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AMIA-ImageCLEFmed 2013 Medical Image Retrieval Workshop

The ImageCLEFmed 2013 medical image retrieval evaluation workshop will be held at the AMIA Annual Symposium 2013 ( for the first time in its 10-year history. This workshop is sponsored by the AMIA Working Group on Biomedical Imaging Informatics. The ImageCLEF medical retrieval task (ImageCLEFmed) has been successfully organized for the past 9 years within the European Cross Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF). This year marks the 10th anniversary of the evaluation and also provides an opportunity for broadening the scope of participation within AMIA membership and those interested in medical image informatics. ImageCLEFmed 2013 data set comprises a large subset (over 300,000 images from over 45,000 biomedical research articles) of the PubMed Central (R) repository hosted by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (

The workshop will be a full day of presentations and discussions by authors of the papers from participating teams describing the outcome of evaluation on image-based retrieval, case-based retrieval, image modality classification, and the compound figure separation tasks.
Keynote talk and plenary discussions have also been planned. Submissions on related topics from a broader research community will be welcome.

Schedule of Events:15.11.2013: day of the workshop

Registration Information at $60 for the workshop

9:00-9:05: Welcome and Opening remarks
9:05-10:00 : Invited Presentation: William Hersh, OHSU, Portland, OR, USA
Information Retrieval Evaluation in the Ubiquitous Search Era: A View from the Biomedical/Health Domain
Abstract:Traditional system-oriented evaluation of information retrieval (IR) systems has served the IR community well, providing the means to test algorithms and other components of systems. Since the first evaluation studies done 50 years ago, the world of search has changed drastically, becoming ubiquitous for essentially every Internet user on the planet. Now that basic search technology is well-understood, it is time to move
on to investigating and solving the problems of real-world searchers. In this talk, a well-known IR evaluation researcher will describe his journey, critique current approaches, and discuss challenges ahead in the biomedical/health domain. PDF

10:00-10:30: Henning Müller: ImageCLEF 2013 Overview and MedGIFT developments on ImageCLEF data participant presentation PDF
10:30-10:50: Adil Alpkocak: Information Retrieval System as a Classifier and its Application to Modality Classification of Medical Images PDF

10:50-11:20: Coffee break

11:20-11:40: Matthew Simpson: The NLM techniques for ImageCLEF PDF
11:40-11:50: Daekeun You: NLM techniques for panel splitting PDF
11:50-12:00: Mahmudur Rahman: NLM techniques for medical image modality classification PDF

12:00-13:30: Lunch break

13:30-14:30: Invited Presentation: Michael Ackerman, NLM/NIH, MD, USA
Evolution of imaging informatics

14:30-14:50: Andre Mourao: NovaSearch on Medical ImageCLEF 2013 PDF
14:50-15:10: Michele Merler: IBM Research at ImageCLEF 2013 Medical Tasks PDF
15:10-15:45: Coffee break

15:45-16:45: Panel on the future of image retrieval and its role in practice
Panelists: Charles Kahn, Sameer Antani, Dina Demner-Fushman Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, Henning Müller