SSMR and ISMR 2019 - Call for Workshop Proposals

The 2019 Spring School on Medical Robotics (SSMR) and 2019 International Symposium on Medical Robotics (ISMR) will be hosted together for the first time on the campus of Georgia Tech from April 1–5, 2019. SSMR 2019 will be held from April 1-3, and ISMR 2019 will be held from April 3-5, with workshop(s) on April 3, which will be common to both SSMR and ISMR. SSMR 2019 will focus a series of speakers spanning over the first two days bringing together, clinical, engineering, and industry perspectives with workshop(s) on the third day. ISMR 2019 will feature keynotes, semi-plenary talks, and workshop(s), in addition to oral/poster presentations. ISMR 2019 will bring together people from engineering, medicine, and industry, who are working in various areas within the field of medical robotics, thereby creating a common platform for exchanging ideas and fostering future developments in the field. 

The goal of ISMR is to bring together world-class researchers to present state-of-the-art research achievements and advances in surgical robotics, image-guided interventions, rehabilitation and assistive robotics, and prosthetics, as well as discuss challenges from the clinical point of view and address industry needs. It is envisioned that medical robots will integrate emerging technologies including soft robotics, smart materials, ergonomics, co-robotics, and artificial intelligence in the near future, and these topics will be featured in the symposium.

Potential topics for the symposium submissions include, but are not limited to, state-of-the-art research achievements and advances in surgical robotics, rehabilitation and assistive robotics, prosthetics, image-guided interventions, haptics, safety of robot-assisted procedures, training of medical personnel, and discussing potential challenges from the clinical point of view.

Call for workshops

Proposals for half-day and full-day workshops are invited. Workshops will be held on April 3, on the final day of SSMR 2019, before the regular sessions of ISMR on April 4 and 5. Workshops should provide a forum for participants to discuss emerging and active research areas. We particularly welcome workshops that present content not typically found in the regular sessions of the symposium. Proposals should discuss how the workshop will facilitate comprehensive discussion on the selected topic and promote the active participation of and interaction between the attendees. Specifically, proposals should include the following:




Organizers (affiliations and contact information)

Objectives (max 500 words)

Topics of interest (up to 5 keywords)

List of speakers (names, affiliations and talk titles)

Structure (talks, expert panels, Q&A)

Intended audience (max 300 words)

Expected attendance

Special requests (e.g., whiteboard or poster stands)


Workshop proposals should be sent on or before December 1, 2018, by email to:

News Contact

Jaydev P. Desai

Director, Georgia Center for Medical Robotics

Associate Director - IRIM, Medical Robotics and Human Augmentation