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Aims and Scope

The amounts of medical data are increasing at an exponential rate due to the advances in digital acquisitions such as with 3D medical imaging and medical databases. However, the main questions still remain on how such data is fully utilized and assimilated by the users e.g. medical doctors/students and researchers. In the same time, recent advances in computing devices and network equip users with rich and interactive environment where 3D medical contents can be accessed, visualized and interacted anywhere and anytime on the future Internet of 3D Web. New opportunities for the sharing, interaction and fusion of anatomical/physiological models are given not only to the medical professionals but also to the public.

This international workshop will provide rigorous knowledge exchanges in both the theoretical and applied aspects of the convergence of user-centric media and 3D physiological human research areas which include three major research domains:

·         Creation and visualization of 3D models for the human body

·         Ubiquitous access to 3D medical models

·         Usability and interaction issues of 3D medical models

This workshop will facilitate the interdisciplinary research and to build incentives for multidisciplinary collaboration combining medical analysis with user-centric 3D media on the future 3D Internet. The emphasis of this workshop will be on current and future research that brings together the topics mentioned above.


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

·         3D anatomical and physiological modeling

·         Segmentation and image processing

·         Graphics hardware for medical computing

·         Interactive medical visualization

·         Data fusion, content-based 3D retrieval and classification

·         Computational anatomical atlases

·         Biomedical motion analysis and modeling

·         Dynamic distributed networks for nomadic access to 3D medical contents

·         Adaptive visualization of 3D medical contents on heterogeneous devices

·         Real-time and interactive networked 3D medical contents

·         Applications and systems for 3D medical contents visualization and simulation

·         User evaluations on 3D medical contents and applications

Conference Location

Alex Hotel, Zermatt, Switzerland



Important Dates

Paper submission

July 31, 2009 (23:59 GMT+1) ,
August 10, 2009 (23:59 GMT+1)

Authors notification

August 21, 2009
September 7, 2009

Camera-ready papers

September 10, 2009
September 15, 2009


November 29 - December 02, 2009






Publication Information


Workshop proceedings will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science.


Instructions for authors: Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors has published elsewhere or has submitted in parallel for consideration of any other journal, conference/workshop with proceedings. Submissions should have at most 12 pages excluding the bibliography and appendices. Papers must be formatted according to the LNCS rules. Authors of the accepted papers must guarantee that at least one of the authors will attend the conference and present their paper.


Workshop Chairs


Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann (MIRALab/University of Geneva, Switzerland)

Seunghyun Han (MIRALab/University of Geneva, Switzerland)

Jinman Kim (MIRALab/University of Geneva, Switzerland)

Daniel Thalmann (EPFL, Switzerland)


Program Co-chairs


Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann (MIRALab/University of Geneva, Switzerland)

Nuria Oliver (Telefónica R&D, Barcelona, Spain)

Eric Stindel (University Hospital of Brest, France)


Local Committee Chairs


Caecilia Charbonnier (MIRALab/University of Geneva, Switzerland)

Jérôme Schmid (MIRALab/University of Geneva, Switzerland)


International Program Committee


-          Massimiliano Baleani (IOR, Italy)

-          Raffaele Bolla (DIST/University of Genova, Italy)

-          Werner Ceusters (State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences, USA)

-          Jian Chang (Bournemouth University, UK)

-          Gary E. Christensen (University of Iowa, USA)

-          Albert C. S. Chung (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)

-          Hervé Delingette (INRIA, France)

-          Scott Delp (Stanford University, USA)

-          Mark de Zee (SMI, Denmark)

-          Tor Dokken (SINTEF, Norway)

-          Guy A. Dumont (University of British Columbia, Canada)

-          Daniel Espino (IOR, Italy)

-          David D. Feng (Sydney University, Australia)

-          Stephen Ferguson (University of Bern, Switzerland)

-          John Fisher (Institute of Medical & Biological Engineering, UK)

-          Andrea Giachetti (CRS4 and University of Verona, Italy)

-          Enrico Gobbetti (CRS4, Italy)

-          James K. Hahn (George Washington University, USA)

-          Hans-Christian Hege (Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany)

-          Tobias Heimann (INRIA, France)

-          Pheng-Ann Heng (The Chinese University of Hong-Kong, Hong Kong)

-          Pierre Hoffmeyer (HUG/University of Geneva, Switzerland)

-          Wolfgang Hürst (Utrecht University, Netherland)

-          Nigel John (University of Wales, UK)

-          Chris Joslin (Carleton University, Canada)

-          Leo Joskowicz (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)

-          Jinman Kim (MIRALab/University of Geneva, Switzerland)

-          WonSook Lee (University of Ottawa, Canada)

-          Aggelos Liapis (STARLab/Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)

-          Vincent Luboz (Imperial College London, UK)

-          Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann (MIRALab/University of Geneva, Switzerland)

-          Dimitris N. Metaxas (State University of New Jersey, USA)

-          Nassir Navab (Technische Universität München, Germany)

-          Bernhard Preim (University of Magdeburg, Germany)

-          Nicolas Pronost (EPFL, Switzerland)

-          Hong Qin (State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA)

-          Ewald Quak (SINTEF, Norway)

-          Michela Spagnuolo (CNR, Italy)

-          Eric Stindel (University Hospital of Brest, France)

-          Daniel Thalmann (EPFL, Switzerland)

-          Andrew Todd-Pokropek (UCL, UK)

-          Remco Veltkamp (Utrecht University, Netherlands)

-          Franz-Erich Wolter (University of Hannover, Germany)

About 3D Anatomical Human

The objective of this project is to increase, by scientific exchange, the development of new technologies and knowledge around virtual representations of human body for interactive medical applications. The network has a specific goal: developing realistic functional three-dimensional models for the human musculoskeletal system, the methodology being demonstrated on the lower limb.

About Focus K3D

The aim of FOCUS K3D is to foster the comprehension, adoption and use of knowledge intensive technologies for coding and sharing 3D media content in consolidate and emerging application communities by:

·         exploiting the scientific and technological advances in the representation of the semantics of 3D media to increase awareness of the new technologies for intelligent 3D content creation and management

·         building user-driven scenarios to evaluate and adapt the technologies so far developed to the requirements of application environments

·         foster a shift of role of 3D content users, from passive consumers of technologies to active creators

About InterMedia

INTERMEDIA seeks to progress beyond home and device-centric convergence toward truly user-centric convergence of multimedia. Our vision is The User as Multimedia Central: the user as the point at which services (multimedia applications) and the means for interacting with them (devices and interfaces) converge. Key to our vision is that users are provided with a personalized interface and with personalized content independently of the particular set of physical devices they have available for interaction (on the body, or in their environment), and independently of the physical space in which they are situated. Our approach to this vision is to investigate a flexible wearable platform that supports dynamic composition of wearable devices, an ad-hoc connection to devices in the environment, a continuous access to multimedia networks, as well as adaptation of content to devices and user context.

About CUSO

CUSO aims to contribute to broaden and improve academic collaboration. In the Swiss university landscape constantly changing, the CUSO, its strong regional identity, occupies a pivotal position between federal agencies and smaller geographical groupings (BENEFRI, Triangle Azur, Lake Geneva region). Started from 1969 at the initiative of the Inter (French) of Public Instruction, the University Conference Romande (CUR) became the CUSO in 1994. It lists all universities in Switzerland (universities of Freiburg, Geneva, Lausanne and Neuchâtel) and four academic institutions (ISDC and IDHEAP in Lausanne, IHEID in Geneva, IUKB in Sion), as associated members. The field of action of the CUSO is the post-academic. The CUSO intends to participate actively in improving the academic researches and doctoral training.

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