iOR'16: 2nd International Workshop on Intelligent Operating Rooms

18th International Conference on E-health Networking, Application & Services 

September 14-17, 2016, Munich, Germany
Submit Here
Paper Submission: June 30th, 2016
Acceptance Notification: July 30th, 2016
Final Camera Ready Submission: August 30th 2016
Call for Papers

The operation room is the most expensive area in hospitals. To optimize operating room management, connected devices which are communicating and sharing data with other peripheral devices are necessary. By analyzing available data of these connected devices, actions of surgical staff and other data in the operating room and parallel matching of all available data with dedicated workflow models, will make context-aware operating rooms possible. These context-aware operating rooms could help to prevent surgical errors i.e. by automated detection of deviations from the standard processes or even automate counting of consumables and prevent them from being remained in the patients´ cavity.
This workshop covers the acquisition, analysis, as well as modeling and monitoring of surgical processes and the integration of all information acquired during anamnesis, i.e. anatomy of patient, diagnostic information, etc. in process models. To achieve the main goal of a context-aware operating rooms, a close cooperation of clinicians, researchers and engineers is necessary. Therefore this will be an interdisciplinary workshop, interactive demonstrations are welcome. 
The topics to be covered by the workshop include but are not limited to:

Context-aware operating rooms
Modeling of surgical procedures
Recognition of surgical steps
Ontologies for surgery
Interoperability of devices in the operating room
Standards for data sharing of different medical devices
Surgical data acquisition 
Intuitive/ adaptive user interfaces for medical devices
Data mining in surgery
Surgical sensor networks
Automatic surgery documentation
Automated operating room management/scheduling

General Chairs

Dr. Ing. Armin Schneider
TU Muenchen, Germany

Daniel Ostler, MSc.
TU Muenchen, Germany

Prof. Dr. Christoph Thuemmler
Edinburgh Napier University, UK

Program Commitee

PD Dr. med. Michael Kranzfelder 
TU Muenchen, Germany

Prof. Dr. Thomas Neumuth
ICCAS Leipzig, Germany

Dr. John J. van den Dobbelsteen
TU Delft, Netherlands

Dr. med. Hannes Kenngott
Universitaet Heidelberg, Germany

Dipl.-Inf. Ralf Stauder
TU Muenchen, Germany

Dipl.-Ing. Nils Kohn
TU Muenchen, Germany

Dr. Ai Keow Lim Jumelle
Edinburgh Napier University, UK

Dr. Alois Paulin
TU Wien, Austria

Swaroop Nunna
Huawei, Germany

Prof. Bill Buchanan
Edinburgh Napier University, UK

Thomas Jell 
Siemens, Germany

This workshop is part of the IEEE Healthcom 2016