2016 Summer Project Week

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Welcome to the web page for the 23rd Project Week!

The 23rd Project Week open source hackathon is being held in conjunction with the 30th International Conference on Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS) and the IPCAI 2016 conferences in Heidelberg, Germany. Please go through this page for information, and if you have questions, please contact Tina Kapur, PhD.


  • Dates: Monday June 20th to Saturday June 25th, 2016, with one day break on Tuesday June 21st to attend IPCAI.
  • Location: Heidelberg, Germany.
    • Monday at German Cancer Research Center - DKFZ
    • Tuesday there is no organized Project Week activity due to IPCAI @ CARS
    • Wednesday-Saturday at the Congress Hall of CARS.
  • REGISTRATION: Please register for the CARS conference at http://www.cars-int.org/cars_2016/registration.html
  • Registration Fee: Euro 650 (after April 26, 2016)
  • Hotel: After registration, you can book hotels using the CARS organization at http://germany.nethotels.com/info/heidelberg/events/cars/default_en.htm or on your own. Please remember that Project Week starts on Monday June 20th, even though the formal CARS/IPCAI program starts a day later, so you will need to pay attention while booking the hotel room.
  • Preparatory Conference Calls:
    • 800-501-8979. The pin is 7327389. (International dialing instructions are available here)
    • Call #1 Tuesday, May 10, 3pm Boston time.
    • Call #2 Tuesday, May 17, 3pm Boston time.
    • Call #3 Tuesday, May 31, 9am Boston time.
    • Call #4 Tuesday, Jun 7, 9am Boston time.
    • Call #5 Tuesday, Jun 14, 9am Boston time.


Please note that on Tuesday there is no organized Project Week activity due to IPCAI @ CARS

Time Monday, June 20
Tuesday, June 21
Wednesday, June 22
Congress Hall of CARS
Thursday, June 23
Congress Hall of CARS
Friday, June 24
Congress Hall of CARS
Saturday, June 25
Congress Hall of CARS
9:00am-12:00pm DKFZ Discussions Breakout Session: Shared Software Platform for Ultrasound-Guided Medical Interventions Progress Review
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch and adjourn
1:00pm-3:00pm Welcome!
Project Introductions
3:00pm-5:00pm 3:30pm: Breakout Session: Slicer Extensions


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 23rd Project Week is being held in conjunction with the IPCAI 2016 conference that is hosted by the 30th International Conference on Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS).

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





Augmented Reality





REGISTRATION: Please add your name to this list if you are definitely planning to attend. If you are not already on it, please add yourself to the na-mic-project-week mailing list. We need to know the number of people at DKFZ, so if you are there on Monday, please add "(Mon)" next to your name. Official registration for the event is through the CARS conference at http://www.cars-int.org/cars_2016/registration.html -- which you can do now or onsite.

  1. Tina Kapur, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School (BWH/HMS), Boston, USA (Mon)
  2. Dženan Zukić, Kitware, USA
  3. Ines Prata Machado, MIT Portugal Program (PhD Student), Lisbon, Portugal. (Mon)
  4. Sonia Pujol, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School (Mon)
  5. Scheherazade Kraß, PhD Student, University of Bremen, Medical Image Computinggroup, Germany (Mon)
  6. Maria Francesca Spadea ImagEngLab, Italy (Mon)
  7. Paolo Zaffino ImagEngLab, Italy (Mon)
  8. Salvatore Scaramuzzino ImagEngLab, Italy (Mon)
  9. Steve Pieper, Isomics, Inc., USA (Mon)
  10. Nicole Aucoin, Brigham and Women's Hospital (Mon)
  11. Simon Drouin, Montreal Neurological Institute (Mon)
  12. Thomas Kirchner, German Cancer Research Center (Mon)
  13. Elvis Chen, Robarts Research Institute, Canada (Mon)
  14. Adam Rankin, Robarts Research Institute, Canada (Mon)
  15. Christian Askeland, SINTEF, Norway (Mon)
  16. Hans Meine, University of Bremen / Fraunhofer MEVIS, Germany
  17. Longquan Chen, BWH/HMS, Boston, USA (Mon)
  18. Davide Punzo, Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, Netherlands (Mon)
  19. Lauren O'Donnell, BWH/HMS
  20. Yannick Suter, BWH/HMS
  21. Junichi Tokuda, BWH/HMS (Mon)
  22. Sarah Frisken, BWH/HMS (Mon)
  23. Prashin Unadkat, BWH/HMS
  24. Anna Roethe, Charite, Berlin
  25. Michael Onken, Open Connections, Germany (Mon)
  26. Jan Schlamelcher, Open Connections/OFFIS, Germany
  27. Janne Beate Bakeng, SINTEF, Norway
  28. Ole Vegard Solberg, SINTEF, Norway
  29. Jon Eiesland, SINTEF, Norway
  30. Tamas Ungi, Queen's University, Canada (Mon)
  31. Andras Lasso, Queen's University, Canada (Mon)
  32. Csaba Pinter, Queen's University, Canada (Mon)
  33. Thomas Vaughan, Queen's University, Canada (Mon)
  34. Gabor Fichtinger, Queen's University, Canada
  35. Javier Pascau, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain (Mon)
  36. Verónica García-Vazquez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain (Mon)
  37. Mónica García-Sevilla, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain (Mon)
  38. David García-Mato, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain (Mon)
  39. Rocío López-Velazco, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain (Mon)
  40. Raúl San José, BWH/HMS, Boston
  41. Pietro Nardeli, BWH/HMS, Boston
  42. Andrey Fedorov, BWH/HMS, Boston (Mon)
  43. Christian Herz, BWH/HMS, Boston (Mon)
  44. Frank Lindseth, NTNU/SINTEF, Norway
  45. Peter Behringer, Basler AG, Germany
  46. Santhirarajah Mathimugan, Basler AG, Germany
  47. Koji Kobayashi, Vocsis Corporation, Japan
  48. David Black, University of Bremen / Fraunhofer MEVIS, Germany (Mon)