2008 June Workshop Germany

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This event is a hands-on workshop about the NA-MIC kit. The workshop is intended for participants from within Germany and it was sponsored by the DFG. The target audience for this workshop are scientists with an engineering background who are considering using the NA-MIC kit as their software platform for research. The NA-MIC kit consists of free open source software without restrictions on use and without a give-back requirement. The NA-MIC kit is well-suited for both academic and commercial activities.

The participants will receive an overview of the software libraries, the end-user applications, and documentation that comprise the NA-MIC kit. The curriculum is hands-on which means that participants are required to attend the workshop with a suitable laptop, preloaded with the software and sample data as specified below. Attendance is limited in order to ensure quality interactions between the faculty and participants.

Pictures from the Event

Coincidentally we were there during the Euro2008 tournament.



Arrival: Sunday, June 15

Time Monday, June 16 Tuesday, June 17
08.00-08.30 Breakfast Breakfast
  • 08.30-08.45 Welcome (Navab, Kikinis)
  • 08.45-10.00 Engineering methodology: (Jomier, Barre)
    • Extreme programming
    • What is a software engineering methodology, do I need one?
    • The components of the NA-MIC kit software engineering tools: CMAKE, CTEST, CPACK, Dashboards
    • (Barre's Slides)
    • (Jomier's Slides)
  • 08.30-10.00 Slicer3 IGT
10.00-10.30 Coffee Break Coffee Break
12.30-13.30 Lunch Lunch
  • Slicer3 (Pieper)
15.00-15.30 Coffee Break Coffee Break
  • MITK (slides) (Wolf, Neuhaus, Nolden, Maleike, Zelzer, all at DKFZ). MITK is an application framework that leverages the NA-MIC kit.
  • 18.00-18.15 Closing remarks (Navab, Kikinis)
19.00-open Dinner Dinner

Prerequisites: Hardware and Software

  • Participants are required to install the NA-MIC kit components on their laptop in preparation for the workshop. Please follow the Workshop Prerequisite instructions to build Slicer3 and download the datasets.

Note: Building Slicer3 can take up to 2 hours. We recommend a minimum of 2 GB of RAM and a dedicated graphic accelerator with 128 MB of on board graphic memory. Windows XP, Linux (x86 and x86_64) and Darwin (ppc and x86) are supported.


  1. Ron Kikinis
  2. Steve Pieper
  3. Noby Hata
  4. Sonia Pujol
  5. Danielle Pace
  6. Sebastien Barre
  7. Julien Jomier
  • Local Host: Nassir Navab

Venue and Logistics

The workshop will take place at the IHK Akademie Westerham on June the 16th and 17th, 2008 which is located south-east of Munich. Faculty and participants are expected to arrive at the venue on Sunday the 15th to allow the workshop to begin on time on Monday morning.

All participants will receive a letter of invitation from the DFG. In addition to the workshop program the letter will contain a form that needs to be filled out and sent back to the DFG in order to get reimbursed for travel and accommodation costs.

Information on Public Transport for Local Travel

In regard to the ticket you need for local travel: you have two options depending on the size of the traveling group. You can either go for a partner day ticket (18 €, all zones/Gesamtnetz) or a single day ticket (10 €, all zones/Gesamtnetz).

Coming from the Munich Airport

When going to the subway station at the airport you can choose between any of the two subways, either S1 (west route) or S8 (east route) though the S8 is probably beneficial in terms of journey time (approx. 35 minutes).

With both trains you should travel to the station Ostbahnhof.

At Ostbahnhof you need to change to the S6 (direction Giesing) and leave the train at the terminal stop Kreuzstraße.

Coming from the Central Station

At central station you can directly enter the S6 (direction Karlsplatz/Stachus or Marienplatz) and leave the train at the terminal stop Kreuzstraße. The traveling time is around 50 minutes.

The last meters

At Kreuzstraße you need to change into a regional express (e.g. RB30239, RB30245, RB30247, direction Bad Aibling) which you will leave at the first stop in Westerham. This final train trip requires an extra ticket which costs around 2€.