We are seeking proposals for workshops at the 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), which will be held in Iowa City, Iowa, USA, April 3-7, 2020.

ISBI is a scientific conference dedicated to mathematical, algorithmic, and computational aspects of biomedical imaging, across all scales of observation. It fosters knowledge transfer among different imaging communities and contributes to an integrative approach to biomedical imaging. It is a joint initiative of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS).

We seek proposals for half-day or one-day workshops, which should focus on critical and emerging topics of biomedical imaging. We are particularly interested in topics that either give an overview on a focused topic of current interest to the ISBI community or are of wide interest to the biomedical imaging field but come from those communities do not traditionally attend ISBI.

All workshops will be held on Saturday, April 4, and will be scheduled in morning and/or afternoon sessions with multiple sessions running in parallel. Each workshop is expected to include three components ― invited talks, open call oral and poster presentations. Submission formats include one-page mandatory abstracts and four-page optional papers. Each session will extend for 4 hours including a coffee break and/or a poster session in the middle. A total of $6,000 will be allocated for each half-day workshop. A minimum of $3,000 should be spent toward supporting invited speakers with no more than $1,000 for one speaker. The remaining fund can be used, for example, to invite additional speakers or to pay for travel expenses, registration and/or prizes for students’ oral and poster presentations.

Submission format: Workshop proposals must be submitted as a single PDF file (not exceeding four pages excluding biosketches), which should contain:

  • Title and keywords
  • Outline of the workshop organization (for a two-session workshop, please provide  justification for the length and explain the synergy between the sub-topics for the morning and afternoon sessions)
  • Brief description of the proposed topic, including justification of its relevance to ISBI (no more than 4000 characters)
  • Description of expected audience and participation (please add a brief explanation of why the workshop will attract a substantial audience)
  • Tentative list of speakers and whether they have agreed to participate
  • Contact information including name, affiliation, email, mailing address, and a two-page biosketch for each organizer
  • Proposals and further questions should be addressed to Punam K Saha (pksaha@healthcare.uiowa.edu) and Ge Yang (geyang@andrew.cmu.edu or ge.yang@ia.ac.cn) with the subject heading ISBI 2020 Workshop Proposal.

Important Dates: Proposals should be submitted as soon as possible, as the proposals are being reviewed on a rolling basis, and no later than August 15th, 2019. Final notification of acceptance/rejection will be sent by September 1st, 2019.