CPW2018 - Computational Pathology Workshop - second edition

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

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Why CPW?

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:

Examples of topics include:

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 wim@reizenstaelens.be 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:

Important dates

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.

Submission Guidelines

Workshop program

Not yet available

Keynote speakers

Schedule and abstracts

Not available yet.

Organizing Committee