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ICOSMAS 2017 : 19th International Conference on Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery

Durban, South Africa
January 12 - 13, 2017

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Conference Venue

Holiday Inn Express Durban Umhlanga
2 Ncondo Place, Cnr Ncondo Place & Ntusi Road,
off Umhlanga Rocks Drive
Umhlanga, Durban, 4320, South Africa
Conference Code: 17ZA01ICOSMAS

Conference Aims and Objectives

The ICOSMAS 2017: 19th International Conference on Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery.

Call for Contributions

All honorable authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, papers and e-posters. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery are cordially invited for presentation at the conference. The conference solicits contributions of abstracts, papers and e-posters that address themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research materials.WASET

Conference Proceedings

All submitted conference papers will be blind peer reviewed by three competent reviewers. The post conference proceedings will be abstracted and indexed in the International Science Index , and submitted to be indexed in the Google Scholar, Scopus and Thomson Reuters. The conference abstracts and proceedings book, CD and certificate of presentation will be distributed to participants at the conference registration desk.

Special Journal Issues

ICOSMAS 2017 has teamed up with the Special Journal Issue on Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery. A number of selected high-impact full text papers will also be considered for the special journal issues. All submitted papers will have the opportunity to be considered for this Special Journal Issue. The paper selection will be carried out during the peer review process as well as at the conference presentation stage. Submitted papers must not be under consideration by any other journal or publication. The final decision for paper selection will be made based on peer review reports by the Guest Editors and the Editor-in-Chief jointly. Selected full-text papers will be published online free of charge.

Conference Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

The Conference offers the opportunity to become a conference sponsor or exhibitor. To participate as a sponsor or exhibitor, please download and complete the Conference Sponsorship Request Form.

Important Dates

Abstracts/Full-Text Paper Submission Deadline   November 30, 2016
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection   December 5, 2016
Final Paper (Camera Ready) Submission & Early Bird Registration Deadline   December 10, 2016
Conference Dates   January 12 - 13, 2017

Important Notes

Please ensure your submission meets WASET's strict guidelines for accepting scholarly papers. Downloadable versions of the check list for Full-Text Papers and Abstract Papers.

Please refer to the Paper Submission GUIDE before submitting your paper.

Selected Conference Papers

1) An Ergonomic Handle Design for Instruments in Laparoscopic Surgery
Ramon Sancibrian, Carlos Redondo-Figuero, Maria C. Gutierrez-Diez, Esther G. Sarabia, Maria A. Benito-Gonzalez, Jose C. Manuel-Palazuelos
2) International E-Learning for Assuring Ergonomic Working Conditions of Orthopaedic Surgeons: First Research Outcomes from Train4OrthoMIS
J. Bartnicka, J. A. Piedrabuena, R. Portilla, L. Moyano - Cuevas, J. B. Pagador, P. Augat, J. Tokarczyk, F. M. Sánchez Margallo
3) Tactile Sensory Digit Feedback for Cochlear Implant Electrode Insertion
Yusuf Bulale, Mark Prince, Geoff Tansley, Peter Brett
4) DTMF Based Robot Assisted Tele Surgery
Vikas Pandey, T. L. Joshy, Vyshak Vijayan, N. Babu
5) In Search of Robustness and Efficiency via l1− and l2− Regularized Optimization for Physiological Motion Compensation
Angelica I. Aviles, Pilar Sobrevilla, Alicia Casals
6) Automatic Facial Skin Segmentation Using Possibilistic C-Means Algorithm for Evaluation of Facial Surgeries
Elham Alaee, Mousa Shamsi, Hossein Ahmadi, Soroosh Nazem, Mohammadhossein Sedaaghi
7) Video-Based Tracking of Laparoscopic Instruments Using an Orthogonal Webcams System
Fernando Pérez, Humberto Sossa, Rigoberto Martínez, Daniel Lorias, Arturo Minor
8) On the Design of Shape Memory Alloy Locking Mechanism: A Novel Solution for Laparoscopic Ligation Process
Reza Yousefian, Michael A. Kia, Mehrdad Hosseini Zadeh
9) The Visual Inspection of Surgical Tasks Using Machine Vision: Applications to Robotic Surgery
M. Ovinis, D. Kerr, K. Bouazza-Marouf, M. Vloeberghs
10) A Ring-Shaped Tri-Axial Force Sensor for Minimally Invasive Surgery
Beibei Han,Yong-Jin Yoon, Muhammad Hamidullah, Angel Tsu-Hui Lin, Woo-Tae Park
11) FEM Analysis of the Interaction between a Piezoresistive Tactile Sensor and Biological Tissues
Ahmad Atieh, Masoud Kalantari, Roozbeh Ahmadi, Javad Dargahi, Muthukumaran Packirisamy, Mehrdad Hosseini Zadeh
12) Machine Vision for the Inspection of Surgical Tasks: Applications to Robotic Surgery Systems
M. Ovinis, D. Kerr, K. Bouazza-Marouf, M. Vloeberghs
13) Evaluation of a New Method for Detection of Kidney Stone during Laparoscopy Using 3D Conceptual Modeling
Elnaz Afshari, Siamak Najarian, Naser Simforoosh, Siamak Hajizadeh Farkoush
14) Design, Modeling and Fabrication of a Tactile Sensor and Display System for Application in Laparoscopic Surgery
M. Ramezanifard, J. Dargahi, S. Najarian, N. Narayanan
15) Preoperative to Intraoperative Space Registration for Management of Head Injuries
M. Gooroochurn, M. Ovinis, D. Kerr, K. Bouazza-Marouf, M. Vloeberghs

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