MIBISOC Second Technical Course in Medical Imaging using Bio-Inspired and Soft Computing “MIBISOC: Medical Imaging Using Bio-inspired and Soft Computing” is a Marie Curie International Training Network granted by the European Commission within the Seventh Framework Program (FP7 PEOPLE-ITN- 2008). MIBISOC manages a training programme where 16 enrolled early-stage researchers (ESRs) are being exposed to a wide variety of Soft Computing (SC) and Bio-inspired Computing (BC) techniques, as well as to the challenge of applying them to different situations and problems within the different Medical Imaging (MI) stages. MIBISOC activities also include two technical courses open to external attendants. The first was held in Mieres, Spain, at the European Center of Soft Computing, in July 2011. This second technical course, an ideal complement of the first technical course held in Mieres, will focus on SC and BC-based intelligent system design to solve real-world MI problems. A detailed summary of real-world applications will be taught by different experts from the network participants and associated partners, including topics such as tracking in MI, computer-aided surgery, medical robotics and other SC-BC-based MI applications. It will be held in the facilities of the University of Parma, Italy, from February 21 to February 25, 2012. Syllabus for this second technical course: 1. Structure tracking in MI using Neural Networks and BC. 2. BC-SC for visualisation in multidimensional MI. 3. BC-SC solutions in surgery. 4. Medical robotics and SC-BC. 5. MI classification for diagnosis. 6. Other SC-BC-based MI applications. Registration Registration in the course is free. There are 16 available vacancies, and the selected applicants will receive a grant to support the travel and accommodation expenses. Should you be interested in some of these 16 vacancies, send your CV to registration@mibisoc-itn.eu before January 20, 2012. The selected applicants will be notified by e-mail by February 1, 2012. To receive the grant it will be necessary to attend to the whole course and to present a poster. This poster has to be related with each participant’s experience or research in the field of medical imaging (recommended dimensions for the poster 90x70cm). Location and accommodation The course will take place in Parma, a town located in a very convenient position just in the middle of the center-north of Italy. Parma has good train/bus connections with the main airports of the area: Bologna (BLQ), Milan Linate (LIN), Milan Malpensa (MPX), Bergamo (BGY), besides its own small airport (“Giuseppe Verdi”, PMF) with connections (three days a week) with London Stansted (STN), and daily national flights to Rome Fiumicino (FCO) and Catania (CTA). More information will be available at http://www.softcomputing.es/metaspace/portal/7/326-2nd-technical-course?pms=1,173,265002,view,normal,0 Lecturers and lecture titles Mouloud Adel, Institut Fresnel UMR-CNRS 6133, France Some aspects of statistical image processing applied to medical images: computer aided diagnosis on mammographic and retinal images Santiago Aja, University of Valladolid, Spain Fuzzy logic in medical applications and image processing: main approaches, do's and don't's Luca Ascari, Henesis srl, Parma, Italy A biomimetic soft computing approach to safe robotic grasping Ottmar Beucher, University of Applied Sciences, Karlsruhe, Germany Statistics for Evolutionary Computing Leonardo Bocchi, University of Florence, Italy Soft Computing for Computer Aided Diagnosis Stefano Cagnoni, University of Parma, Italy Evolutionary and Swarm Intelligence techniques for anatomical structure detection and tracking Gabor Fichtinger, Queens University, Canada Medical Image Computing Problems in Needle-based Surgery Krzysztof Krawiec, University of Poznan, Poland Evolutionary feature selection and feature synthesis for medical diagnosis Evelyne Lutton, INRIA – Paris, France Tomographic 3D reconstruction using cooperative co-evolution Andrea Moglia, Endocas, Pisa, Italy Computer-Aided Surgery Ingela Nyström, Upssala University, Sweden Visualization and haptics for cranio-maxillofacial surgery planning Riccardo Poli, University of Essex, UK Brain signals + Evolutionary Computation = Human-competitive Brain-Computer Interfaces Stephen Smith, University of York, UK From Breast Cancer to Parkinson's Disease: Novel Medical Applications of Bio-Inspired and Soft Computing More information will be available at http://www.softcomputing.es/metaspace/portal/7/326-2nd-technical-course?pms=1,173,265002,view,normal,0