Autumn of Korean is so beautiful. It is my pleasure to have Asian conference on computer-aided surgery (ACCAS), here at Daejeon convention center, Korea in such a wonderful season. ACCAS is already on its 12th anniversary. Surprisingly, it has grown as a matured international conference, since we started ACCAS as a small workshop in 2005. The number of researchers and countries participating in ACCAS also keeps increasing. This means that education and research in this field are getting more important.
The technical program of this year is diverse, because ACCAS2016 is held in conjunction with IROS and ISCAS workshop. Specially, many invited speakers from International society of computer-aided surgery (ISCAS) are greatly appreciated for their participation and talks in ISCAS/ACCAS joint workshop. I hope that this joint workshop will be a good chance to start collaboration between international societies.
As the general chair of ACCAS2016, I would like to thank all participants and invited speakers for their contribution, and hope that you will enjoy technical program, learn more by sharing ideas, and make friends through this ACCAS event.
General chair of ACCAS2016