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kmiller46
03-28-2009, 11:31 PM
Computational Biomechanics for Medicine IV: a MICCAI 2009 satellite
workshop:
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Call for papers

Computational Biomechanics for Medicine
(http://www.mech.uwa.edu.au/CBM2009/ , http://www.cbm.mech.uwa.edu.au/ )
will be held in London in September 2009, in conjunction with MICCAI 2009
http://www.miccai2009.org/ ).

Rationale:

Mathematical modeling and computer simulation have proved tremendously
successful in engineering. 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. For example, continuum mechanics models provide a rational basis
for analyzing biomedical images by constraining the solution to biologically
reasonable motions and processes. Biomechanical modeling can also provide
clinically important information about the physical status of the underlying
biology, integrating information across molecular, tissue, organ, and
organism scales. The main goal of this workshop is to showcase the clinical
and scientific utility of computational biomechanics in computer-integrated
medicine.

Scope:

The following computational mechanics disciplines will be included:
1. Computational solid mechanics
2. Computational multibody systems kinematics and dynamics
3. Computational fluid mechanics
4. Computational thermodynamics (e.g. heat transfer, radiation)

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: 18 May 2009

Notification of acceptance: 10 July 2009

Final version of papers submitted: 01 August 2009

Workshop: 20 or 24 September 2009
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Submission:

Please, follow the formatting guidelines of the main MICCAI conference,
however do not anonymise your manuscript. The length of papers including
figures and references should be between eight (8) and twelve (12) pages.
Full workshop papers will be carefully refereed. Participants will receive
electronic versions of the papers on the day of the workshop. Paper
proceedings will be published by Springer NY and send to participants in
early 2010.

The authors of the best papers presented at the Computational Biomechanics
for Medicine IV Workshop will be requested to submit an extended version of
their papers to the special section of the Medical Image Analysis journal.

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Chairs
Karol Miller, The University of Western Australia,
kmiller@mech.uwa.edu.au
http://www.mech.uwa.edu.au/ISML

Poul M.F. Nielsen, University of Auckland
p.nielsen@auckland.ac.nz
http://www.bioeng.auckland.ac.nz/inst_people/people_display.php?people_id=28
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Karol Miller, Dr habil.
Winthrop Professor of Applied Mechanics
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 8545
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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