We're proud to announce the second 2018 bioinformatics and computational pathology summit (CPW) in conjunction with ECCB, the annual international computational biology / bioinformatics conference.
The second CPW summit will take place in Athens, Greece on Sunday, September 9, 2018.
The preliminary program for our 2018 edition is now available, but we still have some speaker slots available. So please do submit your abstract if you're still interested or simply missed earlier communications about this event.
Abstract submission deadline now extended until August 15, 2018. Three travel awards are now available, as well (1 x 400 euros, 2 x 200 euros).
Keynote speakers for the 2018 edition
Jump to keynote speakers for the 2018 edition
Jeffrey Fine, one of our keynote speakers of the 2016 edition, writes the following:
Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are everywhere, and digital (computational) pathology is no exception. As more and more pathologists begin to work with whole slide images (WSIs), they begin to understand that these digital data sets are full of unlocked potential. This workshop presents and frames these emerging technologies that will get pathologists and bioinformaticians alike up to speed.
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
See what went on at the 2016 edition.
We're still looking for additional sponsors. Contact us if you're interested.
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 CPW2018 are through the ECCB website.
To submit an abstract for this event
The submission system is sponsored by FourWaves, and you will need to follow the procedure there (in addition to registering for the actual event through the ECCB website).
Fourwaves is a platform that helps organizers manage registrations and abstract submissions for academic and research events.
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
More details coming soon.
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:
- May 1: Open call for abstract submissions
- July 29: Early registration discount cut-off date
- August 15: Submission deadline
- Sunday September 9: CPW SIG
- September 8-12: ECCB 2018, Main program
Registration and cost
Registration for this workshop is through the ECCB website
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.
- Length: Up to 5000 characters max (~1 page), plus figure
- Topic: During submission you will select a topic area for your abstract: Whole slide imaging informatics, Digital Pathology in support of big data and omics datasets, Non-human applications of digital pathology, or, Beyond two dimensions
- Presentation: Also indicate whether you would prefer to present ONLY a poster. We will accommodate as many talks as possible, but we may invite you to present a poster even if you'd prefer a talk.
The submission system is sponsored by FourWaves, a platform that helps organizers manage registrations and abstract submissions for academic and research events.
Click here to start your submission (you'll need to register for a Fourwaves account if you don't have one already)
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- Thomas Fuchs, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) profile
- Chakra Chennubhotla, University of Pittsburgh profile
- Derek Magee, University of Leeds profile
Schedule and abstracts
Not available yet.
- Yves Sucaet, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
- Jeroen Van der Laak, UMC Radboud, Netherlands
- Zev Leifer, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, USA
- Yukako Yagi, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
- Raphaël Marée, Université de Liège, Belgium
- David Ameisen, IRIF, CNRS and Université Paris Diderot, France
- Paul Van Diest, UMC Utrecht, Netherlands
- Jeffrey Fine, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC