Alejandro Frangi, Andrés Santos, Raimund Ober, Daniel Rueckert

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The 9th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI'12) was held Apr 30 - May 5, 2012, at the Centre Convencions International Barcelona (CCIB), in Barcelona, Spain. This is the third occasion that the meeting is held in Europe. The IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) is the premier forum for the presentation of technological advances in theoretical and applied biomedical imaging and image computing. ISBI is a joint initiative from the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). ISBI 2012 will be the 9th meeting in this series and its 10th anniversary since the first edition. Previous meetings have played an important role in facilitating interaction between medical and biological imaging researchers. The 2012 meeting will continue this tradition of fostering knowledge transfer between different imaging communities and contributing to an integrative approach to biomedical imaging across all scales of observation. The 2012 meeting will be preceded by two days of Satellite Open Source Workshops organized in conjunction with the EuroBioimaging consortium on Apr 30th and May 1st. These workshops will gather members from the biological and medical imaging communities to understand their needs and share new ideas for future developments of open source software tools. Two workshops have been organized: Bioimage Analysis Workshop and Medical Image Analysis Workshop. We received 701 submissions for the traditional full-paper track and 93 abstract submissions for the new abstractonly track; 48 full-paper submissions were solicited for inclusion in the special sessions. To ensure high quality of all accepted papers, each full-paper paper was sent out to three to four reviewers, of which at least one was a member of the Bio Imaging and Signal Processing (BISP, from the SPS) or the Biomedical Imaging and Image Processing (BIIP, from the EMBS) committees, the two expert IEEE Technical Committees involved with ISBI. Based on the reports from the reviewers, the Program Chairs together with help from the Technical Program Committee selected 135 (19%) papers for contributed oral sessions, 295 (42%) for full-paper poster sessions and 76 (82%) abstract-only poster sessions. The chart below provides an overview on how the various categories of papers have evolved over the 10 years of ISBI history. The total number of attendees for 2012 is based on the date of submission of this Welcome letter more than a month before the conference.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6235941
Pages (from-to)iii-v
JournalProceedings - International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 9th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, ISBI 2012 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2 May 20125 May 2012


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