[vtkusers] Open Source Workshop at the 2005 MICCAI Conference

Luis Ibanez luis.ibanez at kitware.com
Thu Jul 14 23:41:26 EDT 2005

Open-Source Workshop with peer-reviewed papers at the 2005 MICCAI
     Sunday, October 30th
     8:30am - 6:00pm
     MICCAI Conference Hotel (Riviera Resort)

Paper due date: July 31, 2005

Notification of decision: On or about September 15, 2005

The Insight Software Consortium (ISC) and the National Alliance for
Medical Image Computing (NA-MIC) are hosting a one-day MICCAI workshop
that will feature oral and poster presentations of peer-reviewed papers
that discuss freely available data, open-source toolkits, and
open-source applications for medical image analysis.

There are several unique, open-science concepts being applied to this
conference.  Please read the following carefully.

There are three ways for you to participate in and benefit from this

     1) Submit papers
     2) Review papers
     3) Attend the workshop

Paper Submission

We strongly encourage researchers with papers accepted at MICCAI to
submit companion papers on the role of open-source software in their
MICCAI research.   Papers related to medical image analysis research not
presented at MICCAI are also welcome!

Papers should be submitted online via the Insight Journal:


Key points regarding submission:

1) Paper format:  Please use the MICCAI paper template for your
submission.  We recommend that papers be approximately four to five
pages.  Please submit papers with "camera-ready" quality.  There is no
need to anonymize your paper - the review process is not blinded - see

2) Submissions are registered with a digital library (implemented using
DSpace, www.dspace.org).  Therefore, your submission is automatically
assigned a unique open-archive "handle" that (unlike URLs) persists on
the web and that (unlike other web-based database keys) allows your
submission to be indexed by Google and other search engines.  Handles
also serve as a mechanism whereby submissions can be permanently
referenced in publications.

3) Authors are encouraged to include other files with their submission,
particularly videos, code, and data.

4) Every submission immediately appears on the Insight Journal site in
the Special Issue on the MICCAI Workshop.  Therefore, every submission
is available to any registered member of the Insight Journal (and
registration is free).  See information on reviews given below.

5) Submission requires licensing to the Insight Journal the right to
distribute your submission under the Creative Commons' "by-attribution"
license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5).  Copyright
transfer is not required.

Additional details are available on the Insight Software Consortium's


Paper Review

Every submission is available for true peer-review.  That is, any
registered member of the Insight Journal (and registration is free) is
able to download, score, and comment on any submission to this workshop.
  In turn, reviews are also public.

On September 10th (deadline for the review process), the editorial
committee will consider the posted reviews as well as the intent of the
workshop to select papers for oral and poster presentation.  Those
decisions will be announced on or about September 15th.

Attend the Workshop

Our goal is to make this conference "nearly free."   We expect the fee
to be under $50, but the final price has not been set.   We can assure
that one author from each accepted paper will have attendance fees waived.


This workshop is being co-chaired by
     Dr. Stephen Aylward (aylward at unc.edu)
     Dr. Tina Kapur (tkapur at epiphanymedical.com)
     Dr. Luis Ibanez (luis.ibanez at kitware.com)

This workshop is being sponsored by
     The Insight Software Consortium
     The Insight Journal
     The National Library of Medicine
     The NA-MIC / NIH Roadmap
     The MICCAI Society


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