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Miccai 2015 MAPPING Workshop

MAnagement and Processing of images for Population ImagiNG

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Background and Scope of the Workshop

Several recent papers underline methodological points that limit the validity of published results, for instance in neuroimaging studies (Button et al Nat Rev Neurosc 14:1-12, 2013, Ionnadis et al. TICS 1-7, 2014, Carp J NeuroIm 63:289-300, 2012). One of the theme is the endemic low statistical power of the published studies due to the small size of population involved. To overcome this aspect cohort studies should be promoted. This workshop is dedicated to the methodological aspects and solutions to support the constitution, the management and the processing of such large cohorts and their link to image processing infrastructures for the sharing and execution of processing workflows through software and hardware architectures. This will encompass the aspects of application ontologies, data structures, new paradigms for handing data, interoperability of repositories, semantic queries, image processing composition, machine learning, data mining and high performance computing,… and the pros and cons aspects of existing working solutions.

Related Topics

Submitted papers should be related to Methodological Issues for Population Imaging including data management and processing of large imaging data bases. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Infrastructure for facilitating data and software sharing and reused;
  • Conceptual and technical methods for solving specific difficult points (domain ontology development, image processing pipeline development, grid access facilitation, data mining and machine learning on big data …);
  • Case studies using specific platforms (pros and cons, …), needs and requirements for specific multi-centre studies.

Format of the Workshop

The workshop will be organized during the MICCAI conference in Munich Germany on Monday October 5th afternoon (from 1:30 to 5:00pm) with two invited speakers and short oral presentations of selected papers. A research topic special issue of Frontiers in ICT series will be submitted based on the selected papers.


  • Chairs:

  • Program Committee

    • Alan Evans, Univ. McGill, Montreal, Canada
    • Bernard Mazoyer, CNRS, Bordeaux, France
    • Bertrand Thirion, Inria, Saclay Center, France
    • Camille Maumet, Warwick University, Coventry, UK
    • Daniel Rueckert, Imperial College, London, UK
    • Krzysztof Gorgolewski, Stanford Univ., CA, USA
    • Jean-Baptiste Poline, CEA Neurospin, Saclay, France
    • Johan Montagnat, CNRS, Sophia-Antipolis, France
    • Meike Vernooij, Erasmus Univ., Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    • Russ A. Poldrack, Stanford Univ., CA, USA
    • Silvia Delgado Olabarriaga, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    • Susan Shenkin, University of Edinburgh, UK
    • Tom Nichols, Warwick University, Coventry, UK
    • Tristan Glatard, CNRS, Lyon, France

Workshop Program

  • Keynote speakers

    • Prof. Monique Breteler, Director of Population Health Sciences, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) , Helmholtz, Bonn, Germany
    • Prof. Gunter Schumann, Chair in Biological Psychiatry, MRC-SGDP Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London, UK
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  • Final Schedule

    • 13h30-13h35 : Introduction to the Workshop
    • 13h35-14h15 : Keynote 1:  Monique Breteler, Helmholtz, Bonn, Germany
      • 14h15-1430: Questions / Discussion
    • 14h30-14h45: Population Imaging Study IT Infrastructure: An Automated Continuous Workflow Approach Marcel Koek, Hakim Achterberg, Marius de Groot, Erwin Vast, Stefan Klein, Wiro Niessen – Erasmus MC, Delft University of Technology, NL
    • 14h45-15h00: Fastr: a workflow engine for advanced data flows HC Achterberg, M Koek, WJ Niessen – Erasmus MC, Delft University of Technology, NL
    • 15h00-15h15: Design and implementation of a generic DICOM archive for clinical and pre-clinical research Julien Lamy, Romain Lahaxe, Jean-Paul Armspach, Fabrice Heitz – ICube, Université de Strasbourg, CNRS (UMR 7357), FR
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    • 15h15 -15h30: Data-driven probabilistic atlases capture whole-brain individual variation Yuankai Huo, Katherine Swett, Susan Resnick, Laurie Cutting, Bennett Landman National Institute on Aging, Vanderbilt University, TN, USA
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15h30-16h00: Coffee Break

    • 16h00-16h40: Keynote 2:  Gunter Schumann, “Developing imaging predictors and neurobehavioural phenotypes for externalising disorders“, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College, London, UK
      • Abstract: The identification of classifiers and predictors of psychopathology that are based on brain functions has remained elusive due to limited insight into the neurobehavioural mechanisms underlying behavior. Here we present data from the longitudinal imaging genetics project IMAGEN of 2000 adolescents who have been assessed at age 14, 16 and 19 years (Schumann et al. Molecular Psychiatry 2010).  Starting from a neuropsychosocial model of prediction of adolescent alcohol abuse (Whelan et al. Nature, 2014) we willdiscuss several published and unpublished neurobehavioural studies that discovered brain mechanisms underlying impulsiveness (Whelan et al Nature NS 2012), reward anticipation, the relation of gene expression and brain functional activity (Richiardi et al. Science 2015), as well as investigations measuring the effect of alcohol on brain development. We will present a model that allows integration of the different modalities investigated while maximizing correlation between biological mechanisms and observable behavior using sparse canonical correlation analysis. We propose that a combination of thorough neurobehavioural investigations with advanced statistical models will result in the development of robust multimodal biomarker profiles for clinical application.
      • 16h40-16h55: Questions / Discussion
    • 16h55-17h10: Shanoir: Software as a Service Environment to Manage Population Imaging Research Repositories Christian Barillot, Elise Bannier, Olivier Commowick, Isabelle Corouge, Justine Guillaumont, Yao Yao, Michael Kain – Inria, VisAGeS Project-Team, F-35042 Rennes, FR
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    • 17h10-17h25: A neuroscience gateway for handling and processing population imaging studies W.A. Caan, J. Teeuw, S. Shahand, M. M. Jaghoori, J. Huguet, A. van Altena, S.D. Olabarriaga – Academic Medical Center of the Universtity of Amsterdam, NL
    • 17h25 – 17h45: Final round table
    • 17h45 : Workshop Closing

Workshop Proceedings

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Workshop Location

Important Dates

    • Submission of workshop papers (8 LNCS format):  June 15th 2015, extended to June 21st (no additional extension will be offered)
    • Notification of acceptance:  July 24th 2015
    • Submission of camera ready papers:  July 31st 2015
    • Early bird registration deadline: August 1st 2015
    •  MAPPING Workshop: October 5th (PM) 2015


    • Paper format : Papers should be formatted using the LNCS style files with 8 pages.
    • Parallel Submissions: Submitted work has to be original, not identically submitted in parallel to other conferences or workshops. We accept papers that further detail on algorithms also validated in the MICCAI challenge workshops. We ask authors to reference the challenge contribution explicitly.
    • Review process: The review of the papers will be double-blind. Submissions should be anonymous according to the MICCAI guidelines.
    • Submit final: Please proceed to the submission page

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