2015 Summer Project Week

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Welcome to the web page for the 21st Project Week! This is the first Project Week that is being held in conjunction with the CARS conference.


  • Dates: June 21-24, 2015.
  • Location: NH Collection Constanza Hotel, Barcelona, Spain
  • REGISTRATION: Please register by adding your name to the list at the end of this page
  • Registration Fee: None. The organizers will cover the charge for the conference room, while all attendees are responsible for their own hotel rooms as well as food.
  • Hotel: You are welcome to book a room using the CARS 2015 conference services (Click here for form)
  • To attend the CARS meeting, please visit http://www.cars-int.org/
  • Premium Network at Berlin Room:
    • username: EVENT/CARS2015
    • Password=CARS
  • Please get a badge for CARS, even if you did not register for the CARS conference. Otherwise you will not be able to come in tomorrow.


Time Sunday, June 21 Monday, June 22
Room Berlin
Tuesday, June 23
Room Berlin
Wednesday, June 24
Room Berlin
6pm Meeting with All Participants in Hotel Constanza Lobby
10:00-11am: Rapid Introduction of all Projects and Teams

11am-3pm Work

10:00am-11am: Breakout Session: -
Ask expert physicians (Ron Kikinis, Clare Tempany)
11am-3pm Work

1:00pm-3:00pm Lunch
Places to Eat
Places to Eat
Places to Eat
4:00-7:00pm Work 5:00-7:00pm: Breakout Session:
Open Software Stack (Steve Pieper)
4pm-6pm: Registration Desk Open for CARS attendees. Please pick up badges.
4:00-5:00pm: Work

5:00-6pm: Report Progress

7:00pm Adjourn for the day
Places to Eat
Adjourn for the day
Sant Joan Festival
6:00pm Adjourn Project Week and relocate to CARS Opening
7:30pm CARS Welcome Reception
  • Please note that start, end, and mealtimes have been set to match local schedules in Barcelona.
  • Here is a list of locally recommended places to eat in the vicinity of the conference hotel. All participants are responsible for their own meals.


Founded in 2005, the National Alliance for Medical Image Computing (NAMIC), was chartered with building a computational infrastructure to support biomedical research as part of the NIH funded NCBC program. The work of this alliance has resulted in important progress in algorithmic research, an open source medical image computing platform 3D Slicer, built using VTK, ITK, CMake, and CDash, and the creation of a community of algorithm researchers, biomedical scientists and software engineers who are committed to open science. This community meets twice a year in an event called Project Week.

Project Week is a semi-annual event which draws researchers from around the world. As of August 2014, it is a MICCAI endorsed event. The 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 the primary focus of the Project Weeks is to make progress in projects (as opposed to reporting about progress). The objective of the Project Weeks is to provide a venue for this community of medical open source software creators. Project Weeks are open to all, are publicly advertised, and are 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. Some people are working on the platform. Some people are developing algorithms. Some people are applying the tools to their research problems. We begin the week by introducing projects and connecting teams. We end the week by reporting progress. In addition to the ongoing working sessions, breakout sessions are organized ad-hoc on a variety of special topics. These topics include: discussions of software architecture, presentations of new features and approaches and topics such as Image-Guided Therapy.

Several funded projects use the Project Week as a place to convene and collaborate. These include NAC, NCIGT, QIICR, OCAIRO, and NCI Funded Image-Guided Fellowship Program.

A summary of all previous Project Events is available here.

This project week is an event endorsed by the MICCAI society.

The 21st Project Week is being held on conjunction with the CARS conference.

Please make sure that you are on the na-mic-project-week mailing list



Image-Guided Therapy

Feature Based Image Analysis

Chest Imaging Platform






Please add your name to the list. This is the registration mechanism for this project week.

  1. Tina Kapur, BWH
  2. Ron Kikinis, BWH & Fraunhofer
  3. Steve Pieper, Isomics
  4. Tamas Ungi, Queen's University, Canada
  5. Andras Lasso, Queen's University, Canada
  6. Paolo Zaffino, ImagEngLab, Magna Graecia University, Italy
  7. Salvatore Scaramuzzino, ImagEngLab, Magna Graecia University, Italy
  8. Giampaolo Pileggi, ImagEngLab, Magna Graecia University, Italy
  9. Nicole Aucoin, BWH
  10. Sonia Pujol, BWH
  11. Dženan Zukić, Kitware, Carrboro, NC
  12. Jayender Jagadeesan, BWH
  13. Guido Gerig, Utah
  14. Sandy Wells, BWH
  15. Matthew Toews, École de Technologie Supérieure, Montreal, Canada
  16. Frank Preiswerk, BWH
  17. Raul San Jose, BWH
  18. Jorge Onieva, BWH
  19. Yulong Zhao, Université de Rennes
  20. Laurent Chauvin, BWH
  21. Michael Onken, Open Connections
  22. Tobias Penzkofer, Department of Radiology, Charité Berlin, Germany
  23. Javier Pascau, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  24. Angel Torrado-Carvajal, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain
  25. Nobuhiko Hata, BWH
  26. Robert H. Owen, BK Medical ApS, Denmark
  27. Clare Tempany, BWH
  28. Adam Rankin, Robarts
  29. Utsav Pardasani, Robarts
  30. Marcelo Romero, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico, Mexico
  31. J. Jesus Montufar, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico, Mexico
  32. Davide Punzo, Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen, Netherlands
  33. Andrey Fedorov, BWH
  34. Nicolas Rannou, BCH
  35. Mikael Brudfors, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  36. Laura Sanz, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  37. Eugenio Marinetto, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  38. David García, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  39. Franklin King, Queen's University / BWH
  40. Jorge García, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  41. Peter Behringer, BWH
  42. Caroline Essert, University of Strasbourg
  43. Sebastian Tauscher, Institute of Mechatronic Systems, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
  44. Matthew Holden, Queen's University, Canada
  45. Sara Fernandez Vidal, ICM, France
  46. Laszlo Kanyasi, Perk Lab affiliate, Hungary
  47. Xiao Da, MGH
  48. Arnaud De Bruecker, École supérieure d'informatique, Brussels, Belgium
  49. Ali Gottschalk, École supérieure d'informatique, Brussels, Belgium
  50. Christophe Teixeira Pereira, École supérieure d'informatique, Brussels, Belgium
  51. Tsotne Shonia, École supérieure d'informatique, Brussels, Belgium
  52. Clara Meinzer, Semmelweis University, Hungary
  53. Yves Martelli, Galgo Medical, Barcelona, Spain
  54. Alvaro Gomez (Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay)