Kitware Supports MICCAI 2010

Stephen Aylward | Kitware Blog | October 15, 2010

Kitware was omnipresent at the 2010 Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) conference held in Beijing China, September 20-24. This blog highlights some of our involvement in that event:

1) Background: The MICCAI conference was formed from the merger of the CVRMed (Computer Vision, Virtual Reality and Robotics in Medicine), MRCAS (Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery) and VBC (Visualization in Biomedical Computing) conferences. It has been held annually since 1998 and typically attracts over 800 participants per conference. MICCAI features papers that emphasize the application of robotics and advanced image segmentation, registration, and visualization algorithms to clinical problems.

2) Kitware co-sponsored the 2010 MICCAI Young Scientist awards with NDI. The MICCAI conference attracts some of the best student papers in the medical imaging field. Typically, these papers are summaries of Ph.D. dissertations or M.S. thesis. The winners must be full-time students and first-time presenters at MICCAI. The winners are chosen by the MICCAI board, based on the quality of the work, paper, and presentation. 22 papers were eligible for this award: 11 from Europe, 10 from North America, and 1 from Asia/Australia. In exchange for this sponsorship, Kitware's logo was prominent next to the presentation podium (see above picture). Also, Kitware (Stephen Aylward) was on-stage with NDI to hand out the awards to the five winners...