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Extended abstracts are solicited discussing one or more of the workshop topics. Abstracts can be submitted online http:// www.cascade-fp7.eu/cras2013/contributions. Deadline for extended abstracts : 30 June 2013.

This workshop seeks to give a clear view on the status and recent trends of assistive surgical robotic technologies and aims to propose concrete measures to achieve a critical mass in research and innovation in this field. In fact, regardless of its popularity, the share of European technology used in clinical practice remains disproportionally small, with limited signs of improvement on the horizon. The workshop will continue the discussion started at ERF in Lyon and at ICRA in Karlsruhe and will attempt to identify the steps necessary to stimulate cooperation among the projects in robotic surgery and the best approach to take advantage of the supposed attention of Horizon2020 to innovation.

— Scope and Topics —

We call for contributions summarizing the state-of-the-art or introducing promising trends in robot-assisted surgery, both from scientific as clinical perspective; contributions discussing the relevance, challenges and impediments that are faced by surgical robotic and assistive technology developers when considering the introduction of their technology into the surgical theatre as well as for visionary works that provide arguments to brake with the current status-quo.

Specific topics of interest are
* registration, segmentation and modeling;
* motion compensation and active guidance;
* human-robot collaboration and shared control;
* workflow analysis and episode segmentation;
* machine learning and cognitive surgical robotics;
* surgical skill assessment;
* usability and user-acceptance;
* surgical training;
* standardization and regulation;
* system integration;
* safety and dependability;
* synergies and clustering;
* visionary works and roadmaps.

The workshop will also include an extensive roundtable discussion on how to best approach the new Horizon2020 framework program, and how to create “super” consortia encompassing several projects in robotic surgery to foster cooperation and experience exchange.

— Organising Committee —

Gianni Borghesan (KU Leuven), Leonardo De Mattos (IIT), Elena De Momi (POLIMI), Giancarlo Ferrigno (POLIMI), Paolo Fiorini (Univ. Verona), Stamatia Giannarou (ICL), Enrique Gomez (Univ. Madrid), Tamas Haidegger (Obuda Univ.), Arianna Menciasi (SSSA, Pisa), George Milonas (ICL), Sarthak Misra (TU Twente), Mauro Sette (M7 Devices), Jan Stallkamp (IPA), Danail Stoyanov (UCL), Emmanuel Vander Poorten (KU Leuven), Auguste van Poelgeest (IPA), Jos Vander Sloten (KU Leuven), Guang-Zhong Yang (ICL). This list will be further updated to reflect the targeted broad coverage of members belonging to the computer/robot-assisted society.

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