Computer Vision News - August 2019

���� ����� The second annual International Conference on Medical Imaging and Deep Learning 2019 (MIDL2019) took place in London, United Kingdom from July 8th to July 10th. The event gathered leading world researchers and engineers from academia, industry, and biomedical sciences working at the intersection of medical image analysis and machine learning. The conference had been live streamed, and the recordings are now available on YouTube. Tom Vercauteren, Professor of Interventional Image Computing at King’s College London, and Ben Glocker, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London, served as Conference Chairs for MIDL2019, along with their colleague Jorge Cardoso of King’s College London. The medium-sized conference focuses on the academic and scientific community. Although industry sponsors help run the event, MIDL is purely not for profit focused on scientific merit and does not involve any commercial interests. medical imaging and deep learning communities. “We were not necessarily expecting to sell out. Last year, in Amsterdam, it was 300 people. We expected that it might grow a little, but we weren’t sure how much. We planned for enough people, but it started to sell out relatively quickly. Already three weeks before the show, we started a waiting list” explains Ben. Event Tom Vercauteren Ben Glocker 32 Deep learning has tremendously changed medical image analysis. At the same time, some in the medical imaging community have a negative reaction of seeing “yet another medical imaging conference showcasing mostly deep learning”. With MIDL2019, the organizers called this a deep learning conference from the start. "we focus on open access and open review” In its second year, MIDL2019 had a surprisingly high turn-out, attracting close to 530 attendees from the