SACAI Workshop at MICCAI 2009

Workshop on Systems and Architectures for Computer Assisted Interventions (MICCAI 2009, Imperial College, London, UK)


The goal of this workshop is to establish a forum for discussing open interfaces, interoperability, and standards for the development of computer assisted intervention systems. This topic was chosen based on overwhelming interest expressed at the “Systems and Architectures” workshop at MICCAI 2008 in New York City. The workshop will also accept related submissions, such as those describing the development or use of open source toolkits for computer assisted interventions.

Final Program

09:00 – 09:30 Introduction, Peter Kazanzides, Johns Hopkins University
09:30 – 10:30 Session 1
Burgert O., Treichel T., Gessat M, The Role of DICOM for Modular Perioperative Surgical Assist Systems Design, ICCAS, University of Leipzig, Germany
Fasquel J., Chabre G., Zanne P., Nicolau S., Agnus V., Soler L., De Mathelin M., Marescaux J., A role-based component architecture for computer assisted interventions: illustration for electromagnetic tracking and robotized motion rejection in flexible endoscopy, IRCAD, France
Bohn S., Gessat M., Franke S., Voruganti A., Burgert O., An integrated OR system based on open standards, ICCAS, University of Leipzig, Germany
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 Industry Session
Andinet Enquobahrie, Kitware, Inc.
Simon DiMaio, Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
Pratik Patel, BrainLAB AG
Ahmad Kolahi, ClaronTechnology, Inc.
Leslie Holton, Medtronic Navigation
Luis F. Gutiérrez, Philips Healthcare
Jeff Stanley, Northern Digital, Inc.
12:30 – 14:10 Lunch and Demonstrations
14:10 – 15:30 Session 2
Joshi A., Scheinost D., Okuda H., Murphy I., Staib L., Papademetris X , Unified framework for development, deployment and testing of image analysis algorithms, Yale University, USA
Jung M.Y., Xia T., Kumar R., Deguet A., Taylor R., Kazanzides P., A Surgical Assistant Workstation (SAW) Application for a Teleoperated Surgical Robot System, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Chinzei K., Tokuda J., Extension to openIGTLink; XML as message, error handling, logging, and one-to-multi relaying, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
Vazquez A., Mayoral R., Burgert O, A DICOM-based streaming service for the Digital Operating Room, ICCAS, University of Leipzig, Germany
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:20 Session 3
Birngruber E., Donner R., Langs G , MatVTK – 3D Visualization for Matlab, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Pace D., Gobbi D., Wedlake C., Gumprecht J., Boisvert J., Tokuda J., Hata N., Peters T., An open-source real-time ultrasound reconstruction system for four-dimensional imaging of moving organs, Robarts Research Inst., Canada, Univ. of Western Ontario, Canada, Atamai, Inc., Canada, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, USA, and Natl. Research Council, Canada
Lassó A., Tokuda J., Vikal S., Tempany C.M., Hata N., Fichtinger G, Implementation of a generic computer assisted intervention plug-in module for 3D Slicer with multiple device support, Queen’s University, Canada, and Brigham & Women’s Hospital, USA
Yamada A., Nishibori K., Hayashi Y., Chinzei K., Fujimoto H., Slicer3 Based Surgical Robot Console System, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
17:20 – 17:45 Closing Session: Discussion and Wrapup

Call For Participation

The CALL FOR PARTICIPATION is now available. The deadlines for participation (now lapsed) are:

  • WORKSHOP DATE: SEPT. 24, 2009


  • June 1, 2009: Notification of acceptance was moved from Aug 1 to July 22 to allow participants to register before the MICCAI early registration deadline on Aug 1.
  • June 1, 2009: The final submission was moved from Aug 22 to Aug 15 per MICCAI requirement.

A PDF version of the CFP is also available. Please feel free to distribute. Papers should be submitted online via the Midas Journal. A special issue has been created for this workshop. Accepted papers will be made public upon conclusion of the submission process.


  • Peter Kazanzides, Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology (CISST ERC), Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Rajesh Kumar, Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology (CISST ERC), Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Andinet Enquobahrie, Kitware, Inc., USA
  • Kiyo Chinzei, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
  • Oliver Burgert, Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery (ICCAS), University of Leipzig, Germany