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OR 2.0 MICCAI'19 Satellite Event


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. We envision future operating theaters that are holistic and seamlessly integrated in the surgery process. They will monitor their environment by gathering multi-modal data from sources such as cameras, sensors, monitoring devices, patient profile and history, and they will respond accordingly. Although this could be realized by following pre-established rules, a better and more holistic way would be to develop context-aware systems that are able to perceive and reason; make sense of ongoing processes, project outcomes of a number of possible actions that could be taken within this context, provide quantitative support to aid the decision making process, evaluate the outcomes of the action taken and use this information for the next steps. Advances in context-awareness can answer these needs and complement the surgical team by assisting the surgical procedures, providing real-time guidance during complex tasks and unexpected events.

This workshop aims to highlight the potential use of, with a particular focus but not limited to, 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.

OR 2.0 Shenzhen 2019 will be held in conjunction with the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) conference, and will take place in Shenzhen, China. The first International OR 2.0 Context-Aware Operating Theaters Workshop was held in 16 September 2018, in Granada, Spain in conjunction with MICCAI 2018 (See OR 2.0 Granada 2018 for details).  This year, we will expand our board with an industrial board from various companies that work on related topics. We also introduce bench to OR award, which will be given to works that have potential to be easily translated into clinical applications. We will emphasize the progress of the domain towards multidisciplinary approaches and teams with a focus on translation and clinical applications. Historically, OR 2.0 has its roots from, and is a new direction to the previously organized M2CAI (Modeling and Monitoring of Computer Assisted Interventions) workshop series which started in 2009 in London (UK) and has been organized every year until 2016 in Athens.

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. 



Chairs: Stefanie Speidel, Pierre Jannin

8:30 – 8:40


8:40 – 9:00

Keynote: ‘Surgical Visual Perception towards AI-powered Context-Aware Operating Theaters’ by Dr. Qi Dou

Session I

Chairs: Nicolas Padoy, Caroline Essert

9:00 – 9:15

Oral Presentation: ‘Feature Aggregation Decoder for Segmenting Laparoscopic Scenes’

Abdolrahim Kadkhodamohammadi, Imanol Luengo, Santiago Barbarisi, Hinde Taleb, Evangello Flouty, Danail Stoyanov

9:15 – 9:30

Oral Presentation: ‘Preoperative Planning for Guidewires employing Shape-Regularized Segmentation and Optimized Trajectories’

Johannes L Fauser, Moritz Fuchs, Ahmed Ghazy, Bernhard Dorweiler, Anirban Mukhopadhyay


Coffe Break

10:00 – 10:20

Keynote: ‘A versatile solution for robot-aided surgery in constrained workspaces: SmartArm and related technologies’ by Dr. Murilo M. Marinho

Session II

Chairs: Pierre Jannin, Qi Dou

10:00 -10:15

Oral Presentation: ‘Live monitoring of hemodynamic changes with multispectral image analysis’

Leonardo Ayala, Sebastian Wirkert, Janek Groehl, Mildred Herrera, Adrian Hernandez, Anant Vermuri, Edgar Santos, Lena Maier-Hein

10:15 – 10:30

Oral Presentation: ‘Towards a Cyber-Physical Systems Based Operating Room of the Future’

Chin Boon Chng, Pooi Mun Wong, Nicholas Ho, Xiaoyu Tan, Chee-Kong Chui


Keynote: ‘Neurosurgical Robot in the Unstructured Operating Room Environment: Perception and Modeling’ Prof. Guangzhi WANG

Session III

Chairs: Caroline Essert

10:50 – 11:05

Oral Presentation: ‘Unsupervised Temporal Video Segmentation as an Auxiliary Task for Predicting the Remaining Surgery Duration’

Dominik Rivoir, Sebastian Bodenstedt, Felix von Bechtolsheim, Marius Distler, Jürgen Weitz, Stefanie Speidel

11:05 – 11:20

Oral Presentation: ‘Guided unsupervised desmoking of laparoscopic images using Cycle-Desmoke’

Vishal V, Munendra Singh, Neeraj Sharma

Session IV

Chairs: Omid Mohareri, Imanol Luengo

11:20 -11:50

Industrial Session & Awards


Chairs: Duygu Sarikaya and Stefanie Speidel