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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Analysis and Visualization of biomedical Visual Data

Call for Papers
"Analysis and Visualization of Biomedical Visual Data"

Special Track (ST5) in Int. Sym. on Visual Computing (ISVC),
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 1 - 3 December, 2008
Keynote (3 Dec, 2-3 pm): Prof. W. Eric L. Grimson, MIT, USA
Best Paper Award: Sponsored by Informatics Circle of Research Excellence
                  (iCORE), Alberta, Canada
Scope and Topics
Biomedical applications have become a major research focus in computer vision, image processing, computer
graphics and visualization, as well as in virtual reality, intelligent search and retrieval, and human computer
interaction. Traditional biomedical visual data analysis techniques focus on 2D data, but the area has increasingly
been extended to multi-dimensional and multi-modal data models, which provide additional information and complexity.
Numerous challenges exist in medical visual data research such as data precision requirements, handling of enormous
volume data sets, feature recognition using multiple modalities, and visual understanding of multiple image sets.

In order to provide a platform for state-of-the-art research on multi-dimensional and multi-modal biomedical data
analysis and visualization, this Special Track covers, but is not limited to, the following topics:

a) Novel methods to analyze and measure 2D, 3D or higher dimensional biomedical data.
b) Techniques to improve the quality of biomedical visual data captured at low resolution.
c) Multi-modal, multi-dimensional biomedical visual data registration and visualization.
d) E-health applications for biomedical visual data including remote diagnosis and surgery,
   clinical training and education.
e) Large scale biomedical visual data optimization and visualization in an immersive
   virtual reality, augmented reality or mixed reality environment.
           ----- Including applications on large dimension, multi-panels, stereo and free-viewpoints displays.
f) Intelligent search and retrieval of biomedical visual data from centralized or distributed repositories.
g) Image guided surgery and virtual reality environments for internal clinical procedures.
h) Human Computer Interface design and perceptual issues relating to biomedical visual data visualization.
           ----- Including haptic devices and eye-tracking devices.
i) Security, privacy, data compression and visual quality issues in biomedical visual data access.
           ----- Including digital watermarking, and mobile devices.

Important Dates
Paper submissions                    Monday July 21, 2008
Notification of acceptance           Monday September 1, 2008
Final camera ready paper             Monday September 15, 2008

All paper submissions will be handled electronically online through
Please refer to the ISVC 2008 main conference website Call for Papers Section for details.

All papers accepted will appear in the symposium proceedings which will be published
by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

General Chairs
Irene Cheng, U. of Alberta, Canada Email:
Anthony Maeder, U. of Western Sydney, Australia Email:

Program Committee
Walter Bischof, U. of Alberta, Canada
Pierre Boulanger, U. of Alberta, Canada
Ross Brown, QUT, Brisbane, Australia
Pablo Figueroa, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Carlos Flores, U. of Alberta, Canada
Paul Jackway, Queensland Bioscience Precinct, Australia
Shoo Lee, iCARE, Capital Health, Canada
Tom Malzbender, HP, California, USA
Mrinal Mandal, U. of Alberta, Canada
Steven Miller, U. of British Columbia, Canada
Hao Shi, Victoria University, Australia
Jianbo Shi, U. of Pennsylvania, USA
Claudio Silva, U. of Utah, USA
Dimitris Tsakiris, Forth-Institute of Computer Sci, Greece
Jerry Yin, State U. of New York, USA
Xenophon Zabulis, Forth-Institute of Computer Sci, Greece
Jeffrey Zou, U. of Western Sydney, Australia