28th UK Conference on
Medical Image Understanding and Analysis - MIUA

24 - 26 July 2024

Manchester Metropolitan University

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Scope

MIUA is a UK-based international conference for the communication of image processing and analysis research and its application to medical imaging and biomedicine. This is a rapidly growing subject with ever increasing real-world applicability.

MIUA welcomes all researchers in medical imaging including mathematicians, computer scientists, bioinformaticians, clinicians, engineers and bioscientists.

MIUA is the principal UK forum for communicating research progress within the community interested in image analysis applied to medicine and related biological science. The meeting is designed for the dissemination and discussion of research in medical image understanding and analysis, and aims to encourage the growth and raise the profile of this multi-disciplinary field by bringing together the various communities. MIUA covers many topics in medical imaging including:

Biomarker Discovery Brain Imaging Cancer Cardiac Imaging
Circulation and Microcirculation Computational anatomy and physiology Computed Tomography Deep Learning
Dermatology Image Interpretation Image Guided Intervention Image Physics
In-Vivo Intravital Imaging Inflammation Machine Learning Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Microscopy Multi Modal Image Analysis Neurology Novel Imaging Methods
Perception Modelling and Simulation Positron Emission Imaging Ophthalmology Optical Imaging
Radiology Texture Analysis Tissue Perfusion Ultrasound

Registration

Registration now open!

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Prices

Final date for participant registration: 14th July 2024

Early Bird Non-Student £395
Early Bird Student £250
Student £295
Non-Student £450
Single Day ticket £150
Extra Conference Dinner Ticket £65

Accommodation

If you are attending the MIUA Conference and need accommodation, Manchester Met is offering a brilliant package in Archway Halls:

  • 3 night stay for £150 (23rd July check in).
  • 2 night stay for £100. (24th July check in).
  • Single Ensuite rooms with communal living / kitchen space.
  • Linen / Towels / Toiletries included.
  • No food included.

Click here to book your special rate accommodation.

Student Hardship Fund

Opportunity Alert: Student Hardship Fund Applications Open for MIUA2024, sponsored by Journal of Imaging and Electronics!

Calling all passionate students! We're excited to announce that applications are now open for the Student Hardship Fund for the upcoming MIUA2024 Conference, generously sponsored by Journal of Imaging and Electronics! At MIUA, we believe in nurturing talent and supporting students on their academic journey. We understand that financial constraints can sometimes stand in the way of attending conferences and accessing valuable learning opportunities. Thanks to the support of Journal of Imaging and Electronics, we're able to help two students facing financial hardship. Deadline for application is 15th June.

As a recipient of the Student Hardship Fund, you'll receive £250 for the student registration fee. Whether you're an undergraduate or graduate student, we invite you to seize this opportunity to expand your knowledge, connect with peers, and showcase your research at MIUA. Interested student please fill in the application form and send to W.Lu@mmu.ac.uk.

Let's break down barriers together and ensure that every student has the opportunity to thrive at MIUA 2024!

Application Form: download here.

Travel Information

Travelling to our campus couldn't be easier. The region is well served by motorways, and has good public transport. Manchester International Airport is just 10 miles (16km) south of the city centre, with fast and frequent rail travel to Manchester.

Our campus is close to Manchester's city centre. The routes most used by students are well served by public transport. There's a free shuttle bus that covers the city centre, linking the main railway stations, NCP car parks, and bus and Metrolink tram stops.

The campus is made up of two areas, Birley and All Saints. MIUA is hosted in the MMU Business School, which is part of the All Saints campus. For more information on the campus you are visiting download the campus map.

Full travel information for MMU can be found here.

Conference Building Address:
Manchester Metropolitan University
Business School
Oxford Road
Manchester
M15 6BH

Car Parking:
If anyone requires parking, there are NCP car parks around campus:
Chester Steet - M1 5GE
Circle Square - M1 7ED
Boundary Lane - M15 6FD (please be aware that Boundary Lane only has a 10 space capacity).

Other car parks: Manchester Aquatics Centre - M13 9SS

Taxis:
Anyone needing to order a taxi, it is recommended to be picked up on Lower Chatham Street (Salutation Pub as reference), as Lower Ormond Street is now pedestrianised. The Business School reception can help delegates if you need assistance.

MIUA 2024 Programme (Draft)

24th July
9:00 - 9:30am Welcome
9:30 - 10:30am Keynote Speaker
10:30 - 11:00am Break
11:00 - 12:30pm Oral Session 1: Advancement in Brain Imaging
(6 papers – 15 minutes each) (Paper ID: 27, 43, 52, 54, 97, 56)
12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch and Networking
1:30 - 3:00pm Poster Session I: Brain Imaging, Medical Images and Computational Models
(Full Paper ID: 81, 34, 91, 30, 42, 99, 38)
(Abstract ID: 100, 109, 112, 117, 121, 133, 135, 138, 139, 58, 102, 104, 111, 114, 125)
3:00 - 3:30pm Break
3:30 - 5:00pm Oral session 2: Medical Images and Computational Models
(6 papers – 15 minutes each) (Paper ID: 26, 35, 2, 98, 89, 92)
6:00 - 7:00pm Visit to the Institute of Sport (MRI) - Please sign up below
7:00pm Reception
25th July
8:30 - 10:00am Oral Session 3 (6 papers – 15 minutes each)
3(a) Digital Pathology, Histology and Microscopic Imaging (Paper ID: 17, 62, 75)
3(b) Dental and Bone Imaging (Paper ID: 66, 48, 20)
10:00 - 10:30am Break
10:30 - 11:30am Keynote Speaker
11:30 - 1:00pm Poster Session II: Low-Quality Medical Images, Pathology, Microscopic, Dental and Bone Imaging
(Full paper ID: 74, 85, 78, 96, 29, 70, 73, 80, 82, 76, 83)
(Abstract ID: 13, 105, 108, 118, 119, 129, 130, 134, 136)
1:00 - 2:00pm Lunch and Networking
2:00 - 3:30pm Oral session 4
4(a) Enhancing Low-Quality Medical Images
(6 papers – 15 minutes each) (Paper ID: 7, 40, 36, 46, 57)
4(b) Machine Learning for Endoscopy (EndoML)
((Posters) Paper ID: 101, 106, 116, 124, 132)
3:30 - 4:00pm Break
4:00 - 6:00pm Plenary Discussion
7:00pm Conference Dinner
26th July
8:30 - 10:00am Oral Session 5 Domain Adaptation and Generalisation
(6 papers – 15 minutes each) (Paper ID: 45, 68, 22, 25, 55)
10:00 - 10:30am Break
10:30 - 11:30am Keynote Speaker
11:30 - 1:00pm Poster Session III: Dermatology, Cardiac Imaging and Other Medical Imaging
(Full paper ID: 21, 50, 51, 37, 18, 28, 93, 64, 16, 15, 69, 71, 39)
(Abstract ID: 95, 107, 122, 127)
1:00 - 2:00pm Lunch and MIUA Doctoral Community Event
2:00pm Best Poster Awards and Closing

A document version can be downloaded here.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Alejandro Frangi
FREng

Director of Christabel Pankhurst Institute, Bicentennial Turing Chair in Computational Medicine, University of Manchester

Prof. Alejandro Frangi

FREng

Director of Christabel Pankhurst Institute, Bicentennial Turing Chair in Computational Medicine, University of Manchester

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Prof. Emma MacPherson

Professor, Department of Physics, University of Warwick

Prof. Emma MacPherson


Professor, Department of Physics, University of Warwick

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Prof. Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb

Professor of Applied Mathematics, Head of the Cambridge Image Analysis group, University of Cambridge

Prof. Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb

Professor of Applied Mathematics, Head of the Cambridge Image Analysis group, University of Cambridge

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Plenary Session

Panel discussion: "Translating Medical Imaging into Clinical Practice"

Date/Time: 25th July 2024, 16:00.

The primary aim of this plenary session is to foster networking, brainstorming, and developing working relationships, particularly between clinicians, industries and academia through a light-hearted panel discussion.

For further information, please contact the Co-ordinator: Dr. Nashid Alam

Our distinguished panel of experts:

Prof. Alejandro Frangi
FREng

Director of Christabel Pankhurst Institute, Bicentennial Turing Chair in Computational Medicine, University of Manchester

Prof. Alejandro Frangi

FREng

Director of Christabel Pankhurst Institute, Bicentennial Turing Chair in Computational Medicine, University of Manchester

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Prof. Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb

Professor of Applied Mathematics, Head of the Cambridge Image Analysis group, University of Cambridge

Prof. Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb

Professor of Applied Mathematics, Head of the Cambridge Image Analysis group, University of Cambridge

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Prof. Christopher Miller

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Manchester

Prof. Christopher Miller

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Manchester

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Dr Anthony Wilson

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Anthony Wilson

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Vishnu Chandrabalan

Honorary Clinical Professor, Lancaster University

Dr Vishnu Chandrabalan

Honorary Clinical Professor, Lancaster University

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Dr Navita Somaiah

Clinician Scientist and Group Leader at The Institute of Cancer Research, Clinical Oncologist at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Navita Somaiah

Clinician Scientist and Group Leader at The Institute of Cancer Research, Clinical Oncologist at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Adam Lewandowski

Deputy Chief Scientist, UK Biobank and Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Science, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford

Dr Adam Lewandowski

Deputy Chief Scientist, UK Biobank and Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Science, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford

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Important Dates

All dates have a local deadline time of 11:59 GMT

Special Session Deadline 08 December 2023
Paper Submission Deadline 31 March 15 April 2024
Author Notification (Regular Papers) 08 May 2024 13 May 2024
Camera-ready regular papers due 09 June 2024 28 May 2024
Conference Abstract Submission deadline 15 May 2024 22 May 2024
Author Notification (Conference Abstracts) 31 May 2024 12 June 2024
Camera-ready conference abstracts due 22 June 2024
Conference 24 - 26 July 2024

Call for papers

You are invited to submit high quality papers containing original contributions to knowledge in the topics suited to the MIUA 2024 conference held in Manchester Metropolitan University. MIUA papers will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) proceedings volume. Additionally we welcome the submission of abstract papers.

The full paper submission deadline will be 11:59, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), on 31st March 15th April 2024.

The abstract paper submission deadline will be 11:59, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), on 15th 22nd May 2024.

Paper Submissions:
For the 28th MIUA conference, we welcome submissions, as regular conference papers and conference abstracts.

Regular papers: Authors are invited to submit full papers of length between 8 and 15 pages (1 column – the LNCS template, word , latex, overleaf ) and following the Springer Author Guidelines, showing original research contributions under the topics of the conference. All submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed and accepted articles will be published as MIUA Proceedings by the Springer Publishing Group. Supplementary Material: Authors are permitted to submit supplementary material with their papers in occordance with : LNCS

Conference abstracts: Authors are invited to submit short papers of length up to 3 pages excluding references (1 column – the LNCS template) showing proof-of-concept research contributions under the topics of the conference. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and accepted abstract will be published as e-book in Frontiers in Medical Technology.

Abstract format
The word and character limits per abstract are as follows:
-Title: 500 character
-Text: 1,000 words
-Figures: 2
-No Supplementary Material
-A template is available here

MIUA continues to foster fairness, diversity, and inclusion within its community. Submissions from typically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged.

Submission is now open click here to submit .

Review Process
MIUA seeks your assistance as an expert reviewer for this annual conference. If you would like to review for MIUA, please contact Moi Hoon Yap at m.yap@mmu.ac.uk. We may ask authors who submit to help with the review process.

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Special Issue

Call for Research Topic Article: Breast Imaging for Computer Aided Diagnosis
This year in conjunction with MIUA 2024 we are hosting a research topic article collection on “Breast Imaging for Computer Aided Diagnosis” for the Frontiers in Medical Technology journal. A research topic collection is similar to a Special Issue. It is a peer-reviewed article collection directed and handled by guest editors. In addition to original paper submission, we welcome submissions of the extended versions of papers published in MIUA 2024.

The Research Topic homepage can be found Here: https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/64095/breast-imaging-for-computer-aided-diagnosis

Please direct any informal queries regarding the research topic article submission to the lead guest editor Dr. Nashid Alam.

Special Issue

Challenge Track

Diabetic Foot Ulcer Challenge

Challenge rules

Participation policy:

  1. Each individual or collaborating team (Maximum 5 people per team) agrees to create one single account for participating in this challenge.
  2. If external data is used, it must be made publicly available for other teams to use.
  3. Only fully automatic algorithms are allowed and code and final model must be shared publicly for reproducibility.
  4. The submission(s) must be submitted between 1st March 2024 – 30th April 2024 on Live Leaderboard on each grant challenge system.
  5. All participants must submit a paper (following MIUA 2024 paper submission guidelines) to the “Challenge” track on the MIUA submission system: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/MIUA2024
  6. All accepted papers must be presented in MIUA 2024 Conference.

Awards

There are three categories for the challenge:
  1. DFUC 2020 (Detection): https://dfu2020.grand-challenge.org
  2. DFUC 2021 (Classification): https://dfu-2021.grand-challenge.org
  3. DFUC 2022 (Segmentation): https://dfuc2022.grand-challenge.org

An award of £500 will be rewarded to the winner (Top score only) of each category for participant who follows the participation policy and presented the work in MIUA 2024. The winners must achieve better score than the results on current Live Leaderboard.

Datasets

Please follow the link and instructions in the form to request for the datasets. Applications do not follow the instructions will be rejected automatically.

MIUA 2024 Challenge Tracks sponsored by:

challenge track sponsor

MIUA Doctoral Community

The 2024 MIUA conference is excited to announce the inclusion of a Doctoral Community in Medical Image Understanding and AI, welcoming students from across the globe to join and share their ideas and experiences. This initiative offers two significant benefits:
  • Firstly, students will have the invaluable opportunity to learn about the work of their peers, facilitating collaboration and mutual assistance for those tackling similar research topics
  • Secondly, participants can leverage each other's experiences to navigate challenges and overcome obstacles encountered during their doctoral studies.
Additionally, master's students planning to pursue a PhD are encouraged to join, benefitting from mentorship and guidance from both peers and postdoctoral researchers. Moreover, postdoctoral researchers are invited to participate, providing valuable mentorship and enriching the collective knowledge base of the community. By fostering a supportive environment for knowledge exchange, this platform aims to enrich the academic journey of aspiring researchers in the field of medical image understanding and artificial intelligence.

Please join the community by filling in this questionnaire: https://forms.gle/VV58P4YDEsvzxweP8

Sponsors

Gold

Gold Sponsor MMU 200 year logo

Silver

Silver sponsor logo for Frontiers in Medical Technology

Bronze

Bronze sponsor logo for Histofy

Bronze sponsor logo for Elsevier

Best Paper Award Sponsor

Best paper award sponsor by Springer

Best Poster Award Sponsor (2 Awards)

Best poster award sponsor by MDPI electronics

Student Hardship Fund Sponsors

Student hardship fund sponsor by MDPI Journal of Imaging Student hardship fund sponsor by MDPI electronics

Best Student Paper Award (Special Session: Medical Images and Computational Models)

Best student paper award sponsor by MDPI Mathematics

We wish to encourage sponsorship to MIUA 2024, and provide 4 tiers of sponsorship:

  • Platinum: £3500+VAT
  • Gold: £2000+VAT
  • Silver: £1000+VAT
  • Bronze: £500+VAT

Please find the full sponsorship package details below:

MIUA 2024 Sponsorship package information

Organising Committee

The Chairs are comprised of academic members from Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Manchester and Aberystwyth University.

Chairs:

Moi Hoon Yap
Moi Hoon Yap

Manchester Metropolitan University

Timothy Cootes
Timothy Cootes

University of Manchester

Reyer Zwiggelaar
Reyer Zwiggelaar

Aberystwyth University

Neil Reeves
Neil Reeves

Manchester Metropolitan University

 

Committee:

Program Chairs

Connah Kendrick
Connah Kendrick

Manchester Metropolitan University

Tingting Mu
Tingting Mu

University of Manchester

Ardhendu Behera
Ardhendu Behera

Edge Hill University

Cory Thomas
Cory Thomas

Aberystwyth University

 

Publicity Chairs

Adrian Davison
Adrian Davison

Manchester Metropolitan University

Joanna Jaworek-Korjakowska
Joanna Jaworek-Korjakowska

AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Xia Cui
Xia Cui

Manchester Metropolitan University

Nashid Alam
Nashid Alam

Manchester Metropolitan University

 

Special Sessions Chairs

Sean Maudsley-Barton
Sean Maudsley-Barton

Manchester Metropolitan University

Jiling Feng
Jiling Feng

Manchester Metropolitan University

Muhammad Aslam
Muhammad Aslam

Aberystwyth University

 

Social Media Chairs

Guang Yang
Guang Yang

Imperial College London

John Henry
John Henry

Manchester Metropolitan University

Yamin Li
Yamin Li

Hubei University, China

 

Sponsor Chairs

Mohammad Yaqub
Mohammad Yaqub

University of Oxford

Xi Guo
Xi Guo

Birmingham City University

Wenqi Lu
Wenqi Lu

Manchester Metropolitan University

 

Doctoral Community:

Dimitrios Statharas
Dimitrios Statharas

University of Leicester

Guobin Li
Guobin Li

Aberystwyth University

Mahsa Pourhossein Kalashami
Mahsa Pourhossein Kalashami

University of Leicester

Sakib Ahammed
Sakib Ahammed

Manchester Metropolitan University

 

Local Organising Committee:

Darren Dancey
Darren Dancey

Manchester Metropolitan University

Nicholas Costen
Nicholas Costen

Manchester Metropolitan University

Indranath Chatterjee
Indranath Chatterjee

Manchester Metropolitan University

Raja Ebsim
Raja Ebsim

University of Manchester

Contact Us

For further information, please contact us via email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Department of Computing and Mathematics
Manchester Metropolitan University
John Dalton Building, Chester Street, Manchester
United Kingdom M1 5GD


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