After the past successful conferences, IPCAI again organizes an event in which the best conference articles in computer-assisted interventions are reviewed, selected, presented and actively discussed.
IPCAI 2013, the 4th International Conference on Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Interventions, will be held on June 26, 2013 in Heidelberg, Germany.

IPCAI aims at taking the particular aspects of interest and importance to CAI into account directly during the paper review process. IPCAI will include papers presenting novel technical concepts, clinical needs and applications as well as hardware, software and systems and their validation.

Similar to Information Processing in Medical Imaging (IPMI), IPCAI makes sure that the paper selection process is finalized before the submission deadline of both CARS and MICCAI conferences organized in the corresponding year. This allows the authors of the papers not accepted by IPCAI criteria to resubmit a revised version of their paper to one of these conferences.

Each accepted paper will be presented in a 30 minute time slot, including discussion of the paper with the audience.

Papers will be published in LNCS Springer proceedings. The last proceedings of IPCAI 2012 in Pisa were one of the top 50% most downloaded eBooks in the relevant Springer eBook Collection in 2012.

For the first year, IPCAI registered participants temporary will benefit free access to the online version of the conference proceedings on SpringerLink by means of a multiple-user token. Access will be granted for approximately four weeks, starting a few days before the meeting.


  • The IPCAI 2013 Proceedings are now available from Springer.
  • We just got notice, that the proceedings of IPCAI 2012 were one of the top 50% most downloaded eBooks in the relevant Springer eBook Collection in 2012.
  • Program now online (see below)!
  • Registration to CARS and IPCAI 2013 is available now.
  • Submission system is closed.
  • December 3rd, 2012: Paper submission deadline extended to December 10th!
  • Submission system now open!

Scientific CAI Topics

  • Systems and Software
  • Evaluation and Validation
  • Interventional Imaging
  • Interventional Robotics
  • Tracking and Navigation
  • Surgical Planning
  • Surgical Simulation
  • Advanced Intra-Op Visualization
  • Intra-Op UI
  • Surgical Workflow
  • ...


The program is also available for download.
8:30 Opening remarks
8:45 Computer Assisted Interventions: Future and applications
  Invited Speaker: T. Salcudean, Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver (CDN)
9:45 Coffee break
10:00 Simulation for Computer Assisted Interventions - Session Chairs: Purang Abolmaesumi, PhD (CDN) & Leo Joskowicz, PhD (IL)
  Development and procedural evaluation of immersive medical simulation environments
P. Wucherer, P. Stefan, S. Weidert, LMU Munich (D), P. Fallavollita, N. Navab, Technical Univ. München (D)
  Generation of synthetic 4D cardiac CT images for guidance of minimally invasive beating heart interventions
F.P. Li, M. Rajchl, J.A. White, A. Goela, T.M. Peters, The Univ. of Western Ontario, London (CDN)
11:00 Short break
11:15 Neurosurgical Interventions - Session Chairs: Purang Abolmaesumi, PhD (CDN) & Leo Joskowicz, PhD (IL)
  Intra-operative identification of the subthalamic nucleus motor zone using goniometrs
R. Shamir, R. Eitan, S. Sheffer, O. Marmor-Levin, D. Valsky, S. Moshel, A. Zaidel, H. Bergman, Z. Israel, The Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem (IL)
  Model guided placement of cerebral ventricular catheters
I. Reinertsen, A. Jakola, O. Solheim, F. Lindseth, G. Unsgard, SINTEF, NTNU, Trondheim (N)
12:15 Lunch break
13:00 Ultrasound Guided Interventions - Session Chairs: Terry M. Peters, PhD (CDN) & David Hawkes, PhD (UK)
  Ultrasound-Based Image Guidance for Robot-Assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: initial in-vivo results
O. Mohareri, The Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver (CDN), C. Schneider, T. Adebar, M. Yip, P. Black, C. Nguan, S. Salcudean, S. DiMaio, J. Seroger, D. Bergman, Intuitive Surgical Inc., (USA)
  Augmentation of paramedian 3D ultrasound images of the spine
A. Rasoulian, R. Rohling, P. Abolmaesumi, The Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver (CDN)
  3D segmentation of curved needles using Doppler ultrasound and vibration
T. Adebar, A. Okamura, Stanford Univ. (USA)
  Mobile EM field generator for ultrasound guided navigated needle insertions
K. März, A.M. Franz, B. Stieltjes, J. Iszatt, A. Seitel, B. Radeleff, H.-P. Meinzer, L. Maier-Hein, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg (D)
15:00 Coffee break
15:15 Image Guided Interventions - Session Chairs: Kevin Cleary, PhD (USA) & Ichiro Sakuma, PhD (J)
  First flexible robotic intra-operative nuclear imaging for image-guided surgery
J. Gardiazabal, T. Reichl, A. Okur, T. Lasser, N. Navab, Technical Univ. München (D)
  Robust real-time image-guided endoscopy: a new discriminative structural similarity measure for video to volume registration
X. Luo, H. Takabatake, H. Natori, K. Mori, Nagoya Univ. (J)
  Declustering n-connected components for segmentation of iodine implants in C-arm fluoroscopy Images
C. Amat di San Filippo, G. Fichtinger, Queen’s University, Kingston, (CDN), W. Morris, Vancouver Cancer Center, (CDN), T. Salcudean, University of British Columbia, (CDN), E. Dehghan, Philips Healthcare, (USA), P. Fallavollita, Technical Univ. Munich (D)
16:45 Panel Discussion
17:30 End of Session

Important Dates

  • Attention: Due to a confusing announcement, the deadline was extended.
  • Deadline to submit the final PDF of your papers: December 10th, 2012 (11pm PST)
  • Author notification: February 1, 2013
  • Conference: June 26, 2013

Things to know

  • A dedicated highly selective double anonymous review process with different review forms
  • 30’ long talks including discussion for each
  • Constructive and interactive friendly atmosphere
  • Fully dedicated to Computer Assisted Interventions
  • With different points of view: methodological and/or technical innovation, validation, clinical evaluation, system integration, ergonomics
  • Proceedings in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Springer)
  • Please have a look at our Submission Guidelines before submitting your paper

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