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Bernhard Pflesser pflesser at uke.uni-hamburg.de
Mon Jun 3 13:12:15 EST 1996


                       Fourth International Conference on


                           Sept. 22 - Sept. 25, 1996

                                Hamburg, Germany



 The "Call for Participation" of VBC'96 is now available!

 Please visit our  WWW-Page to find detailed information about
 the preliminary program, registration, social events and more:

 or contact us via:

Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science in Medicine (IMDM)
Department of Computer Science in Medicine
Pav. 70
University Hospital Eppendorf
Martinistrasse 52
D-20246 Hamburg

Phone : +49-40-4717 3652

Fax   : +49-40-4717 4882

E-mail: vbc96 at uke.uni-hamburg.de



Following Georgia Tech, the University of North Carolina, and the Mayo
Institutions, the University of Hamburg will host the 4th conference on
Visualization in Biomedical Computing (VBC'96). Its goal is to enhance and
promote the science of computer based visualization of biomedical 
information, especially about the various aspects of the human body. An 
interdisciplinary, international group of scientists, engineers, and 
clinicians will present and discuss the state of the art concerning 
algorithms, the rapidly increasing number of applications, and the 
practical problems of system design.



 Theory and Algorithms     Applications             Systems

    * Models of              *  Diagnostics with      *  Hardware/Software
      Visualization             MRI, CT, PET/SPECT,      Tools
    * Rendering Algorithms      MEG Ultrasound etc.   *  Interactive
    * Image Analysis         *  Microscopy Imaging       Workstations and
    * Multi-Modality Image   *  Surgical and             Networks
      Registration and          Stereotactic          *  Virtual Reality User
      Fusion                    Planning                 Interfaces
    * Shape Description      *  Surgery Simulation    *  Novel Image
      and Characterization   *  Image Guided             Acquisition Equipment
    * Spatial Knowledge         Surgery               *  Special Processors
      Modeling               *  Endoscopy
    * Artificial                Simulation
      Intelligence in        *  Radiation
      Visualization             Treatment Planning
    * Visual Perception      *  Biomechanics and
      and Communication         Orthopedics
    * Virtual / Augmented    *  Dentistry and
      Reality Paradigms         Orthodontics
                             *  Prothetics
                             *  Modeling the human
                                body (with emphasis
                                on the brain)
                             *  Anatomy Atlases
                                (with emphasis on
                                VISIBLE HUMAN)
                             *  Medical and



According to the interdisciplinary nature of the conference, it has a 
single track of sessions with 25 minute papers. Posters and 
demonstrations will be located next to the auditorium. Tutorials will be 
held the day before the official opening (Sept. 22) as in the previous 


Proceedings will be published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 
Springer Verlag Heidelberg-New York. They will be available at the time 
of the conference.


Visits to laboratories in Hamburg will be arranged for the day after the
conference (IMDM, Philips Research, Dept. of Computer Science)


University of Hamburg, main building, in walking distance to the city which
surrounds the beautiful Alster lake.

Previous Conferences

     Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
     Proceedings: First Conference on Visualization in Biomedical Computing,
     IEEE Computer Society Press, 1990
     University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
     Proceedings: Visualization in Biomedical Computing II,
     Proc. SPIE 1808, 1992

     Mayo Foundation, Rochester, MN
     Proceedings: Visualization in Biomedical Computing 1994,
     Proc. SPIE 2359, 1994


Conference Committee


Karl Heinz Hoehne, University of Hamburg

Program Committee

Ron Kikinis (Chair), Harvard Medical School

Nicholas Ayache, INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis
Jean Louis Coatrieux, University of Rennes
Takeyoshi Dohi, University of Tokyo
James Duncan, Yale University
Alan C. Evans, Montreal Neurological Inst.
Norberto Ezquerra, Georgia Tech, Atlanta
Henry Fuchs, UNC, Chapel Hill
Guido Gerig, ETH Zuerich
Eric Grimson, MIT, Cambridge
David Hawkes, Guy's Hospital London
Arie Kaufman, State University of New York
Andres Kriete, University of Giessen
Hal Kundel, University of Pennsylvania
Heinz Lemke, Free University of Berlin
David Levin, University of Chicago
Heinrich Mueller, University of Dortmund
Chuck Pelizzari, University of Chicago
Stephen Pizer, UNC, Chapel Hill
Richard Robb, Mayo Foundation / Clinic
Siegfried Stiehl, University of Hamburg
Paul Suetens, University of Leuven
Andrew Todd-Pokropek, University College London
Jun-Ichiro Toriwaki, Nagoya University
Michael Vannier, Washington University, St Louis
Max Viergever, Utrecht University


Bernhard Pflesser, Thomas Schiemann, Rainer Schubert, IMDM

Supporting Organisations

University of Hamburg

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

German Society of Computer Science (GI)

German Society of Medical Informatics, Biometrics, and
Epidemiology (GMDS) e.V.


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