2012 Tutorial Contest

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Slicer4 is used to perform meaningful research tasks. As part of the NA-MIC Training Core activities we are building a curated portfolio of tutorials for the basic functions and specialized functionality available in Slicer.

The primary purpose of the Summer 2012 tutorial contest is to enrich the training materials that are available to end-users and developers using 3D Slicer and the NA-MIC kit. We believe participants will be motivated to join this event to enhance the dissemination of their own algorithms that they have incorporated into the Slicer4 platform and/or to enhance training of Slicer4 functionality for their own laboratory groups.

There will be three categories:

    In this category, the tutorial will teach a user how to solve a particular clinical problem using the NA-MIC Kit.
    Example: White Matter Exploration for Neurosurgical Planning
  • Category 2: ALGORITHM TUTORIAL: In this category the tutorial will teach a user how to make an algorithm work on their data.
    Examples: Quantitative Imaging tutorial
  • Category 3: METHODOLOGY TUTORIAL. Application-level tutorials for users and developers.
    Examples: Fiducials

Entries in each category require the following material:

  • scientific background and application motivation
  • step-by-step instructions
  • anonymized sampel dataset


  • Tutorial must be based on the Slicer4.1 release version .
  • To enter the contest, you must provide a version of the tutorial that works on all supported platforms (Mac,Windows,Linux)+.
  • Tutorial and all of its components (data, powerpoints/pdfs, additional modules etc.) must be released under the Slicer license
  • Tutorial data must be anonymized
  • Tutorial must include contact information of the primary author (e-mail and phone number)
  • Tutorial must follow the guidelines specified above and use the Summer 2012 contest tutorial template.
  • If applicable, the tutorial must provide clear directions for downloading and installing additional modules

+Applicants will work with the NA-MIC Training and Dissemination Cores in advance to do the multi-platform testing.

Submission Dead-line and Presentation

Submission dead-line: Monday June 11, 2012

  • Submission process: to enter the contest, please follow the 5 steps below:
    • 1. Create a wiki page for your tutorial on the NA-MIC wiki.
    • 2. Upload your slides and tutorial dataset. Your tutorial and data must be named as 'TutorialName_TutorialContestSummer2012.pdf' and 'TutorialData_TutorialContestSummer2012.zip'
    • 3. Add a link to the uploaded tutorial and datasets on your tutorial page.
    • 4. Copy the template of the Summer 2012 test table on your tutorial page, and enter the results of your cross-platform testing (Mac, Windows XP &7, Linux 64, Linux 32).
    • 5. Once you have completed step 1-4, add a link to your tutorial page in the list below and send a notification email to Sonia Pujol (spujol at bwh.harvard.edu) to receive a confirmation of your submission.
  • Presentation at the NA-MIC Project week: Brief highlights of tutorials will be presented by the authors at 3 pm on Tuesday June 19 at the Summer 2012 Project Week. Each presentation should be 10-minute summary of the submission.

  • Tutorial contest entries
  1. Automatic Left Atrial Scar Segmenter. Greg Gardner, Josh Cates, SCI, Utah
  2. Qualitative and quantitative comparison of two RT dose distributions. James Shackleford, Nadya Shusharina, Greg Sharp, MGH
  3. Dose accumulation for adaptive radiation therapy. Kevin Wang, Csaba Pinter, Andras Lasso, PMH, Queen's
  4. WebGL Export
  5. OpenIGTLinkIF, Junichi Tokuda, BWH

Judging will be done immediately following the presentations and winners will be announced Wednesday June 20 at 12:45 PM in the Grier Room.

Please visit the Tutorial contest Winner 2012 page.

Contest judges:

  • Nicole Aucoin
  • Guillaume Pernelle
  • Nabgha Farhat
  • Sonia Pujol
  • Hans Johnson