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[Sy-cg-global] PROGRAM: DIMACS Workshop on Medical Applications in Computational Geometry

Sarah Donnelly sarahd at
Tue Mar 11 11:45:44 EST 2003


DIMACS Workshop on Medical Applications in Computational Geometry

April 2-4, 2003
DIMACS Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

    Danny Chen, University of Notre Dame, dchen at 
    Jean-Claude Latombe, Stanford University, latombe at 

Presented under the auspices of the DIMACS Special Focus on
Computational Geometry and Applications and DIMACS Special Focus on
Computational Molecular Biology.

Computer technology plays an increasingly important role in modern
medicine and life sciences. Many medical problems are of a strong
geometric nature and may benefit from computational geometry
techniques. The DIMACS workshop on Computational Geometry and Medical
Applications aims to provide a forum for researchers working in
computational geometry, medicine, and other related areas to get
together and exchange ideas, and to promote cross-fertilization and
collaborations among these areas. The theme of the workshop is on the
exploration of the applicability of computational geometry to medical
problems and the new challenges posed by the current medical research
and practice to the geometric computing study. Examples of topics
include surgical simulation and planning, geometric representation and
modeling of medical objects and human-body tissue structures,
geometric problems in medical imaging, computational anatomy,
registration and matching of medical objects, etc. The workshop will
consist of both invited and solicited contributions.


Workshop Program:


8:10 - 8:55     Breakfast and registration

8:55 - 9:00     Opening remarks
                Fred Roberts, Director of DIMACS

9:00 - 9:45     Computer-Aided Navigation and Positioning in Orthopaedic 
                Leo Joskowicz, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

9:45 - 10:30    Planning and Navigation for Robotic Radiosurgery
                Achim Schweikard, Universitat Luebeck, Germany

10:30 - 11:00   Break

11:00 - 11:45   Beam Geometry and Intensity Map Optimization in
                  Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy via Combinatorial 
                Eva Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University 
                  School of Medicine (joint work with Tim Fox and Ian Crocker,
                  Emory University School of Medicine)

11:45 - 12:10   Neuro-Dynamic Programming for Radiation Treatment Planning
                Michael Ferris, Meta M. Voelker, University of 
                  Wisconsin -- Madison

12:10 - 12:35   Computational Geometry and Spatiotemporal Dynamics of 
                  the Epileptic Human Brain: Optimization, Control, 
                  and Prediction 
                P. M. Pardalos, J. C. Sackellares, D. S. Shiau,
                  V. A. Yatsenko, University of Florida

12:35 - 2:00    Lunch

2:00 - 2:45     Finite Element Techniques in Molecular Imaging
                Chandrajit Bajaj, University of Texas at Austin

2:45 - 3:30     Electro-mechanical Modeling of the Right and Left
                  Ventricles for Cardiac Image Analysis
                Herve Delingette, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France

3:30 - 4:00     Break

4:00 - 4:45     Medical Applications of Geometric Pattern Matching
                Helmut Alt, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany

4:45 - 5:30     Interpolating Scattered Data on Surfaces
                Jean-Daniel Boissonnat, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France

5:30 - 5:55     Determining Bi-Plane Imaging Geometry for
                  Reconstructing 3-D Vascular Structures
                Jinhui Xu, Guang Xu, Zhenming Chen, 
                  Kenneth R. Hoffmann, SUNY Buffalo


8:10 - 8:50     Breakfast and registration

8:50 - 9:35     TBA
                Cedric X. Yu, University of Maryland School of Medicine 

9:35 - 10:00    Geometric Algorithms and Experiments for Static Leaf 
                  Sequencing Problems in Radiation Therapy 
                Danny Z. Chen, Xiaobo S. Hu, Shuang Luan, 
                  Chao Wang, University of Notre Dame, Charles E. Lee, 
                  Shahid A. Naqvi, Cedric X. Yu, University of
                  Maryland School of Medicine, Xiaodong Wu, University
                  of Texas -- Pan American 

10:00 - 10:30   Break

10:30 - 11:15   Deformable Bodies: Mesh Generation and Simulation
                Neil Molino, Stanford University 

11:15 - 12:00   Geometric Algorithms for Modeling Deformable Bodies
                Ming C. Lin, University of North Carolina at 
                  Chapel Hill 

12:00 - 1:30    Lunch

1:30 - 1:40     Biomedical Algorithms in the Geometry of Digital Spaces:
                Gabor T. Herman, CUNY Graduate Center

1:40 - 2:00     STAPLE (Simultaneous Truth and Performance Level 
                  Estimation): A New Validation Algorithm for Judging 
                  Image Segmentations
                Simon K. Warfield, Kelly H. Zou, William M. Wells, 
                  Harvard Medical School

2:00 - 2:20     Boundary Tracking for Both the Simple Cubic and the
                  Face-Centered Cubic Grids
                Edgar Garduno, University of California at San Diego 

2:20 - 2:40     Early Experience Using Digital Morse Theory for Medical
                  Image Segmentation at Computer Aided Surgery, Inc.
                D. B. Karron, Computer Aided Surgery, Inc.

2:40 - 3:00     Digital Morse Theory for Biomedical Images
                J. Cox, CUNY Brooklyn

3:00 - 3:30     Break

3:30 - 3:50     Analytical Properties of Discrete Planes
                Valentin E. Brimkov, Reneta P. Barneva, SUNY Fredonia

3:50 - 4:10     Methods for Obtaining Very Thin Tunnel-Free
                  Discretizations of Polyhedral Surfaces
                Reneta P. Barneva, Valentin E. Brimkov, SUNY Fredonia 

4:10 - 4:30     Discrete Tomography from Absorbed Projections
                A. Kuba, University of Szeged, Hungary

4:30 - 4:40     Short break

4:40 - 6:30     Panel discussion: New Trends and Challenges in 
                Computer-Assisted Medical Research and Practice
                Danny Chen, Herve Delingette, Michael Ferris, 
                Leo Joskowicz, Jean-Claude Latombe, Eva Lee, Ming Lin, 
                Dinesh Pai, Cedric Yu

6:30 - 8:00     Dinner (DIMACS Lounge, Room 401, CoRE Bldg.)

FRIDAY April 4

8:10 - 8:50     Breakfast and registration

8:50 - 9:35     Deformable Models for Medical Image Analysis
                Demetri Terzopoulos, New York University

9:35 - 10:20    Fuzzy Connectedness and Image Segmentation
                Jayaram K. Udupa, University of Pennsylvania

10:20 - 10:50   Break

10:50 - 11:35   Simulating Cuts in Triangulated Objects
                A. Frank van der Stappen, Han-Wen Nienhuys, 
                  Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands

11:35 - 12:00   Soft-tissue and Suturing Simulation
                Joel Brown, Stanford University

12:00 - 12:25   Shock Scaffolds for 3D Shapes in Medical Applications 
                Frederic F. Leymarie, Benjamin B. Kimia, 
                  Brown University 

12:25 - 2:00    Lunch

2:00 - 2:25     Quadrilateral Meshes for the Registration of Human
                  Brain Images
                Marcelo Siqueira, Tessa Sundaram, University of
                  Pennsylvania,  Suneeta Ramaswami, Rutgers
                  University, Jean Gallier, James Gee, University 
                  of Pennsylvania 

2:25 - 3:10     Geometric Problems in Ultrasound Imaging
                Dinesh K. Pai, Rutgers University
3:10 - 3:55     Segmentation, Modeling, and Estimation Techniques 
                  for Internal Organs
                Dimitris N. Metaxas, Rutgers University

3:55 - 4:25     Break

4:25 - 6:00     Visit of the Center for Computational Biomedicine,
                  Imaging  and Modeling and the Multisensory 
                  Computation Lab at Rutgers University


Registration Fees: 

(Pre-registration deadline: March 26, 2003)

Regular rate
Preregister before deadline $120/day
After preregistration deadline $140/day

Reduced Rate*
Preregister before deadline $60/day
After preregistration deadline $70/day

Preregister before deadline $10/day
After preregistration deadline $15/day

DIMACS Postdocs $0

Non-Local Graduate & Undergraduate students
Preregister before deadline $5/day
After preregistration deadline $10/day

Local Graduate & Undergraduate students $0
(Rutgers & Princeton)

DIMACS partner institution employees** $0

DIMACS long-term visitors*** $0

Registration fee to be collected on site, cash, check, VISA/Mastercard

Our funding agencies require that we charge a registration fee for the
workshop. Registration fees cover participation in the workshop, all
workshop materials, breakfast, lunch, breaks, and any scheduled social
events (if applicable).

* College/University faculty and employees of non-profit organizations
will automatically receive the reduced rate. Other participants may
apply for a reduction of fees. They should email their request for the
reduced fee to the Workshop Coordinator at
workshop at  Include your name, the Institution you
work for, your job title and a brief explanation of your
situation. All requests for reduced rates must be received before the
preregistration deadline. You will promptly be notified as to the
decision about it.

** Fees for employees of DIMACS partner institutions are waived.
DIMACS partner institutions are: Rutgers University, Princeton
University, AT&T Labs - Research, Bell Labs, NEC Laboratories America
and Telcordia Technologies. Fees for employees of DIMACS affiliate
members Avaya Labs, IBM Research and Microsoft Research are also

***DIMACS long-term visitors who are in residence at DIMACS for two or
more weeks inclusive of dates of workshop.


Information on participation, registration, accommodations, and travel
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