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kmiller46
02-14-2006, 04:19 PM
Computational Biomechanics for Medicine: a MICCAI 2006 satellite workshop.

Call for papers

Computational Biomechanics for Medicine (
http://cbm2006.mech.uwa.edu.au/index.html ) will be held in Copenhagen

on 1 October 2006, in conjunction with MICCAI 2006 (
http://www.miccai2006.dk/ ).

Rationale:

A novel partnership between surgeons and machines, made possible by advances
in computing and engineering technology, could overcome many of the
limitations of traditional surgery. By extending the surgeons' ability to
plan and carry out surgical interventions more accurately and with less
trauma, Computer-Integrated Surgery (CIS) systems could help to improve
clinical outcomes and the efficiency of health care delivery. CIS systems
could have a similar impact on surgery to that long since realized in
Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (CIM). Mathematical modelling and computer
simulation have proved tremendously successful in engineering. Computational
mechanics has enabled technological developments in virtually every area of
our lives. One of the greatest challenges for mechanists is to extend the
success of computational mechanics to fields outside traditional
engineering, in particular to biology, biomedical sciences, and medicine.
The proposed workshop will provide an opportunity for computational
biomechanics specialists to present and exchange opinions on the
opportunities of applying their techniques to computer-integrated medicine.

Scope:
Two streams are planned:
1. Computational solid mechanics, lead by Karol Miller
kmiller@mech.uwa.edu.au
2. Computational fluid mechanics, lead by Dimos Poulikakos
poulikakos@ltnt.iet.mavt.ethz.ch


We solicit papers that use methods of computational biomechanics in the
following application areas:

Medical image analysis

Image-guided surgery

Surgical simulation

Surgical intervention planning

Surgical technique development

Disease prognosis and diagnosis

Injury mechanism analysis

Surgical aid design

Artificial organs

Implant and prostheses design

Medical robotics

Tissue engineering

Understanding of embryonic development

Understanding of aging


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Key dates
Deadline for paper submission: 30 of April 2006

Notification of acceptance: 30 June 2006

Workshop: 1 October 2006


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Submission
Papers should be emailed (in .pdf format) to Karol Miller
kmiller@mech.uwa.edu.au



The length of papers including figures and references is between six (6) and
ten (10) pages. The same submission format as for MICCAI Conference is
required. Please, use templates defined on the MICCAI pages.

Papers will be refereed by at least two experts and published in Workshop
Proceedings that will be distributed to participants.



Double submissions for the MICCAI Conference and for the workshop are
allowed. Authors should indicate this in both their MICCAI submission and
Workshop submission. If a paper is accepted both by the MICCAI 2006
conference and by the Workshop, the paper will be published in the MICCAI
proceedings, and the extended abstract will be published in Workshop
Proceedings.


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Chairs
Karol Miller, Intelligent Systems for Medicine Laboratory, The
University of Western Australia

Dimos Poulikakos, Laboratory of Thermodynamics in Emerging
Technologies, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich




Karol Miller, Assoc. Prof. Dr habil.
Director, Intelligent Systems for Medicine Lab.
Deputy Chair of Mechatronics
School of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley WA 6009, AUSTRALIA
Phone: + (61) 8 6488 7323
Fax: + (61) 8 6488 1024
Email: kmiller@mech.uwa.edu.au
http://www.mech.uwa.edu.au/~kmiller/
http://www.mech.uwa.edu.au/ISML/
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