We're proud to announce the first 2016 bioinformatics and computational pathology summit (CPW) in conjunction with ECCB, the annual international computational biology / bioinformatics conference.
The proceedings booklet is now available for download.
Digital pathology is increasingly used to study biological processes and diseases as novel molecular probing and imaging techniques allow the measurement of single molecules in whole tissue sections. Resulting multi-gigapixel images can be viewed on a computer screen via dedicated software. However, automated analysis of such large-scale datasets is challenging and their combination with omics data is not trivial. This workshop wants to facilitate bridging opportunities between the bioinformatics and tissue image analysis communities.
The CPW summit (SIG) wants to address two emerging opportunities:
- There are real problems in (digital) microscopy that deserve their attention and are at least as (if not more) interesting than the "hot" NGS and *seq stuff they're working on today
- Digital microscopy in its own right offers a new layer of data that can be added to and mixed with their current levels of *omics-datasets, and help them gain new insights into projects that they're already working on.
Examples of topics include:
- Machine learning and image analysis for quantification in digital pathology (in 2D & 3D),
- Novel approaches (e.g. spatial or graph-based methods) to extract high-level features (e.g. molecular networks or spatial expression patterns) from tissue images for systems pathology,
- Software development methodologies and tools to ease the exploitation of large tissue images and integration with omics data,
- Novel molecular imaging techniques on tissues (molecular pathology, next generation pathology) and their analysis challenges, e.g. in situ hybridization, mass spectrometry imaging of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues, mass cytometry, and other spectroscopy techniques (Raman,...)...
- Research applications on non-human model organisms
Final online program and schedule now available.
How to participate
Find the latest information including how to submit an abstract for the meeting on this page. You'll need to register at two locations (sorry about that):
To register for this event
Registrations for CPW2016 are through the ECCB website.
To submit an abstract for this event
Submissions are now closed
One of the goals of the summit is to build a virtual community that links interested parties from both the bioinformatics and the digital pathology / whole slide imaging / microscopy communities alike. We want to be a jumping board supporting and co-organizing meetings, connecting researchers, results, and resources, pointing to training opportunities and the latest published research.
This is a new initiative. Do have a look at frequently asked questions page for additional information and enlightenment.
For travel arrangements, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance
How to advertise
One great way to participate already is by spreading the word for this event. We offer two template images currently that you can use in your own presentations, or for print flyers/announcements in your own organization:
- March 17: Registration for ECCB opens
- April 25: Open call for abstract submissions
- June 10: Submission deadline
- June 30: Notification of accepted abstracts
- July 29: Early registration discount cut-off date
- Saturday September 3: CPW SIG
- September 3 - 7: ECCB 2016, Main program
Registration and cost
Registration for this workshop is through the ECCB website and opens on Thursday, March 17, 2016.
The early registration fee is 60 euros if you are a student, or 110 euros if you have an academic or industry affiliation. These fees go up (90 / 165) after July 29.
Submissions are now closed
- Jeroen Van der Laak, UMC Radboud profile
- Jeffrey Fine, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC profile
- Niels Grabe, Hamamatsu TIGA Center (BIOQUANT, Uni Heidelberg)profile
Schedule and abstracts
Final online program and schedule now available
- Yves Sucaet, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
- Jeroen Van der Laak, UMC Radboud, Netherlands
- Marius Nap, HistoGeneX, Belgium and Rigshospitalet Copenhagen, Denmark
- Zev Leifer, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, USA
- Yukako Yagi, Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
- Raphaël Marée, Université de Liège, Belgium
- David Ameisen, IRIF, CNRS and Université Paris Diderot, France
- Paul Van Diest, UMC Utrecht, Netherlands