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CARS 2014 : Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery


Conference Series : Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
When Jun 25, 2014 - Jun 28, 2014
Where Fukuoka (JP)
Submission Deadline Jan 10, 2014
Notification Due Feb 11, 2014
Final Version Due Oct 3, 2014
Categories    ehealth   radiology   surgery   PACS

Call For Papers


Deadline for abstract / paper submissions: 10th January 2014


The CARS congress is the annual event for a distinguished international community of scientists, engineers and physicians to present and discuss the key innovations that shape modern medicine on a worldwide basis.

Founded in 1985, CARS has played a leading role in medical and imaging informatics for more than 25 years by focusing on research and development on novel algorithms and systems and their applications in radiology and surgery. Its growth and impact is due to CARS’s close collaboration with the ISCAS and EuroPACS (now EuSoMII) societies, and CAR, CAD and CMI organizations.

Following the long term successful cooperation, in many parts of the world, in 2014 these prestigious scientific communities will jointly hold their annual meetings as part of the 28th CARS Congress in Fukuoka, Japan.

The CARS Congress Organizing Committee invites you to come to Fukuoka in June 25 – 28, 2014, for an extraordinary event in which scientific/medical presentations as well as stimulating discussions will foster new visions on the future of medicine.

At the CARS Congress you will have the opportunity to meet scholars and practising experts in the fields of radiology, surgery, engineering, informatics and healthcare management who have an interest in topics, such as

- image- and model-guided interventions
- advanced medical imaging
- image processing and visualization
- intelligent operating room of the future
- decision and action support in surgical management
- computer aided diagnosis
- medical simulation and evaluation, and e-Learning
- surgical navigation and robotics
- model-guided and personalised medicine

New PACS applications, including IT-infrastructures adapted for the operating room, related results from the DICOM and IHE working groups, but in particular, new methods and IT-tools for modelling the patient and medical processes are increasingly shaping the scope of CARS. Clinical specialties represented at CARS include:

- Computer Aided Neuro-, ENT-, Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgery, Cardiovascular- and Thoracic Surgery, Gastroenterological-, Gynaecological- and Urological Surgery
- Imaging and Interventional Radiology
- Computed Maxillofacial Imaging
- Computer Assisted Radiation Therapy
- Image Guided Navigation Surgery
- Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery

Additional events will take place during CARS 2014 in Fukuoka, such as tutorials and hands-on training for biomedical engineers, a full IFCARS/ISCAS clinical day on management of liver tumour as well as the IPCAI and ACCAS annual conferences.

Please note that the deadline for paper and abstract submissions for CARS 2014 in Fukuoka is January 10, 2014.

Recent successful CARS congresses have taken place in Berlin, Paris, Tokyo, San Francisco, London, Chicago, Osaka, Barcelona, Geneva, Pisa, and Heidelberg.

We would be delighted to welcome you at CARS 2014, which will take place for the first time in Fukuoka, a renowned Japanese city for culture and industry as a centre of Kyushu Island at the southern tip of Japan with many geographic attractions.

Congress format

The four-day congress consists of invited talks by internationally recognized experts, approx. 200 paper presentations, as well as exhibits and posters. Special focus sessions as well as product exhibits in the industrial exhibition are planned to give participants access to hot topics and new CARS-related products.
Tutorials, workshops and special events related to the above topics complement the regular sessions of CARS and are organized under the auspices of the International Foundation of CARS.

Congress Topics

Relevant research and developments in Radiology, Surgery, Dentistry, Computer Science, and Biomedical Engineering and Modelling including but not limited to:

28th International Congress and Exhibition on Computer Assisted Radiology (CAR)

Chairman: Stanley Baum, MD (USA)
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
- 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 and Workflow
- PACS Workstation Design and Ergonomics
- PACS Integration in Surgical and Interventional Suites
- PACS-CAD Integration
- Open Source Software for PACS and Image Processing
- PACS beyond Radiology (Cardiology, Endoscopy, Ophthalmology, etc.)
- Image Distribution, Storage and Archiving Strategies
- PACS/RIS/HIS Integration Issues
- Regional PACS and Teleradiology
- Standardization (DICOM, HL7, IHE)
- PACS and E-Learning in Radiology and Medical Sciences
- Managing Dose Information in PACS

18th Annual Conference of the International Society for Computer Aided Surgery

President: Makoto Hashizume, MD (J)

- Image Processing and Visualization
- Intraoperative Devices and Sensors
- Intraoperative Imaging
- Surgical Robotics and Instrumentation
- Surgical Navigation
- 3D Modelling and Rapid Prototyping
- Postoperative Result Assessment
- Surgical Simulation, Education and Training
- Ergonomics, User Interfaces, Haptics and Multimodal Devices in Surgical Applications
- Methods of Validation and Verification
- Computer-assisted Planning
- Surgical Knowledge and Decision Management
- Navigated Control
- Surgical Skill Assessment
- Decision and Action Support in Surgical Management

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

16th International Workshop on Computer-Aided Diagnosis

Chairman: Kunio Doi, PhD (USA)
Co-chair: Ulrich Bick, MD (D)

- CAD for Breast, Chest, Colon, Skeletal, Liver, Brain and Vascular Imaging
- CAD for Cancer Screening
- CAD for 3D Imaging
- CAD for Differential Diagnosis
- CAD for CT, MRI, Ultrasonography, PET and Nuclear Medicine Imaging
- CAD in Ophtalmology, Dermatology and Pathology
- Image Databases for CAD
- Computer Vision, ANN and Modelling
- Computerized Detection and Characterization of Lesions in Radiological Images
- Quantitative Analysis of Image Information
- Visualization and Quantitation of 3D Images
- Intelligent Workstations and Decision Support Systems
- Observer Performance Studies and ROC Analysis
- Clinical Evaluation and Prospective Studies
- Image Quality Issues and Evaluation
- CAD in PACS Environment

20th Computed Maxillofacial Imaging Congress

Chairman: Allan G. Farman, PhD, DSc (USA)

- 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

15th IFCARS / SPIE / EuroPACS / 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

6th EPMA / IFCARS Workshop on Personalized Medicine and ICT

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

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


Extended abstracts or full papers including new methods, devices, systems and applications, clinical studies, position papers, and poster topics for presentation at the congress are solicited. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by members of the CARS international program committee.

CARS follows a two-tier system:
1) Extended abstracts of accepted lecture and poster presentations (typically containing novel work-in-progress results) will be published in the CARS 2014 Proceedings, which will be distributed to all congress participants.
2) Peer-reviewed and after thorough revision accepted full paper contributions (typically containing validated results of original R&D work) will be included in regular issues of the International Journal of CARS. Appropriate abstracts of full papers are also being included in the CARS proceedings.

Authors should send their submissions through the CARS website, see further information and guidelines at

Submission of abstracts / papers: January 10, 2014
Notification of acceptance: February 11, 2014
Registration of presenting authors: March 3, 2014
Submission of final abstracts: March 10, 2014
Publication of final papers: after the peer-review process

Congress Venue
The Congress will be held at the Fukuoka International Congress Center, Japan.

Congress President
Makoto Hashizume, MD, PhD, FACS (J)

Honorary Presidents
Masaki Kitajima, MD, FACS (J)
Hironobu Nakamura, MD, PhD (J)

Congress Committees

Congress Organizer
Heinz Lemke, PhD
International Foundation for CARS, Germany

For registration and additional information, contact the
CARS Conference Office at

Check our website for frequent updates:

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