SASHIMI2017: Simulation and Synthesis in Medical Imaging

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SASHIMI: Simulation and Synthesis in Medical Imaging

A MICCAI 2017 Workshop

Call for Papers

September 10, 2017, Quebec, Canada
Website: http://www.cistib.org/sashimi
In conjunction with MICCAI 2017 ( http://miccai2017.org )

Important Dates:

Submission due:    June 19
Notification of acceptance:    July 19
Workshop event:    September 10

Scope of the Workshop:

The MICCAI community has always been close to the idea of creating simulated or synthetic data to understand, develop, assess, and validate image analysis and reconstruction algorithms. From very basic digital phantoms all the way up to very realistic in silico models of medical imaging and physiology, our community has progressed enormously in terms of the available techniques and their applications. For instance, mechanistic models (imaging simulations) emulating the geometrical and physical aspects of the acquisition process have been used now for a long time. Advances on computational anatomy and physiology have further enhanced the potential of such simulation platforms by incorporating structural and functional realism to the simulations that can now account for complex spatio-temporal dynamics due to changes in anatomy, physiology, disease progression, patient and organ motion, etc. just to name a few. More recently, developments in machine learning together with the growing availability of ever-larger scale databases have provided the theoretical underpinning and the practical data access to develop phenomelogical models (image synthesis) that learn models directly from data associations across subjects, time, modalities, resolutions, etc. These techniques may provide ways to address challenging tasks in medical image analysis like cross-cohort normalization, image imputation in the presence of missing or corrupted data, transfer of knowledge across imaging modalities, views or domains. To this date, however, these two main research avenues (simulation and synthesis) remain pretty much independent efforts in spite of sharing common challenges. This satellite workshop, building on the successful 2016 edition, continues to provide a state-of-the-art and integrative perspective on simulation and synthesis in medical imaging for the purpose of invigorating research and stimulating new ideas on how to build theoretical links, practical synergies, and best practices between these two research directions.

Topics:

Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Fundamental methods for image-based biophysical modeling and image synthesis
  • Biophysical and data-driven models of disease progression or organ development, organ motion and deformation, image formation and acquisition
  • Segmentation/registration across or within modalities to aid the learning of model parameters
  • Imaging protocol harmonization approaches across imaging systems, sites and time points
  • Image synthesis for normalization and spatio-temporal intensity correction
  • Cross modality (PET/MR, PET/CT, CT/MR, etc.) image synthesis
  • Simulation and synthesis from large-scale databases
  • Automated techniques for quality assessment of simulations and synthetic images
  • Image synthesis in high dimensional spaces (vectors, tensors, spatio-temporal features, etc.)
  • Handling uncertainty and incomplete data via simulation and synthesis techniques
  • Evaluation and benchmarking of state-of-the-art approaches in simulation and synthesis
  • Novel ideas on evaluation metrics and methods in image-based simulation and image synthesis
  • Normative and annotated datasets for benchmarking and learning models
  • Applications of image synthesis/simulation in super resolution imaging and multi/cross-scale regression, registration, segmentation, denoising, fusion reconstruction and real-time simulation of biophysical properties

Confirmed Invited Speaker(s):

Prof. Hugo Larochelle, Google Brain & University of Sherbrooke, Canada.

Further Information and Submission Guidelines:

Workshop proceedings will be published as a Lecture Notes in Computer Science volume (Springer).
Additional and up to date information about the workshop, author instructions, submission guidelines, and our invited speaker are available at: http://www.cistib.org/sashimi

Workshop Organization:

Workshop Chairs:

Sotirios A Tsaftaris, University of Edinburgh, UK
Ali GooyaUniversity of Sheffield, UK

Alejandro F Frangi, University of Sheffield, UK

Jerry L Prince, Johns Hopkins University, USA

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Program Committee

Martino Alessandrini, University of Bologna, Italy

Agis Chartsias, University of Edinburgh, UK

Pierrick Coupe, CNRS, LaBRI, France

Orcun Goksel, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Thomas Joyce, University of Edinburgh, UK

Niels Kuster, IT'IS Foundation for Research on Information Technologies in Society, Switzerland 

Esra Neufeld, IT'IS Foundation for Research on Information Technologies in Society, Switzerland 

Emanuele Trucco, University of Dundee, UK

Sotirios Tsaftaris, University of Edinburgh, UK

M. Jorge Cardoso, University of College London, UK

Tim Cootes, University of Manchester, UK

Marleen de Brujine, Erasmus University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Herve Delingette, Inria Sophia Antipolis, France

Dimitrios Fotiadis, University of Ioannina, Greece

Ali Gooya, University of Sheffield, UK

Daniel Herzka, John Hopkins University, USA

Ender Konukoglu, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Hien V Nguyen, Siemens Corporate Research, USA

Dzung L Pham, National Institutes of Health, USA

Adityo Prakosa, John Hopkins University, USA

Snehashis Roy, National Institutes of Health, USA

Dinggang Shen, University of North Carolina, USA

François Varray, CREATIS, France

Devrim Unay, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey

Alistair Young, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Organization committee

Sotos
University of Edinburgh, UK
image
University of Sheffield, UK
Alex
University of Sheffield, UK
Sotos
Johns Hopkins University, USA