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=                            Program of the First                            =
=        International Conference on Computer Vision, Virtual Reality,       = 
=                          and Robotics in Medicine                          =
=                                 CVRMed'95                                  =

                               April 3-6, 1995
                                Nice, France

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=                            Program of the First                            =
=        International Conference on Computer Vision, Virtual Reality,       = 
=                          and Robotics in Medicine                          =
=                                 CVRMed'95                                  =

Welcome in Nice

It is our pleasure to welcome you in Nice to the First International 
Conference on Computer Vision, Virtual Reality, and Robotics in Medicine 

The program covers the three major topics of the field, which are Medical 
Image Understanding, Registration Problems in Medicine, and Therapy Planning, 
Simulation and Control.

The objective is not only to present the most innovative and promising 
research work but also to highlight research trends and to foster dialogues 
and debates among participants.

This event was decided after a preliminary successful symposium organized in 
Stanford in March 1994 by E. Grimson (MIT), T. Kanade (CMU), R. Kikinis 
and W. Wells (Chair) (both at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's 
Hospital), and myself (INRIA). 

We received 92 submitted full papers, and each one was evaluated by at least 
three members of the Program Committee, with the help of auxilliary reviewers.
Based on these evaluations, a representative subset of the Program Committee 
met to select 19 long papers, 29 regular papers, and 27 posters.

The geographical repartition of the contributions is the following: 24 from 
European countries (other than France), 23 contributions from France, 20 from 
Northern America (USA and Canada), and 8 from Asia (Japan and Singapore).

All of the selected contributions are printed in a book published by Springer 
Verlag, available at the conference.

The 48 oral presentations are organized in a number of thematic sessions, 
presented in a single track, and leaving time for two Posters sessions, a 
Panel discussion, and a technical tour at Sophia-Antipolis. A number of 
stands are reserved for industrial exhibitions and research demonstrations.

We look forward to meeting you in Nice for what promises to be an exciting 
event in such a promising and fascinating new research field!

Nicholas Ayache

CVRMed'95, a special acronym: the letters of this acronym share a double 
meaning: C for Conference and Computer, V  for Vision and Virtual, R for 
Reality and Robotics, and Med for Medicine and ... Mediterranean. It might 
be hard to preserve this Nice property in the future!

=====                      CONFERENCE ORGANIZED BY                      ======

     Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique
                       Sophia Antipolis - France




=====                         PROGRAM COMMITTEE                         ======

  Nicholas AYACHE (INRIA, France)

Scientific coordination
  Gregoire MALANDAIN (INRIA, France)

  Fred BOOSTEIN (University of Michigan, USA)
  Mike BRADY (Oxford University, UK)
  Grigore BURDEA (Rutgers University, USA)
  Philippe CINQUIN (Grenoble Hospital, France)
  Jean-Louis COATRIEUX (INSERM, Rennes, France)
  Alan COLCHESTER (Guy's Hospital, London, UK)
  James DUNCAN (Yale University, USA)
  Henry FUCHS (University of North Carolina, USA)
  Guido GERIG (ETH-Z, Zurich, Switzerland)
  Erik GRANUM (Aalborg University, Denmark)
  Karl-Heinz HOEHNE (University Hospital Eppendorf, Germany)
  Thomas HUANG (University of Illinois, USA)
  Takeo KANADE (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  Ron KIKINIS (Harvard Medical School, USA)
  Jean-Claude LATOMBE (Stanford University, USA)
  Charles PELIZZARI (University of Chicago, USA)
  Richard ROBB (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA)
  Paul SUETENS (KULeuven, Belgium)
  Richard SZELISKI (DEC, Cambridge, USA)
  Russ TAYLOR (IBM, Yorktown Heights, USA)
  Demetri TERZOPOULOS (University of Toronto, Canada)
  Jean-Philippe THIRION (INRIA, France)
  Jun-ichiro TORIWAKI (Nagoya University, Japan)
  Alessandro VERRI (University of Genoa, Italy)
  Max VIERGEVER (University Hospital Utrecht, The Netherlands)
  William WELLS (Harvard Medical School, USA)

=====                              PROGRAM                              ======

MONDAY APRIL 3 ---------------------------------------------------------------

8:30                             REGISTRATION
                             and welcome breakfast

9:30                            WELCOME ADDRESS
                                Nicholas Ayache

9:45                    SESSION 1: Augmented Reality I
        Chairs: Michael BRADY (Oxford, UK), Richard ROBB (Mayo Clinic, USA)

Evaluating and Validating an Automated Registration System for Enhanced 
Reality Visualization in Surgery, 
W.E.L. Grimson (MIT / Harvard / TASC), G.J. Ettinger (MIT / TASC), 
S.J. White (TASC), P.L. Gleason (Harvard), T. Lozano-Perez (MIT), 
W.M. Wells III (MIT / Harvard), R. Kikinis (Harvard, USA)

Vision-Based Object Registration for Real-Time Image Overlay, 
M. Uenohara (Toshiba, Japan), T. Kanade (CMU, USA)

Using a 3D position sensor for registration of SPECT and US images of the 
O. Peria, L. Chevalier (TIMC-IMAG), A. Francois-Joubert, J.P. Caravel, 
S. Dalsoglio (CHU Michallon, Grenoble), S. Lavallee, P. Cinquin (TIMC-IMAG, 

A new framework for fusing stereo images with volumetric medical images, 
F. Betting, J. Feldmar, N. Ayache, F. Devernay (INRIA, France)

Visualisation of Multimodal Images for Neurosurgical Planning and Guidance, 
J. Zhao, A.C.F. Colchester, C.J. Henri, D.J. Hawkes, 
C. Ruff (UMDS, Guy's Hospital, London, UK)

Registration of 3-D surface data for intra-operative guidance and 
visualization in frameless stereotactic neurosurgery, 
C.J. Henri, A.C.F. Colchester, J. Zhao, D.J. Hawkes, D.L.G. Hill 
(UMDS, Guy's Hospital, London), R.L. Evans (Roke Manor Research, UK)

12:00                              Lunch break

14:30                SESSION 2: Segmentation I / Telemedicine
          Chairs: James DUNCAN (Yale, USA), Takeo KANADE (CMU, USA)

Adaptive Segmentation of MRI Data, 
W.M. Wells III (Harvard / MIT), W.E.L. Grimson (MIT), R. Kikinis, 
F.A. Jolesz (Harvard, USA)

Virtual Space Editing of Tagged MRI Heart Data, 
L. Serra, T. Poston, H. Ng, P.A. Heng, B.C. Chua (National Univ. of Singapore)

Computer-Aided Interactive Object Delineation Using an Intelligent Paintbrush 
F. Maes, D. Vandermeulen,  P. Suetens, G. Marchal (MIR, Radiology-ESAT, 
K.U.Leuven, Belgium) 

Biomedical Data Exploration Meets Telecollaboration, 
G. Klinker (ECRC, Munich, Germany), I. Carlbom (DEC, Cambridge), 
W. Hsu (Microsoft, Redmond, USA), D. Terzopoulos (Univ. of Toronto, Canada)

Medical Image Segmentation Using Topologically Adaptable Snakes, 
T. McInerney, D. Terzopoulos (Univ. of Toronto, Canada)

16:00                               Coffee break

16:30                   SESSION 3: Simulation / Robotics
          Chairs: Philippe CINQUIN (Grenoble, F), Eric GRIMSON (MIT, USA)

Sophocle: A Retinal Laser Photocoagulation Simulator: Overview, 
P. Meseure (Univ. de Lille), J.F. Rouland, P. Dubois (CHU Lille), S. Karpf, 
C. Chaillou (Univ. de Lille, France)

A New Robot for High Dexterity Microsurgery, 
P.S. Schenker, H. Das, T.R. Ohm (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, USA)

Towards More Capable and Less Invasive Robotic Surgery in Orthopaedics, 
R.V. O'Toole III (Shadyside Hospital / CMU), D.A. Simon (CMU), 
B. Jaramaz (Shadyside Hospital / CMU), O. Ghattas, M.K. Blackwell (CMU), 
L. Kallivokas (Shadyside Hospital), F. Morgan (CMU), C. Visnic (Shadyside 
Hospital), A.M. DiGioia III (Shadyside Hospital / CMU), T. Kanade (CMU, USA)

Treatment Planning for Image-Guided Robotic Radiosurgery, 
R. Tombropoulos, A. Schweikard, J.C. Latombe, J.R. Adler (Stanford Univ., USA)

Robotic Radiosurgery with Beams of Adaptable Shapes, 
A. Schweikard, R. Tombropoulos, J.R. Adler (Stanford Univ., USA)

19:00	                        Reception / Cocktail

TUESDAY APRIL 4 --------------------------------------------------------------

9:00                          SESSION 4: Atlases
        Chairs: Karl-Heinz HOEHNE (Hamburg, D), Max VIERGEVER (Utrecht, NL)

Automatic retrieval of anatomical structures in 3D medical images, 
J. Declerck, G. Subsol, J.P. Thirion, N. Ayache (INRIA, France)

A Novel Virtual Reality Tool for Teaching Dynamic 3D Anatomy, 
A.R. Kancherla, J.P. Rolland, D.L. Wright (Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel 
Hill), G. Burdea (Rutgers Univ., Piscataway, USA)

A Supporting System for Getting Tomograms and Screening with a Computerized 
3D Brain Atlas and a Knowledge Database, 
H. Suzuki, K. Yoshizaki (Mie Univ.), M. Matsuo (Tenri Hospital, Nara), 
J. Kashio (Mie Univ., Japan)

A MRF based random graph modelling the human cortical topography, 
J.F. Mangin (Telecom Paris / CEA, Orsay), J. Regis (CHU La Timone, Marseille), 
I. Bloch (Telecom Paris), V. Frouin, Y. Samson (CEA, Orsay), 
J. Lopez-Krahe (Telecom Paris, France)

Combining "Vertical" and "Horizontal" Features from Medical Images, 
F.L. Bookstein (Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)

10:30	                          Coffee break

11:00                  SESSION 5: Registration
     Chairs: Fred BOOKSTEIN (Michigan, USA), Jean-Louis COATRIEUX (INSERM, F)

3D Multi-Modality Medical Image Registration Using Feature Space Clustering, 
A. Collignon, D. Vandermeulen, P. Suetens, G. Marchal (MIR, Radiology-ESAT, 
K.U.Leuven, Belgium)

Registration of non-Segmented Images using a Genetic Algorithm, 
J.J. Jacq, C. Roux (Telecom Bretagne, Brest, France)

Anatomy-based Registration for Computer-integrated Surgery, 
A. Hamadeh, S. Lavallee (TIMC-IMAG, France), R. Szeliski (DEC, Cambridge, 
USA), P. Cinquin, O. Peria (TIMC-IMAG, France)

Comparison of feature-based matching of CT and MR brain images, 
J.B.A. Maintz (Univ. Hospital Utrecht), P.A. van den Elsen 
(Univ. Hospital Utrecht / Stanford Univ., USA), M.A. Viergever 
(Univ. Hospital Utrecht, The Netherlands)

12:30                              Lunch break

14:30                           SESSION Posters I

Automatical Adaption of Anatomical Masks to the Neocortex, 
F. Kruggel (Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich, Germany)

Fast Segmentation of Brain Magnetic Resonance Tomograms, 
G. Mittelhaeusser (Univ. of Kaiserslautern), 
F. Kruggel (Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich, Germany)

Comparison of Two Multi-Scale Approaches to Edge detection in Medical Images, 
W. Beil, H.S. Stiehl (Univ. of Hamburg, Germany)

Computer Aided Surgery (CAS) system for Stereotactic Neurosurgery, 
Y. Masutani, K. Masamune, M. Suzuki, T. Dohi (Univ. of Tokyo), H. Iseki, 
K. Takakura (Tokyo Women's Medical College, Japan)

Registration of 3D objects using linear algebra, 
G. Burel, H. Henocq, J.Y. Catros (Thomson, Cesson-Sevigne, France)

Talairach-Tournoux / Schaltenbrand-Wahren Based Electronic Brain Atlas System, 
W.L. Nowinski, A. Fang, B.T. Nguyen, R. Raghavan (National Univ. of 
Singapore), R.N. Bryan, J. Miller (Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, USA)

Co-Registration of MRI and Autoradiography of Rat brain in Three-Dimensions 
following Automatic Reconstruction of 2D Data Set, 
B. Kim, K.A. Frey, S. Mukhopadhyay, B.D. Ross, C.R. Meyer 
(Univ. of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, USA)

Computer assisted analysis of echocardiographic image sequences, 
A. Giachetti (Univ. of Genova), G. Gigli (Ospedale di Rapallo), 
V. Torre (Univ. of Genova, Italy)

Computer Tracking of Tagged H MR Images for Motion Analysis, 
D. Reynard, A. Blake, A. Azzawi, P. Styles, G.K. Radda (Univ. of Oxford, UK)

Simulation of Endoscopy, 
B. Geiger (INRIA, France), R. Kikinis (Harvard Medical School, USA)

A Virtual Reality Medical Training System, 
R. Ziegler, W. Mueller, G. Fischer, M. Goebel 
(Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics, Darmstadt, Germany)

Virtual Simulation in Radiotherapy Planning, 
R. Bendl, A. Hoess, W. Schlegel (German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, 

16:00                             Coffee break

16:30                     SESSION 6: Motion
      Chairs: Ron KIKINIS (Harvard, USA), Demetri TERZOPOULOS (Toronto, CD)

2-D and 3-D Motion Analysis in Digital Subtraction Angiography, 
J.L. Coatrieux, F. Mao, C. Toumoulin, R. Collorec (INSERM, Rennes, France)

Measuring Microcirculation Using Spatiotemporal Image Analysis, 
Y. Sato, J. Chen, S. Yamamoto, S. Tamura (Osaka Univ.), N. Harada 
(National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute), T. Shiga (Osaka Univ.), 
S. Harino, Y. Oshima (Yadogawa Christian Hospital, Japan)

Dense Non-rigid Motion Estimation in sequences of 3D Images using Differential 
S. Benayoun (INRIA, France), C. Nastar (MIT, USA), N. Ayache (INRIA, France)

Superquadrics and free-form deformations: a global model to fit and track 3D 
medical data, 
E. Bardinet (INRIA), L.D. Cohen (CEREMADE, Paris), N. Ayache (INRIA, France)

A Unified Framework to Assess Myocardial Function From 4D Images, 
P. Shi, G. Robinson, A. Chakraborty, L. Staib, R. Constable, A. Sinusas, 
J. Duncan (Yale Univ., USA)

18:30                                PANEL

WEDNESDAY APRIL 5 ------------------------------------------------------------

9:00                   SESSION 7: Segmentation II
     Chairs: Alan COLCHESTER (London, UK),  William WELLS (MIT/Harvard, USA)

Detection of brain activation from MRI data by likelihood-ratio test, 
S. Ruan, C. Jaggi (LEI/ISMRA, Caen), J.M. Constans (CHRU de Caen), 
D. Bloyet (LEI/ISMRA, Caen, France)

Probabilistic hyperstack segmentation of MR brain data, 
K.L. Vincken, A.S.E. Koster, M.A. Viergever (Utrecht Univ., The Netherlands)

Multiscale Representation and Analysis of Features from Medical Images, 
M. Fidrich, J.P. Thirion (INRIA, France)

A Representation for Mammographic Image Processing, 
R. Highnam, M. Brady, B. Shepstone (Oxford Univ., UK)

Finding curvilinear structures in mammograms, 
N. Cerneaz, M. Brady (Oxford Univ., UK)

10:30                                Coffee break

11:00               SESSION 8: Reconstruction / Vessels
       Chairs: Paul SUETENS (Leuven, B), Jun-ichiro TORIWAKI (Nagoya, JP)

On reconstructing Curved Object Boundaries from Sparse Sets of X-Ray Images, 
S. Sullivan (Univ. of Illinois, Urbana), A. Noble (GE, Schenectady), 
J. Ponce (Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, USA)

3D Reconstruction of Blood Vessels by Multi-Modality Data Fusion using Fuzzy 
and Markovian Modelling, 
I. Bloch (Telecom Paris), C. Pellot (INSERM, Paris), F. Sureda 
(Telecom Paris), A. Herment (INSERM, Paris, France)

Three-Dimensional Reconstruction and Volume Rendering of Intravascular 
Ultrasound Slices Imaged on a Curved Arterial Path, 
J. Lengyel, D.P. Greenberg (Cornell Univ., Ithaca), A. Yeung, E. Alderman, 
R. Popp (Stanford Univ., USA)

Analysis and 3D display of 30 MHz intravascular ultrasound images, 
M. Kluytmans, C.J. Bouma, B.M. ter Haar Romeny, G. Pasterkamp, 
M.A. Viergever (Univ. Hospital Utrecht, The Netherlands)

Simplification of Irregular Surface Meshes in 3D Medical Images, 
A. Gourdon (INRIA, France)

Deformable Models For Reconstructing Unstructured 3D Data, 
M.E. Algorri, F. Schmitt (Telecom Paris, France)

12:30                              Lunch break

14:30                           SESSION Posters II

Segmentation of Brain Tissue from MR Images, 
T. Kapur, W.E.L. Grimson (MIT), R. Kikinis (Harvard Medical School, Boston, 

Shock-Based Reaction-Diffusion Bubbles for Image Segmentation, 
H. Tek, B.B. Kimia (Brown Univ., Providence, USA)

MRI Texture Analysis Applied to Trabecular Bone: An Experimental Study, 
J. Bezy-Wendling, A. Bruno, P. Reuze (INSERM, Univ. de Rennes, France)

Object-Based 3D X-Ray Imaging, 
R. Benjamin (Imperial College, London, UK)

Quantitative Vascular Shape Analysis for 3D MR-Angiography using Mathematical 
Y. Masutani, T. Kurihara, M. Suzuki, T. Dohi (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)

B-Deformable Superquadrics for 3D Reconstruction, 
M. Neveu, D. Faudot, B. Derdouri (Univ. de Bourgogne, Dijon, France)

Modeling 3D objects with patches of quadratic surfaces: application to the 
recognition and locating of anatomic structures, 
I. Bricault, O. Monga (INRIA, France)

A Method of Analyzing a Shape with Potential Symmetry and Its Application 
to Detecting Spinal Deformity, 
S. Ishikawa, H. Kosaka, K. Kato (Kyushu Institute of Technology), 
Y. Otsuka (National Sanatorium Chiba Higashi Hospital, Japan)

Realtime Camera Calibration for Enhanced Reality Visualization, 
J.P. Mellor (MIT, USA)

Computer Assisted Knee Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: First 
Clinical Tests, 
V. Dessenne, S. Lavallee (TIMC-IMAG), R. Julliard (Clinique Mutualiste, 
Grenoble), P. Cinquin, R. Orti (TIMC-IMAG, France)

The SpiderWeb Algorithm for Extracting 3D Objects from Volume Data, 
D.B. Karron (New York Univ. Medical Center), J. Cox (Brooklyn College of the 
City Univ. of New York, USA)

Towards realistic visualization for surgery rehearsal, 
B. Pflesser, U. Tiede, K.H. Hoehne (Univ.-Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany)

16:00                              Coffee break

16:30                     Departure to Beaulieu-sur-Mer

17:00                      Visit of the Villa Kerylos

20:00                     Diner at Hotel Royal Riviera

THURSDAY APRIL 6 -------------------------------------------------------------

9:00                   SESSION 9: Segmentation III
      Chairs: Eric GRANUM (Aalborg, DK), Charles PELIZZARI (Chicago, USA)

Segmentation of 3D objects from MRI volume data using constrained elastic 
deformations of flexible Fourier surface models, 
G. Szekely, A. Kelemen, Ch. Brechbuehler, G. Gerig (ETH-Zentrum, Zurich, 

Liver Definition in CT Using a Population-Based Shape Model, 
J.L. Boes, C.R. Meyer, T.E. Weymouth (Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)

Retrospective Correction of MRI Amplitude Inhomogeneities, 
C.R. Meyer, P.H. Bland (Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor), 
J. Pipe (Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor / Wayne State Univ., Detroit, USA)

Design of new surface detection operators in the case of an anisotropic 
sampling of 3D volume data, 
C. Hamitouche, C. Roux (Telecom Bretagne, Brest), 
J.L. Coatrieux (Univ. de Rennes, France)

10:30                             Coffee break

11:00             SESSION 10: Augmented Reality II
     Chairs: Guido GERIG (Zurich, CH), Russ TAYLOR (Yorktown-Heights, USA)

Modelling Elasticity in Solids using Active Cubes - Application to Simulated 
M. Bro-Nielsen (INRIA, France / Technical Univ. of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark)

Automated Extraction and Visualization of Bronchus from 3D CT Images of Lung,
K. Mori (Nagoya Univ.), J. Hasegawa (Chukyo Univ., Toyota), J. Toriwaki 
(Nagoya Univ.), H. Anno, K. Katada (Fujita Health Univ., Toyoake, Japan)

Virtual Reality as an operative tool during scoliosis surgery, 
B. Peuchot (LASMEA, Aubiere), A. Tanguy (CHU, Clermont-Ferrand), 
M. Eude (CUST, Aubiere, France)

Neurosurgical Guidance Using the Stereo Microscope, 
P.J. Edwards, D.L.G. Hill, D.J. Hawkes (UMDS, Guy's Hospital, London, UK), 
R. Spink (Leica, Heerbrugg, Switzerland), A.C.F. Colchester (UMDS, Guy's 
Hospital), A. Strong (Maudsley Hospital), M. Gleeson (UMDS, Guy's Hospital, 
London, UK)

12:10                               Closure

14:00            Technical tour to INRIA Sophia Antipolis

16:30                 Departure to the airport / Hotels

=====                      CONFERENCE REGISTRATION                       =====

The registration form inside this program should be completed and returned 
                                   MARCH 24th, 1995
at the latest to the conference secretariat - see local arrangements below -
Advanced registration is recommended and encouraged. A first on site early 
registration will begin Sunday, April 2 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. The second 
pre-registration will start Monday, April 3 from 8:30 to 9:30 am. You may 
also register at the registration desk at the MERIDIEN during the conference. 
Each conference registrant should pick up at the Registration Desk a package 
containing the conference material and local information.

=====                         REGISTRATION FEES                          =====

The fee schedule is as follows (VAT 18,60 % included):

     Industrialists                                      2800,00 FF
     Researchers / Academics / Medical Doctors           2200,00 FF
     Students *                                          1000,00 FF
     (*) A copy of the student card is required when registered

The conference registration includes :

     - The Proceedings
     - The Coffee breaks
     - The Reception
     - The banquet
     - Visit of the "Villa Kerylos"
     - Technical tour

=====                              PAYMENT                               =====

All payments should be made in French currency payable to:
                 Monsieur l'Agent comptable de l'INRIA 

     - By Banker's draft
     - By Post Office cheque
                    (CCP PARIS - 30041 - 00001 - 0909945 B 020 - 31)
     - By Bank transfer
                    Tresorerie Generale des Yvelines, Versailles - France
                    (Account no 10071 - 78000 - 00044009153 - 89 )
     - Cash in French currency at the registration desk
Please state your name and reference to the conference CVRMed'95.

Fees will be returned in full for any written cancellation received before 
                   March 15th, 1995 (posmarked stamp). 
There will be no entitlement for later cancellation.

=====                              TRAVEL                                =====

An average discount up to 60% may be obtained from Air-Inter/Air France for 
a round trip ticket *within* France. Reduced rate ticket will be sent to 
participant requesting it at the INRIA local arrangements secretariat or 
through the registration form.

=====                           TECHNICAL TOUR                           =====

A technical tour has been arranged on THURSDAY, April 6, to INRIA in Sophia 
Antipolis where a visit to our main research laboratories in Computer Vision 
and Robotics will be organized to present a number of demonstrations related 
to the conference topics. Please state on the registration form if you intend 
to come on this technical tour and confirm definitely your participation when 
registering at the desk. 
Technical tour departure from Hotel Meridien is 2:00 pm.
Return trip scheduled to arrive at airport approximately at 5:30 pm 
and at Meridien at 5:45 pm.

=====                           SOCIAL EVENTS                            =====

The welcoming and get-acquainted RECEPTION will be on

                    MONDAY, APRIL 3rd at 7:00 pm at the MERIDIEN

The BANQUET of the Conference will be on

                    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5th at 8:00 pm 
                    at the ROYAL RIVIERA HOTEL**** 

in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, on the mediterranean sea.

The banquet will be preceded by a tour of the "Villa Kerylos" in 
Beaulieu-sur-Mer. Erected on the "Baie des Fourmis" between 1902 and 1908, 
the Villa Kerylos is an absolutely unique recreation of the dwellings of 
Ancient Greece, a striking image of refinement and beauty. This incredible 
building , which was classed as historical monument in 1967, is decorated 
to a rare standard of sumptuousness: objets d'art, noble materials.

=====                         HOTEL RESERVATIONS                         =====

A block of rooms at preferential prices has been booked in NICE very close to 
the Hotel MERIDIEN where the conference will be held. April being a high 
season on the French Riviera, it is important that requests for hotel 
reservations be made as soon as possible. See the list of hotels.

                    HOTELS RESERVATION DEADLINE is March 6th, 1995

Accomodation will not be guaranteed after this date. You should contact the 
chosen hotel yourself and confirm your own reservation by refering to 
CVRMed'95. All the prices given include breakfast.

Hotel MERIDIEN****
1 Promenade des Anglais                Single standard          655 FF
06046 Nice Cedex                       Double standard          720 FF
Tel : (33)
Fax : (33)			

Hotel ALBERT 1er***
4 Avenue des Phoceens                  Single                   495 FF
06300 Nice                             Double                   550 FF
Tel : (33)
Fax : (33)

Hotel MERCURE Baie des Anges***
2 Rue Halevy
06000 Nice                             Single/Double            450 FF
Tel : (33)
Fax : (33)

Hotel HARVEY**
18 Avenue de Suede                     Single                   300 FF	
06000 Nice                             Double                   325 FF
Tel : (33)
Fax : (33)

Hotel de MULHOUSE**
9 rue Chauvain                         Single                   230 FF
06000 Nice                             Double                   280 FF
Tel : (33) 
Fax : (33)

2 rue Chauvain                         Single                   210 FF
06000 Nice                             Double                   280 FF
Tel : (33) 
Fax : (33)

=====                     LOCATION OF THE CONFERENCE                     =====

1 Promenade des Anglais
Tel : (33)
Fax : (33)

Closest airport: Nice Cote d'Azur (France). About 6 km from hotel Meridien.

=====                         LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS                         =====

For information on local arrangements, please contact:

                              INRIA - Bureau des Colloques
                                    Monique Simonetti
                                2004 Route des Lucioles
                         B.P. 93 - 06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex
     Tel: (33)
     Fax: (33)
     e-mail: Monique.Simonetti at
     WWW address:

=====                         LOCAL ATTRACTIONS                          =====

Nice is one of the most charming cities of the Mediterranean. With magnificent 
surroundings and delightful climate (generally pleasant in April with maximum 
temperature about 15-20o Celsius, but possibly with cooler evenings), Nice has
kept its charm , its authenticity, its tradition. Discover the "Promenade des 
Anglais", stroll along the seafront and through the quaint old town. Relax 
and savour the local scents and colours, the flower market and the red and 
ochre facades of historic Nice. Nice has plenty to offer for a fabulous night 
out: from "bistros" offering Nice specialities to gastronomic restaurants, 
theatres, casinos, opera and discotheques. 
This is the heart of the French Riviera!

=====                         REGISTRATION FORM                          =====


                              INRIA - Sophia Antipolis
                    M. SIMONETTI - Bureau des Relations Exterieures
                         2004, route des Lucioles - B.P. 93
                       06902 SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS Cedex - FRANCE

TEL: (33) 93 65 78 64     FAX: (33) 93 65 79 55     
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                           DEADLINE: March 24, 1995


                First International Conference on Computer Vision, 
                     Virtual Reality and Robotics in Medicine

                                 April 3-6, 1995		

============================ REGISTRATION FORM ==============================

Name	......................................................................

First Name  ..................................................................

Affiliation ..................................................................

Address	  ....................................................................

City	  ................................Zip Code  ..........................

State ........................... Country	..............................

Phone  .............................. Fax  ...................................

E-mail  ......................................................................

============================ REGISTRATION FEE ================================

Industrialists                           2800 FF		
Researchers/Academics/Medical Doctors    2200 FF	     
Students*                                1000 FF

Technical tour: YES/NO       Reduced flight ticket *within* France: YES/NO
(*) If you are a student please send a photocopy of your student's card.

================================= PAYMENT ===================================

All payments should be made in French Francs payable to: 
                    Monsieur l'Agent Comptable de l'INRIA:

- Banker's draft
- Post Office cheque (CCP PARIS - 30041 - 00001 - 0909945 B 020 - 31) 	
- Bank transfer : Tresorerie Generale des Yvelines, Versailles  
                    (Account 10071-78000-00044009153-89)
- Cash in French currency at the registration desk
Include name of registrant and title of conference with payment. 
Registration will be accepted only if accompanied by payment.

- This registration is made on a personal basis: YES/NO 

- Please find enclosed a purchase order from the Accounting Department

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