By Pujitha Gunaratne, Yukio Sato (auth.), Randy E. Ellis, Terry M. Peters (eds.)
The sixth foreign convention on clinical Imaging and Computer-Assisted Intervention,MICCAI2003,washeldinMontr´ eal,Qu´ ebec,CanadaattheF- rmont Queen Elizabeth resort in the course of November 15–18, 2003. This was once the ?rst time the convention have been held in Canada. The notion to host MICCAI 2003 originated from discussions in the Ontario Consortium for Ima- guided remedy and surgical procedure, a multi-institutional learn consortium that used to be supported via the govt. of Ontario in the course of the Ontario Ministry of E- erprise, chance and Innovation. the target of the convention used to be to o?er clinicians and scientists a - rum in which to interchange principles during this interesting and speedily turning out to be ?eld. MICCAI 2003 encompassed the cutting-edge in computer-assisted interv- tions, clinical robotics, and medical-image processing, attracting specialists from quite a few multidisciplinary professions that incorporated clinicians and surgeons, computing device scientists, scientific physicists, and mechanical, electric and biome- cal engineers. the standard and volume of submitted papers have been so much amazing. For MICCAI 2003 we got a checklist 499 complete submissions and a hundred brief c- munications. All complete submissions, of eight pages every one, have been reviewed through as much as five reviewers, and the 2-page contributions have been assessed via a small subcomm- tee of the Scienti?c assessment Committee. All reports have been then thought of by means of the MICCAI 2003 application Committee, leading to the attractiveness of 206 complete papers and 25 brief communications. the conventional mode of presentation at MICCAI 2003 was once as a poster; additionally, forty nine papers have been selected for oral presentation.