pablo Lamata (Oxford University, UK)

Ignacio Larrabide (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
Gabriele Dubini (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

- Navigation in surgery:


Elena De Momi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Dan Elson (Imperial College London, UK)

Lena Maier-Hein (German Cancer Research Centre, Germany)

- Robotics in surgery:


Pietro Valdastri (SSSA, Pisa, Italy) 
Emmanuel Vander Poorten (K.U.Leuven, Italy)

Philipe Poignet (CNRS, France)
Ferdinando Rodriguez Y Baena (Imperial College London, UK)

Subscription and fees:

In order to subscribe fill the linked form (link to form missing):

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

350 euro - regular registration (after 15th June)

Call for papers (Closed):

Authors are invited to submit a paper and participate to the workshop. The workshop has the aim of highlighting the research conducted at European level in the field of new technologies for computer/robot assisted surgery. Thus the contributions submitted should give an overview of the research conducted by each author in the field with highlights of some recent advances. The requested contributions are tutorials on specific research topics targeting an audience of early stage researchers.

Important dates:

- 15th February 2011 EXTENDED to 1st March 2011: 500 word Abstract Submission closes (for abstracts, see template)

- 15th March 2011: Notification of acceptance

- EXTENDED 25th April 2011: Max. four-pages Manuscript Submission closes (for four-page papers, see template)

- 30th June 2011 - Published proceedings online

- 15th June 2011- Early-bird registration closes (reduced fee)

- 30th June 2011 - Regular registration closes