The 2018 CPW edition has passed. Thanks to all participants for joining us in Athens, Greece!
The second 2018 bioinformatics and computational pathology summit (CPW) took place in conjunction with ECCB, the annual international computational biology / bioinformatics conference.
The second CPW summit took place in Athens, Greece on Sunday, September 9, 2018. A pre-workshop dinner was organized at http://cookoovaya.gr/en/ Saturday, September 8.
The final program from the 2018 edition is now available.
Keynote speakers from the 2018 edition
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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 2018 edition.
See what went on at the 2016 edition.
Sponsors of the 2018 edition
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
Keynote speakers from the 2018 edition
- Thomas Fuchs, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) profile
- Chakra Chennubhotla, University of Pittsburgh profile
- Derek Magee, University of Leeds profile
- 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