Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine Call for Papers

=== VCBM 2017 Call for Papers ===

Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine 2017
in Bremen, Germany

*) Workshop Dates: September 7-8, 2017
*) Submission Deadline: June 19, 2017

== Aims and Scope ==

the Eurographics Workshop on Visual
Computing for Biology and Medicine, is an annual event addressing the
state of the art in visual computing research with a strong focus on
applications in biology and medicine. It provides an interdisciplinary
forum for experts (researchers and practitioners) from visualization,
visual analytics, computer graphics, image processing, computer
vision, human computer interfaces as well as experts from biology and
medicine, jointly working on next generation visual computing
solutions for medicine, healthcare and the biotechnology sector. This
year’s workshop (already the 7th VCBM since its foundation in 2008)
will be held during September 7-8, 2017, in Bremen, Germany.

EG VCBM solicits the submission of original, application-oriented
research papers that advance the fusion of visual computing methods
within medicine and biology. All papers (regular papers as well as
short papers) should focus on a well-defined biological/medical
problem, and demonstrate a significant innovation or improvement in
visual computing.

Suggested topics for papers include, but are not limited to:

*) Visual computing solutions for medical applications like radiology,
surgery, pathology, cardiology, nephrology, neurology, etc., including
medical education

*) Visual computing solutions for applications that support biomedical
research in systems biology, *omics research, molecular pathology,
neuroanatomy, biomedical imaging, etc.

*) Medical simulation and visual computing solutions that support new
approaches in computational medicine, including also the uses of
stereoscopy and haptics

*) Visualization approaches for data from new or challenging imaging
modalities including real-time imaging (e.g., ultrasound)

*) Visual computing solutions in the context of the virtual
physiological human

*) Survey papers on visual computing in biology and medicine
Methods might include, but are not limited to:

*) Visualization and analysis of all kinds of biomedical data (signals
and images)

*) Visualization, mining and analysis of biomedical data collections,
including cohort data

*) Information visualization of medical data sets, e.g., electronic
health records

*) Computer models of biomechanical, physiological, and biochemical
functions in living systems

*) Fusion, analysis and visualization of heterogeneous and/or
multi-source data

*) Multi-scale methods and data structures for large data

*) Interaction and design of visual computing workflows in medicine
and biology

*) Data tracking and registration

*) Data reconstruction and geometry extraction

*) Real time rendering and interaction with anatomy models

== Information for Authors ==

In addition to full-length papers, there will be again a short papers
track, encouraging scientific contributions from an even more diverse
group of researchers and practitioners. All VCBM 2017 papers (full and
short) will be peer-reviewed and will appear in the Eurographics
Digital Library.

*) Full Papers: Full papers are up to 10 pages in length (including
references) and describe original research contributions in the areas
outlined above. The authors of the best three papers will be invited
to submit an extended article version of their paper as journal
publication to Computer Graphics Forum.

*) Short Papers: Short papers describe a more focused and concise
research contribution and are likely to have a smaller - yet
significant - scope of contribution. Potential examples include the
presentation of initial results from novel ongoing research projects
or the exploration of new application areas. Short papers draw from
the same list of topics as full papers. Their length is limited to a
total of 5 pages (including references).

VCBM 2017 will also feature a poster program, the details of which
will be announced in a separate call.

== Submission Instructions ==

Papers can be submitted using the Eurographics SRM conference
management system here:

Login with your existing SRM account, or create a new one using the
relevant links. Papers can be up to 10 pages (for full papers) or 5
pages (for short papers) and should be prepared using the Eurographics
style. More details can be found on the SRM web page. Please note that
the reviewing process will be double-blind, so take care to anonymize
your submission.

More information on the preparation of your submissions will also be
available on the VCBM 2017


== Important Dates ==

*) Paper submission deadline (full and short papers): June 19, 2017

*) Author notification: July 22, 2017

*) Camera-ready deadline: August 14, 2017

*) Workshop: September 7-8, 2017


All deadlines are at 23:59 CET (UTC+1).