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CVTDSC 2013 : Computer Vision Techniques for the Diagnosis of Skin Cancer (Springer, 2013)


When Sep 1, 2012 - Mar 15, 2013
Where N/A
Abstract Registration Due Sep 1, 2012
Submission Deadline Nov 15, 2012
Notification Due Jan 15, 2013
Final Version Due Mar 15, 2013
Categories    computer vision   image processing   medical image analysis

Call For Papers

We would like to invite you to contribute a chapter for our upcoming volume
entitled Computer Vision Techniques for the Diagnosis of Skin Cancer to be
published by Springer (Series in BioEngineering) late 2013.

Below is a short description of the volume:

Malignant melanoma is one of the most rapidly increasing cancers in the world.
Invasive melanoma alone has an estimated incidence of 76,250 and an estimated
total of 9,180 deaths in the United States in 2012. Early diagnosis is
particularly important since melanoma can be cured with a simple excision if
detected early.

In the past, the primary form of diagnosis for melanoma has been unaided
clinical examination. In recent years, dermoscopy has proved valuable in
visualizing the morphological structures in pigmented lesions. However, it has
also been shown that dermoscopy is difficult to learn and subjective. Newer
technologies such as infrared imaging, multispectral imaging, and confocal
microscopy, have recently come to the forefront in providing greater diagnostic
accuracy. These imaging technologies and computer-based methods can serve as
adjuncts to physicians and provide automated skin cancer screening. Although
computerized techniques cannot as yet provide a definitive diagnosis, they can
be used to improve biopsy decision-making as well as early melanoma detection,
especially for patients with multiple atypical nevi.

The goal of this volume is to summarize the state-of-the-art in the utilization
of computer vision techniques in the diagnosis of skin cancer.

Important Dates
Submission of abstracts September 1, 2012
Notification of initial editorial decisions September 15, 2012
Submission of full-length chapters November 15, 2012
Notification of final editorial decisions January 15, 2013
Submission of revised chapters March 15, 2013

All submissions should be done via EasyChair:
Original artwork and a signed copyright release form will be required for all
accepted chapters. For author instructions, please see:

Feel free to contact us via email regarding your chapter ideas.

Jacob Scharcanski (‘’) and M. Emre Celebi (‘’)

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