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Introduction

Participants in the 2015 winter Project Week.
Participants at the 2016 Winter Event
The NA-MIC Project Week is a hands on activity in which medical image computing researchers interested in an open science gathering twice a year to create solutions using the image computing platform, 3D Slicer, and its VTK, ITK, and CMake components. Founded in 2005, along with the National Alliance for Medical Image Computing (NA-MIC) which was chartered with building a computational infrastructure to support biomedical research as part of the NIH-funded NCBC program, Project Week has become one of the major events in the calendars of several NIH-funded Center efforts. It is held in the summer in conjunction with the CARS conference, typically during the second half of June, and in the winter at MIT, typically in early January.

The participating community has grown exponentially. Since August 2014, Project Week is an MICCAI-endorsed event. During Project Week, participants work collaboratively on open-science solutions for problems that lie on the interfaces of the fields of computer science, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, and medicine. In contrast to conventional conferences and workshops in which the primary focus is reporting on progress of projects. The objective of the Project Week is to provide a venue for this community of medical open-source software creators. Project Weeks are open to all, publicly advertised, and funded through fees paid by the attendees. Participants are encouraged to stay for the entire event.

Project Week Activities: Everyone shows up with a project which has been discussed with participants in the preceding 6 weeks via conference calls. The projects include platform work, algorithm development, and biomedical applications. The first day of the Project Week begins with a 2-hour introductory meeting in which each project and team is introduced to the participants in-person, and is followed by a mix of working sessions and breakout sessions on special topics.

Participants in Project Week include NAC, NCIGT, QIICR, and OCAIRO.

Project Weeks are led by Tina Kapur, PhD.

Upcoming Project Weeks

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2017 June: Project Event 25

The 25th Project Event will be held on June 26-30, 2017, Catanzaro Lido, Calabria, Italy. More...


Past Project Weeks

2017 January: Project Event 24

The 24th Project Event was held on January 9-13, 2017, MIT, Cambridge, MA. It recorded 99 registered attendees, who worked on 55 projects. More...

2016 June: Project Event 23

The 23rd Project Event was held on June 20-25, 2016, with one day break on June 21st for IPCAI, Heidelberg, Germany. It recorded 58 registered attendees, who worked on 32 projects. More...

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2016 January: Project Event 22

The 22th Project Event was held on January 4-8, 2016, MIT, Cambridge, MA. It recorded 77 registered attendees, who worked on 47 projects. These attendees represented 17 academic sites and 8 companies. More...

2015 June: Project Event 21

The 21st Project Event was held on June 21-24, in Barcelona, Spain. It recorded 55 registered attendees, who worked on 39 projects. These attendees represented 20 academic sites and 7 companies. More...

2015 January: Project Event 20

The 20th Project Event was held on January 5-9 in Salt Lake City, UT. t recorded 44 registered attendees, who worked on 42 projects. These attendees represented 11 academic sites and 4 companies. More...

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2014 June: Project Event 19

The 19th Project Event was held on June 23-27 in Cambridge, MA. It recorded 81 registered attendees, who worked on 66 projects. These attendees represented 21 academic sites and 4 companies. More...

2014 January: Project Event 18

The 18th Project Event was held on January 6-10 in Salt Lake City, UT, in conjunction with the 2014 NA-MIC AHM. It recorded 70 registered attendees, who worked on 66 projects. These attendees represented 13 academic sites and 4 companies. More...

2013 June: Project Event 17

The 17th Project Event was held on June 17-21 in Cambridge, MA. It recorded 104 registered attendees, who worked on 75 projects. These attendees represented 22 academic sites and 13 companies. More...

2013 January: Project Event 16

The 16th Project Event was held on January 7-11 in Salt Lake City, UT, in conjunction with the 2013 NA-MIC AHM. It recorded 80 registered attendees, who worked on 54 projects. These attendees represented 17 academic sites and 4 companies. More...

2012 June: Project Event 15

The 15th Project Event was held on June 18-22 in Cambridge, MA. It recorded 88 registered attendees, who worked on 62 projects. These attendees represented 20 academic sites and 8 companies. More...

2012 January: Project Event 14

The 14th Project Event was held on January 9-13 in Salt Lake City, UT, in conjunction with the 2012 NA-MIC AHM. It recorded 104 registered attendees, who worked on 57 projects. These attendees represented 19 academic sites and 6 companies. More...

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2011 June: Project Event 13

The 13th Project Event was held on June 20-24 in Cambridge, MA. It recorded 104 registered attendees, who worked on 61 projects. These attendees represented 17 academic sites and 8 companies. More...

2011 January: Project Event 12

The 12th Project Event was held on January 10-14 in Salt Lake City, UT, in conjunction with the 2011 NA-MIC AHM. It recorded 106 registered attendees, who worked on 59 projects. These attendees represented 20 academic sites and 9 companies. More...

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2010 June: Project Event 11

The 11th Project Event was held on June 21-25 in Cambridge, MA. It recorded 126 registered attendees, who worked on 71 projects. These attendees represented 30 academic sites and 15 companies. More...

2010 January: Project Event 10

The SECOND JOINT Project Event (and the tenth PROJECT EVENT) was held on January 4-8 in Salt Lake City, UT, in conjunction with the 2010 NA-MIC AHM. It recorded 107 registered attendees, who worked on 49 projects. These attendees represented 22 academic sites and 6 companies. More...

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2009 June: Project Event 9

The FIRST JOINT Project Event (and the ninth PROJECT EVENT) was held on June 22-26 in Cambridge, MA. It recorded 134 registered attendees, who worked on 62 projects. These attendees represented 31 academic sites and 9 companies. More...

2009 January: Project Event 8

The eighth NA-MIC Project event was held on January 5-9 in Salt Lake City, UT, in conjunction with the 2009 NA-MIC AHM. The AHM recorded 92 total attendees. During the project event, 52 projects were actively pursued by the participants. More...

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2008 June: Project Event 7

The seventh NA-MIC Project event was held on June 23-27 in Cambridge, MA. There were 114 registered participants for this meeting who worked on 58 projects. 14 of these projects were directly related to the NA-MIC DBPs, 19 to External Collaborations, and 15 to NA-MIC Infrastructure. More...

2008 January: Project Event 6

The sixth NA-MIC Project event was held on January 7-11 in Salt Lake City, UT, in conjunction with the 2008 NA-MIC AHM. The AHM recorded 104 total attendees. During the project event, 38 projects were actively pursued by the participants. More...

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2007 June: Project Event 5

The fifth NA-MIC Project event was concluded on June 29 in Cambridge, MA. This was the largest hands-on project event in the three year history of NA-MIC with 41 active projects and peak attendance of 90. Of the 85 registered attendees, 35 were NA-MIC participants, 48 external collaborators, and 2 representatives from the External Advisory Board and the NIH. The external collaborators were from 13 Institutions. More...

2007 January: Project Event 4

This fourth NA-MIC project event was successfully concluded on January 12 in Salt Lake City, UT, in conjunction with the 2007 NA-MIC AHM. The AHM recorded 96 total attendees, 56 of whom were NA-MIC participants, 32 were collaborators, and 8 represented the EAB and the NIH. During the project event, 38 projects were actively pursued by the participants. More...

2006 June: Project Event 3

The third NA-MIC Project event was successfully concluded on June 30 in Cambridge, MA. It recorded 56 attendees, 38 of whom were NA-MIC participants and 18 were collaborators. During the project event, 22 projects were actively pursued by the participants. More...

2006 January: Project Event 2

The second NA-MIC project event was successfully concluded on January 13 in Salt Lake City, UT, in conjunction with the 2006 NA-MIC AHM. The AHM recorded 85 total attendees, 52 of whom attended this event. During the project event, 24 projects were actively pursued by the participants. More...

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2005 June: Project Event 1

The first NA-MIC Programming Week was successfully concluded on July 1 in Cambridge, MA. It recorded 44 attendees who worked actively on 15 projects. More...