9th International Workshop on Biomedical Image Registration

December 1 and 2, 2020
Portorož, Slovenia

Important note from the Organizers.
Submit one-page abstracts by August 7, 2020.
Travel grants available for WBIR2020.

Important note from the Organizers

Dear Colleagues,

in the light of the global crisis and many difficulties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic we decided to reshedule the meeting to December 1 and 2, 2020, in Portorož, Slovenia. The workshop will be held in the Congress Centre Bernardin. We sincerely hope that the global situation will improve over time to permit us to host the meeting and that we will enjoy the WBIR2020 together.

You are invited to check the preliminary workshop program that will include both oral and poster presentations, exciting keynote lectures, all with ample opportunities for discussion. All accepted full papers were submitted to Springer for production of LNCS proceedings and we expect them to be published in mid June 2020 as originally planned.

Want to contribute to the program? We continue to accept one-page abstracts until August 7, 2020!

Early-bird registration is by September 20, 2020. If you have already paid your WBIR2020 registration fee and intend to attend the rescheduled meeting, your payment and registration remain valid. We would nevertheless advise against early purchase of tickets without cancellation insurance.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Portorož, stay well and healthy,

Žiga Špiclin
Jamie McClelland
Jan Kybic
Orcun Goksel


18 May 2020

When and where?

Tuesday and Wednesday
1 and 2 December 2020

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Congress Centre Bernardin
Portotož, Slovenia


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The WBIR2020 is a special session at the EMBEC2020 conference.


EMBEC2020, November 29 - December 3, 2020

  • EMBEC 2020, the 8th European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference, is organized by the Slovenian Society for Medical and Biological Engineering.
  • Program of EMBEC2020 consists of several special sessions, which cover traditional areas of biomedical engineering as well as new and emerging fields, such as artificial intelligence in health care, tissue engineering, bioinformatics, neurotechnology, electroporation-based treatments, biomedical imaging and analysis, and technologies for medicine and biology.
  • Welcome to attend the EMBEC2020 and participate in all of its special sessions, including WBIR2020. See the call for papers and short abstracts.
  • Note: the WBIR2020 has its own submission system and guidelines, while other special sessions at EMBEC2020 share a common submission system and guidelines.


Aims & Scope

The scientific program of WBIR 2020 is in your hands.
We invite submissions in all areas of biomedical image registration.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Novel registration methodology
2D/3D/4D, spatiotemporal/dynamic, pairwise / groupwise, slice-to-volume, projective, single/multi-modal, intra/inter-subject, model-based, patch-based, multi-channel, tracking
Mathematical aspects of image registration
continuous/discrete optimization, real-time, similarity measures, diffeomorphisms, LDDMM, stationary velocity, inverse consistency, multi-scale
Machine learning and deep learning techniques for registration
unsupervised / supervised / reinforcement learning, convolutional / recurrent / transformer networks, neural networks for feature extraction and matching, correspondence weighting and prediction, attention modeling, deformation learning, deep encoder-decoder networks
Biomedical applications of registration
computer-assisted interventions, image-guided therapy, treatment planning/delivery, diagnosis/prognosis, atlas-based segmentation, label fusion, histopathology correlation, serial studies, pathology detection and localization, morphometry, biomechanics, image retrieval/restoration/fusion, imaging biomarkers for precision medicine, radiomics & radiogenomics, early proofs of concept
Validation of registration
quantitative and qualitative methods, benchmarking, comparison studies, phantom studies, correlation to outcome, validation protocols and performance metrics, uncertainty estimation

All accepted full paper submissions will be published as a volume in the Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).


Preceding editions of WBIR have been running mostly standalone as 2-day workshops:

WBIR 1999
1st International Workshop on Biomedical Image Registration
Aug 30-31, 1999, Bled, Slovenia (Pernuš F, Kovačič S, Stiehl HS, Viergever MA)
Preface and Table of Contents
WBIR 2003
2nd International Workshop on Biomedical Image Registration
June 23-24, 2003, Philadelphia, PA, USA (Gee JC, Maintz JBA, Vannier MW)
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), vol. 2717
WBIR 2006
3rd International Workshop on Biomedical Image Registration
July 9-11, 2006, Utrecht, The Netherlands (Pluim JPW, Likar B, Gerritsen FA)
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), vol. 4057
WBIR 2010
4th International Workshop on Biomedical Image Registration
July 11-13, 2010, Lübeck, Germany (Fischer B, Dawant BM, Lorenz C)
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), vol. 6204
WBIR 2012
5th International Workshop on Biomedical Image Registration
July 7-8, 2012, Nashville, TN, USA (Dawant BM, Christensen GE, Fitzpatrick JM, Rueckert D)
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), vol. 7359
WBIR 2014
6th International Workshop on Biomedical Image Registration
July 7-8, 2014, London, UK (Ourselin S, Modat M)
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), vol. 8545
WBIR 2016
7th International Workshop on Biomedical Image Registration
(in conjunction with the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR)
July 1, 2016, Las Vegas, NV, USA (Schnabel JA, Mori K, Glocker B, Heinrich M)
IEEE Proceedings
WBIR 2018
8th International Workshop on Biomedical Image Registration
June 28-29, 2018, Leiden, The Netherlands (Klein S, Staring M, Durrleman S, Sommer SH)
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), vol. 10883
WBIR 2020
9th International Workshop on Biomedical Image Registration
We hope to see you at the latest edition of WBIR!


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