MICCAI Workshop on Medical Computer Vision: Algorithms for Big Data

MICCAI post-conference workshop:       21 October 2016
Submission deadline:                              1st of July 2016

As in the previous years, we will publish 
the proceedings in Springer's 
Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

Background and Scope

Modern learning algorithms make the promise of bridging the semantic gap between images and diagnoses and even reaching superhuman performance. The goal of this workshop is to explore the use of “big data” algorithms for harvesting, organizing and learning from large-scale medical imaging data sets and for general-purpose automatic understanding of medical images. This includes modern, scalable and efficient algorithms for automatic localization, segmentation, registration and characterization of anatomical features and anomalies. We encourage the submission of original papers that propose new methodology strongly motivated by a clinical application. Submissions will be at the interface of big data algorithmscomputer visionmachine learning and medical image analysis

The event is in continuation of previous MCV workshops at MICCAI 2010, CVPR 2012, MICCAI 2012, MICCAI 2013, MICCAI 2014, CVPR 2015, and MICCAI 2015.  

Possible topics

We encourage the submissions about methodological contributions dealing with:
  • Computer vision approaches that are scalable to big data
  • Methods that are designed for efficient execution in a cloud environment
  • Methods dealing with incomplete-, weak- or noisy annotation of training examples
  • Data driven and exploratory models for image segmentation and quantitative description
  • Learning approaches for registration, calibration and related image transforms
  • Generative models of 3D image scenes relying on, or complementing, population atlases of anatomy or function
  • Anatomical structure localization through object recognition and categorization
  • Features and algorithms dealing with image acquisition variations, such as CT scan plan or MR pulse sequence variations, with/without contrast agents
We also encourage submissions on applications of these technologies, for example:
  • Semantic anatomy parsing, semantic navigation and visualization
  • Applications of web-driven techniques to structure medical data sets
  • Image indexing, data organization, and data harvesting
  • Real-time medical image applications
  • Algorithms using or evaluating big data sets, such as the VISCERAL data set
Upon submission, please indicate whether your paper better fits a "computer vision" or a "big data" track. Contributions to both topics are welcome.