Surgical Workflow Analysis
Date: Saturday, 22nd June 2013
Venue:  Room Number 122, Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ

Location: No 33 on the South Kensington Campus Map, available here.
Workshop Aims:

The workshop on 'Surgical Workflow Analysis' will focus on the analysis, modeling and monitoring of surgical/interventional procedures. It is in response to the requirements for human-efficient and intuitive surgical support systems to provide more robust and predictable Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) procedures.
A detailed analysis of the surgical workflow involves explicit representation, formal understanding and statistical modeling of surgical processes. This analysis aims at assisting and impacting different aspects of surgical skills including technical skills (procedural and conceptual knowledge), cognitive skills (procedural decision-making process, situation awareness, ability of assessing risks and anticipating problems) and interpersonal skills (team interaction and parallel tasks). This new research field will optimize the management in the OR and establish a new generation of context-aware Computer Assisted Intervention (CAI) systems.
The objective of the workshop is to gather clinicians, researchers and medical companies to discuss issues and solutions on the acquisition, analysis, modeling, and monitoring of computer assisted interventions. The development of robust real-time surgical workflow analysis systems is a core component of the Operating Room of the Future.

Topics to be covered:
  • Visual perception and attention
  • Context-aware operating rooms
  • Modeling/Representation of surgical procedures
  • Modeling for surgical simulation, training, and assessment
  • Modeling for surgical workflow evaluation and optimization
  • Recognition of surgical steps / actions / events
  • Semantic analysis of surgical interventions
  • Surgical sensor networks
  • Surgical skills assessment
  • Surgical data mining

Session 1

09:30  Welcome

09:40  Surgical Vision and Workflow Analysis - Dr. Stamatia Giannarou, Imperial College London

10:10  Process-based man-machine cooperation in the operating room - Dr. Thomas Neumuth, Leipzig University

10:40  Modelling surgeon's brain activity for surgical workflow analysis  - Dr. Javier Andreu Perez, Imperial College London

11:00  Coffee Break

Session 2

11:30  Digital Operating Room Assistance - Prof. Jenny Dankelma, TUDelft

12:00  Incorporating surgical task information and constraints in the development of new robots - Dr. Christos Bergeles, Imperial College London

12:30  Panel Discussion - Prof. Jenny Dankelma, Dr. Thomas Neumuth, Dr. Daniel Leff


Stamatia Giannarou, Imperial College London
Daniel Leff, Imperial College London
Jenny Dankelma, TUDelft
Ashutosh Tewari, Weill Cornell Medical College
Thomas Neumuth, Leipzig University
Javier Andreu Perez, Imperial College London
Christos Bergeles, Imperial College London