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    Computational Biomechanics for Medicine: a MICCAI 2006 satellite workshop.

    Call for papers

    Computational Biomechanics for Medicine ( ) will be held in Copenhagen

    on 1 October 2006, in conjunction with MICCAI 2006 ( ).


    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.

    Two streams are planned:
    1. Computational solid mechanics, lead by Karol Miller
    2. Computational fluid mechanics, lead by Dimos Poulikakos

    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


    Key dates
    Deadline for paper submission: 30 of April 2006

    Notification of acceptance: 30 June 2006

    Workshop: 1 October 2006


    Papers should be emailed (in .pdf format) to Karol Miller

    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


    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
    The University of Western Australia: CRICOS Provider No. 00126G