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    The text is below. I wil add registration information soon.


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    * ISRACAS'98 *
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    * May 4-5, 1998 *
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    * The Technion, Haifa *
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    * The Belfer Fund, The Technion *
    * The Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology *
    * The Leibniz Center, The Hebrew University *
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    * Endorsed by the International Society of Computer Aided Surgery *
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    Symposium Organizers

    L. Joskowicz, Phd, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem
    M. Shoham, Phd, The Technion

    The goal of the symposium is to convene for the first time 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 two-day
    symposium on Computer-Integrated Surgery will include survey talks by
    internationally recognized experts, presentations of contributed papers,
    panel discussions, and system demonstrations.

    Extended abstracts (2-5 pages) of technical papers, 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. Authors should send either electronic copies (ASCII, LaTeX,
    or Postscipt) or hard-copies (3 sets) by NOVEMBER 15st, 1997 to the address

    Symposium Topics

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

    - reconstruction and segmentation of medical images from diverse modalities
    - architectures and control for 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
    - dentistry

    Invited speakers

    R. Kikinis, MD, "Computer-assisted neurosurgery"
    Harvard Medical School, USA
    S. Lavallee, PhD, "Multimodality Information and registration"
    TIMC-IMAG, Grenoble, France
    R, Mosges, MD, "Computer-assisted functional endoscopic surgery"
    IMSIE, Koln, Germany
    D. Stulberg, MD, "Computer-assisted orthopaedic surgery"
    Northwestern University, USA
    R.H. Taylor, PhD, "Medical robotics"
    Johns Hopkins Univers ity, USA

    Local Program Committee

    M. Berman, PhD, Silicon Graphics Biomedical
    Y. Charit, Phd, Technion
    R. Chisin, MD, Haddasah Ein Karem
    G. Elber, Phd, Technion
    S. Goldberger MD, Meir Hospital
    Y. Madar, PhD, Haddasah, Jerusalem
    D. Maor, PhD, Elscint
    C. Milgrom, MD, Haddasah Hospital, Jerusalem
    A. Simkin, Phd, Haddasah Ein Karem
    M. Roffman, MD, Carmel Hospital, Haifa
    R. Yagel, PhD, Silicon Graphics Biomedical

    International Advisory Board

    N. Ayache, PhD, INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France
    R. Bucholz, MD, U. of St. Louis, USA
    A. Colchester, 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
    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
    L. Nolte, Phd, M.E. Muller Institute, Bern, Switzerland
    M. Peshkin PhD, Northwestern University, USA
    P. Rabischong, MD, Montpellier, France
    K. Radermacher, Phd, Aachen University of Technology, Germany
    D. Stulberg, MD, Northwestern University, USA
    R.H. Taylor, PhD, Johns Hopkins U., USA
    J. Troccaz PhD, TIMC-IMAG, Grenoble, France

    Support and Sponsorship

    Ministry of Science and Technology
    Leibniz Center, The Hebrew University
    Belfer Fund, The Technion
    Silicon Graphics Biomedical (tentative)
    Elscint (tentative)

    For more information contact:
    Leo Joskowicz
    Institute of Computer Science
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Givat Ram, Jerusalem 91904, Israel
    Phone: +(972)-2-658-6299 (6584949 secretary)
    FAX: +(972)-2-658-5439
    WWW site:

    Check the web site:

    For frequent updates.

    Ariel Simkin, PhD
    Biomechanics Laboratory
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Hadassah University Hospital
    Kiryat Hadassah, Jerusalem, Israel 91120.
    Tel: 972 2 6757127 Fax: 972 2 6434434