Advances in Simplifying Medical UltraSound (ASMUS) Call for Papers

Advances in Simplifying Medical UltraSound (ASMUS)
A n inaugural workshop at MICCAI 2020

Paper Submission Deadline: 30 June 2020

This inaugural workshop aims to bring together the MICCAI research
community working towards the next generation of medical ultrasound
imaging methods and systems. We envisage a future for clinical
ultrasound that truly combines advances both in medical image
computing (MIC) and computer-assisted intervention (CAI),
acknowledging the unique imaging modality operated directly by human
operators, or in the future, robotic systems. As a research community,
we will design and implement new ultrasound-enabled applications to
provide revolutionary healthcare benefits.

This full-day workshop will have an inter-disciplinary flavour, and
will review, publish and discuss latest findings in this area with
participants from academia, industry and clinical practice. A key
feature of the workshop will be live demonstrations, capitalising on
the unique portability of ultrasound-based applications.  Accepted
full-length manuscripts will be published with Springer LNCS, with an
option to provide a live demonstration at the workshop.

Original research in the areas below are invited and proof-of-concept
research from novel research directions are also encouraged.

 Ultrasound Assisted by Artificial Intelligence and Medical Robotics

    Ultrasound imaging with robotic (automated) assistance
    Machine learning methods in ultrasound analysis and guidance
    Automated interpretation and measurement for ultrasound
    Ultrasound quality and skills assessment

Multimodality Ultrasound Imaging

    Ultrasound with other non-imaging sensory information,
    e.g. positional and eye tracking

    Ultrasound with another pre-/intra-procedural imaging, e.g. camera
    videos, CT, MR, fluorescence

    Different modes of ultrasound imaging, e.g. photoacoustic,
    Doppler, compounding


    For global healthcare
    For training sonographers and other users
    For assisting non-expert healthcare professionals
    For other point-of-care ultrasound systems and scenarios
    For assisting surgery and interventions

Key Dates

Submission Deadline                                     30 June 2020

Notification of Acceptance                          21 July 2020

Camera Ready Papers                                   31 July 2020

Workshop                                                        04 October 2020


Workshop Chairs

Yipeng Hu (University College London)

Alison Noble (University of Oxford)

Stephen Aylward (Kitware)


Organising Committee

Purang Abolmaesumi (University of British Columbia), Gabor Fichtinger
(Queen's University), Jan d'Hooge (KU Leuven), Chris de Korte
(Radboud University Nijmegen), Nassir Navab (Technical University of
Munich), Dong Ni (Shenzhen University), Kawal Rhode (King’s College
London), Russ Taylor (Johns Hopkins University)

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