Workshop organisers

Maria Murgasova

Institute of Biomedical Engineering,

University of Oxford, UK

François Rousseau

CNRS, University of Strasbourg, France

Daniel Rueckert

Department of Computing,

Imperial College London, UK

Julia A Schnabel

Institute of Biomedical Engineering,

University of Oxford, UK

Colin Studholme

Department of Pediatrics

University of Washington, USA

Lilla Zöllei

A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, MGH, USA

Guido Gerig

Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute SCI,

University of Utah, USA

Scientific committee

Welcome to PaPI 2012

The purpose of this workshop was to bring together researchers from the wider field of perinatal and paediatric imaging, to help bridge the gap between antenatal, obstetric, and neonatal healthcare (within the so-called perinatal period, which refers to the time immediately before and after birth), and follow-up monitoring by paediatricians, using a range of quantitative imaging techniques correlated to neurodevelopmental functional tests, that are not necessarily limited to the brain.

The link between fetal organ measurement and growth characterisation, and correlation with neonatal and paediatric outcome is still an open research topic, which this workshop is trying to address. Examples for delayed organ development are thought to be caused by (often a combination of) intra-uterine growth restriction (IUGR), placental malfunction, intrauterine hypoxia and birth asphyxia, amongst many other factors.

Monitoring developmental health, in a “womb-to-cot” approach, using perinatal imaging will enable to gain a better understanding in the interaction of these factors, develop tools to assess individual risk profiles, and provide opportunities for early intervention to improve paediatric outcome.

The target audience of this workshop was a multi-disciplinary mix of mathematicians, engineers, physicists, and obstetricians, neonatologists, paediatricians.


The final proceedings and a select set of the presentations (for personal use only) are now available.

We would like to thank all workshop participants, members of the scientific and organising committee for helping to make this workshop a success.

Please note that in conjunction with MICCAI 2012, a Challenge on Neonatal Brain Segmentation (NeoBrainS12) has taken place. Submissions of papers describing original methods used in the Challenge were welcome for submission to PaPI.


08    May         2012    Submission system opens.

01    June        2012    Workshop paper submission deadline. Extended to: 08 June 2012.

01    July         2012    Notification of acceptance

12    July         2012    Early Bird registration deadline (for PaPI authors)

30    July         2012    Deadline for revised paper submission

01    October   2012    Workshop (half day: 09:00-12:30)


Last change: 15 November 2012

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