CRAS17 is coming

After some very successful previous years, CRAS is back!
7th Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery ======================================================================
Dates: September 14-15, 2017; Montpellier

Workshop Motivation:

Joining Efforts - Progressing Faster
Robotic surgery is one of the most appealing fields of modern robotics. With over 3 decades history, more than 3.800 systems installed worldwide and over 600.000 robot-assisted interventions conducted per year, the field of robotic surgery is now considered well established. Despite these impressive figures and increasing popularity in research labs all over the world, the list of technological advances that made it into the operating room (OR) during this last decade is fairly limited. Long expected techniques such as, for instance, 3D reconstruction, motion compensation, virtual guidance, haptic feedback, under study in many labs did not make their appearance into the market yet. This workshop aims at bringing together researchers and clinicians involved in computer and/or robot assisted surgery to provide a clear view on the status and recent trends in this field and to propose concrete measures to achieve a critical mass in research and innovation in the world.

Call for Contributions
Prospective authors are invited to submit high quality extended abstracts (2 pages limit) representing original results in all areas of Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery. Best Conference Contributions will be awarded. Deadline instructions for submissions are available hereafter and also on the conference website (

Important Dates:
 Abstract submission deadline                             2   June    2017
 Notification of acceptance                                  7   July     2017
 Final abstract submission                                   19 August 2017

Workshop Co-Chairs:
Philippe Poignet, LIRMM-University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France
Leonardo Mattos, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy
Paolo Fiorini, University of Verona, Italy
Emmanuel Vander Poorten, KU Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium

Workshop Topics:
Specific topics of interest include, amongst others:
·       registration, segmentation and modelling;
·       motion compensation and active guidance;
·       human-robot collaboration and shared control;
·       workflow analysis and episode segmentation;
·       machine learning and cognitive surgical robotics;
·       surgical skill assessment;
·       usability and user-acceptance;
·       surgical training;
·       tactile and haptic feedback;
·       variable stiffness robotic systems;
·       novel robotic hardware and sensors;
·       novel interfaces;
·       standardization and regulation;
·       system integration;
·       safety and dependability;
·       synergies and clustering;
·       visionary works and roadmaps.

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