BIG DATA in IMAGING | Acquisition & Extraction of Knowledge

Hot Topics in Imaging Technology - 3rd edition of the Imaging Technology Summer Workshop - TOPIM TECH 2018



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Date: 09 - 14 July 2018

Venue: Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania - MAICh

Alsyllio Agrokepio, 1 Makedonias str

Chania, Crete

One might say that Data is the world's great new natural resource

The term “BIG DATA” refers to increasingly large data sets. Due to their volume, the processing of big data requires specific tools and processes – also and especially related to imaging data. The emergence of big data is the result of the exponential growth: both in the availability and automated use of information, which has prompted the development of complex analytics based on algorithms to spot patterns.

The EC announced the conscientious collection, processing, and use of (big) data resources as overarching theme also for researchers. And the question on how to handle and translate big data and basic research results into clinical applications as one of the key challenges.

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General TOPIM concept

TOPIM TECH is a series of high level Summer Workshops focussing each year on one hot topic in Imaging Technology.

The success of the ESMI’s winter conference in the French Alps - TOPIMannually held at the Ecole de Physique des Houches - drove the society towards the south and the warmth of the Mediterranean Sea. The idea of a correspondent summer workshop purposefully named TOPIM TECH, was realized for the first time in 2016 focussing on Multiparametric Imaging. After this first inspiring, succesful edition it has been decided to continue. In 2017 the second edition focussed on Optical Imaging, the third edition in 2018 will deal with "Big Data in Imaging Science".

TOPIM and TOPIM TECH aim at bringing scientists from various fields together and providing a “think tank” to foster new ideas and inter-disciplinary cross connections through discussions between participants. By combining expert descriptions of the most up-to-date imaging technologies and/or applications TOPIM and TOPIM TECH contribute in collectively describing the imaging approaches, categorizing them and drawing the landscape of in vivo imaging applied to a specific scientific issue.

The overall goal of both TOPIM conferences is to spend one week at an inspiring place and to provide a platform for intensive discussions and exchange of ideas between high-level international experts, senior, and junior scientists – and to tackle the crucial questions in Imaging Science.