CARS 2016 – Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery

30th International Congress and Exhibition, Joint Congress of IFCARS / ISCAS / CAD / CMI

The CARS congress is the yearly event for a renowned international community of scientists, engineers and physicians to present and discuss the key innovations that shape modern medicine on a worldwide basis. 
Founded in 1985, CARS has played a leading role in medical and imaging informatics for more than 30 years by focusing on research and development on novel algorithms and systems and their applications in radiology and surgery. Its growth and impact is due to CARS’s close collaboration with the ISCAS, CAR, CAD and CMI organizations. 
Following the long term successful cooperation, in many parts of the world, in 2016 these prestigious scientific communities will jointly hold their annual meetings as part of the 30th CARS Congress in Heidelberg, Germany. 
The CARS Congress Organizing Committee invites you to come to Heidelberg in June 2016, for an extraordinary event in which scientific/medical presentations as well as stimulating discussions will foster new visions on the future of medicine. 
At CARS you will have the opportunity to meet scholars and practising experts in the fields of radiology, surgery, clinical medicine, engineering, informatics and healthcare management who have an interest in topics, such as 

  • advanced medical imaging
  • image- and model-guided interventions
  • image processing and visualization
  • intelligent operating room of the future
  • decision and action support in surgical management
  • computer aided diagnosis
  • medical simulation and evaluation, and e-Learning
  • surgical navigation and robotics
  • model-guided and personalised medicine
  • integrated patient care

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CARS 2016 – Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery

30th International Congress and Exhibition

Joint Congress of IFCARS / ISCAS / CAD / CMI

Main Themes

  • Medical Imaging
  • Computed Maxillofacial Imaging
  • Image Processing and Visualization
  • PACS and IHE
  • Telemedicine and E-Health
  • Computer Aided Diagnosis
  • Computer Assisted Radiation Therapy
  • Image and Model Guided Therapy
  • Personalized Medicine
  • Surgical Navigation
  • Surgical Robotics and Instrumentation
  • Surgical Simulation and Education
  • Computer Assisted Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgery
  • Computer Assisted Head and Neck, and ENT Surgery
  • Image Guided Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular and Thoracoabdominal Surgery
  • Digital Operating Room
  • Human-Machine Interface
  • Pathology Informatics
  • Integrated Patient Care
  • Tumor Boards

Deadline for abstract/paper submission: January 12, 2016

Expected number of attendees: 800-1000

Expected number of exhibitors: 20

CARS 2016 Registration - Congress and Exhibition
Prior to
April 26
April 26
Regular Participation
Registration for IFCARS, ISCAS, CAR, CMI, CAD, IPCAI
this includes:
- Sessions, Exhibition
- one copy of the CARS 2016 Proceedings
- one year online subscription of the International Journal of CARS
EUR 570EUR 650
Reduced Fees
Reduced Registration Fees for ISCAS Members
- Sessions, Exhibition
- one copy of the CARS 2016 Proceedings
- one year online subscription of the International Journal of CARS
this fee applies only for members in good standing in 2016
EUR 480 EUR 600
Daily Admission
this includes:
- Sessions, Exhibition
- one copy of the CARS 2016 Proceedings
EUR 340EUR 380
Student Participant
this includes
- Sessions, Exhibition
- one copy of the CARS 2016 Proceedings
Not valid for presenting authors.
Full-time students only, valid proof of matriculation must be provided.
EUR 330EUR 350
Presenting Authors: Payment due March 3, 2016 EUR 450
this includes:
- Sessions, Exhibition
- one copy of the CARS 2016 Proceedings
- one year online subscription of the International Journal of CARS
CARS 2016 Proceedings
Supplement of the International Journal of CARS
(one copy of the Proceedings is included in the registration fee)
EUR 80EUR 80
Workshops, Special Events, Tutorials and Seminars
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Social Events

CARS Social Event (Thursday, June 23)
ISCAS Social Event (Friday, June 24)


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ISCAS Membership 2016 (will be charged by ISCAS)EUR 50EUR 50

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30th International Congress and Exhibition on Computer Assisted Radiology (CAR)
Chairman: Osman M. Ratib, MD, PhD (CH)
Co-chair: Kiyonari Inamura, PhD (J)
  • Medical Imaging, e.g.
    DR, CT, MR, Virtual Endoscopy, US, SPECT, PET and Molecular Imaging
  • Computer Assisted Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Image Processing and Display
  • Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers
  • Medical Workstations
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Therapy
  • Image Guided Diagnosis and Therapy of the Prostate
  • Ablation Therapies
  • Image Guided Radiation Therapy
  • Nanotechnology for Imaging and Therapy
  • Telemedicine, E-health and Multimedia EPR
  • Expert Systems and Computer Assisted Education
  • Economic and Management Issues
  • Security, Legal and Ethical Aspects
  • PACS Architecture, Workstation Design and Workflow
  • PACS-CAD Integration
  • Open Source Software for PACS and Image Processing
  • PACS beyond Radiology (Cardiology, Endoscopy, Ophthalmology, etc.)
  • Image Distribution, Storage and Archiving Strategies
  • PACS/RIS/HIS Integration Issues
  • Standardization (DICOM, HL7, IHE)
  • PACS and E-Learning in Radiology and Medical Sciences
  • Managing Radiation Dose and Contrast Media
  • Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS)

20th Annual Conference of the International Society for Computer Aided Surgery
President: Pierre Jannin, PhD (F)
  • Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality for Surgery and Interventions
  • Image Processing and Visualization
  • Intraoperative Devices and Sensors
  • Intraoperative Imaging
  • Computer-assisted Planning
  • Surgical Navigation
  • Navigated Control
  • Surgical Robotics and Instrumentation
  • 3D Modelling and Rapid Prototyping
  • Methods of Validation and Verification
  • Evaluation of CAS Systems
  • Postoperative Result Assessment
  • Surgical Knowledge and Decision Management
  • Decision and Action Support in Surgical Management
  • Situation Awareness in the OR
  • Surgical Skill Assessment
  • Surgical Workflow Analysis
  • Surgical Simulation, Education and Training
  • Ergonomics, User Interfaces, Haptics and Multimodal Devices in Surgical Applications
  • Brain-Computer Interface, Neurostimulation
Clinical specialties:
  • Computer aided surgery in neurosurgery, ENT surgery, orthopaedic and spinal surgery, cardiovascular surgery, thoracic surgery, gastroenterological surgery, gynaecological surgery, urological surgery
  • Image Guided Navigation Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery
  • Image Guided Therapy

18th International Workshop on Computer-Aided Diagnosis
Chairman: Hiro Yoshida, PhD (USA)
  • Deep Learning / Machine Learning
  • Radiomics
  • CAD for Precision Medicine
  • 3D Printing
  • Grand Challenges in CAD
  • Quantitative Imaging
  • Risk Assessment
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Comparative Evaluation and Fusing CAD systems
  • Content-based Image Retrieval
  • Observer Performance Studies
  • Clinical Evaluation
  • Cloud CAD
  • CAD for Breast, Lung, Colon and Gastrointestinal Tract, Eye/Retina, Head and Neck, Liver, Prostate, Musculoskeletal, (Cardio-)Vascular, Multiple Organ Systems, and Dentistry
  • CAD for Oncology
  • CAD for Histopathology and Microscopy

22nd Computed Maxillofacial Imaging Congress
Chairman: Christos Angelopoulos, PhD (USA)
Co-chair: Yoshihiko Hayakawa, PhD (J)
  • New Imaging Devices and Novel Applications
  • Evidence-based Selection Criteria in Digital Maxillofacial Imaging
  • Craniomaxillofacial Computer-Aided Diagnosis
  • Maxillofacial Image Enhancement Algorithms
  • Maxillofacial Image Post Processing
  • Cranial and Maxillofacial Image Guided Surgery
  • Image Navigated Dental Implantology
  • Orthodontic Applications of Computed Imaging
  • Endodontic Applications of Computed Imaging
  • Imaging and Modelling for Maxillofacial Prosthodontics
  • Cone Beam and Multislice CT
  • Maxillofacial Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Maxillofacial Ultrasound Imaging
  • Image Fusion and Subtraction
  • 3D and 4D Imaging
  • Multi-dimensional Maxillofacial Modelling
  • Virtual Reality and Dental Robotics
  • Interoperability
  • Maxillofacial Applications in Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise

18th IFCARS / SPIE / ISCAS Joint Workshop on Surgical PACS and the Digital Operating Room
Chairmen: Osman M. Ratib, MD, PhD (CH), Heinz U. Lemke, PhD (D)
  • Surgical Workflow
  • Intelligent Operating Room
  • Therapy Imaging and Model Management Systems
  • Surgical PACS
  • DICOM and IHE in Surgery
  • Management and Assessment of OR Systems Integration
  • Architectures of ORs and Imaging Suites

8th EPMA / IFCARS Workshop on Personalized Medicine and ICT
Chairpersons: Olga Golubnitschaja, MD (D), Heinz U. Lemke, PhD (D)
  • Model-Guided Medicine
  • Patient-Specific Modelling
  • Model Management
  • Clinical Examples of Personalized Medicine in Oncology

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