CARS 2017 Topics

31st International Congress and Exhibition on Computer Assisted Radiology (CAR)

Co-chair: Kiyonari Inamura, PhD (J)

  • Medical Imaging, e.g.
  • DR, CT, MR, Virtual Endoscopy, US, SPECT, PET and Molecular Imaging
  • Computer Assisted Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Image Processing and Display
  • Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers
  • Medical Workstations
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Therapy
  • Image Guided Diagnosis and Therapy of the Prostate
  • Ablation Therapies
  • Image Guided Radiation Therapy
  • Nanotechnology for Imaging and Therapy
  • Telemedicine, E-health and Multimedia EPR
  • Expert Systems and Computer Assisted Education
  • Economic and Management Issues
  • Security, Legal and Ethical Aspects
  • PACS Architecture, Workstation Design and Workflow
  • PACS-CAD Integration
  • PACS beyond Radiology (Cardiology, Endoscopy, Ophthalmology, etc.)
  • Image Distribution, Storage and Archiving Strategies
  • Standardization (DICOM, HL7, IHE)
  • Managing Radiation Dose and Contrast Media
  • Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS)

21st Annual Conference of the International Society for Computer Aided Surgery (ISCAS)

President: Pierre Jannin, PhD (F)

  • Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality for Surgery and Interventions
  • Image Processing and Visualization
  • Intraoperative Devices and Sensors
  • Intraoperative Imaging
  • Computer-assisted Planning
  • Surgical Navigation
  • Navigated Control
  • Surgical Robotics and Instrumentation
  • 3D Modelling and Rapid Prototyping
  • Methods of Validation and Verification
  • Evaluation of CAS Systems
  • Postoperative Result Assessment
  • Surgical Knowledge and Decision Management
  • Decision and Action Support in Surgical Management
  • Situation Awareness in the OR
  • Surgical Skill Assessment
  • Surgical Workflow Analysis
  • Surgical Simulation, Education and Training
  • Ergonomics, User Interfaces, Haptics and Multimodal Devices in Surgical Applications
  • Brain-Computer Interface, Neurostimulation

Clinical specialties:

  • Computer aided surgery in neurosurgery, ENT surgery, orthopaedic and spinal surgery, cardiovascular surgery, thoracic surgery, gastroenterological surgery, gynaecological surgery, urological surgery
  • Image Guided Navigation Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery
  • Image Guided Therapy

19th International Workshop on Computer-Aided Diagnosis (CAD)

Chairman: Hiroyuki Yoshida, PhD (USA)

  • Deep Learning / Machine Learning
  • Radiomics
  • CAD for Precision Medicine
  • 3D Printing
  • Grand Challenges in CAD
  • Quantitative Imaging
  • Risk Assessment
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Comparative Evaluation and Fusing CAD systems
  • Content-based Image Retrieval
  • Observer Performance Studies
  • Clinical Evaluation
  • Cloud CAD
  • CAD for Breast, Lung, Colon and Gastrointestinal Tract, Eye/Retina, Head and Neck, Liver, Prostate, Musculoskeletal, (Cardio-)Vascular,
  • Multiple Organ Systems, and Dentistry
  • CAD for Oncology
  • CAD for Histopathology and Microscopy

23rd Computed Maxillofacial Imaging Congress (CMI)

Chairman: Christos Angelopoulos, PhD (USA)
Co-chair: Yoshihiko Hayakawa, PhD (J)


  • New Imaging Devices and Novel Applications
  • Evidence-based Selection Criteria in Digital Maxillofacial Imaging
  • Craniomaxillofacial Computer-Aided Diagnosis
  • Maxillofacial Image Enhancement Algorithms
  • Maxillofacial Image Post Processing
  • Cranial and Maxillofacial Image Guided Surgery
  • Image Navigated Dental Implantology
  • Orthodontic Applications of Computed Imaging
  • Endodontic Applications of Computed Imaging
  • Imaging and Modelling for Maxillofacial Prosthodontics
  • Cone Beam and Multislice CT
  • Maxillofacial Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Maxillofacial Ultrasound Imaging
  • Image Fusion and Subtraction
  • 3D and 4D Imaging
  • Multi-dimensional Maxillofacial Modelling
  • Virtual Reality and Dental Robotics
  • Interoperability
  • Maxillofacial Applications in Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise

8th Conference on Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Intervention (IPCAI)

Chairs: Kensaku Mori, PhD (J), Parvin Mousavi, PhD (CDN), Danail Stoyanov, PhD (UK)

  • Interventional imaging
  • Systems and software
  • Evaluation and validation
  • Tracking and navigation
  • Interventional robotics
  • Surgical planning and simulation
  • Advanced intra-op visualization and user interfaces
  • Surgical skill analysis and workflow

9th EPMA / IFCARS Workshop on Personalized Medicine and ICT

Chairpersons: Olga Golubnitschaja, MD (D), Heinz U. Lemke, PhD (D)

  • Model-Guided Medicine
  • Patient-Specific Modelling
  • Model Management
  • Clinical Examples of Personalized Medicine in Oncology

19th IFCARS / SPIE / ISCAS Joint Workshop on Surgical PACS and the Digital Operating Room

Chairmen: Osman M. Ratib, MD, PhD (CH), Heinz U. Lemke, PhD (D)

  • Surgical Workflow
  • Intelligent Operating Room
  • Therapy Imaging and Model Management Systems
  • Surgical PACS, DICOM and IHE in Surgery
  • Management and Assessment of OR Systems Integration
  • Architectures of ORs and Imaging Suites

CARS Day on Integrated Patient Care

Chairmen: Heinz U. Lemke, PhD (D), Andreas Dietz, MD (D), Michael Legg, PhD (AUS)

  • CARS, Digital Pathology and Oncology
  • Tumor Boards
  • Unified Inference Frameworks
  • Clinical Decision Support Systems
  • Integrated Patient Care

ISCAS / CAD / IFCARS Joint Symposium on Multidisciplinary Computational Anatomy

Chairs: Makoto Hashizume, MD (J), Hiroyuki Yoshida, PhD (USA), Heinz U. Lemke, PhD (D)

  • Micro-computational Anatomy
  • Physiological Modeling in Multi-computational Anatomy
  • Surgery Using Multi-computational Anatomy
  • Mathematical Foundation of Multi-disciplinary Computational Anatomy
  • Robotics and Multi-disciplinary Computational Anatomy
  • Multi-disciplinary Computational Anatomy Assisting Radiology