Journal of Computational Surgery

Computing, Robotics, and Imaging for the Surgical Platform

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Aims and scope

Aims and scope

Journal of Computational Surgery: Computing, Robotics, and Imaging for the Surgical Platform is an interdisciplinary publication for scientists, engineers, and medical researchers, who collaborate across the fields of computer science, medicine; mechanical, materials, and bioengineering; applied mathematics, physics, and biology. This diverse publication is rooted in the objectives of the CRISP (Computing, Robotics, and Imaging for the Surgical Platform) Initiative: to cultivate engineers and scientists in the use of medical imaging, robotics, simulations, and information technology for surgery. The journal seeks outstanding cross-disciplinary work that defines and develops the field of Computational Surgery and improves the process and outcomes of surgery. The focus of the journal is computational science, including, but not limited to, such areas as:

  • Modelling and Simulation to predict surgical outcomes
  • Real time simulation to augment Operating Room (OR) procedures
  • Design of new medical devices to meet procedural needs
  • Integration of patient specific data to procedural planning and outcomes
  • Multi-scale modelling of surgical disease
  • Modelling of clinical trial design


This journal supports further development of cyber-Infrastructure in the operating room. In particular, this journal presents computational methods to optimize the integration of procedural technologies, informatics, and human factors to maximize performance in the operating room/procedural suite.

The journal publishes original research results and reviews, as well as special articles related to educational and technical research on interdisciplinary issues of interest to both the engineering and academic surgical communities. The publication is an outgrowth of COSINE (Computational Surgery International Network which brings together an international group of academic and industrial researchers, universities, and corporations to further the work of a new breed of engineers and scientists who can work with physicians and surgeons in the development innovative medical practices.