Hackathon following WBIR

Leiden, The Netherlands
June 28 & 29, 2018
Website: wbir2018.nl
New: Call for 1-page abstracts: deadline April 1, 2018
New: Continuous Registration Challenge – Participate!
New: Post-WBIR Hackathon

Dear colleagues,

We have some exciting updates on the 8th International Workshop on Biomedical Image Registration, WBIR2018, held in Leiden, the Netherlands. For more info, please visit our website https://wbir2018.nl. We have a draft program online (confirmed keynote speech by Prof.dr. Max Welling, authority on machine learning!), and you may now register to attend the conference!


Missed the full paper submission deadline, but still want to participate? Submit a 1-page abstract by April 1! Abstracts will undergo a (mild) single-blind review and will be presented as posters (including a 2-minute plenary pitch) at the conference, but will not appear in the proceedings. We are excited to hear about your latest technical breakthroughs, clinical application studies, and also welcome abstracts of recently published or submitted journal papers.


WBIR2018 will include a special session on the Continuous Registration Challenge (CRC). CRC is a new collaborative software platform for medical image registration. Please check it out at https://continuousregistration.grand-challenge.org, attend one of the weekly webinars, and participate!

Post-WBIR Hackathon

In collaboration with the Insight Toolkit (ITK) community and Kitware, we will host a hackathon on the day after the main conference (June 30). Participation is free of charge.


:black_small_square: Camera ready: March 23, 2018
:black_small_square: 1-page abstract submission: April 1, 2018
:black_small_square: Notification for 1-page abstracts: April 10, 2018
:black_small_square: Early-bird registration deadline May 1, 2018
:black_small_square: Conference: June 28/29, 2018
:black_small_square: Post-WBIR Hackathon June 30, 2018


Submissions are invited in all areas of biomedical image registration. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

:black_small_square: Novel registration methodology: 2D/3D/4D, spatiotemporal/dynamic, slice-to-volume, projective, single/multi-modal, intra/inter-subject, shape registration, model-based, patch-based, multi-channel, tracking, real-time, similarity measures, machine learning / deep learning techniques
:black_small_square: Mathematical aspects of image registration: continuous/discrete optimization methods, diffeomorphisms, LDDMM, stationary velocity, inverse consistency, multi-scale
:black_small_square: Biomedical applications of registration: computer-assisted interventions, image-guided therapy, treatment planning/delivery, diagnosis/prognosis, atlas-based segmentation, label fusion, histopathology correlation, motion-compensated reconstruction, serial studies, morphometry, biomechanics, image retrieval/restoration/fusion, imaging biomarkers for precision medicine, radiomics & radiogenomics
:black_small_square: Early proof of concept, with potential use in biomedical applications
:black_small_square: Validation of registration: quantitative and qualitative methods, benchmarking, comparison studies, phantom studies, correlation to outcome

The conference papers will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).


Stefan Klein - Erasmus MC, The Netherlands
Marius Staring - Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
Stanley Durrleman - INRIA/ICM ARAMIS Lab, France
Stefan Sommer - University of Copenhagen, Denmark


Hi matt,

I wonder is there any virtual e-learning is going on right now? for any of the ITK, VTK, for free?!

I am not able financially to afford it.


Sohrab Azami


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Same here.

FYI. I’ve been looking into funding sources to support such an effort.


Good Idea!!!

Hi matt,

Please do so. Matt I have a question, is there any organization who would help technologists like myself to build new generation of medical systems? investors? how to approach such companies? universities like MIT, STANFORD, BERKLEY?

any information is appreciated!


Sohrab Azami


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A variety of online course materials can be found in this blog post, including an online, interactive series of Jupyter Notebooks.

As ITK 5 settles, more energy will be focused on the onilne ITK Examples.

A good approach is to work with local entrepreneurial / start-up and local university “incubator programs”. Large medical system corporations also occasionally have these programs.

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