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SPIE Medical Imaging: Live Demonstrations Workshop: Call for Participation

posted Nov 28, 2012, 7:20 AM by Stephen Aylward

The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for systems and algorithms developers to show off their creations. The intent is for the audience to be inspired to conduct derivative research, for the demonstrators to receive feedback and find new collaborators, and for all to learn about the rapidly evolving field of medical imaging. 

The Live Demonstration Workshop encourages participation from all of the conferences that comprise the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference. 
Authors and attendees from the PACS, Perception, Physics, Image Guided Procedures, and all other conferences are invited to attend and to submit demonstrations.

This workshop will feature interactive demonstrations that are complementary to the oral and poster presentations of SPIE Medical Imaging. During this event, authors of SPIE MI papers will be hosting samples, systems, and software demonstrations that depict the implementation, operation, and utility of their research. The workshop will start with a short overview of the participating teams and systems. Next, the audience can interact with the teams during live demonstrations of the systems. 

We are encouraging the use of public data in the demonstrations. 

Researchers are also encouraged to make their own data publicly available. Participation in this public data component of the workshop is purely voluntary. 

Those interested in giving a demonstration are invited to send an e-mail to Stephen R. Aylward ( and Heang-Ping Chan ( and provide the following information:
  • Title of the demo
  • Demonstrators' names and affiliations (name of institute, city, country)
  • Short description of the demo, one paragraph minimum. Make sure it clearly describes the technology and application area of the demo. You may cite or include a paper describing the demo.
  • Optionally, describe the public data used in the development or evaluation of the system. Include a link to the data or to a page that describes how to access that data.
Important Dates:
  • January 25, 2013: Deadline for submitting proposals
  • January 30, 2013: Notification of acceptance
  • February 7, 2013: Deadline for submitting two summary slides for the opening presentation
  • February 12, 2013: Live Demonstration at SPIE MI
For more information, including instructions on proposing a live demonstration, visit the workshop website at: