Call for Papers - Advances in Simplifying Medical UltraSound (ASMUS) – an inaugural workshop at MICCAI 2020

Advances in Simplifying Medical UltraSound (ASMUS) – an inaugural workshop at MICCAI 2020

Paper Submission Deadline: 30 June 2020

This inaugural workshop aims to bring together the MICCAI research community working towards the next generation of medical ultrasound imaging methods and systems. We envisage a future for clinical ultrasound that truly combines advances both in medical image computing (MIC) and computer-assisted intervention (CAI), acknowledging the unique imaging modality operated directly by human operators, or in the future, robotic systems. As a research community, we will design and implement new ultrasound-enabled applications to provide revolutionary healthcare benefits.

This full-day workshop will have an inter-disciplinary flavour, and will review, publish and discuss latest findings in this area with participants from academia, industry and clinical practice. A key feature of the workshop will be live demonstrations, capitalising on the unique portability of ultrasound-based applications. Accepted full-length manuscripts will be published with Springer LNCS, with an option to provide a live demonstration at the workshop.

Original research in the areas below are invited and proof-of-concept research from novel research directions are also encouraged.

Ultrasound Assisted by Artificial Intelligence and Medical Robotics

  • Ultrasound imaging with robotic (automated) assistance
  • Machine learning methods in ultrasound analysis and guidance
  • Automated interpretation and measurement for ultrasound
  • Ultrasound quality and skills assessment

Multimodality Ultrasound Imaging

  • Ultrasound with other non-imaging sensory information, e.g. positional and eye tracking
  • Ultrasound with another pre-/intra-procedural imaging, e.g. camera videos, CT, MR, fluorescence
  • Different modes of ultrasound imaging, e.g. photoacoustic, Doppler, compounding


  • For global healthcare
  • For training sonographers and other users
  • For assisting non-expert healthcare professionals
  • For other point-of-care ultrasound systems and scenarios
  • For assisting surgery and interventions

Key Dates

Submission Deadline 30 June 2020

Notification of Acceptance 21 July 2020

Camera Ready Papers 31 July 2020

Workshop 04 October 2020

Workshop Chairs

Yipeng Hu (University College London)

Alison Noble (University of Oxford)

Stephen Aylward (Kitware)

Organising Committee

Purang Abolmaesumi (University of British Columbia), Gabor Fichtinger (Queen’s University), Jan d’Hooge (KU Leuven), Chris de Korte (Radboud University Nijmegen), Nassir Navab (Technical University of Munich), Dong Ni (Shenzhen University), Kawal Rhode (King’s College London), Russ Taylor (Johns Hopkins University)

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