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Histopathology Image Analysis (HIMA):
Image Computing in Digital Pathology

Full-day workshop to be held in conjunction with MICCAI'2012 in Nice (France)

Venue: Foyer Hermes, Acropolis Convention & Exhibition Centre

5th October, 2012

Scope of the Workshop

Analysis of histopathology images is growing in importance with the recent advent of whole slide imaging scanners. Automated analysis of patterns obtained with microscopic imaging is improving diagnosis and grading of cancer and other diseases, for instance in histopathology using multi-staining and multi-spectral techniques.

Although there has been great progress in the development and application of image analysis in biomedicine over the recent years, there are a number of significant challenges specific to tissue imaging.

We invite submissions that address specific problems related to imaging and image analysis of tissue specimens. We particularly welcome contributions that identify or address challenges for the mainstream approval of automated histology imaging and in situ in vivo image analysis, or provide solutions to the related problems such as mosaicking, and multispectral analysis.


This workshop aims to bring together clinicians, computer scientists and industrial vendors of digital pathology equipments to discuss (1) the clinical challenges and open problems, (2) present the state-of-the-art research in quantitative image analysis and visualization methods for digital pathology, diagnosis, and prognosis from H&E and IHC stained, multi-parametric imaging, (3) advances in data fusion methods between pathology and other disciplines (including radiology, genomics, and proteomics), and (4) advances in whole slide tissue and multi-spectral imaging technology. The workshop also aims to acquaint clinicians, oncologists, and pathologists (attendees at previous MICCAI versions of this workshop) on the role that quantitative and automated image analysis can play in automated diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment planning and also for imaging scientists to understand the most pressing clinical problems. Where appropriate, talks will also provide a thorough introduction to novel imaging techniques and their diagnostic capabilities and create new connections and focus academic effort within the MICCAI community.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Acquisition, storage, and processing of microscopy, histology, and endoscopy images
  • Registration of multiple-stained tissue microscopy images
  • Registration histopathology and radiological imaging modalities
  • Shape analysis and morphology in tissue imaging
  • Multi-spectral and volume segmentation
  • Grading and Classification of histology images
  • Content based image Retrieval, semantic annotation, and visualization of histology image databases
  • Image mosaicking of microscopic endoscope images (OCT, microconfocal)
  • Optical based probe tracking and visualization tools
  • Multispectral optical endoscope dimensionality reduction, manifold learning and image analysis
  • Computer-aided diagnosis and prognosis
  • Segmentation and modeling of structures in histology images

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: May 30 June 11, 2012

Acceptance Notification: July 6, 2012

Draft of the workshop program sent to the MICCAI organizers: July 16, 2012

Submission of the camera-ready papers: August 3, 2012

Final program: August 20, 2012

Program Committee

Philippe Belhomme (CAEN, France)
Laura Boucheron (New Mexico State University, USA)
Scott Doyle (Ibris Inc., USA)
Leo Grady (HeartFlow, USA)
Metin Gurcan (Ohio State University, USA)
Peter Hamilton (Queen's University Belfast, UK)
Stephen Hewitt (NIH, USA)
April Khademi (GE Healthcare/Omnyx, Canada)
Parmeshwar Khurd (Siemens Corporate Research, USA)
Richard Levenson (UC Davis, USA)
Olivier Lezorav (CAEN, France)
Shuo Li (GE Healthcare, Canada)
Anant Madabhushi (Rutgers University, USA)
Derek Magee (University of Leeds, UK)
Stephen McKenna (University of Dundee, UK)
James Monaco (Rutgers University, USA)
Adnan Mujahid (University of Warwick, UK)
Tim Nattkemper (Bielefeld University, Germany)
Hammad Qureshi (NUST, Pakistan)
Daniel Racoceanu (UPMC, France)
Nasir Rajpoot (University of Warwick, UK)
Eduardo Romero (National University of Columbia, Columbia)
Berkman Sahiner (FDA, USA)
John Tomaszewski (University of Buffalo, USA)
Darren Treanor (Leeds University, UK)
Jun Xu (Nanjing University, China)



new.gifProgram Draft:

A draft program of the workshop is now available here.


We are grateful to the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) for sponsoring the travel awards to our keynote speakers and selected student first-authors.

Special Issue:

Selected papers presented at the workshop will be published at the Journal of Pathology Informatics.


Click here to register for the workshop via the main MICCAI website. Registration of at least one author of an accepted paper is compulsory.

Keynote Speakers: