Aims of the Work Group Visual Computing in Biology in Medicine
The work group was founded in 2003 with a first meeting in Magdeburg. Its principle goals are:
At the beginning of the new millenium, the research topic of visual computing found a major field of application: visualizing medical data.
The first meetings of academic enthousiasts was quickly initated. The them-called Arbeitskreis Medizinische Visualisierung offered - and continuously offers workshops - on a regular basis to foster exchange between academics, but also industry representatives.
From the start, the work group took care to establish an enduring links to relevant organizations such as the Gesellschaft für Informatik and the Gesellschaf f¨r Computer- und Roboterassistierte Chirurgie (CURAC). This led to awarding the Karl-Heinz Höhne price from 2004 onwards for outstanding contributions to image rendering methods in medicine. Thanks to the sponsoring by BrainLab AG, Munich, the price is renumerated since 2006.
With the background of more than 25 years of experience, the group will continue to gather academic experts of the field of visual computing.
It will promote the propagation of emerging techniques and contribute to a vivid exchange of research results and ideas.
Therefore we are looking forward to your participating in our annual workshops, propose work of junior researchers to the MedVis Award, and keep up and broaden the fruitful exchange in the group as well as with our partners.