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.

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

Location: Kiva
3-4:30pm: Breakout Session:

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

Location: Kiva

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







  • 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.

  1. Polina Golland, MIT
  2. Ron Kikinis, BWH
  3. Nicole Aucoin, BWH/SPL
  4. Peter Anderson
  5. Daniel Blezek, Isomics, Inc.
  6. Lucia Cevidanes, University of Michigan
  7. Adrian Dalca, MIT
  8. Simon Drouin, Montreal Neurological Institute
  9. Janek Groehl, German Cancer Research Center
  10. Tina Kapur, BWH/HMS
  11. Thomas Kirchner, German Cancer Research Center
  12. Hans Meine, University of Bremen/MEVIS
  13. Vivek Narayan, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  14. Danielle Pace, MIT
  15. Laura Pascal, University of Michigan
  16. Steve Pieper, Isomics, Inc.
  17. Csaba Pinter, Queen's University
  18. Gregory Sharp, MGH
  19. Kyle Sunderland, Queen's University
  20. Ethan Ulrich, University of Iowa
  21. Jean-Baptiste Vimort, University of Michigan
  22. Miaomiao Zhang, MIT
  23. Beatrize Paniagua, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  24. Sonia Pujol, BWH
  25. Junichi Tokuda, BWH