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:

Examples of topics include:

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 wim@reizenstaelens.be 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:


Important dates

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.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions are now closed

Workshop program

Keynote speakers

Schedule and abstracts

Final online program and schedule now available.

Organizing Committee