2016 Winter Project Week

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Dates: January 4-8, 2016

Location: MIT, Cambridge, MA. (Rooms: Kiva, R&D)

REGISTRATION: Register here.


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 80-120 researchers. 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, and OCAIRO.

A summary of all previous Project Events is available here.

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

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


Tentative Agenda

Time Monday, January 4 Tuesday, January 5 Wednesday, January 6 Thursday, January 7 Friday, January 8
Project Presentations IGT Day Reporting Day
8:30am Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
9am-12pm 10:30am-12pm: Diffeomorphic registration and the more recent geodesic shooting methods for diffeomorphic registration. (Tutorial Part 1 by Sarang Joshi)
Room: 32-D507.
10-11:30am: Breakout Session: New Slicer Extensions

10-11:30am: Breakout Session: Slicer for Medical Robotics Research

9:00-10:30am TBD

10am-12pm: Breakout Session:

10am-12pm: Project Progress Updates

12pm Tutorial Contest Winner Announcement

12pm-1pm Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch boxes; Adjourn by 1:30pm
1pm-5:30pm 1-1:05pm: Welcome

1:05-2:30pm: Project Introductions (all Project Leads)
2:45-4pm: Breakout Session: Ultrasound Kiva

4:00pm-5:30pm: Diffeomorphic registration and the more recent geodesic shooting methods for diffeomorphic registration. (Tutorial Part 2 by Sarang Joshi)
Room: 32-D507.

1-3pm: Breakout Session: What's Planned for Slicer Core


1-2:30pm: Breakout Session:
Breakout Session: Diffusion MRI


5:30pm Adjourn for the day Adjourn for the day Adjourn for the day Adjourn for the day



  • 3D Slicer + ROS Integration (Junichi Tokuda, Axel Krieger, Simon Leonard)
  • Tracked ultrasound standardization (Andras Lasso, Christian Askeland, Simon Drouin, Junichi Tokuda, Steve Pieper, Adam Rankin)
  • Integration of CustusX with PLUS on BK System (Christian A, Adam Rankin)
  • Integration of ImFusion MR-US registration with BWH AMIGO neurosurgery setup (Christian A, Tina Kapur, Steve Pieper, Sandy Wells, Andras Lasso)
  • Digital Pathology Nuclear Segmentation (Erich Bremer, Nicole Aucoin)
  • Chest Imaging Platform: COPD and other pulmonary diseases (Raúl San José, Jorge Onieva)
  • Upgrade the namic (and Slicer?) wiki (JC, Mike Halle)
  • Batch Clinical Image Analysis (Kalli Retzepi, Yangming Ou, Matt Toews, Steve Pieper, Sandy Wells, Randy Gollub)
  • Image Restoration via Patch GMMs (Adrian Dalca, Katie Bouman, Polina Golland)
  • Patch Based Discrete Registration for Difficult Images (Adrian Dalca, Andreea Bobu, Polina Golland)



  • Dates: January 4-8, 2016
  • Location: MIT, Kiva Conference room; 4th floor of Building 32.
  • REGISTRATION: Register here.
*Registration Fee: $300.
  • Hotel: Similar to previous years, no rooms have been blocked in a particular hotel.
  • Room sharing: If interested, add your name to the list here


Do not add your name to this list - it is maintained by the organizers based on your paid registration. To register, visit this registration url.