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    * ISRACAS'2002 *
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    * Thursday May 23, 2002 *
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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 pre-prints 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


    Submission January 18, 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)
    D. Adam PhD Technion
    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
    Ori Hadomi Msc DenX
    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.

    International Advisory Board
    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 Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh USA
    S. Delp PhD Northwestern U., USA
    E. Grimson PhD MIT, USA
    K. Hohne PhD Hamburg U., Germany
    B. Jaramaz PhD Western Pennsylvania 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: Email:

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    Payment: enclose a check to the name of "TECHNION"

    Check one:

    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
    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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