AMI-ARCS 2008, a one day satellite workshop of MICCAI 2008
, will serve as a forum for researchers involved in all aspects of Augmented environments for Medical Imaging including Augmented Reality in Computer-aided Surgery.
In medical imaging, augmented environments aim to provide the physician with enhanced perception of the patient either by fusing various imaging modalities or by presenting image-derived information overlaid on the physician's view, establishing a direct relation between the image and the patient. The focus of this workshop will be innovative research into the technical aspects of augmentation, such as hardware and optical design, real-time implementations, registration and fusion, calibration, visualization and 3D perception as well as validation, clinical applications and clinical evaluation. In particular we will expect those presenting applications to describe the path to clinical introduction of their systems. We aim to include not only researchers in augmented reality but also those working on broader aspects of augmentation such as image fusion, simulation and rendering. AMI-ARCS will bring together researchers in computer science, electrical engineering, physics, and clinical medicine to present the state-of-the-art developments in this ever-growing research area.
Sept 06, 2008 in New York, USA
8am - 12pm, 1pm - 5pm
Contributions are solicited in (but not limited to) the following areas :
- Medical augmented reality
- hardware and software solutions for augmented reality
- medical applications of augmented reality
- evaluation of medical augmented reality solutions
- Surgical simulation
- organ modeling
- haptic sensing
- training systems
- Image fusion
- Visualization techniques
- Image-guided surgical navigation
- Virtual endoscopy
- Virtual colonoscopy
- 3D display technology for medical visualization
The format will be a full day workshop. The majority of the program will comprise innovative papers from researchers given as oral presentations. There will be a demonstration session during lunch, which will take place instead of a poster session, since augmented reality developments are not generally well presented by posters. There will also be a short discussion session at the end of the day.
Anticipated number of participants: This workshop will be the third in a series of MICCAI workshops on augmented environments for medical imaging following AMI-ARCS 2004 & 2006. These had between 40 and 70 participants and this year we would anticipate attendance to be in a similar range, though probably towards the higher end due to increasing interest in this research area.
Special Issue of a Journal
We will approach the editors of Medical Image Analysis
about the possibility of a special issue comprising the best papers from the workshop.
- Phillpp Edwards, Biosurgery and Surgical Technology Department, Imperial College, London UK
- Kensaku Mori, Department of Media Science, Graduate School of Information Science, Nagoya University
- Tobias Sielhorst (CAMP, TU Munich, Germany, )
- Wolfgang Birkfellner
- Stephane Nicolau
- Joerg Traub
- Nassir Navab
- Terry Peters
- Jannick Rolland
- Adrien Bartoli
- Marie-Odile Berger
- Rudy Lapeer
- George Stetten
- Ali Khamene
- Martin Horn (CAMP, TU Munich, Germany, )
Local Organization Chair