Surgical robotic tools and digitally enhanced operating theaters have been giving surgeons a helping hand for years. While they provide great control, precision and flexibility to the surgeons, they don’t yet address the cognitive assistance needs in the operating theater. We are on the verge of a new wave of innovations of artificial intelligence powered, context-aware operating theaters. This workshop aims to highlight the potential use of machine vision and perception, robotics, surgical simulation and modeling, multi-modal data fusion and visualization, image analysis, advanced imaging, advanced display technologies, human-computer interfaces, sensors, wearable and implantable electronics and robots, visual attention models, cognitive models, decision support networks to enhance surgical procedural assistance, context-awareness and team communication in the operating theater, human-robot collaborative systems, and surgical training and assessment in defining the technologies of the next generation operating theatres.
OR 2.0 will be held in conjunction with the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) conference, and will take place in Granada, Spain. OR 2.0 has its roots in M2CAI workshop series which started in 2009 in London (UK) and has been organized every year until 2016 in Athens, however is a movement of the domain towards multidisciplinary approaches and teams with a focus on translation and clinical applications that will define operating room technologies of the future. The workshop will feature clinicians, engineers and industry partners. All students and researchers interested in the future technologies that will define the next generation operating theatres, regardless of experience, are invited. Accepted papers will be published jointly with MICCAI 2018 in a Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Proceedings Volume.
OR 2.0 will feature keynote speakers, research talks from paper submissions, a poster session, best paper/poster awards (a total of $2000 in prizes is sponsored by Intuitive Surgical), and a open discussion forum of OR 2.0 context-aware operating theatre technologies and their clinical impact.