Wednesday November 20, 2013

Dan Panorama, Tel-Aviv, Israel


In conjunction with ICR 2013 -- 4th Israeli Conference on Robotics



Endorsed by                                                                                 

*  International Society of Computer Aided Surgery              

*  Israeli Society for Medical and Biological Engineering           

*  Israel Life Science Industry                                                      

*  IEEE Israel Section                                                             


Symposium Organizers

L. Joskowicz, PhD     The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

M. Shoham, DSc     Technion -- Israel Institute of Technology                     



The goal of the Symposium is to convene 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 symposium is the sequel of fourteen ISRACAS symposia, held since 1998 in Jerusalem, Haifa, and Tel-Aviv.  Each was attended by 100-150 participants including clinicians, industry, and engineering academia. The events included invited speakers, oral presentations of refereed papers, industrial exhibits, and system demonstrations.


This year ISRACAS will be held in conjunction with the 4th Israeli Conference on Robotics (ICR 2013). We expect that this co-location will give rise to synergies and fruitful collaborations.


Symposium format

This year the one-day symposium will consist of two sessions and an internationally recognized invited speaker.



Symposium Topics

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

-          Medical robotics

-          Surgical simulators

-          Multi-modal image reconstruction, segmentation, and registration

-          Virtual and augmented reality surgery

-          Computer-aided diagnosis and preoperative planning

-          Intraoperative surgical monitoring, support, and planning

-          Anatomical modeling, atlases


All medical specialties include but are not limited to:

-          Radiology, interventional radiology

-          Orthopaedics and traumatology

-          Laparoscopy, endoscopy, arthroscopy

-          Neurosurgery

-          Cardiovascular surgery

-          Bronchoscopy

-          Urology

-          Dentistry

-          Maxillofacial and craniofacial surgery


We particularly encourage the submission of works describing clinical experience with computer-aided surgery systems.



Potential contributors are requested to submit abstracts of up to 2000 characters (including spaces) on any of the topics mentioned above by July 19, 2013.  Guidelines on the format and submission can be found on the Paper Submission tag of the ICR conference web site.  Please select Medical Robotics (ISRACAS) as the Primary subject of your submission.


Authors of accepted abstracts may submit an extended abstract or full-length paper by September 15, 2013. The accepted abstracts and papers will be published as part of the ICR conference proceedings which will be distributed to the conference participants.


Abstract submission                            July     19, 2013 (new)

Notice of acceptance                          Aug.    15, 2013

Abstracts/Full-length papers  Sep.    15, 2013 (new)

Symposium                                         Nov    20, 2013



Participants are required to register to the ICR 2013 conference. For details, see the

ICR'2013 web site:



Contact information

For further information, please contact us at:


Prof. Moshe Shoham

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion -- Israel Institute of Technology

Haifa 32000, Israel

Tel: (972)-4-829-3264/ (972)-4-829-2102    



Prof. Leo Joskowicz

School of Eng. and Computer Science, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Givat Ram, Jerusalem 91904, Israel

Phone: (972)-2-549-4544