MICCAI Workshop on Imaging Genetics

MICGen will be held at W20-307 on Sept 14th, 2014 starting at 8:15am.

Please note that you have to register at the main building, the Kresge Auditorium (W16). Our workshop building, the Student Center (W20), is right next to Kresge, and there will be clear signs to show you the way. See the conference map here for more details.

Recent Updates

[9 . 08 . 2014]   Program Updated. and PDF package with abstracts uploaded.
[9 . 05 . 2014]   Tentative Program Updated. Very small changes might still be made.
[9 . 05 . 2014]   Location and author information has been added.
[8 . 01 . 2014]   Tentative Program Posted. Small changes might still be made.
[7 . 22 . 2014]   Please use LNCS templates for final abstracts: Word or Latex
[7 . 10 . 2014]   Acceptance emails have been sent out.
[6 . 24 . 2014]   The submission website has been closed. Thank you to all of the submitters!
[6 . 17 . 2014]   We've extended the deadline to Friday, June 20th 11:59PM PDT
[6 . 03 . 2014]   Registration is open.
Note: if you wish, you can register and pay for just the MICGen workshop.
[6 . 02 . 2014]   Added program link and invited speakers.
[5 . 27 . 2014]   Submission Site Open
[3 . 20 . 2014]   Call for Extended Abstracts
[3 . 09 . 2014]   Website Launched


MICGen: MICCAI Workshop on Imaging Genetics will be held on September 14th, 2014, in conjunction with the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) conference, and will take place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA. It will bring together researchers and clinicians from various fields including medical genetics, computational biology and medical imaging, presenting a forum for both fundamental concepts as well as state-of-the-art methods and applications.

MICGen will include tutorial sessions introducing the fundamental concepts and challenges of imaging genetics, as well as oral presentations of accepted abstracts presenting novel methods or new applications. All researchers interested in imaging genetics, regardless of experience, are invited to attend.

Contributors, especially those who employ Machine Learning tools in their analyses, will be invited to submit an extended version of their abstract to a special issue for IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (previously IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine). This special issue will be published in association with the MLMI 2014 Workshop.


Imaging genetics studies the relationships between genetic variation and measurements from anatomical or functional imaging data, often in the context of a disorder. While traditional genetic analyses are successful for deciphering simple genetic traits, imaging genetics can aid in understanding the underlying complex genetic mechanisms of multifaceted phenotypes. Specifically, imaging-based biomarkers are used as an intermediate or alternative phenotype that provides a rich quantitative characterization of disease. As large imaging genetics datasets are becoming available, their analysis poses unprecedented methodological challenges. MICCAI offers an ideal and timely opportunity to bring together people with different expertise and shared interests in this rapidly evolving field.

You can find more information about the scope or program of the workshop, and important dates.


We graciously thank the MGH/HST Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging for sponsorship supporting the registration of our invited speakers.