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BioImage Informatics Conference 2015


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The BioImage Informatics (BII) conference will bring together researchers and practitioners in the field of image informatics for the life sciences. The BII conference was created in 2005 to establish a unique communication network among the scientists working in the field of BioImage Informatics. The BioImage Informatics conference covers a wide range of topics that would be classified under the following themes:

  • Applications to cell therapy, digital pathology, and regenerative medicine
  • Data mining and machine learning of image information
  • Advanced visualization of bioimages and image derived information
  • Storage and repositories of biological data sets
  • Collaborative frameworks, pipelines, and environments
  • Fundamental algorithms (e.g., calibration, segmentation, tracking, feature-based image analysis, data-driven and hypothesis-driven modeling)
  • Advanced imaging approaches and instruments
  • Reproducibility and large scale imaging experiments
  • Other topics relevant to life science imaging and image informatics.

Challenges: Concurrent with the conference, we will run two challenges to evaluate image stitching and nucleus counting algorithms. Details regarding these challenges can be found below.

Submission Deadlines:

  • Submission Deadline: May 17, 2015 - Deadline Extended to June 12, 2015
  • Decision Notification (Electronic): July 13, 2015
  • Poster Deadline: August 16, 2015
  • Poster Decision Notification (Electronic): August 23, 2015
  • Oral and Poster Camera-Ready Copy Due Date and Pre-registration Due: September 14, 2015

Submission process and guidelines:

The paper and poster submissions will be reviewed by the organizing committee. All submissions should be between 1 and 4 pages with a selection of preferred oral or poster presentation type. Both types of submissions should follow the template. All submissions should be submitted to bioimage [at] (bioimage[at]nist[dot]gov.)


To promote scientific collaboration, we will distribute submitted abstracts on-line after the conference. Selected contributions will also be invited as manuscripts for a special issue of a major bioinformatics journal.




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Scientific Program Chairs:


  • Peter Bajcsy, Information Technology Laboratory, NIST
  • Manfred Auer, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
  • Andrew Cohen, Drexel University
  • Sebastian Munck, VIB, Belgium
  • Carolina Wahlby, Uppsala University, Sweden

Local Organizing Committee:

  • Patricia Wilburg, Information Technology Laboratory, NIST
  • Michael Halter, Material Measurements Laboratory, NIST
  • Carl Simon, Material Measurements Laboratory, NIST
  • Antonio Cardone, UMIACS, University of Maryland

Industrial Chair:

  • Yelena Yesha, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Dept., University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Aryya Gangopadhyay, Information Systems Department, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Publicity Chairs:

  • USA: Michael Halter, NIST, USA
  • Asia: Sang-Chul Lee, Inha University, Korea
  • Australia: Tomasz Bednarz, The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
  • Europe: Jens Rittscher, The Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford, UK

Challenge Chairs:

  • Stitching: Joe Chalfoun, NIST
  • Nucleus Counting: Maric Dragan, NIH

Steering Committee:

  • Hanchuan Peng (Chair and Meeting Founder; Allen Institute for Brain Science)
  • Manfred Auer (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)
  • Anne Carpenter (Broad Institute)
  • Michael Hawrylycz (Allen Institute for Brain Science)
  • B. S. Manjunath (UCSB)
  • Gene Myers (Max Planck Institute)
  • Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin (Institute Pasteur)
  • Badri Roysam (University of Houston)

Conference Program and Abstracts

BII conference contributors can be viewed here

Dr. Winfried Denk, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology.

Dr. Ivo Sbalzarini, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics.

Dr. Stephen Smith, Allen Institute for Brain Science.

Dr. Jean-Karim Hériché, European Molecular Biology Laboratory.

Visa: Please, send your request to bioimage [at] (bioimage[at]nist[dot]gov) if you would like to receive an invitational travel letter. It is recommended to check the following page, U.S. Visa, to determine the time it will take to issue the visa prior to your travel date.

Travel: Please visit the NIST Visitor Page for directions and information on local airports, public transportation and local accommodations.


Holiday Inn - Gaithersburg
2 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20879
(301) 948-8900
Room Block:NIST
BookOnline $125/night

Gaithersburg Hilton
620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, Maryland (301) 977-8900
Reference/Room Block: NIST
Room Rate: $129+ taxes

If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site. Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop.

NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will result, at a minimum, in significant delays (up to 24 hours) in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12. When registration is open, the required NIST-1260 form will be available as well.

*New Visitor Access Requirement: Effective July 21, 2014, Under the REAL ID Act of 2005, agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver's license or identification card for access to federal facilities if issued by states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension. Click here for a list of alternative identification and further details>>

Created December 19, 2014, Updated December 2, 2022