Congratulations to the award winners at IPCAI 2017


NDI/IPCAI Young Investigator Travel Awards:

Shekoofeh Azizi, Parvin Mousavi, Pingkun Yan, Amir Tahmasebi, Jin Tae Kwak, Sheng Xu, Baris Turkbey, Peter Choyke, Peter Pinto, Bradford Wood, Purang Abolmaesumi: “Adaptive Learning from RF to B-mode Ultrasound  Data for Prostate Cancer Detection”

Patrick S. Wellborn, Neal P. Dillon, Paul T. Russell, Robert J. Webster III: “COFFEE: The Key to Safer Image Guided Surgery”

Aneeq Zia, Yachna Sharma, Vinay Bettadapura, Eric L. Sarin, Irfan Essa: “Video and Accelerometer-Based Motion Analysis for  Automated Surgical Skills Assessment”

Intuitive Surgical/IPCAI Best Reviewer Awards:

Narges Ahmidi, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Toby Collins, IRCAD, France

John Moore, Robarts Research Institute, Canada

Paul Thienphrapa, Philips Research North America, USA

Philips/IPCAI Best Paper Awards:

M. Hossein Jafari, Ebrahim Nasr-Esfahani, Nader Karimi, S.M. Reza  Soroushmehr, Shadrokh Samavi, Kayvan Najarian: “Extraction of Skin Lesions from Non-Dermoscopic Images for  Surgical Excision of Melanoma”

Ece Ozkan, Christine Tanner, Matej Kastelic, Oliver Mattausch, Maxim Makhinya, Orcun Goksel: “Robust Motion Tracking in Liver from 2D  Ultrasound Images Using Supporters” (Runner Up)

Intuitive Surgical/IPCAI Bench to Bedside Award:

Alfred Michael Franz, Alexander Seitel, Nasrin Bopp, Christian Erbelding, Dominique Cheray, Stefan Delorme, Frank Grünwald, Hüdayi Korkusuz, Lena Maier-Hein: “First clinical use of the EchoTrack guidance approach for  radiofrequency ablation of thyroid gland nodules”

Intuitive Surgical/IPCAI Audience Choice Presentation Awards

Herman Alexander Jaeger: “Anser EMT: The first open-source electromagnetic tracking  platform for image-guided interventions”

Jorden Hetherington: “SLIDE: Automatic Spine Level Identification System using  a Deep Learning Convolutional Neural Network”

Isabella Morgan: “Hand-eye Calibration for Surgical Cameras:  A Procrustean Perspective-n-P Point Solution”

NDI/IPCAI Young Investigator Travel Awards

We are pleased to announce the NDI/IPCAI Young Investigator Travel Awards. The purpose of the award is to help young investigators (including PhD and MSc students and junior researchers) with accepted papers at IPCAI conference to attend IPCAI/CARS 2017. These awards are generously sponsored by NDI. Each award will help partially cover expenses towards air travel in economy class, local hotel stay (3 stars or equivalent category), and IPCAI registration. A committee of senior members of the IPCAI community will review requests and make a decision.

Deadline for application: May 5, 2017.
Result will be announced by: May 26, 2017.

Please send your resume (maximum 3 pages), the accepted paper title and its final PDF copy, a cover letter, and the travel budget to Dr. Kensaku Mori <> with the subject: [NDI/IPCAI Young Investigator Travel Awards, Nominee: Your Name].

Selection criteria include geographical location, financial need, scientific excellence and innovation (determined primarily by the reviews you have received for your IPCAI paper), in this order of importance.

Intuitive Surgical/IPCAI Best Reviewer Awards

The purpose of these awards is to recognize the efforts and dedication of reviewers that provide outstanding evaluations of the manuscripts they are assigned. The Area Chairs nominate candidates that have reviewed at least 3 papers for IPCAI 2017. The winners are selected from the nominees by the Area Chairs and the Program Chairs.

Philips/IPCAI Best Paper Awards

These awards recognize the best papers as scored by external reviewers and Area Chairs. These papers will be shortlisted and an award committee composed of members from the IPCAI Steering Committee and Area Chairs will select the winner and the runner ups.

Intuitive Surgical/IPCAI Bench to Bedside Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize the efforts in translating IPCAI solutions to the clinical setting. Nominated papers should include clinical evaluation of a CAI technology, ideally on a large number of patients. Less emphasis is put on technical innovation, rather on detailed evaluation. These papers will be shortlisted and an award committee composed of members from the IPCAI Steering Committee and Area Chairs will select the winner.

Intuitive Surgical/IPCAI Audience Choice Presentation Awards

These awards will be selected by the audience following the long presentations at IPCAI 2017.