Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality
Lehrstuhl für Informatikanwendungen in der Medizin & Augmented Reality

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Hauptseminar/Master Seminar:
Innovations in Computer Aided Surgery

Prof. Nassir Navab, Dr. Benjamin Frisch, Oliver Zettinig, Christoph Hennersperger

Type: Master Seminar Module IN2107
SWS: 2+0
ECTS: 4 Credits
Course Language: English


In traditional surgery, the outcome of the procedure depends entirely on the skills of the physicians and nurses. Today, interventional imaging and surgical robots support them, with the main goal of improving patient safety. We need to overcome many challenges, including spatial constraints in the OR as well as the desire for minimally invasive procedures. The daVinci(R) robot, in use for many years to support laparoscopic surgery and the Siemens zeego(R), that provides interventional CT, are only two examples of many technologies already deployed or under current research. This seminar course focuses on current research topics in the field of medical informatics, both for surgery and interventional imaging.

The seminar will cover:

  • Interventional imaging (ultrasound, cone-beam CT, SPECT, MRI etc.)
  • Surgical robotic systems
  • Augmented and virtual reality
  • Medical staff safety
  • Etc.


  • [15.11.2014] Tutors assigned. Please contact your tutor for an appointment to discuss the outline of your presentation and ask targeted questions.
  • [27.10.2014] Presentation schedule updated.
  • [23.10.2014] All papers assigned.
  • [14.10.2014] Paper list online.
  • [01.10.2014] All students enrolled (we're full now), and schedule updated.
  • [04.08.2014] Date of introductory meeting fixed.
  • [03.07.2014] Slides of preliminary meeting provided. In case you missed the meeting, please ask Oliver Zettinig () for the password.
  • [12.06.2014] There will be a short preliminary meeting on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 at 16:00 in 03.13.010. The list of papers will be made available after the introductory meeting in autumn.


  • TUM students: Registration is only possible using the new matching system linked in TUMonline. You will be notified by email (Informatics faculty) how the new system works.
  • Exchange students without TUMonline account: Please send a nice mail to Oliver Zettinig () to indicate that you want to participate, including your name, your birthday, program of study and Matrikelnummer (if you already have one). We will then enroll you in the course, given you match the requirements (Master's student).
  • Maximum number of participants: 15


In this Master Seminar (formerly Hauptseminar), each student is asked to select one paper from a list. In order to successfully complete the seminar, participants have to fulfill these requirements - all three will influence the final grade:

  • Presentation: The selected paper is presented to the other participants (15 minutes presentation, 10 minutes questions). Use the CAMP templates for PowerPoint  camp-tum-jhu-slides.potx, or Latex:  CAMP-latex-template.zip.
  • Written Report: A document of maximum 8 pages is written and submitted one week after the presentation. Please download and use the  CAMP Seminar Latex template. Alternatively, you can also use the LNCS Latex template llncs2e.zip directly from the Springer website.
  • Attendance: Participants have to participate actively in all seminar sessions.

Each presentation is followed by a discussion and everyone is encouraged to actively participate. The report must include all references used and must be written completely in your own words. Copy and paste will not be tolerated. Both report and presentation have to be done in English.


The seminar consists of a preliminary meeting, an introductory meeting and seminar sessions. Each of the sessions will consist of several student presentations. All seminar participants are expected to be present at every session and to actively participate in the discussion.

Date Time Room Topic By Material
03.07.2014 16:00-17:00 03.13.010 Preliminary Meeting Tutors  
14.10.2014 13:00-15:00 03.13.010 Introductory Meeting Tutors  
from Nov 15th   Tutor offices you may contact your tutor and arrange an appointment to discuss outline of your presentation and ask targeted questions    
03.12.2014 08:00-13:00 03.13.010 Presentation Training Tutors  
20.01.2015 12:00-16:00 03.13.010 Presentations I Students  
21.01.2015 08:00-10:00 UPDATED 03.13.010 Presentations II Students  
22.01.2015 12:00-17:00 03.13.010 Presentations III Students  

List of Papers

Papers are assigned in a first-come, first-serve manner. Please send a list of three paper titles to Oliver Zettinig () between Oct 20th 9 am and Oct 23rd 9 am, we will try to satisfy everyone's preferences. After Oct 23rd, or if all your choices are already taken, random paper attribution will take place.

Literature and Helpful Links

A lot of scientific publications can be found online.

The following list may help you to find some further information on your particular topic:

Some publishers:

Libraries (online and offline):

Some further hints for working with references:

  • JabRef is a Java program for comfortable working with Bibtex literature databases. Handy feature: if you know the PubMed ID for an article, JabRef can import data from there (via "Web Search/Medline").
  • Mendeley is a cross-platform program for organising your references.

If you find useful resources that are not already listed here, please tell us, so we can add them for others. Thanks.

Title: Innovations in Computer Aided Surgery
Professor: Prof. Nassir Navab
Tutors: Dr. Benjamin Frisch, Oliver Zettinig, Christoph Hennersperger
Type: Hauptseminar
Information: Hauptseminar, SWS: 2, ECTS: 4
Term: 2014WiSe

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