Aims and Scope:
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In the framework of the European Marie-Curie MultiScaleHuman project, a workshop on 3D Physiological Human is organized to promote collaborative research on this topic. Multi-disciplinary research combining knowledge and methods on multiple scales is an emerging strategy to improve medical understanding and treatment of human musculoskeletal diseases (MSD). The interaction between different research fields opens new venues of scientific thinking and stimulates development of new technologies. In particular, the integration of the complex data across multiple scales and modalities in 3D physiological representations is a challenge that requires exploration beyond the traditional boundaries of existing research fields.

The first international workshop on 3D Physiological Human was organized in Zermatt, Switzerland, in December 2008, as a platform to present and discuss research focused on 3D representations of human anatomy and physiology for disease diagnosis and treatment. To further stimulate the research on this topic, a second workshop took place again in Zermatt, Switzerland, in December 2009, which was oriented on the convergence of user-centric media and 3D human physiological models to enable an interactive processing of medical data. The third 3D Physiological Human workshop was organized as part of the CASA conference in May 2012 in Singapore, with a focus on patient-specific computer models for personalized healthcare.
This fourth workshop aims to broaden the scope of 3D physiological human research to add a multi-scale perspective to the previous editions as motivated above. It will establish a scientific forum for exchanging and disseminating novel ideas and techniques from a wide range of disciplines across multiple scales (computer graphics, biomechanics, molecular biology, tissue engineering, knowledge management, human-machine interface, etc.) associated with medical imaging, medical simulation and visualization, computer assisted surgery and knowledge-driven analysis of patient specific data. The emphasis will be on innovative contributions along with current and future applications in multi-scale research of physiological articulations in humans.

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

. Tissue simulation and modeling
. Physiology modeling
. Surgical simulations
. Image segmentation and processing
. Semantics-driven 3D shape segmentation and annotation
. Graphics hardware for medical computing
. Virtual and augmented reality in medicine
. Image-based modeling and rendering in biomedical domains
. Image-guided surgery
. Computer assisted surgery
. Interactive medical 3D visualization
. Data fusion, content-based 3D retrieval and classification
. Gait simulation
. Neuromuscular model/simulation
. Computer assisted surgical planning and navigation
. Computer Aided Diagnosis
. Web-based telehealth applications
. Computational anatomical atlases
. Anatomically based modeling
. Biomedical motion analysis and modeling
. Haptic feedback in medical simulation

Conference Location:
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The 4th Workshop on 3D Physiological Human 2013 will be held in Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland. Villars-sur-Ollon is located in a scenic area of the Swiss Alps near Lake Geneva (Lac Leman). The venue is the Eurotel Victoria hotel: http://www.eurotel-victoria.ch/villars/

Important Dates:
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Paper submission: June 10, 2013 (23:59 GMT+1) June 17, 2013 (23:59 GMT+1)
Authors' notification: July 10, 2013
Camera-ready papers: July 20, 2013
Workshop: September 8-11, 2013

Publication Information:
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Accepted contributions will be presented at the workshop and published in proceedings. The best contributions will be selected to appear in a few special issues of well known journals.

Submissions should be up to 10 pages long, are anonymous and must be done electronically.
Please refer to the submission section on the workshop website (http://3dph2013.miralab.ch/) for details (templates, guidelines, etc.).

Contact Information:
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For more information, please visit http://3dph2013.miralab.ch/ or contact: 3dph@miralab.ch

This workshop is supported by the MultiScaleHuman project:
http://multiscalehuman.miralab.ch/