8th International Conference on Medical Image
Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention


ISC / NA-MIC / MICCAI Workshop on Open-Source Software

Sunday, October 30th
8:30am - 6:00pm
MICCAI Conference Hotel (Riviera Resort)


2005 MICCAI Workshop on Open-Source Software
Hosted by
The Insight Software Consortium (ISC)
The National Alliance for Medical Image Computing (NA-MIC)
The Workshop on Open-Source Software is a one-day MICCAI event that features oral and poster presentations on open-source software and freely available data for medical image analysis research.
This Workshop has used an open submission and review process, and as a result we expect that this Workshop is going to be a uniquely beneficial experience for the audience as well as the presenters. Specifically, the open-access Insight Journal was used to collect and publish submissions and reviews, http://www.insight-journal.org. A total of 36 papers were submitted. These papers received 87 public reviews. Many reviewers downloaded, installed, and tested the open-source software discussed in the papers, and their experiences played an important role in determining which papers were selected for presentation. Many of these papers were also been downloaded by scores of other readers. After much deliberation, 11 papers were accepted for podium presentation and 10 papers were accepted for poster presentation. This Workshop provides a forum for presenters, reviewers, and readers to further interact, and all in the audience will benefit.
We encourage you to download the following papers from the Insight Journal's website, and we look forward to your participation in the workshop.

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Call for Papers

Paper due date: August 5, 2005
Notification of decision: On or about September 15, 2005

see also:

The Insight Software Consortium (ISC) and the National Alliance for
Medical Image Computing (NA-MIC) are hosting a one-day MICCAI workshop
that will feature oral and poster presentations of peer-reviewed papers
that discuss freely available data, open-source toolkits, and
open-source applications for medical image analysis.

There are several unique, open-science concepts being applied to this
conference. Please read the following carefully.

There are three ways for you to participate in and benefit from this
1) Submit papers
2) Review papers
3) Attend the workshop

Paper Submission

We strongly encourage researchers with papers accepted at MICCAI to
submit companion papers on the role of open-source software in their
MICCAI research. Papers related to medical image analysis research not
presented at MICCAI are also welcome!

Papers should be submitted online via the Insight Journal:


Key points regarding submission:

1) Paper format: Please use the MICCAI paper template for your
submission. We recommend that papers be approximately four to five
pages. Please submit papers with "camera-ready" quality. There is no
need to anonymize your paper - the review process is not blinded - see

2) Submissions are registered with a digital library (implemented using
www.dspace.org). Therefore, your submission is automatically
assigned a unique open-archive "handle" that (unlike URLs) persists on
the web and that (unlike other web-based database keys) allows your
submission to be indexed by Google and other search engines. Handles
also serve as a mechanism whereby submissions can be permanently
referenced in publications.

3) Authors are encouraged to include other files with their submission,
particularly videos, code, and data.

4) Every submission immediately appears on the Insight Journal site in
the Special Issue on the MICCAI Workshop. Therefore, every submission
is available to any registered member of the Insight Journal (and
registration is free). See information on reviews given below.

5) Submission requires licensing to the Insight Journal the right to
distribute your submission under the Creative Commons' "by-attribution"
license (
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5). Copyright
transfer is not required.

Additional details are available on the Insight Software Consortium's


Paper Review

Every submission is available for true peer-review. That is, any
registered member of the Insight Journal (and registration is free) is
able to download, score, and comment on any submission to this workshop.
In turn, reviews are also public.

On September 10th (deadline for the review process), the editorial
committee will consider the posted reviews as well as the intent of the
workshop to select papers for oral and poster presentation. Those
decisions will be announced on or about September 15th.

Attend the Workshop

Our goal was to make this conference "nearly free". The final fee has been set to 45$ one author from each accepted paper will have the attendance fees waived.


This workshop is being co-chaired by
Dr. Stephen Aylward (aylward@unc.edu)
Dr. Tina Kapur (tkapur@epiphanymedical.com)
Dr. Luis Ibanez (luis.ibanez@kitware.com)

This workshop is being sponsored by
The Insight Software Consortium
The Insight Journal
The National Library of Medicine
The NA-MIC / NIH Roadmap
The MICCAI Society

Web-administration: Martin Styner (styner @ miccai2005.org)