Second Technical Course

This second technical course, an ideal complement of the first technical course held in Mieres in July 2011, will deal with the core of the training programme, since it will focus on SC and BC-based intelligent system design to solve real-world MI problems. A detailed summary of real-world applications will be taught by different experts from the network participants and associated partners, including topics such as tracking in MI, computer-aided surgery, medical robotics and other SC-BC-based MI applications.

It will be held in the facilities of the University of Parma, Italy, from February 21 to February 25, 2012.

Syllabus for this second technical course:

  1. Structure tracking in MI using NNs and BC.
  2. BC-SC for visualisation in multidimensional MI.
  3. BC-SC solutions in surgery.
  4. Medical robotics and SC-BC.
  5. MI classification for diagnosis.
  6. Other SC-BC-based MI applications.


Registration in the course is free.

There are 16 available vacancies, and the selected applicants will receive a grant to support the travel and accommodation expenses. Should you be interested in some of these 16 vacancies, send your CV to before January 20, 2012. The selected applicants will be notified by e-mail by February 1, 2012. To receive the grant it will be necessary to attend to the whole course and to present a poster. This poster has to be related with each participant’s experience or research in the field of medical imaging (recommended dimensions for the poster 90x70cm).

Location and accommodation

The course will take place in Parma, a town located in a very convenient position just in the middle of the center-north of Italy. Parma has good train/bus connections with the main airports of the area: Bologna (BLQ), Milan Linate (LIN), Milan Malpensa (MPX), Bergamo (BGY), besides its own small airport (“Giuseppe Verdi”, PMF) with connections (three days a week) with London Stansted (STN), and daily national flights to Rome Fiumicino (FCO) and Catania (CTA).

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Lecturers and lecture titles

Summary of the presentations (click here) and schedule (click here)

Mouloud Adel, Institut Fresnel UMR-CNRS 6133, France

Some aspects of statistical image processing applied to medical images: computer aided diagnosis on mammographic and retinal images

Santiago Aja, University of Valladolid, Spain

Fuzzy logic in medical applications and image processing: main approaches, do's and don't's

Luca Ascari, Henesis srl, Parma, Italy

A biomimetic soft computing approach to safe robotic grasping

Ottmar Beucher, University of Applied Sciences, Karlsruhe, Germany

Statistics for Evolutionary Computing

Leonardo Bocchi, University of Florence, Italy

Soft Computing for Computer Aided Diagnosis

Stefano Cagnoni, University of Parma, Italy

Evolutionary and Swarm Intelligence techniques for anatomical structure detection and tracking

Stefano Cagnoni, University of Parma, Italy

Evolutionary and Swarm Intelligence techniques for anatomical structure detection and tracking

Gabor Fichtinger, Queens University, Canada

Medical Image Computing Problems in Needle-based Surgery

Krzysztof Krawiec, University of Poznan, Poland

Evolutionary feature selection and feature synthesis for medical diagnosis

Evelyne Lutton, INRIA – Paris, France

Tomographic 3D reconstruction using cooperative co-evolution

Andrea Moglia, Endocas, Pisa, Italy

Computer-Aided Surgery

Ingela Nyström, Upssala University, Sweden

Visualization and haptics for cranio-maxillofacial surgery planning

Riccardo Poli, University of Essex, UK

Brain signals + Evolutionary Computation = Human-competitive Brain-Computer Interfaces

Stephen Smith, University of York, UK

From Breast Cancer to Parkinson's Disease: Novel Medical Applications of Bio-Inspired and Soft Computing

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