16th Conference on Medical Image Understanding and Analysis 9 - 11 July 2012, Swansea, United Kingdom miua2012.swansea.ac.uk CALL FOR PARTICIPATION Early registration deadline: 7 June 2012 Conference Keynote Speakers Prof. Alison Noble (Oxford University, UK) http://www.ibme.ox.ac.uk/biomedia/people/alison-noble Prof. Guang-Zhong Yang (Imperial College, UK) http://ubimon.doc.ic.ac.uk/gzy/m365.html Prof. Daniel Alexander (University College London, UK) http://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/d.alexander/ Conference Tutorial Speaker Prof. Nikos Komodakis (University of Crete, Greece) http://www.csd.uoc.gr/~komod/ This 16th annual technical meeting will be hosted in Swansea in 2012. MIUA is the principal UK forum for communicating research progress within the community interested in image analysis applied to medicine and related biological science. It has been a successful series begun in Oxford in 1997. The meetings are designed for the dissemination and discussion of research in medical image understanding and analysis, an expanding area in which significant advances are currently being made. It is an area notable for the range of research communities involved, and the meeting aims to encourage the growth and raise the profile of this multi-disciplinary field by bringing together the various communities. MIUA 2012 is a single-track conference with oral and poster presentations. Invited speakers include Prof. Alison Noble (Oxford), Prof. Ge Wang (V-Tech), Prof. Guang-Zhong Yang (Imperial College), and Prof. Daniel Alexander (UCL). This 2012 edition adopts a new format: we are organising a half day conference tutorial, which is particularly beneficial to research students and early career researchers working in the field. Prof. Nikos Komodakis from University of Crete, Greece will be delivering the conference tutorial on the topic of "Discrete graphical models for medical image analysis: inference and learning methods". Conference registration is now open! KEYNOTE SPEAKERS MIUA 2012 invites three prominent researchers in this field to present their work at the conference. We are grateful to the following three speakers who have already agreed to give keynote lectures at the MIUA 2012 conference. Prof. Alison Noble Oxford University, United Kingdom Professor Alison Noble FREng is a Statutory Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Oxford University Department of Engineering Science and a Fellow of St Hilda's College, Oxford. She is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Fellow of the IET, and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. She is a Director of the Biomedical Image Analysis (BioMedIA)Laboratory, a multi-disciplinary research group working in the area of biomedical imaging and image analysis, a subarea of biomedical engineering. The laboratory is based in the Oxford Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBME), part of the Department of Engineering Science, which opened in January 2008 and is the hub for biomedical engineering at Oxford. (more detailed speaker biography available on conference website) Prof. Guang-Zhong Yang Imperial College, United Kingdom Professor Guang-Zhong Yang is director and co-founder of the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery and Deputy Chairman of the Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI), Imperial College. Professor Yang also holds a number of key academic positions at Imperial he is Director and Founder of the Royal Society/Wolfson Medical Image Computing Laboratory, co-founder of the Wolfson Surgical Technology Laboratory, and Chairman of the Centre for Pervasive Sensing. He is a recipient of the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award and the I.I. Rabi Award from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. His main research interests are in medical imaging, sensing and robotics. He is internationally recognized for his innovations and clinical applications of MR imaging and flow quantification and pioneering effort in perceptual docking for robotic control and Body Sensor Network (BSN). (more detailed speaker biography available on conference website) Prof. Daniel Alexander University College London, United Kingdom Prof. Daniel Alexander is Professor of Imaging Science in the Department of Computer Science and Centre for Medical Image Computing at UCL. He is an EPSRC Leadership Fellow and co-founder of the EU CONNECT consortium. He leads the Microstructure Imaging Group, which includes 15 researchers many of whom work on joint projects with the Department of Medical Physics, the UCL Institute of Neurology, and the UCL Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging. He also leads development and maintenance of the open-source software toolkit, Camino. (more detailed speaker biography available on conference website) CONFERENCE TUTORIAL MIUA 2012 is going to organise a half day tutorial on the 9th July 2012. The tutorial is particularly beneficial to research students and early career researchers who are working in this field. Prof. Nikos Komodakis University of Crete, Greece Prof. Komodakis is currently serving as an adjunct professor at the Computer Science Department, University of Crete. He is also an affiliated researcher with INRIA-Saclay (the French research institute in informatics and control), working at the computer vision and medical imaging group. Prior to that he had also been a postdoctoral research fellow as well as an adjunct professor at the Applied Mathematics Department of Ecole Centrale de Paris (fellowship awarded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche), which is one of the top three engineering schools in France (part of the elite of "Grande Ecoles"). In 2007, He was finalist for the prestigious ERCIM Cor Baayen Award for the most promising young researcher in computer science and applied mathematics. (more detailed speaker biography available on conference website) IMPORTANT DATES Paper submission: 30 March 2012 Author registration deadline: 25th May 2012 Early registration: 7 June 2012 Conference tutorial: 9 July 2012 Main conference: 10 - 11 July 2012 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION Registration for MIUA is now OPEN! You may complete your registration using registration form provided on the conference website. Author registration deadline is Friday 25 May 2012. The deadline for early registration is Thursday 7 June 2012. Registration includes tea/coffee from 9th to 11th July, lunch on both days of the main meeting, reception on the 9th July, conference dinner on the 10th July, printed proceedings, and access to all sessions, including conference tutorial. Registration fee Full (early rate): 275 Student (early rate): 140 Full (late rate): 295 Student (late rate): 160 Author registration deadline: 25th May 2012. Early registration deadline: 7th June 2012. Payment methods - You may choose to pay your registration fee by Bank Transfer (which can be done online), Cheque, or Card payment. Full details regarding payment can be found online: http://miua2012.swansea.ac.uk TOPIC OF INTEREST The meetings are designed for the dissemination and discussion of research in medical image understanding and analysis, and aims to encourage the growth and raise the profile of this multi-disciplinary field by bringing together the various communities, including Cardiac Imaging Novel Imaging Methods Computer-Aided Pathology Oncology Computer-Aided Radiology Ophthalmology Computer Assisted Surgery Positron Emission Imaging Dermatology Radiology Image Guided Intervention Surgery Magnetic Resonance Imaging Tissue Perfusion Neurology Ultrasound Technical contributions are sought in all relevant areas including, but not limited to, the following: Analysis of Cellular Images Analysis of Time Series Analysis of Functional Images Artificial Intelligence in Imaging Cardiac Imaging Computer-Aided Pathology Computer-Aided Radiology Computer Assisted Surgery Data Fusion Decision Support Human Computer Interaction Image Interpretation Image Guided Intervention Image Perception Image Registration Intelligent Imaging Systems Motion Analysis Multi Modality Novel Imaging Methods Quantitative Image Analysis Segmentation/Classification Shape Analysis Statistical Methods in Imaging Systematic Testing & Validation Texture Analysis Tissue Perfusion Virtual Reality Visualisation CONFERENCE CHAIR Dr. Xianghua Xie Swansea University, United Kingdom CONTACT miua2012@swansea.ac.uk