Karl Heinz Höhne awarded with the Enduring Impact Award at MICCAI 2020

Bernhard Preim just sent us a tip that Karl Heinz Höhne has been awarded with the enduring Impact Award at MICCAI 2020, which is great news for medical visualization! Professor Höhne is well known for his work on the 3D anatomy visualization platform VOXEL-MAN as well as his pioneering work on medical image volume rendering (see also: Groundbreaking volume rendering papers by Professor Karl Heinz Höhne: a medvis.org exclusive!)

We congratulate prof. Höhne with this well-deserved award!

IEEE VIS 2020: virtual + free for attendees!

Following the footsteps of EG EuroVis 2020 and EG VCBM 2020, IEEE VIS will also be fully virtual and free for attendees and held 25-30 October 2020. The preliminary program is available here. While we can always expect several medical visualization paper and in some years even dedicated biomedical visualization sessions, there are already several talks and events announced to look forward to:

Hope to see some of you at virtual IEEE VIS this year! Don’t forget to register here! Have you spotted other medvis-related content to look forward to? Please mention it in the comments!

VCBM: virtual and free this year + call for image contest submissions!

The premier workshop venue for biomedical visualization research VCBM is already celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this year! We are happy to share the following information from the chairs:

“10th Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine (EG VCBM 2020) September 28 – October 1, 2020 (virtual workshop)

As VCBM is held virtually this year due to COVID-19, the registration is free for all participants (visit www.vcbm.org to register). This year, VCBM is held jointly with VMV (the 25th International Symposium on Vision, Modeling and Visualization) and DAGM GCPR (the 42nd German Conference on Pattern Recognition). All talks will be live-streamed and there will be ample opportunities for discussions and scientific exchange.

For the 10th anniversary of EG VCBM, we are happy to announce an exciting program with high-profile keynote speakers, research paper presentations, industry talks, a joint panel discussion together with VMV, a free half-day tutorial on game engines for visualization on Monday, posters, and an image contest. For the latter, we would like to invite you to submit your images related to computational biology and medicine – visualizations, photorealistic and non-photorealistic renderings, computer generated and hand-drawn illustrations are all welcome. A jury will select the best submission to receive the VCBM Image Award, and the conference participants will select the People’s Choice Award. All the accepted submissions will be displayed in a virtual gallery on the VCBM webpage. The deadline for the submission is September 20, 2020. For more information and submission instructions, please visit: https://www.gcpr-vmv-vcbm-2020.uni-tuebingen.de/?page_id=612

We are also happy to announce that there will be again an open call for submissions to the Computers and Graphics Journal (C&G) Special Section on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine (VCBM) after the workshop. Besidesoriginal research, system, and survey papersthat summarize and expand the state of the art in visual computing with a strong focus on applications to biology and medicine, we explicitly want to invite significantly extended and revised versions of full papers, surveys, or posters presented at the VCBM 2020 (full papers are expected to contain at least 30% of additional material).

We hope to see you all at virtual DAGM GCPR | VMV | VCBM 2020! For more information, see www.vcbm.org!

the General Chairs of VCBM 2020:
Michael Krone (University of Tübingen, Germany)
and Kay Nieselt (University of Tübingen, Germany)”

PostDoc position in (Medical) Visualization and Visual Computing at TU Wien, Austria

The Visualization Group at TU Wien (Austria) has an open PostDoc position in Computer Science in the area of (Medical) Visualization and Visual Computing. The successful candidate will be involved in research and teaching activities of the group and will be able to pursue her/his research interests.

The position is for a duration of 6 years, with an earliest starting date in September 2020. The application deadline is the 13th August 2020. Please check out the official announcement for further details.

PostDoc position in brain imaging research at Linköping University, Sweden

The team at Linköping University, Sweden is recruiting a a post doc for brain imaging research related to brain-gut interactions in Irritable bowel syndrome.

They offer a possibility to work in a multidisciplinary team, which has been investigating brain-gut mechanisms in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) since many years. The team has been using structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging, including MR spectroscopy together with clinical data, analysis of gut barrier function, blood samples, and questionnaires on mood and behaviour. In 2020, they are planning a new intervention study. If you want to know more about the project, you can contact Maria Engström (maria.engstrom@liu.se) or Susanna Walter (susanna.walter@liu.se) for more information. The application deadline is the 21st of February, 2020.

Thanks for the tip, Daniel Jönsson!

Call for Participation: Dirk Bartz Prize for Visual Computing in Medicine 2019

The Eurographics Association organizes a biannual competition to acknowledge the contribution of computer graphics in the medical field, and to encourage further development. Originally called “Eurographics Medical Prize”, the competition was renamed to “Dirk Bartz Prize for Visual Computing in Medicine” in 2010 — in honor of Dirk Bartz who passed away far too early in March 2010. Dirk Bartz was a highly
recognized and enthusiastic scientist, teacher and promoter of Visual Computing in Medicine.

Submissions to the Dirk Bartz Prize for Visual Computing in Medicine 2019 are being invited from researchers and developers who can demonstrate that a particular benefit in a medical application has resulted from the use of visual computing technology that they have produced/developed. Submissions from all areas of visual computing — examples include the use of new data visualization techniques, interaction methods, or virtual/augmented environments are welcome. Entries typically summarize a body of research and/or development that has been conducted over the course of a project, PhD thesis, etc. and particular weight is put on demonstrating the medical impact of the work.

The submission deadline for next year’s award is January 25, 2019. Please find more information on the official webpage.

3 PhD + 1 PostDoc position in Medical Visualization at the University of Bergen (Norway)

Good times for medical visualization here in Norway, as we are hiring 3 PhDs and 1 PostDoc in medical visualization currently! The visualization research group at the Department of Informatics of the University of Bergen, Norway (UiB), is seeking motivated and capable new PhD students who wish to pursue cutting-edge visualization research in a stimulating and dynamic international environment. The PhD positions are for a fixed-term period of 3 years with the possibility for a 4th year with compulsory other work (e.g. teaching duties at the Department). The PostDoc position is for a period of 3 years. All of these positions are financed partly by the Bergen Research Foundation (BFS) and associated with the newly established Mohn Medical Imaging and Visualization Centre (MMIV).

More information on these excellent job opportunities is available from the job openings page. The application deadline for the PhD positions is the 1st of August 2018, so do not delay and prepare your application! You can apply directly via the Jobbnorge announcement for the PhD Positions. The PostDoc position will be announced shortly.

Delft Data Science Seminar – Visual Data Science and its role in Computational Medicine

There will be a one-day workshop on “Visual Data Science and its role in Computational Medicine” hosted in the context of the Delft Data Science program, on Tuesday the 6th of February at the TU Delft (the Netherlands).

The workshop features many fascinating speakers with expertise from a variety of fields, including medical visualization and closely related topics. A variety of topics will be presented, including visual data science vs. classical science, computational vs. interactive approaches, the role of the human in visual data science, and many more. Please find up-to-date details about the workshop as well as registration information here.

Open PhD position in the Visualization Group at the University of Bergen (Norway)

The visualization research group at the Department of Informatics of the University of Bergen, Norway (UiB), is seeking motivated and capable new PhD students who wish to pursue cutting-edge visualization research in a stimulating and dynamic international environment. Currently there are vacancies for a PhD fellowship in the MetaVis project led by Prof. Stefan Bruckner and funded by the Research Council of Norway. The project aims to study the space of visualizations itself and how it can be efficiently and effectively navigated. The goal is to develop interactive visual methods to enable users in choosing appropriate visualization techniques for particular types of data and tasks. The topic for the thesis can be chosen within this broad range to suit the strengths and interests of the PhD candidate.

Again, I can tell you firsthand now, that this is a really awesome place to work with a lot of awesome people :)! Stefan Bruckner is well known in the field of medical visualization and an excellent supervisor, making this is a truly amazing opportunity. More information on the PhD job openings is available from the leaflet here and job openings page. The application deadline is the 18th of June 2017, so no not delay and prepare your application! You can apply directly via the Jobbnorge announcement here.

EuroRVVV 2017 Call for papers: Extended deadline!

EuroRVVV (the international EuroVis Workshop on Reproducibility, Verification, and Validation in Visualization) will be held for the fifth time this year, and this edition is focused on “Perception in Visualization”. This topic is also quite fitting for medical visualization research, and the deadline was recently extended to February 27th, so there is still time to submit your medical visualization-themed papers! See the full call for papers here!

At the workshop, which is co-located with EuroVis, there will also be an interesting keynote by Prof. Dr. Douglas W. Cunningham, chair of the Graphic Systems Department at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, entitled ‘Modifying Perceptual Experiments to Evaluate Visualization Techniques’. We look forward to receiving your submissions, and hope to see you in Barcelona!

Further details and submission details can be found at: http://eurorvvv.org