VCBM 2017 Call for Contribution

VCBM 2017 – Call for Papers

Aims and Scope

EG VCBM, the Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine, is an annual event addressing the state of the art in visual computing research with a strong focus on applications in biology and medicine. It provides an interdisciplinary forum for experts (researchers and practitioners) from visualization, visual analytics, computer graphics, image processing, computer vision, human computer interfaces as well as experts from biology and medicine, jointly working on next generation visual computing solutions for medicine, 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 biology. All papers (regular papers as well as short papers) should focus on a well-defined biological/medical problem, and demonstrate a significant innovation or improvement in visual computing.

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

  • Visual computing solutions for medical applications like radiology, surgery, pathology, cardiology, nephrology, neurology, etc., including medical education
  • Visual computing solutions for applications that support biomedical research in systems biology, *omics research, molecular pathology, neuroanatomy, biomedical imaging, etc.
  • Medical simulation and visual computing solutions that support new approaches in computational medicine, including also the uses of stereoscopy and haptics
  • Visualization approaches for data from new or challenging imaging modalities including real-time imaging (e.g., ultrasound)
  • Visual computing solutions in the context of the virtual physiological human
    Survey papers on visual computing in biology and medicine

Methods might include, but are not limited to:

  • Visualization and analysis of all kinds of biomedical data (signals and images)
  • Visualization, mining and analysis of biomedical data collections, including cohort data
  • Information visualization of medical data sets, e.g., electronic health records
  • Computer models of biomechanical, physiological, and biochemical functions in living systems
  • 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

In addition to full-length papers, there will be again a short papers track, encouraging scientific contributions from an even more diverse group of researchers and practitioners. All VCBM 2017 papers (full and short) will be peer-reviewed and will appear in the Eurographics Digital Library.

Full Papers: Full papers are up to 10 pages in length (including references) and describe original research contributions in the areas outlined above. 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.

Short Papers: Short papers describe a more focused and concise research contribution and are likely to have a smaller – yet significant – scope of contribution.  Potential examples include the presentation of initial results from novel ongoing research projects or the exploration of new application areas.  Short papers draw from the same list of topics as full papers. Their length is limited to a total of 5 pages (including references).

VCBM 2017 will also feature a poster & demo program, the details of which will be announced in a separate call.

Submission Instructions

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

https://srmv2.eg.org/COMFy/Conference/VCBM_2017

Login with your existing SRM account, or create a new one using the relevant links. Papers can be up to 10 pages (for full papers) or 5 pages (for short papers) and should be 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 deadline (full and short papers): June 19, 2017
  • Author notification: July 22, 2017
  • Camera-ready deadline: August 14, 2017
  • Workshop: September 7-8, 2017

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

VCBM 2017 – Call for Posters

EG VCBM is 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 2017 continues the poster track to enable researchers to present their work in progress, minor improvements beyond the state-of-the-art, and the best results of student projects in the area of visual computing for biology and medicine. Accepted posters will be placed in the workshop area during the time of the event, and the program will feature a dedicated poster session where the authors have the opportunity to present their research and lead fruitful discussions with peer researchers that will inspire for future research and cooperation.

Submission Instructions

The submission to the poster track at EG VCBM consists of a ½ – 1 page abstract (12pt) optionally including pictures. The posters will be reviewed by conference chairs and the abstracts of the accepted posters will be included in the conference publications. The material from the poster can be re-used for a full paper submission somewhere else and this act is not to be considered as a self-plagiarism. Authors of the accepted posters are expected to bring their poster to the conference, register for the conference participation, and present their work at the poster at the time of the poster session. Please submit your non-anonymized poster submissions including authors names, affiliations, and acknowledgments to chairs-vcbm2017@eg.org.

Important Dates

  • Poster submission: August 14, 2017
  • Poster notification: August 23, 2017
  • Workshop:   September 7-8, 2017

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

VCBM 2017 – Call for Demos

The submission to the demo track at EG VCBM consists of a ½ – 1 page abstract (12pt) optionally including pictures. The demo submissions will be reviewed by conference chairs. Authors of the accepted demos are expected to bring their software on a own laptop to the conference, register for the conference participation, and present their software at the time of the demo session. Please submit your non-anonymized demo submissions including authors names, affiliations, and acknowledgments to chairs-vcbm2017@eg.org.

Important Dates

  • Demo submission:   TBA
  • Demo notification:   TBA
  • Workshop:   September 7-8, 2017

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