Imaging and Visualization are among the most dynamic and innovative areas of research of the past few decades. Justification of this activity arises from the requirements of important practical applications such as the visualization of computational data, the processing of medical images for assisting medical diagnosis and intervention, and the 3D geometry reconstruction and processing for computer simulations.

Currently, due to the development of more powerful hardware resources, mathematical and physical methods, investigators have been incorporating advanced computational techniques to derive sophisticated methodologies that can better enable the solution of the problems encountered. Consequent to these efforts any effective methodologies have been proposed, validated and some of them have already been integrated into commercial software for computer simulations.

The main goal of this “MICCAI workshop on Bio- Imaging and Visualization for Patient-Customized Simulations” is to provide a platform for communications among specialists from complementary fields such as signal and image processing, mechanics, computational vision, mathematics, physics, informatics, computer graphics, bio-medical-practice, psychology and industry. Participants in this workshop should present and discuss their proposed techniques and methods in the corresponding fields that are related to the workshop topics and explore the translational potentials of these emerging technological fields. This workshop will be an excellent opportunity to refine ideas for future work and to establish constructive cooperation for new and improved solutions of imaging and visualization techniques and modelling methods towards more realistic and efficient computer simulations.

Another important objective of this “MICCAI workshop on Bio- Imaging and Visualization for Patient-Customized Simulations” is to establish a viable connection between software developers, specialist researchers and applied end-users from diverse fields related to Signal Processing, Imaging, Visualization, Biomechanics and Simulation.