Welcome to the Brain Lesion (BrainLes) workshop, a satellite event of the International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) on September 16, 2018.
Provide an overview of medical image analysis advances in glioma, multiple sclerosis (MS), stroke and trauma brain injuries (TBI). We let researchers from the medical image analysis domain meet with radiologists and neurologists, and discuss these diseases and traumas, with the goal of comparing related neuroimaging biomarkers.
Glioma is the most common type of brain tumors. MS is an inflammatory and demyelinating disease. Stroke is the sudden loss of neurologic function caused by an interruption of the blood supply to the brain. Although these are different diseases that affect the brain in different ways, they share apparent similarities across various imaging modalities, such as the strong heterogeneity of the disease's spatial pattern and the complex pathological landscape that complicates their prognosis. Their unpredictable appearance and shape make them challenging to be assessed in multi-modal brain imaging, as even in healthy-appearing brain tissue there are alterations that are often not visible on conventional MRI sequences, and hence they can be confused with each other.
We solicit manuscript that use methods of medical image analysis focusing on:
- Lesion segmentation (glioma, MS, stroke, TBI).
- Longitudinal data analysis.
- Novel MRI sequences and contrast agents.
- Diffusion imaging.
- Clinical related aspects.
- Dynamical models.
The event will be held in conjunction with the challenges on Brain Tumor Segmentation (BraTS)
, and ISLES Segmentation
to complement each other. BrainLes workshop allows more freedom within the scope of medical imaging and brain lesions, whereas BraTS and WMH challenges are segmentation challenges with their independent datasets. The workshop and the challenges will be held on the same day as a unique full-day event.
Submit your paper according to the deadline through the CMT submission system
The workshop papers will be initially submitted as an 8-pages manuscript and then we will ask the authors to extend their manuscripts (also with pictures and tables) up to 12 pages after the workshop without peer-review. Feel free to submit a paper between 8 and 12 pages. Additionally we allow the submission of extended papers FROM THE CHALLENGES as post-proceedings, those are also peer-reviewed.
The format of the workshop is mainly based on double-blinded peer-reviewed papers. We limit to 8 pages manuscript to be in-line with the main conference. Please use the LNCS template, available both in LaTeX (link here
) and in MS Word (link here
) format, directly from Springer (link here
). No guidelines on the dataset are given, to give freedom to the authors to report results on their current works. However, the authors can also use the available data from previous and current BraTS challenges
. Due to time constrains only the top papers can have oral presentations, and the remaining will be presented during the workshop's poster session.
Plans for dissemination:
Extended versions of all accepted papers will be published as LCNS proceedings by: Springer-Verlag.
The post-proceedings of previous editions of "Brain-Lesion: Glioma, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injuries" can be downloaded from the Springer-Verlag website, at the BrainLes 2015
, the BrainLes 2016
and BrainLes 2017
The registration can be performed through MICCAI's main registration webpage
as for the main conference.
VISA-Invitation letters can be provided only to those registered to the workshop.