News:SIG Workshop to discuss developments in computational pathology and its interfacing opportunities with bioinformatics during ECCB 2018
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Digital and computational pathology are 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.

Submission deadline for abstracts has been extended until August 15. Travel awards available!

When? Sunday, September 9, 2018.

Where? Athens, Greece (during ECCB2018)


This second edition is organized as a full-day workshop during ECCB 2018 (


The following keynote speakers are confirmed to speak at the conference:

Thomas Fuchs, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Chakra Chennubhotla, University of Pittsburgh
Derek Magee, University of Leeds


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 refer to


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 (Raman,...)...
  • Research applications on non-human model organisms


  • Submission deadline: August 15, 2018.
  • Conference: Sunday September 9, 2018.

Organizing committee:

  • Yves Sucaet, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Jeroen Van der Laak, UMC Radboud, Netherlands
  • Zev Leifer, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, USA
  • Yukako Yagi, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
  • Raphaël Marée, Universit? de Li?ge, Belgium
  • David Ameisen, IRIF, CNRS and Universit? Paris Diderot, France
  • Paul Van Diest, UMC Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Jeffrey Fine, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
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