2015 Summer Project Week

From NAMIC Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Home < 2015 Summer Project Week

Back to Events

A summary of all past Project Events.


Welcome to the web page for the 21st Project Week!


The 21st PROJECT EVENT was held on June 21-24, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain, in conjunction with the CARS conference (http://www.cars-int.org/). It recorded 55 registered attendees, who worked on 39 projects. These attendees represented 20 academic sites (Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Charité University Hospital Berlin (Germany), École de Technologie Supérieure, (Canada), École supérieure d'informatique (Belgium), Fraunhofer (Germany), Leibniz University, Hannover (Germany), Magna Graecia University (Italy),Massachusetts General Hospital, Queen’s University (Canada), Robarts Research Institute (Canada), Semmelweis Medical University (Hungary), Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, University of Groningen (Netherlands), Universidad de la Republica (Uruguay), Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, University of Strasbourg (France), University of Utah, and 7 companies (Kitware, Isomics Inc,Open Connections, Galgo Medical, BK Medical ApS, ICM, Perk Lab).


  • 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

4:30-6pm: 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.

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. Nicole Aucoin :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  2. Peter Behringer :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  3. Mikael Brudfors :: Charles III University of Madrid
  4. Laurent Chauvin :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  5. Xiao Da :: Massachusetts General Hospital
  6. Arnaud de Bruecker :: Ecole supérieure d'informatique
  7. Caroline Essert :: University of Strasbourg
  8. Andriy Fedorov :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  9. Sara Fernandez Vidal :: ICM
  10. David García :: Charles III University of Madrid
  11. Jorge García :: Technical University of Madrid
  12. Guido Gerig :: University of Utah
  13. Alvaro Gomez :: University of the Republic of Uruguay
  14. Ali Gottschal :: Ecole supérieure d'informatique
  15. Nobuhiko Hata :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  16. Alfredo Higueras :: Galgo Medical
  17. Matthew Holden :: Queen's University
  18. Jayender Jagadeesan :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  19. Laszlo Kanyasi :: Queen's University
  20. Tina Kapur :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  21. Ron Kikinis :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  22. Franklin King :: Queen's University
  23. Andras Lasso :: Queen's University
  24. Eugenio Marinetto :: Charles III University of Madrid
  25. Yves Martelli :: Galgo Medical
  26. Clara Meinzer :: Semmelweis University
  27. J. Jesus Montufar :: Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico
  28. Jorge Onieva :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  29. Michael Onken :: Open Connections
  30. Robert H. Owen :: BK Medical ApS
  31. Utsav Pardasani :: Robarts Research Institute
  32. Javier Pascau :: Charles III University of Madrid
  33. Tobias Penzkofer :: Charité Berlin Germany
  34. Steve Pieper :: Isomics, Inc.
  35. Giampaolo Pileggi :: Magna Graecia University
  36. Frank Preiswerk :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  37. Sonia Pujol :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  38. Davide Punzo :: University of Groningen
  39. Adam Rankin :: Robarts Research Institute
  40. Nicolas Rannou :: Boston Children's Hospital
  41. Marcelo Romero :: Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico
  42. Raul San Jose Estepar :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  43. Laura Sanz :: Charles III University of Madrid
  44. Salvatore Scaramuzzino :: Magna Graecia University
  45. Tsotne Shonia :: Ecole supérieure d'informatique
  46. Sebastian Tauscher :: Leibniz Universität Hannover
  47. Christophe Teixeira Pereira :: Ecole supérieure d'informatique
  48. Clare Tempany :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  49. Matthew Toews :: Ecole de Technologie Superieure
  50. Angel Torrado-Carvajal :: King Juan Carlos University
  51. Tamas Ungi :: Queen's University
  52. Sandy Wells :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  53. Paolo Zaffino :: Magna Græcia University of Catanzaro
  54. Yulong Zhao :: University of Rennes
  55. Dženan Zukić :: Kitware, Inc.