International Workshop on
Augmented environments for Medical Imaging and Computer-aided Surgery


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AMI-ARCS 2004, a one day satellite workshop of MICCAI-2004, will serve as a forum for researchers involved in all aspects of Augmented environments for Medical Imaging including Augmented Reality in Computer-aided Surgery. It will be held in Rennes on September 30th, in conjunction with MICCAI-2004.

This workshop aims at continuing the tradition of the first "Augmented Reality in Computer Aided Surgery" (ARCS) meeting held in 2003 ( For this reason, the workshop is named AMI-ARCS to not only present the objectives of the first ARCS but also invite researches working on broader aspects of augmentation such as image fusion, simulation and rendering to attend this workshop.

Two invited lectures are planned:
Frank Sauer (Siemens Corporate Research)
David Hawkes (King's College London)

The list of accepted papers and the final program are available here.

Scope and Objectives

This workshop will serve as a forum for researchers involved in all aspects of Augmented Environments for Medical Imaging. In medical imaging, augmented environments aim to provide the physician with an enhanced perception of the patient either by fusing various image modalities of the patient or by presenting medical imagery directly into the physician's view of a patient, helping him to establish a direct relation between the imagery and the patient.

Communications emphasizing innovative work, shared software development, validation and clinical applications are strongly encouraged. This workshop aims at bringing together researchers in computer science, electrical engineering, physics, and clinical medicine to present the state-of-the-art developments in this ever-growing research area.


Contributions are solicited in (but not limited to) the following areas :

Medical augmented reality

hardware and software solutions for augmented reality
medical applications of augmented reality
evaluation of medical augmented reality solutions

Surgical simulation

organ modeling
haptic sensing
training systems

Image fusion

Visualization techniques

Image-guided surgical navigation

Virtual endoscopy

Virtual colonoscopy

3D display technology for medical visualization


In addition, presenters are strongly encouraged to bring demonstrations of their work, either as runnable software or video clip. A session dedicated to demonstrations will be organized during the workshop.

Invited lectures

Two invited lectures are planned:
Frank Sauer (Siemens Corporate Research)
David Hawkes (King's College London)



This one-day workshop will be held at IRISA, Rennes, France


Key Dates

Deadline for paper submission: May 26, 2004
Online registration: May 31, 2004
Notification of acceptance: July 5, 2004
Early-bird registration deadline : August 15, 2004
Workshop: September 30, 2004



Submission Guidelines

Accepted file format is PDF. The maximum paperlength including figures and references is ten (10) pages. You are invited to use the templates defined on the MICCAI pages to prepare your paper.


Papers must be submitted electronically through the AMI-ARCS 2004 submission web-site


Accepted papers will be published on a CD Rom. Videos demonstrations can also be included on the CD.




Marie-Odile BERGER (LORIA/INRIA Lorraine, Nancy, France)
Nassir NAVAB (CAMP, TU München, Germany)

Program Committee

Wolfgan Birfellner (AKH Vienna, Austria)
Eve Coste-Maniere (INRIA, France)
Takeyoshi DOHI (Tokyo University, Japan)
David Hawkes (King's College, UK)
Ali Khamene (Siemens, USA)
Ron Kikinis ( BWH, USA)
Ken Masamune (Tokyo Denki University, Japan)

Xavier Pennec (INRIA, France)
Terry Peters (Robarts Research Institute, London)
Jannick Roland (UCF, USA)
George Stetten (CMU, USA)
Jocelyne Troccaz (GMCAO, France)

Local Organization Chairs

Eric Marchand (IRISA-INRIA, Rennes)
Erwan Kerrien (LORIA/INRIA Lorraine, Nancy, France)

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