Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2007
The 10th International Conference on Medical Imaging and Computer Assisted Intervention,MICCAI2007,washeldattheBrisbaneConventionandExhibition Centre, South Bank, Brisbane, Australia from 29th October to 2nd November 2007. MICCAI has become a premier international conference in this domain, with in-depth papers on the multidisciplinary ?elds of biomedical image computing, computer assisted intervention and medical robotics. The conference brings - getherbiologicalscientists,clinicians,computerscientists,engineers,mathema- cians, physicists and other interested researchers and o?ers them a forum to exchange ideas in these exciting and rapidly growing ?elds. Theconferenceisbothveryselectiveandveryattractive:thisyearwereceived a record number of 637 submissions from 35 countries and 6 continents, from which 237 papers were selected for publication. Some interesting facts about the distribution of submitted and accepted papers are shown graphically at the end of this preface. A number of modi?cations were introduced into the selection process this year. 1. An enlarged Program Committee of 71 members was recruited by the P- gram Chair and Co-chair,to get a larger body of expertise and geographical coverage. 2. New key words regrouped within 7 new categories were introduced to - scribe the content of the submissions and the expertise of the reviewers. 3. Eachsubmittedpaperwasassignedto3ProgramCommitteememberswhose responsibilityitwastoassigneachpaperto3externalexperts(outsideofthe ProgramCommittee membership) who provided scores and detailed reports in a double blind procedure. 4. Program Committee members provided a set of normalized scores for the whole set of papers for which they were responsible (typically 27 papers).