General Chair

Gözde Ünal
Siemens Corporate

Program Chairs

Ioannis Kakadiaris
University of Houston

Greg Slabaugh
Siemens Corporate

Allen Tannenbaum
Georgia Institute
of Technology

Program committee

Ergin Atalar
Johns Hopkins University

Guy Cloutier
University of Montreal

Jouke Dijkstra
Leiden University

Tomas Gustavsson
Chalmers University of Technology

Petia Radeva
Universitat Autňnoma de Barcelona

J.H.C. Reiber
Leiden University

CVII 2011

CVII 2008


MICCAI-CVII  Sponsors:




The 1st International Workshop on

Computer Vision for Intravascular and Intracardiac Imaging.


in conjunction with MICCAI 2006



After the workshop, selected workshop papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine.

The final budget of the workshop will be finalized and assessed just after the workshop and partial funds for selected student reimbursements will be determined and announced later.

Workshop date: October 6, 2006

Call for papers: 

Important Dates

Paper Submission Date June 30, 2006
Reviews due August 4, 2006
Notifications to authors were sent on August 8.  If you haven't received your reviews yet, please send an email to Gözde Ünal. August 8, 2006
Receipt of camera ready copy August 25, 2006
Workshop October 6, 2006

Aims and Scope

Technological advances in intravascular and intracardiac imaging offer increasingly useful information regarding vascular anatomy and function and are poised to have dramatic impact on the diagnosis, analysis, modeling, and treatment of vascular diseases. Computer vision techniques designed to analyze intravascular images for anatomic modeling, simulation, visualization, tissue classification, and the assessment of interventional procedures are therefore playing a role of increased importance and are currently receiving significant interest. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers in the field of intravascular imaging and present state-of-the-art techniques in computer vision and image processing of intravascular and intracardiac images. We invite submission of papers presenting new techniques for any aspect of computational intravascular or intracardiac image analysis and processing. Relevant topics for the workshop include (but are not limited to):

  • Atherosclerotic plaque image analysis and characterization

  • Quantification of vascular morphology and function

  • Tissue classification of intravascular images

  • Computer-aided diagnosis of vascular disease

  • Segmentation and anatomic modeling from IVUS, OCT, IVMR

  • Image-based biomechanical models of vascular anatomy and function

  • Registration of intravascular and intracardiac images

  • Image processing methods for intravascular/cardiac contrast agent applications

  • Hemodynamic image-based modeling

  • Percutaneous imaging/intervention, including IVUS, OCT and IVMR, microCT

Paper Preparation
Only previously unpublished manuscripts will be considered, however, dual submission with the main MICCAI conference is acceptable if fully disclosed. The papers (LNCS style, double blind review) must be submitted in PDF format, maximum 8-pages.  The MICCAI Author Instructions contain detailed guidelines about page limits, font sizes, and overall page layout. We ask that you do not deviate from these guidelines since this will be a cause for paper rejection without review.

Paper Submission
The submissions to the workshop will be handled electronically, by e-mail to Gözde Ünal. Every submitted paper will be assigned a submission number, which will be e-mailed to the contact author.

In the e-mail accompanying the paper, authors should supply:

    1.  The title of the paper
    2.  Keywords relating to the paper
    3.  The names and affiliations of the authors
    4.  The name of the contact author

Paper Review
Reviewing will be performed by the members of the Program Committee.

A special issue containing selected and extended workshop papers will be published by IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine.

Registration and Attendance
Participation in the workshop without submitting a paper is welcomed. Participants must register for the workshop using the general MICCAI 2006 registration page, which will open in the spring.


There will be two invited speakers:

The first keynote speaker will be Dr. Stéphane Carlier, MD, PhD, Director of Intravascular Imaging & Physiology at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation® and the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). He also is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC. A recognized innovator in the field of biomedical engineering, Dr. Carlier previously worked as an interventional cardiologist in the Cardiovascular Centre in Aalst, Belgium, where he was in charge of the intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) laboratory. Dr. Carlier also worked in the catheterization laboratory at the Thoraxcentre, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, for 5 years and took part in the pioneering European clinical trials on drug-eluting stents and brachytherapy. Dr. Carlier completed medical school in 1991 at the Free University of Brussels. His internship, residency and cardiology training were performed at the St. Pierre University Hospital, also in Brussels. In 2000, Dr. Carlier defended his thesis on new processing methods of IVUS images for his PhD in bioengineering, which he earned at the Thoraxcentre, Erasmus University of Rotterdam.

The second keynote speaker will be Dr. Milan Sonka, PhD, IEEE Fellow, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Iowa. He received the PhD degree in 1983 from the Czech Technical University in Prague. His research interests include medical imaging and knowledge-based image analysis. A major focus of his research in the last several years has been on the development of clinically applicable automated techniques for cardiovascular analysis, pulmonary CT image analysis, cell tracking and cellular shape analysis, and augmented reality image-based surgical planning. He is the first author of the book Image Processing, Analysis and Machine Vision published in 1993 by Chapman and Hall in London, second edition 1998 by PWS, Pacific Grove, California. He has coauthored or coedited 10 other books including the Handbook of Medical Imaging, Volume II—Medical Image Processing and Analysis published in 2000. He has authored seven book chapters, more than 60 journal papers, 160 conference papers, and 60 abstracts. He is associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging and member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging.




























If funds permit, educational grants will be available for students. These grants will partially sponsor travel expenses for student authors and student participants.