CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: CPW2016 – Bioinformatics and Computational Pathology Summit

| May 2, 2016

When? Saturday, September 3, 2016.
Where? Den Hague, Netherlands (during ECCB2016)

Digital pathology is increasingly used to study biological processes and diseases as novel molecular probing and imaging techniques allow the measurement of single molecules in whole tissue sections. Resulting multi-gigapixel images can be viewed on a computer screen via dedicated software. However, automated analysis of such large-scale datasets is challenging and their combination with omics data is not trivial. This workshop wants to facilitate bridging opportunities between the bioinformatics and tissue image analysis communities.

This first edition is organised as a full-day workshop during ECCB 2016.


The following keynote speakers have already agreed to speak at the

Jeroen Van der Laak, UMC Radboud
Jeffrey Fine, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC


The conference solicits oral talks, posters, and proceeding papers contributions of original work or work that was recently accepted or published in a peer-reviewed journal or at a high level international conference.
In the latter case, the publication reference should be clearly mentioned, and the abstracts should be checked mainly for relevance, rather than receive a full review.

Conference proceedings will be published by the Journal of Pathology Informatics.

The program committee will decide which contributions are selected for an oral presentation, and which ones are presented during a poster session. For submission instructions, please click here.


Computational pathology exists at the interphase between bioinformatics, machine learning, and digital pathology (microscopy). Submissions from all topics of interest are welcome (non-exhaustive list):

Machine learning and image analysis for quantification in digital pathology (in 2D & 3D),novel approaches (e.g. spatial or graph-based methods) to extract high-level features (e.g. molecular networks or spatial expression patterns) from tissue images for systems pathology, software development methodologies and tools to ease the exploitation of
large tissue images and integration with omics data, novel molecular imaging techniques on tissues (molecular pathology, next generation pathology) and their analysis challenges, e.g. in situ hybridization, mass spectrometry imaging of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues, mass cytometry, and other spectroscopy techniques and research applications on non-human model organisms


Submission deadline: May 31, 2016.
Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2016.
Conference: September 3, 2016.

Organizing committee:

Yves Sucaet, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Jeroen Van der Laak, UMC Radboud, Netherlands
Marius Nap, HistoGeneX, Belgium and Rigshospitalet Copenhagen, Denmark
Zev Leifer, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, USA
Yukako Yagi, Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Raphaël Marée, Université de Liège, Belgium
David Ameisen, IRIF, CNRS and Université Paris Diderot, France
Paul Van Diest, UMC Utrecht, Netherlands

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