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Topics Specific topics for SMIT 2008 include, but are not limited to:
  • Tumor Ablation and Interventional Oncology
  • Endoluminal Surgery NOTES and NOSCAR
  • Surgical Manipulators and image guided Robotics
  • Hybrid OR, work flow and Systems Integration
  • Nanotechnology and Microsystems in Medicine
  • New Instruments and New Materials
  • Rapid Prototyping in Medicine
  • E-Health
  • MRI Safety
  • Molecular Imaging and Targeted Drug Delivery
  • Navigation and Augmented Reality
  • Model based Therapy, Numerical Simulation and Training
Important Dates Submission of extended abstracts: 31 March 2008
Notification of acceptance: will follow within the next days
Submission of camera ready Papers: 23 May 2008
Submission of Extended Abstracts Prospective authors are kindly invited to send an extended abstract (PDF-file; about 1000 words) to The abstract should include the contact address of the main author, a list of keywords and should be organized in the sections (1) Purpose, (2) Materials and Methods, (3) Results and (4) Conclusions.

Submissions may be research papers on original work, system design descriptions, research surveys, project descriptions, or position papers. Note that papers without any explicit discussion or application of the context of innovative tool and/or method in medicine will not be accepted. All submissions will be peer reviewed. Final contributions up to 6 pages (format guidelines will be sent out together with the letter of acceptance) will be included in the workshop publication.

Each accepted paper has to be presented by one of the authors at the conference and must be accompanied by a registration fee.