The Hamlyn Symposium 2012 – Call For Papers

We would like to attract your attention to the 5th Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics that will be held on 1st and 2nd of July at the Royal Geographical Society, South Kensington London, England. One of the topics listed in the call for participation is surgical navigation and augmented reality systems. Deadline of paper submission is Monday, 02 April 2012, 11pm PST.

On behalf of Ruzanna Gulakyan we would like to attract your attention to the Call for Participation:


The 5th Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics 2012 will be held at The Royal Geographical Society in London on 1st and 2nd of July 2012.

Please note that the paper submission deadline has been extended to Monday, 02 April 2012, 11pm PST.

Topics to be addressed by the symposium include, but are not limited to:

  • Clinical highlights in Urology, Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Gynaecology, ENT, Orthopaedic, and Paediatric Surgery
  • Flexible Robotics
  • Emerging, multi-specialty applications of robotic technology
  • Medical robotics for NOTES
  • Mechatronic designs for medical robotics
  • Microbot design and applications
  • Surgical simulation, training and skills assessment
  • Human robot interaction and ergonomics
  • Surgical navigation and augmented reality systems
  • Intra-operative imaging and biophotonics for robotic surgery
  • Medical image computing and computer assisted intervention
  • Economic and general consideration of robotic surgery

Important Dates

  • 02 April 2012 Paper Submission Deadline (extended from 28th March 2012)
  • 07 May 2012 Acceptance of Papers Announced
  • 31 May 2012 Camera Ready Copy Deadline
  • 30 June 2012 Workshops
  • 01-02 July 2012 Hamlyn Symposium

Submission of Papers

Submissions are accepted on Clinical and Technical topics. The paper submission site is accessible at

Invited Speakers

  • Keynote: Professor Shigeo Hirose, Hirose Fukushima Lab
  • Professor Pierre DuPont, Children’s Hospital Boston,
  • Professor Howie Choset, Carnegie Melon University,
  • Professor Rick Satava, University of Washington
  • Dr Vipul Patel, Global Robotic Institute, Florida


As part of the Hamlyn Symposium 2012, there will be interactive and hands-on half day workshops/tutorials organised at the Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College London on Saturday, 30th of June and on Tuesday, 3rd of July. The workshops will provide a great forum for academia, industries and governing bodies to exchange ideas, promote emerging research directions and present novel technologies in engineering and medicine. To find out more information about the workshops, the provisional themes and to register for the workshops, please visit

We look forward to receiving your abstract and welcoming you to the 5th Hamlyn Symposium in July 2012.

Best wishes,

Hamlyn Symposium Management Committee

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