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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CfP 2020 ISMR International Symposium on Medical Robotics

Jessica Burgner-Kahrs-3
Dear roboticists worldwide,

please consider submitting your medical robotics research results to the 2020 International Symposium on Medical Robotics (ISMR)!

ISMR will be hosted on the campus of Georgia Tech from April 22-24, 2020. The symposium will begin with the workshop(s)/tutorial(s) held on April 22 and the subsequent single-track symposium presentations will be at the Marcus Nanotechnology Building at Georgia Tech from April 22-24. This symposium will feature keynote and semi-plenary talks, oral presentations, and posters.

The goal of ISMR is to bring together world-class researchers to present state-of-the-art research achievements and advances in surgical robotics, image-guided interventions, rehabilitation and assistive robotics, and prosthetics, as well as discuss challenges from the clinical point of view and address industry needs. It is envisioned that medical robots will integrate emerging technologies including soft robotics, smart materials, ergonomics, co-robotics, and artificial intelligence in the near future, and these topics will be featured in the symposium.

Potential topics for the symposium submissions include, but are not limited to, state-of-the-art research achievements and advances in surgical robotics, rehabilitation and assistive robotics, prosthetics, image-guided interventions, haptics, safety of robot-assisted procedures, training of medical personnel, and discussing potential challenges from the clinical point of view.

Symposium Paper Submission

Instructions for preparing the symposium papers is available on the ISMR website (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ismr.gatech.edu_submissions&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=JUWODrpXYMlcq0pO1Vd5sQYFptDbgzdth61Mq-i3XZI&s=0SnXeB2BFDpP0iM4JSIQfxWzco_1t_ojaivkJzmuj1Y&e= ) and all submissions must follow the paper formatting instructions for IEEE conference proceedings that is available on the ISMR website.

The page limit for each submission is flexible. However, the paper material (including text, figures, tables, acknowledgement, etc.) must fit into 6 pages, while there is no page limit for the bibliography/references section (n pages). Papers exceeding the (6+n) page limit at the time of submission will be returned without review. All accepted and presented papers that follow the IEEE format will be included in IEEE Xplore.

Workshop and Tutorial Proposal Submission

Proposals are invited for half-day or full-day tutorials and workshops. Workshops should provide a forum for participants to discuss emerging and active research areas. We particularly welcome workshops that present content not typically found in the regular sessions of the symposium. Proposals should discuss how the workshop/tutorial will facilitate comprehensive discussion on the selected topic and promote the active participation of and interaction between the attendees.

Tutorial and workshop proposals must include: (1) statement of objectives, (2) description of the intended audience, (3) list of speakers, and (4) special requests (if any). More information can be found at: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ismr.gatech.edu_workshop-2Dproposal-2Dsubmissions&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=JUWODrpXYMlcq0pO1Vd5sQYFptDbgzdth61Mq-i3XZI&s=WX95WvWJmjN7qi-s8xAxCdpFYH9lSULto5SJctM36XQ&e= 

Important Dates

Paper submission site opens: October 1, 2019

Paper submission deadline: December 1, 2019

Workshop and Tutorial Proposals Submission Deadline: December 15, 2019

Paper decisions notification: January 25, 2020

Camera-ready copies of the papers due: February 15, 2020

Final program published on the website: March 1, 2020

We look very much forward to your contributions!

General Chair: Jaydev P. Desai (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

Program Co-Chairs: Mahdi Tavakoli (Univ. of Alberta, Canada) and Iulian Iordachita (Johns Hopkins University, USA)

Publication Co-Chair: Ann Majewicz Fey (UT Dallas, USA) and Farokh Atashzar (New York University, USA)

Awards Co-Chairs: Nabil Simaan (Vanderbilt University, USA) and Jake Abbott (The University of Utah, USA)

Workshop Co-Chairs: Jun Ueda (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) and Aaron Young (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

Publicity Chair: Jessica Burgner-Kahrs (University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada)

Travel Awards Chair: Zion Tse (University of Georgia, USA)

Jessica Burgner-Kahrs | Associate Professor
Director Continuum Robotics Laboratory

Department of Mathematical & Computational Sciences
Department of Computer Science
Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

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