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Workshop on Segmentation, Tracking and Registration for Augmented Reality in Surgery - STRARiS 2024

27 - 29 February, 2024 - Rome, Italy

In conjunction with the 19th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - VISIGRAPP 2024


Valerio De Luca
Augmented and Virtual Reality Laboratory (AVR Lab) Department of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento
Brief Bio
Valerio De Luca is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Engineering for Innovation at the University of Salento, Italy. His past research interests include grid computing, distributed systems for real-time audio-video streaming and QoE. Since 2015, he works with the Augmented and Virtual Reality Laboratory (AVR Lab), where he is involved in projects on human-computer interaction and extended reality for medicine, education, cultural heritage. He recently worked also on GPU computing, with application to optimal UAV path planning, and on augmented reality for improvement of situation awareness in UAV remote control. Since 2022, he has been working on an extended reality project for preoperative planning and intraoperative support in orthopaedic surgery.
Laura Cercenelli
Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, eDIMES Lab – Laboratory of Bioengineering, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Bologna
Brief Bio
Laura Cercenelli graduated in biomedical engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, and received a Ph.D. in electromagnetism and bioengineering from the Marche Polytechnic University, in 2006. She has long experience as a Post-doctoral Researcher at the School of Medicine of the University of Bologna and she is currently Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the University of Bologna. Her research interests include the field of sensors and devices for cardiac function monitoring, and more recently, the area of digital technologies applied to medicine. In particular, she has gained competencies and expertise in 3D modeling, 3D printing, virtual and augmented reality applied to surgery for pre-operative planning, intraoperative guidance and training, as well as in the design of personalized surgical instruments and implants. She has been involved in the HORIZON 2020 Project VOSTARS (Video and Optical See Through Augmented Reality Surgical Systems) under Grant Call ICT-29-2016. She is the author/co-author of more than 80 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, and she is co-inventor of 5 US, 5 European, and 9 Italian patents.


Augmented Reality has emerged in recent years as a valuable guidance tool especially in minimally invasive surgery. A correct superimposition of the virtual organ reconstructions on the real organs in the patient's body requires an accurate registration, which needs to be constantly updated by means of a tracking procedure that monitors the position and orientation of the real objects.
Virtual models can be reconstructed from diagnostic images of the patient through segmentation, which enables the recognition of specific anatomical structures, such as organs, tissues or blood vessels.
STRARiS workshop aims to gather new papers reporting both new methodologies and specific application cases in segmentation, registration and tracking as enabling technologies for augmented reality in surgery and surgical training.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Image-guided surgery
  • Visualization and rendering techniques
  • 3D modeling 
  • AI-based techniques
  • Digital Twin
  • GPU-based optimization
  • Algorithms for real-time processing
  • Image segmentation techniques
  • Registration techniques 
  • Computer Vision Algorithms
  • Tracking technologies and motion detection
  • Error measurement and prediction


Paper Submission: December 28, 2023 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 9, 2024 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 17, 2024 (expired)


Maria Cristina Barba, University of Salento, Italy
Nicola Capece, Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Economics ?, University of Basilicata, Italy
Lucio Tommaso De Paolis, Dept. of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento, Italy
Giovanni D'Errico, DISAT, Polytechnic of Turin, Italy
Italo Epicoco, Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento, Italy
Stefano Mazzocchetti, University of Bologna, Italy
Giulia Pellegrino, University of Salento, Italy
Stefano Stradiotti, eDIMES Lab - Laboratory of Bioengineering, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the workshop program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).


VISIGRAPP Workshops - STRARiS 2024