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headline-markerVisual Computing for Biology and Medicine (VCBM) 2010 in Leipzig


Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine addresses the integration of state-of-the-art visualization and image analysis for application to research in biology and medicine. Integrating visualization and image analysis brings with it particular challenges, but also yields new possibilities, especially when extended for application to the wide gamut of research topics in biology and medicine, such as molecular imaging, quantitative longitudinal studies, pre- and intra-operative surgical guidance, and the diverse field of system biology.

VCBM is unique in that it will bring together researchers and practitioners from visualization, image processing and biology and medicine. We expect to attract a number of attendees with biological and medical backgrounds, as well as from the surrounding academic medical centers. This will pose a unique opportunity to showcase the latest ideas from engineering and science, to get feedback from biological and medical practitioners, and to explore new possibilities for cooperative research.

VCBM solicits the submission of original application-oriented research papers that advance the fusion of visualization and image analysis with imaging-based medicine and biological science. All papers should focus on a well-defined biological or medical context, and should demonstrate a significant innovation or improvement in visual computing that addresses ongoing problems in that context.

Deadline for paper submission: February 28, 2010.

Suggested topics for papers include, but are not limited to:

  • Applications in cardiovascular medicine, neurosurgery, radiology, and other medical disciplines
  • Applications on Gene Expression Data and other system biology topics
  • Visualization methods for neurobiology, plant biology and developmental biology
  • Interactive segmentation and registration
  • Computer-aided diagnosis and detection
  • Intervention and therapy planning (e.g. pre-operative surgical planning and radiation therapy planning)
  • Intra-operative guidance for surgery
  • Visualization and Simulation for Surgical Training
  • Coupled simulation and visualization
  • Multi-field medical visualization and processing (multi-modality, structural + functional)
  • Perception-based studies for medical visual computing
  • Reconstruction from image data data such as microscopic or radiological data
  • Creation and visualization of biological/medical atlases

For further information, please visit the VCBM homepage.

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