M2CAI 2012 - 3rd Workshop on Modeling and Monitoring of Computer Assisted Interventions
After the first two successful workshops on 'Modeling and Monitoring of Computer Assisted Interventions (M2CAI)', the third M2CAI workshop aims to continue the already established forum for discussing advanced methods for acquisition, analysis, modeling, and monitoring of surgical/ interventional processes. The workshop is in response to the constant advances in surgical technologies. The operating room (OR) needs to be regularly adapted to meet future requirements in terms of appearance, ergonomics and operability. For an efficient context-aware OR, all the systems used should be fully integrated. A detailed analysis of the surgical workflow is therefore necessary and involves representation, formal understanding and statistical modeling and analysis of surgical processes. We need to address behavioral, anatomical, pathological aspects as well as instrument usage. This will facilitate the assessment of surgical skills, optimize the management in the OR and establish a new generation of context-aware Computer Assisted Intervention (CAI) systems.
Workshop Objectives
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.
The topics to be covered by the workshop include but are not limited to:
  • 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 
  • Automatic surgery documentation
Key Dates
  • Submission of full papers:  May 30, 2012, Extended to June 11, 2012 
  • Notification of acceptance: July 6, 2012
  • Submission of camera ready papers: July 30, 2012
  • Workshop: October 1, 2012 at the Acropolis Convention and Exhibition Centre, Nice , France