Conference Program 
Invited Lecture

Speaker:Dr. Pierre Jannin
University of Rennes, France
Title:Surgical Process Modeling for Intelligent CAI: Methods and Applications


One objective of Computer-Assisted Interventional (CAI) systems is to improve surgical or therapeutic interventions by means of decision and action support systems. Intelligent CAI systems consist in providing clinicians with the right and optimal support within the right mode/way/medium, and at the right time. For the latter, Surgical Process Modeling (SPM) has been emerged as a key element of the Operating Room of the future. SPM is a methodology allowing representation of procedural knowledge and helping the development of situation awareness in surgery. SPM methodology includes computation of formal procedural models from observations. In this presentation, I will detail main components of SPM methodology. Current challenges will be outlined. I will also introduce some preliminary results demonstrating other possible applications, such as surgical skill assessment.


Pierre Jannin is a senior INSERM researcher at the Medical School of the University of Rennes (France). He is the head of the MediCIS research group from both UMR 1099 LTSI, Inserm research institute and University of Rennes (https://medicis.univ-rennes1.fr). He was awarded the PhD degree from the University of Rennes in 1988 on multimodal 3D imaging in neurosurgery and the “Habilitation” (HDR) from the University of Rennes in 2005 on information and knowledge assisted neurosurgery. He has about 20 years experience in designing and developing image guided surgery systems for neurosurgery. His research topics include image-guided surgery, multimodal imaging data fusion, augmented reality, modeling of surgical procedures and processes, study of surgical expertize, and validation in medical image processing. The main clinical application areas concern functional neurosurgery and surgery of low-grade tumors in central areas. He authored or co authored more than 40 peer-reviewed international journal papers and more than 50 international conferences long papers. He is the General Secretary of the International Society of Computer Aided Surgery (ISCAS). He is senior member of the SPIE society. He is Deputy Editor for the International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery. He is member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Computer Aided Surgery. He is acted as associate editor and reviewer for several journals (e.g., IEEE TMI, MedIA, Neuroimage, Yearbook of Medical Informatics). He is member of several Organizing and Program Committees of international conferences, such as CARS, IPCAI, SPIE, MMVR, and MICCAI.


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