CAOS 2020:Editor's Preface

About the volume:

This volume contains papers that were originally submitted for presentation at CAOS 2020: The 20th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, which was set to take place on June 10-13, 2020 in Brest, France.

While the meeting had to be postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we chose to celebrate the work of the CAOS community and the exciting and insightful research that took place this year by giving authors the option to publish their papers in this open-access volume.

All papers submitted for open-access publication were reviewed by the CAOS 2020 program committee. Each submission was reviewed by at least three program committee members, one of whom clinical and two with a technical background. There were 100 submissions and authors of 68 of these opted into open-access publication of their work.

While it cannot fully replace the opportunities for networking, debate, and knowledge exchange that characterise our yearly CAOS meetings, we hope that this volume can provide an overview of the recent advancements in the field and shine a spotlight on the energy and vitality of our community.

We wish to thank all of the authors and program committee members for their time and effort, which made this volume possible. We also want to thank the many researchers in our community, both clinicians and technical researchers, who are contributing with their work to end the COVID-19 pandemic.

The EasyChair system provided an expert platform for all matters related to the reviewing process, production of these proceedings, program and web page generation.

Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena
Fabio Tatti
July 27, 2020