ImageCLEFmed 2013 Medical Image Retrieval Workshop

Endorsed by the AMIA Working Group on Biomedical Imaging Informatics

Registration Fee: $60 for all attendees. Seating limited. Register early!

Registrants may register for this one-day meeting OR purchase registration in combination with a AMIA 2013 Annual Symposium registration.

The ImageCLEFmed 2013 medical image retrieval evaluation workshop will be held at AMIA Annual Symposium 2013 for the first time in its 10-year history.

ImageCLEF medical retrieval task (ImageCLEFmed) has been successfully organized for the past 9 years within the European Cross Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF). This year marks the 10th anniversary of the evaluation and also provides an opportunity for broadening the scope of participation within AMIA membership and those interested in medical image informatics.

ImageCLEFmed 2013 data set comprises a large subset (over 300,000 images from over 45,000 biomedical research articles) of the PubMed Central (R) repository hosted by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. The workshop will be a full day of

Presentation topics will cover outcome of evaluation

  • ad-hoc image retrieval
  • case-based retrieval
  • image modality classification
  • image segmentation tasks

Program Agenda

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Medical Information and Image Retrieval

Speaker: William Hersh, OHSU, Portland, OR, USA

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

IBM Research ImageCLEF 2013 Medical Tasks

Speaker: Michele Merler, Postdoctoral Researcher, IBM Research, USA

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. coffee break

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Information Retrieval System as a Classifier and its Application to Modality Classification of Medical Images

Speaker: Adil Alpkocak, Assistant Professor, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey

MedGIFT developments on ImageCLEF data

Speaker: Henning Müller, Professor in computer science at University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Sierre (HES-SO)

The NLM techniques for ImageCLEF

Speaker: Dina Demner-Fushman, Staff Scientist,Communications Engineering Branch, National Library of Medicine

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. lunch break

2: 00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Evolution of Imaging Informatics

Speaker: Mike Ackerman, Chief, Office of High Performance Computing and Communications, National Institutes of Health

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

NovaSearch on Medical ImageCLEF 2013

Speaker: João Magalhães, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. coffee break

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Future of Image Retrieval and its Role in Practice


Charles E. Kahn, Professor of Radiology, Chief, Division of Informatics, Medical College of Wisconsin
Sameer Antani, National Library of Medicine, USA
Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, Instructor in Radiology at Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Neuroscience at Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Radiology, MGH Harvard University, USA
Henning Müller HES-SO, Switzerland


Henning Müller, HES-SO, Switzerland
Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, Harvard University, USA
Dina Demner-Fushman, National Library of Medicine, USA
Sameer Antani, National Library of Medicine, USA