2016 Winter Project Week

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2016 Winter Project Week Final Day.JPG

Dates: January 4-8, 2016

Location: MIT CSAIL, 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


Time Monday, January 4 Tuesday, January 5 Wednesday, January 6 Thursday, January 7 Friday, January 8
Project Presentations Work on Projects Work on Projects IGT Day Reporting Day
8:30am Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
9:00am-12:00pm 10:30am-12pm: [Tutorial] Diffeomorphic registration and geodesic shooting methods (I). (Sarang Joshi)
Room: 32-D507.
10:00-11:30am: Breakout Session: Slicer Extensions Birds of a Feather

10:00-11:30am: Breakout Session: Slicer for Medical Robotics Research

8:30-9:30am MR, US, Mass Spect guided Breast Surgery (Melissa Mallory, Nathalie Agar, Gabrielle Gauvin, Andras Lasso)

9:30-10:30am Clinical perspective on Image Guided Neurosurgery (Alexandra Golby)
10:30-11:30am Clinical perspective on Multiparametric MRI (Fiona Fennessy)
11:30am-12pm Drug Delivery to Brain (Jason White)

10:00am-12:00pm: Project Progress Updates

12pm: Tutorial Contest Winner Announcement

12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch boxes; Adjourn by 1:30pm
1:00-5:30pm 1:00pm-1:05pm: Welcome

1:05-2:30pm: Project Introductions (all Project Leads)
2:45-4:00pm: Breakout Session: Ultrasound

4:00-5:30pm: [Tutorial] Diffeomorphic registration geodesic shooting methods (II). (Sarang Joshi)
Room: 32-D507.

1:00-2:30pm: Breakout Session: Diffusion MRI

3:00-4:30pm: Breakout Session: QIICR Tools

1:00-3:00pm: Breakout Session:What's Planned for Slicer Core

3:30-5:00pm: Breakout Session: 2016 Tutorial Contest Review (Kiva)

5:30pm Adjourn for the day Adjourn for the day Adjourn for the day Adjourn for the day
(Optional) Dinner on Thursday Night


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Image Analysis



  • 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 site.

  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. James Miller, GE Research
  20. Kyle Sunderland, Queen's University
  21. Ethan Ulrich, University of Iowa
  22. Jean-Baptiste Vimort, University of Michigan
  23. Miaomiao Zhang, MIT
  24. Beatriz Paniagua, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  25. Sonia Pujol, BWH
  26. Junichi Tokuda, BWH
  27. Katie Mastrogiacomo, BWH
  28. Niravkumar Patel, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  29. Michael Onken, Open Connections (Germany)
  30. Erich Bremer, Stony Brook University
  31. Xiao Da, MGH
  32. Tobias Frank, Leibniz Universität Hannover
  33. Kirby Vosburgh, BWH
  34. P. Jason White, BWH
  35. Lauren O'Donnell, BWH
  36. Pegah Kahali, BWH
  37. Fan Zhang, BWH
  38. Adam Rankin, Robarts Research Institute
  39. Simon Leoard, Johns Hopkins University
  40. David Gering, HealthMyne
  41. Johan Andruejol, Kitware
  42. Jean-Christophe Fillion-Robin, Kitware
  43. Kelli Xu, MIT
  44. Christian Askeland, SINTEF
  45. Katharine Carter, BWH
  46. Nick Todd, BWH
  47. Ye Cheng, BWH
  48. Andriy Fedorov, BWH/HMS
  49. Sudhanshu Semwal, UCCS Professor
  50. Michael Halle, BWH
  51. Kallirroi Retzepi, MGH
  52. Jayender Jagadeesan, BWH
  53. Nathalie Agar, BWH
  54. Curtis Lisle, KnowledgeVis, LLC
  55. Andras Lasso, PerkLab, Queen's University
  56. Sarah Frisken, BWH
  57. Yi Gao, Stony Brook University
  58. Christian Herz, BWH
  59. Prashin Unadkat, SPL/BWH
  60. Jorge Onieva, BWH
  61. James Ross, BWH
  62. Raul SanJose, BWH
  63. Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, MGH/HMS
  64. Daniel Glazer, BWH
  65. Valentin Demeusy, SPL Intern
  66. Ameet Jain, Phillips Research
  67. Utsav Soni, BWH
  68. Matthew Toews, Ecole de Technologie Superieure
  69. Isaiah Norton, BWH
  70. Sean Doyle, MGH
  71. Stuart Pomerantz, MGH
  72. Randy Gollub, MGH
  73. Melissa Mallory, BWH
  74. Axel Krieger, Children's National Medical Center
  75. Nobuhiko Hata, BWH
  76. Carl-Fredrik Westin, BWH/HMS
  77. Terry Yoo, NLM-NIH/Harvard IACS