The Hamlyn Symposium 2014 – Call for Papers

The Symposium aims to promote the development of advanced, minimally invasive surgical robots that are intelligent, sensor-rich and allow seamless human interaction through multidisciplinary collaboration between the surgical and engineering community.
The theme for the 2014 Symposium is „Beyond Surgery – Independence and Quality of Life“. Click here to view the Call for Papers.
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
  • 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
  • Robotic assisted multi-scale image fusion and visualisation
  • Medical image computing and computer assisted intervention
  • Economic and general consideration of robotic surgery
  • Wearable robotics, exoskeletons and actuated prostheses
  • Neurorobotics

Important Dates

  • 17 March 2014 – Paper Submission Deadline 
  • 28 April 2014 – Acceptance of Papers
  • 14 June 2014 – Camera Ready Copy
  • 12 July 2014 – Workshop Day 1
  • 13 July 2014 – Symposium Day 1
  • 14 July 2014 – Symposium Day 2
  • 15 July 2014 – Workshop Day 2

Submission of Papers

All papers need to be submitted electronically via the Symposium submission website. Submissions will be accepted on:
  • Clinical abstracts (up to 1 page plus 2 figures/tables);
  • Technical papers (up to 2 pages).
Best papers will be selected for full publication in a special supplement in a Journal to be announced later.