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MICCAI 2015 - 18th International Conference on Medical Image Computing Assisted Interventions

Joint MICCAI’15
Workshop on Interventional Microscopy

The 1st Interventional Microscopy Workshop will be held as a part of 18th International conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions (MICCAI 2015).
This workshop provides a forum on microsurgery for discussing different topics from image processing in operational microscopes to navigated interventions and micro-robotic operations.
Expert speakers including surgeons, university professors and company representatives will present the latest achievements in the field.

Researchers are invited to submit their latest technological and/or medical achievements in form of papers, accepted papers will be presented and discussed during the workshop. Workshop committee will select and award the best paper. Furthermore, a white-paper based on the accepted papers will be submitted to a high impact relevant journal. The topics in the call for papers include but not limited to:

  • Tool tracking
  • Registration
  • Micro-robotic intervention
  • Workflow analysis
  • User interface
  • Computer vision
  • Microsurgery


Important dates:

Short paper submission deadline: 10.06.2015
Full paper submission deadline: 19.06.2015
Notification of acceptance: 18.07.2015
Camera ready submission: 10.08.2015

The format of the workshop is mainly based on peer-reviewed double blinded papers. In the first round authors are asked to submit one page paper and an optional video (size limit: 10Mb), accepted paper will be then asked to submit 8 pages papers. Please use the LNCS latex-doc template.

Submit your paper according to the deadline through the CMT submission system.


  • Prof. Oliver Findl, Ophthalmology Department, Vienna Hanusch Hospital
  • Mr.Falk Hartwig, Head of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG in Munich
  • Prof. Chris P. Lohmann, Ophthalmology Department, Klinikum Rechts der Isar, TU Muenchen
  • Prof. Arya Nabavi, Director of Image Guided Neurosurgical Therapy, INI Hannover
  • Prof. Russel H. Taylor, Department of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University
  • Prof. Guang-Zhong Yang, The Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College London


Workshop Agenda

From - To Agenda with detail information Speaker
8:45 - 9:00 Opening session
9:00 - 9:50 Invited talk: The Role of Imaging in Computer-Integrated Interventional Systems Prof. Russell H. Taylor
John C. Malone Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Engineering Research Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology, The Johns Hopkins University
9:50 - 10:10 Paper: Evaluation of a 9D-Position Measurement Method of a C-Arm Based on X-Ray Projections
10:10 - 10:30 Paper: Performance Evaluation of Keypoint Detectors in Retina Microsurgery
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee 
11:00 - 11:50 Invited talk : Microneurosurgery – The Operating Microscope: Revolution, Challenges and Future Perspectives Prof. Dr. med. Arya Nabavi
Vice-Director Neurosurgery, Director Image Guided Neurosurgical Therapy INI – International Neuroscience Institute Hannover Germany
11:50 - 12:10 Paper: Intraoperative Optical Imaging of Activated Functional Brain Areas in Neurosurgery – State of the Art
12:10 - 12:30 Paper: Intraoperative Optical Imaging of Direct Electrical Cortical Stimulation – a Novel Approach for Assessment of Brain Tissue Functionality
12:30 - 13:30 LUNCH 
13:30 - 14:10 Invited talk : History and future of surgical Microscopes Mr. Falk Hartwig
Head of Munich Devision of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG.
14:10 - 14:50 Invited talk : Micro-manipulators – design and fabrication Prof. Guang-Zhong Yang
Director, The Hamlyn Centre, Imperial college London
14:50 - 15:10 Paper : Microscopic Surgical Tool Type Detection
15:10 - 15:30 Paper : Automated Visual Scanpath Analysis Reveals the Expertise Level of Micro-neurosurgeons
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee 
16:00 - 16:40 Invited talk : Latest Advancements in Ophthalmic Surgery Prof. Dr. med. Dr. (Lond) Chris P. Lohman
Director and medical leader of the eye clinic of Technical University of Munich (MRI)
16:40 - 17:00 Closing session and best paper award