Track Chairs
Alessio Adamo
Adamo S.r.l, Italy
Giuseppe Alessandro Scardina
University of Palermo, Italy
Paolo Soda
University Campus Bio-Medico, Italy
Cesare Valenti
University of Palermo, Italy
Program Committee
Salvatore Amato
Ospedale "Civico" of Palermo, Italy
Sebastiano Battiato
University of Catania, Italy
Fabio Bellavia
University of Firenze, Italy
Philippe Burlina
Johns Hopkins University, U.S.A.
Antonino Cacioppo
University of Palermo, Italy
Anna Freyschuss
Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden
Giovanni Gallo
University of Catania, Italy
Orazio Gambino
University of Palermo, Italy
Michela Goffredo
University Roma Tre, Italy
Tzung-Chi Huang
China Medical University, Taiwan
Jean-Pierre Hubschman
UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute, U.S.A.
Francesco Isgro'
University of Napoli Federico II, Italy
Kang-Ping Lin
Chung-Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
Pietro Messina
University of Palermo, Italy
Emanuele Trucco
University of Dundee, UK
Important dates
Paper submission
February 21 2013        EXTENDED
Notification of acceptance
March 31 2013
Camera-ready and registration
April 24 2013
CBMS Symposium
June 20-22 2013
Web info
Special track call for papers

Computer-assisted analysis
of capillaroscopic images

Capillaroscopy investigation constitutes a reliable non-invasive diagnostic tool to view peripheral circulation and to study microangiopathies, considered as manifestations of numerous diseases. Videocapillaroscopy was originally applied in the periungual nailfold, in the distal ends of upper and lower limbs, and later in the skin, conjunctiva and different mucosae. It found useful applications since the '80s in rheumatology, dermatology, ophthalmology and disease-specific areas of medicine such as diabetology.

The clinical significance interpretation of these microphotographs is subjective and needs years of training. Vice versa, modern computer imaging techniques allow both qualitative and quantitative analysis of morphological and densitometric characteristics of the microvascular bed. The purpose of this special track is attracting a valid representation of the digital image analysis community and providing a forum to discuss on the latest advancements in computer-assisted environments to support physicians during capillaroscopic examinations.

Prospective authors are solicited to submit complete and original, unpublished contributions which must not be under review elsewhere. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Detection of regions of interest in capillaroscopic images

  • Feature extraction and measurement of capillaries

  • Three-dimensional capillaries reconstruction

  • Spatio-temporal analysis of videocapillaroscopic movies

  • Managing real and simulated capillaroscopic image databases

  • Real time clinical applications for capillaroscopic examinations

  • Early diagnosis, monitoring and follow up applications for capillaroscopic examinations

For paper preparation and submission instructions please refer to the guidelines on the general CBMS site. Submission of a contribution implies acceptance that at least one of the authors will register and present the paper at the special track. All papers will be peer-reviewed by at least three independent referees and the proceedings, indexed also by Scopus, will be published by IEEE. Authors of best papers will be invited to submit extended versions for a special issue of a proper journal, still to be chosen for the whole CBMS event.

Both PDF and TXT versions of this CfP are available, too.