Call for papers

CALL FOR PAPERS: 2nd Workshop on Large-scale Annotation of Biomedical data and Expert Label Synthesis (MICCAI LABELS)

There has been an increasing interest of the MICCAI community for data-driven methods such as supervised learning techniques. The effectiveness of such approaches often depends on their access to sufficiently large quantities of labelled data of good quality. Despite the increasing amount of acquired clinical data, the availability of ready-to-use annotations is very limited.

The goals of LABELS are to

  • raise awareness on the importance of a methodological acquisition of training data and a careful design of the labelling procedures
  • promote the development and scientific exchange of algorithms that focus on assisting the annotation process

To this end, we call for submissions addressing the labelling/annotation task by means of approaches from the following fields:

  • Active learning
  • Semi-supervised learning
  • Reinforcement learning
  • Domain adaptation and transfer learning
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Fusion of labels from different sources
  • Data augmentation
  • Modelling of label uncertainty
  • Visualization and human-computer interaction


Because data annotation and expert labelling is strongly grounded in practical considerations, we welcome not only research contributions, but also encourage submitters to share war stories and practical feedback on successful or insightfully unsuccessful data collection experiences in real world settings. We call for two types of contributions:

  • Full papers, 8-10 pages which will be published as proceedings in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (, to be presented as oral presentations and/or posters.
  • Abstracts, 1-2 pages covering recent published work, preliminary results and/or open problems, to be presented during short spotlight presentations and/or posters.

The reviewing process will be single blind. The format for paper/abstract submission is the same as the main conference. (Guidelines:



Danna Gurari, University of Texas at Austin

Tanveer Syeda-Mahmood, IBM

Emanuele Trucco, University of Dundee



24 April 2017 – Submissions open

12 June 2017 – Deadline for paper/abstract submission

7 July 2017 – Notification of acceptance

17 July 2017 – Camera-ready deadline

14 September 2017 – Workshop in Quebec, Canada


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