VCBM 2015 – Call for Papers

Aims and Scope

EG VCBM is now an annual event addressing state-of-the-art visual computing research with a strong focus on applications in biology and medicine. EG VCBM is unique, as it provides a highly interdisciplinary forum for experts from computer graphics, visualization, computer vision, visual analytics, human computer interfaces and end users from biology and medicine jointly working on next generation visual computing solutions for healthcare and the biotechnology sector.

EG VCBM solicits the submission of original application-oriented research papers that advance the fusion of visual computing methods within medicine and biological science. All papers should focus on a well-defined biological or medical problem, and should demonstrate a significant innovation or improvement in visual computing.

Suggested topics for papers include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical simulation, including uses of stereoscopy and haptics
  • Virtual physiological human
  • Visual computing solutions for medical applications like radiology, interventional medicine, pathology, anatomy and medical education
  • Visual computing solutions for applications to support biomedical research in systems biology, omics, molecular pathology, neuroanatomy, biomedical imaging,…..
  • Survey papers on visual computing in biology and medicine

Methods might include, but are not limited to:

  • Computer models of biomechanical, physiological and biochemical functions of living systems.
  • Visualization and analysis of all kinds of biomedical (image) data
  • Information visualization of medical data sets e.g. electronic health records
  • Visualization, mining and analysis of biomedical data collections
  • Fusion, analysis and visualization of heterogeneous and/or multi-source data
  • Multi-scale methods and data structures for large data
  • Interaction and design of visual computing workflows in medicine and biology
  • Data tracking and registration
  • Data reconstruction and geometry extraction
  • Real time rendering and interaction with anatomy models

Information for Authors

All submitted papers will run through a one-stage peer-review process. Accepted papers will be presented at the workshop and will appear in the EG-published electronic conference proceedings. The authors of the best three papers will be invited to submit an extended article version of their paper as journal publication to Computer Graphics Forum.

Submission Instructions

Papers can be submitted using the Eurographics SRM conference management system here:

Login with your existing SRM account, or create a new one using the relevant links.  Papers can be up to 10 pages and prepared using the Eurographics style. More details can be found on the SRM web page. Please note that the reviewing process will be double-blind, so take care to anonymize your submission.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: Closed
  • Paper notification: Closed
  • Camera-ready deadline: August 21, 2015
  • Poster submission: August 07, 2015
  • Poster notification: end August 2015
  • Workshop: September 14-15, 2015

All deadlines are at 23:59 (UTC) (convert to your timezone).