IGSTK User Group Meeting

Andinet Enquobahrie | Kitware Blog | February 23, 2012

The sixth IGSTK user group meeting took place in San Diego, CA on Feburary 4, 2012 in conjunction with the SPIE Medical Imaging conference. The meeting was attended by participants from Princess Margaret Hospital, Polytechnic Institute of Milan, University of Bern, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Children’s National Medical Center, Arizona State University, and Kitware. Following the previous years’ format, the first part of the meeting was dedicated to short updates on the toolkit from the core developers. Dr. Kevin Cleary, Technical Director of the Bioengineering Initiative at Children's National Medical Center, opened the meeting by welcoming the participants. He briefly presented the history of the project and identified the main focus of project for the coming year, which includes:

  • IGSTK 5.0 Release
  • 3rd edition of IGSTK: The Book
  • Continued user support and new features

Dr. Ziv Yaniv, Principal Investigator at Children’s National Medical Center, described the new, on-going developments in IGSTK as related to video support. Dr. Andinet Enquobahrie, Technical Lead at Kitware, announced the big transition to using a Git repository source code control system. He described the Git workflow that IGSTK will be following and discussed how the transition would help engage the user community more, improve the release process and granularity, and facilitate code reviews...