[vtkusers] itk Seminar in Boston, Thursday, June 13

Bill Lorensen wlorens1 at nycap.rr.com
Fri Jun 7 16:38:31 EDT 2002


ITK: The Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit
When: Thursday, June 13, 2002 2:00-5:00pm
Where: Auditorium 250, Second Floor Tosteson Medical Education Center
Info: www.itk.org

The Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit (ITK) is an open source
software system supporting the Visible Human Project. ITK was developed by
six principal firms (three academic-UNC,U. of Pennsylvania, U. of Utah; and
three commercial-GE Research, Insightful, Kitware) and funded through The
National Library of Medicine at NIH. ITK employs a variety of leading edge
segmentation and registration algorithms in 2D, 3D, and more dimensions, and
is being developed using advanced, distributed software processes. This
presentation marks the first formal introduction of ITK to the public.  We
will provide a brief history of and motivation for the software, a survey of
available registration and segmentation algorithms, live demonstrations, and
an overview of the development environment. We will also discuss some early
reviews from the ITK community and plans for the future. Developers,
Principal Investigators, and NLM project officers will be available for
questions after the presentation.

Thursday June 13, 2002
Schedule of Presentations

2:00 - 3:00 An Introduction to ITK
    + Introduction
            Goals, objectives, team, relationship to VHP (Visible Human 
            Validation Effort

    + Overview
            Architecture, major design decisions, major subsystems
            Use of templates/generic programming
            Image representation
            Mesh Representation

    + Registration Algorithms & Framework
            Various algorithms and results

    + Segmentation Algorithms & Framework
            Various algorithms and results

    + Future
            Upcoming releases, etc.
            Annoucement of the Beta2.

3:00 - 4:20 Demonstrations
     + Live demos

4:00 - 5:00 Developing with ITK
     + Development Environment

     + Architectural Features
            Memory management (smart pointers, object factories, etc.)
            Events (command/observer)
            Image Processing (Image, iterators, etc.)
            Data flow
            Image IO

5:00 - Informal Meetings

The address is:
Tosteson Medical Medical Education Center (T-MEC)
260 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115
General map and direction information about Harvard Medical School can
be found at http://www.hms.harvard.edu/about/mapsdir.html .
T-MEC is located in Harvard Medical School Quadrangle
(http://www.hms.harvard.edu/about/maps/quadmap.html) at the intersection
of Longwood Ave and Ave Louis Pasteur, at Longwood Medical Area
By MBTA subway or bus or by car:
Subway Green Line (E line Longwood Medical Area stop or D line Longwood
stop), bus routes 47, CT2 and 8A will all take you there. For more
information on public transportation, and for DRIVING DIRECTIONS, please
check http://www.hms.harvard.edu/about/direction.html .
By M2 shuttle
M2 shuttle bus runs between Harvard Yard (Quincy Street outside Lamont
Library Gate) and Longwood Medical Area (T-MEC is right across the street
from shuttle stop). Harvard GSAS students can take M2 for free. The
shuttle also makes stops on the way, including one at MBTA bus stop of
MIT's main entrance. The shuttle leaving at 7pm from Harvard Yard will
take you there on time. For more information, please check
http://www.masco.org/transit/ptsM2.htm .

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