Kitware Organizing MICCAI Workshop on Systems and Architectures for Computer Assisted Interventions

Kitware is co-organizing a workshop on Systems and Architectures for Computer Assisted Interventions at MICCAI 2010. The goal of this workshop is to establish a forum for discussing open interfaces, architectures, interoperability, and standards for the development of computer assisted intervention systems.

Modularization of surgical assist systems has become a topic of growing importance due to the increasing complexity of system components. Future systems will have to depend on reliable components and frameworks, which are used as building blocks to realize the desired functionality. To achieve modularization, standards will be key, as they allow for cross-vendor interoperability. As such, this workshop will focus primarily on modularization and standardization of CAS systems and frameworks and will include strong participation from both industry and academia. 

Presenatations will educate participants about formal standardization efforts, such as DICOM in Surgery WG24;  academic efforts at interoperability, such as OpenIGTLink, TIMMS and SAW; and open interfaces to commercial products. Several examples of CAI systems will be presented to illustrate success stories and areas for improvements.

MIDAS, Kitware’s digital archiving and distributed processing system, hosted paper submission for this workshop which will take place on September 24, 2010. 

Fellow workshop organizers include:

  • Oliver Burgert, Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery (ICCAS), University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Stefan Bohn, Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery (ICCAS), University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Andinet Enquobahrie, Kitware, Inc., USA
  • Kiyo Chinzei, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
  • Rajesh Kumar, Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology (CISST ERC), Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Peter Kazanzides, Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology (CISST ERC), Johns Hopkins University, USA

 

 

 

Questions or comments are always welcome!