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Leo Joskowicz
07-23-2001, 05:37 PM
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* Israeli Society for Medical and Biological Engineering *
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* ISRACAS'2002 *
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* Thursday May 23, 2002 *
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* Tel-Aviv, ISRAEL *
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* Technion - Israel Institute of Technology *
* The Hebrew University *
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* International Society of Computer Aided Surgery *
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Symposium Organizers

M. Shoham DSc Technion -- Israel Institute of Technology
L. Joskowicz PhD The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


The goal of the Symposium is to convene in Israel clinicians, scientists,
and engineers actively interested in medical imaging, computer science, and
robotics, and their application to the planning, monitoring, and execution
of medical surgeries. The symposium is the sequel of four ISRACAS
symposia, held in May since 1998 in Jerusalem, Haifa, and Tel-Aviv. Each
was attended by over 150 participants including clinicians, industry, and
engineering academia. The one-day events included four to six invited
speakers, 15 oral presentations of refereed papers, industrial exhibits,
and system demonstrations. Abstracts of selected peer-reviewed papers were
published in the Journal of Computer-Aided Surgery.

Symposium format

This year we will continue with the one-day symposium consisting of four
invited talks by internationally recognized experts, about 15 paper
presentations, a special industrial session, and project and product

Symposium Topics

Relevant research in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering,
Biomechanics, and Electrical Engineering including but not limited to:

- multi-modal image reconstruction and segmentation
- architectures, control, and applications of medical robots
- virtual and augmented reality surgery, telesurgery
- image and sensor data registration
- computer-aided diagnosis and preoperative planning
- intraoperative surgical monitoring, support, and planning
- surgical simulators, anatomical modeling, atlases
- safety issues in computer-assisted surgery

All medical specialties include but are not limited to:

- radiology
- orthopaedics and traumatology
- laparoscopy, endoscopy, arthroscopy
- neurosurgery
- cardio-vascular surgery
- minimally invasive surgery
- urology
- craniofacial surgery and dentistry


Full-length technical papers (up to 10 pages) or extended abstracts (3-5
pages) of surveys, clinical studies, position papers, and panel topics for
presentation at the Symposium are solicited. Submissions will be reviewed
by members of the local and international program committee. Accepted
extended abstracts will be published in a preprints booklet to be
distributed to Symposium participants. In addition, abstracts of the papers
will be published in the Journal of Computer-Aided Surgery.

Authors should send electronic copies in Word (preferred), LaTeX, ASCII, or
PDF to Prof. Joskowicz at josko@cs.huji.ac.il.


Submission January 15, 2002
Notice of acceptance March 5, 2002
Camera-ready papers March 25, 2002
Early registration April 23, 2002
Symposium May 23, 2002


An equipment and systems exhibition will be be held in parallel to the
lectures. Exhibitors will get a chance to address the audience. If
you want to exhibit your system, please contact the organizers.

Local Program Committee (to be confirmed)
M. Berman PhD Biomedicom Ltd.
R. Beyar MD DSc Rambam MC and Technion
M. Blumenfeld PhD GE Medical Systems Israel Ltd.
S. Einav PhD Tel-Aviv University
D. Elad PhD Tel-Aviv University
M. Gomori MD Hadassah Hospital
H. Greenspan PhD Tel-Aviv University
P. Itzchak MD Tel Hashomer
D. Maor DSc InSightec Ltd.
C. Milgrom MD Hadassah Hospital
M. Roffman MD Carmel Hospital
R. Yagel PhD InSightec Ltd.

Local Chair H. Greenspan, PhD, Tel-Aviv University
Industrial Program Ori Hadomi, DenX

International Advisory Board (to be confirmed)
N. Ayache PhD INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France
G. Barnett MD Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA
J. Bowersox MD U. of San Francisco, USA
R. Bucholz MD St. Louis U., USA
A. Colchester MD PhD U. of Kent, UK
P. Dario PhD Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
B. Davies PhD Imperial College, UK
A. DiGioia MD Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh USA
S. Delp PhD Northwestern U., USA
E. Grimson PhD MIT, USA
K. Hohne PhD Hamburg U., Germany
B. Jaramaz PhD Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh USA
L. Kavoussi MD Johns Hopkins U., USA
R. Kikinis MD Harvard Medical School, USA
S. Lavallee PhD TIMC-IMAG, Grenoble, France
H. Lemke PhD Technische Universitat, Berlin, Germany
P. Merloz MD Centre Universitaire et Hospitalier Grenoble, France
L. Nolte PhD U. of Bern, Switzerland
R. Phillips PhD U. of Hull, UK
R. Shahidi PhD Stanford U., USA
D. Stulberg MD Northwestern U., USA
R.H. Taylor PhD Johns Hopkins U., USA
J. Troccaz PhD TIMC-IMAG, Grenoble, France
M. Vannier MD University of Iowa, USA

Symposium Venue

The Symposium will be held in the Tel-Aviv Area (exact location to be
announced later).


Participants are required to register and pay a nominal fee which
entitles them to a copy of the Symposium proceedings and coffee break

Early registration: IS 250 (US $60) IS 125 (US $30) for students
(by April 23, 2002)
On-site registration: IS 300 (US $70) IS 150 (US $35) for students

We encourage participants to register early, as the number of
participants will be limited.

Please e-mail or fax the following information to one of the symposium

For registration and more information contact:

Prof. Leo Joskowicz Prof. Moshe Shoham
School of Computer Science and Eng. Department of Mechanical Engineering
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Givat Ram, Jerusalem 91904, Israel Technion City, Haifa 32000, Israel
Phone: +(972)-2-658-6299 Phone: +(972)-4-829-3264
FAX: +(972)-2-658-5439 FAX: +(972)-4-832-4533
E-mail: josko@cs.huji.ac.il Email: shoham@tx.technion.ac.il

Check our web site for frequent updates:


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Fifth Israeli Symposium
Computer-Aided Surgery, Medical Robotics, and Medical Imaging








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Early registration: __ IS 250 (or US $60)
__ IS 125 (or US $30) for students
(by April 23, 2002)
On-site registration: -- IS 300 (or US $70)
__ IS 150 (or US $35) for students

Send, together with your payment to:

Prof. Leo Joskowicz josko@cs.huji.ac.il
School of Computer Science and Engineering
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
Givat Ram Campus,
Jerusalem 91904, Israel,
Fax: +972-2-658-5439.
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