The 16th Conference on Medical Image Understanding and Analysis (MIUA) was held at Swansea University this year. Swansea University is set in rolling parkland overlooking the majestic sweep of Swansea Bay. The campus is a stone’s throw from the old fishing village of Mumbles and a short distance to the Maritime Quarter. The University enjoys a prime position overlooking Swansea Bay, the start of the famously dramatic Gower coastline. MIUA is the principal UK forum for communicating research progress within the community interested in image analysis applied to medicine and related biological science.
It was a single-track conference with oral and poster presentations. Authors were asked to submit 6-page technical papers for review by the programme committee. Review papers of up to 8 pages were also welcomed. In total, the organisers received 52 submissions, each of which was reviewed by at least three referees. Based on these reviews, 22 papers were accepted as oral presentation and 16 as posters.
This year’s conference featured invited talks from Prof. Alison Noble from Oxford University, Prof. Guang-Zhong Yang from Imperial College, London, Prof. Daniel Alexander from University College, London, and Prof. Nassir Navab from Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany.
This year MIUA also offered a half-day conference tutorial, which was particularly beneficial to research students and early career researchers working in the field. Prof. Nikos Komodakis from the University of Crete, Greece delivered the conference tutorial. The Institute of Life Science at Swansea University kindly provided the venues used for the conference.
The MIUA steering committee, especially Bill Crum and Neil Thacker, and Swansea University were instrumental in organising the event which was generously sponsored by the British Machine Vision Association and RIVIC.
From left to right: Jason Xie RIVIC Swansea with Xin Chen University of Manchester who won the award for best paper, Leila Meziou from the University of Cergy-Pontoise/Ensea France who won the award for best student paper and M Tariq from University College London who won the award for best poster.