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Summer 2008


Dates: June 23-27, 2008

Location: MIT. Grier Rooms A & B: 34-401A & 34-401B.

Registration Fee: $260 (this will cover the cost of breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks for the week). Due by Friday, June 13th, 2008. Please make checks out to "Massachusetts Institute of Technology" and mail to: Donna Kaufman, MIT, 77 Massachusetts Ave., 38-409b, Cambridge, MA 02139

If you are attending for one day only, the registration fee is not required.

Hotel: We have a group rate of TBD/night at the Hotel at MIT. (Use group code NAM.) Here is some information about several other Boston area hotels that are convenient to NA-MIC events: Boston_Hotels. Summer is tourist season in Boston, so please book your rooms early.

(This is a checklist for the onsite planning items)

Introduction to NA-MIC Project Week

NA-MIC Project Week is a hands on activity -- programming using the NA-MIC Kit, algorithm design, and clinical application -- that has become one of the major events in the NA-MIC Kit calendar. This event is the seventh of the series. It is held in the summer at MIT (typically the last week of June), and a shorter version is held in Salt Lake City in the winter (typically the second week of January). The main goal of these events if to move forward the deliverables of NA-MIC. NA-MIC participants and their collaborators are welcome to attend.

  • NA-MIC Members: Participation in this event is voluntary -- if you don't think this will help you move forward in your work, there is no obligation to attend.
  • Ideal candidates are those who want to contribute to the NA-MIC Kit, and those who can help make it happen.
  • This is not an introduction to the components of the NA-MIC Kit.
  • NA-MIC Core 1 (Algorithms) - bring your algorithms and code to work on in the company of Core 2 engineers and Core 3 scientists.
  • NA-MIC Core 2 (Engineering) - bring your code for infrastructure and applications to extend the NA-MIC Kit capabilities, integrate Core 1 algorithms, and refine workflows for Core 3.
  • NA-MIC Core 3 (DBP) - bring your data to work on with the NA-MIC Kit and get assistance and provide feedback to Core 1 scientists and Core 2 engineers.
  • External Collaborators - if you are working on a project that uses the NA-MIC kit, and want to participate to get help from NA-MIC Engineering, please send an email to Tina Kapur (tkapur at bwh.harvard.edu). Please note that the event is open to people outside NA-MIC, subject to availability.
  • Everyone should bring a laptop. We will have four projectors.
  • About half the time will be spent working on projects and the other half in project related discussions.
  • You do need to be actively working on a NA-MIC related project in order to make this investment worthwhile for everyone.



  1. Please make sure that you are on the http://public.kitware.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/na-mic-project-week mailing list
  1. May 08 and May 15 TCON DBPs ONLY at 3pm ET to discuss NA-MIC DBP Projects ONLY.
  2. May 22 TCON#1 at 3pm ET to discuss NA-MIC Engr Core Projects and Assign/Verify Teams
  3. May 29 TCON#2 at 3pm ET to discuss NA-MIC ALGORITHMS Core Lead Projects. Project leads should sign up for a slot here. Projects will be discussed in order of the signups.
  4. June 5 TCON#3 at 3pm ET to discuss NA-MIC EXTERNAL Collaborations. All NIH funded "collaborations with NCBC" leads should call. Project leads should sign up for a slot here. Projects will be discussed in order of the signups.
  5. June 12 TCON#4 at 3pm ET to discuss NA-MIC EXTERNAL Collaborations. All other collaboration leads should call. Project leads should sign up for a slot here. Projects will be discussed in order of the signups.
  6. June 12 TCON#4 at 3pm ET to tie loose ends. Anyone with un-addressed questions should call.
  7. By 3pm ET on June 12, 2008: Complete a templated wiki page for your project. Please do not edit the template page itself, but create a new page for your project and cut-and-paste the text from this template page. If you have questions, please send an email to tkapur at bwh.harvard.edu.
  8. By 3pm on June 19, 2008: Create a directory for each project on the NAMIC Sandbox (Zack)
    1. Commit on each sandbox directory the code examples/snippets that represent our first guesses of appropriate methods. (Luis and Steve will help with this, as needed)
    2. Gather test images in any of the Data sharing resources we have (e.g. the BIRN). These ones don't have to be many. At least three different cases, so we can get an idea of the modality-specific characteristics of these images. Put the IDs of these data sets on the wiki page. (the participants must do this.)
    3. Setup nightly tests on a separate Dashboard, where we will run the methods that we are experimenting with. The test should post result images and computation time. (Zack)
  9. Please note that by the time we get to the project event, we should be trying to close off a project milestone rather than starting to work on one...

A History in Wiki Links

A history of all the programming/project events in NA-MIC is available by following this link.



These are projects by the new set of DBPS:

  1. Velocardio Facial Syndrome (VCFS) as a Genetic Model for Schizophrenia (Harvard: Marek Kubicki, PI)
  2. Longitudinal MRI Study of Early Brain Development in Autism (UNC: Heather Hazlett, Joseph Piven, PI)
  3. Analysis of Brain Lesions in Lupus (MIND/UNM: Jeremy Bockholt, Charles Gasparovic PI)
  4. Segmentation and Registration Tools for Robotic Prostate Intervention (Queens/JHU: Gabor Fichtinger, PI)

Structural Analysis

Diffusion Image Analysis


This is a new category of projects jointly led by team members in Core 1, Core 3 and Core 5

  1. Projects/Diffusion/2007_Project_Week_Contrasting_Tractography_Measures (Westin, Gollub, Gerig, Whitaker, Pujol)

NA-MIC Kit - Slicer 3

External Collaborations

Non-Medical Collaborations

Attendee List

  1. Ron Kikinis, SPL
  2. Gary Christensen, The University of Iowa
  3. Jeffrey Hawley, Gary Christensen's student
  4. Kate Raising, Gary Christensen's student
  5. Nathan Fritze, Gary Christensen's student
  6. Paul Song, Gary Christensen's student
  7. Cheng Zhang, Gary Christensen's student
  8. Ying Wei, Gary Christensen's student
  9. Nathan Burnette, The University of Iowa
  10. Steve Pieper, Isomics, Core 2/6
  11. Dana C. Peters, BIDMC Harvard Medical
  12. Jason Taclas, Student, BIDMC Harvard Medical
  13. Nicole Aucoin, BWH, Core 2
  14. Will Schroeder, Kitware, Cores 2/4
  15. Sebastien Barre, Kitware, Core 2
  16. Julien Jomier, Kitware, Core 2
  17. Curtis Lisle, KnowledgeVis, Core 2
  18. Katie Hayes, BWH, Core 2
  19. Randy Gollub, MGH, Core 5
  20. Clement Vachet, UNC, Core 3
  21. Tauseef Rehman, GA Tech, Core 1
  22. Jeffrey Grethe, UCSD, Core 2
  23. Marco Ruiz, UCSD, Core 2
  24. Zhen Qian, Rutgers University
  25. Jinghao Zhou, Rutgers University
  26. Luca Antiga, Mario Negri Institute