In the recent years, extensive research has been performed to develop efficient and robust computational methods for image processing and analysis. These methods can be successfully applied in industry, engineering, security, medicine, remote sensing, and biology, just to mention a few. Moreover, they can perform different tasks and address distinct goals, like image restoring and smoothing, image enhancement, image segmentation, classification and description, 3D reconstruction, and deformation or motion analysis. Currently, medicine is one of the several application domains where these computational methods are extensively applied, particularly in supporting medical diagnosis, follow-up of pathologies, assisting surgery procedures, medical training, improved anatomical atlas building, and the design of most efficient treatment plans and procedures.

The main goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for discussion of issues related to Computational Methods for Biomedical Image Processing and Analysis in order to provide a space where the research and industrial communities can show the novel works that they have developed and outline the major lines of development for the near future. The workshop (WCBIPA) will consist of researches representing various fields related to Biomedical Engineering, Computational Vision, Mathematics, Medical Imaging, Industry, among others, and aims also to establish a network between clinicians, biomedical industries and researchers from these fields.


Suggested Topics:

- Physics of Biomedical Imaging;

- Biomedical Image Processing and Analysis;

- Image Acquisition, Enhancement, Restoring, Compression, Segmentation, Registration, Description and Classification;

- 3D Reconstruction and Visualization;

- Motion Analysis;

- Computational Simulation and Animation;

- Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Big Data;

- HPC in Biomedical Image Analysis and Processing;

- Software and Applications for Biomedical Image Processing and Analysis.


Paper Submission and Formatting Guidelines:

Authors interested in participate and present their works in the “5th Workshop on Computational Biomedical Image Processing and Analysis” are encouraged to submit original contributions reporting on either work under development or concluded projects about theoretical aspects or practical applications related to the topics of the workshop. Contributions can be submitted as full paper (6 pages).

Papers submitted for WCBIPA’s evaluation must not include any information leading to the authors’ identification. Therefore, the authors’ names, affiliations and bibliographic references should not be included in the early version. This information should only be included in the final version.

Submitted papers must not have been published and must not be under review for any other conference and national or international publication. Papers must comply with the CISTI’2019 format standard and be written in Portuguese, Spanish or English.

All papers should be submitted in PDF format, through the conference webpage (

All papers must follow the formatting rules of the Conference ( Please note that, the contributions to be evaluated by the Scientific Committee should not include authors’ identification, e-mail or affiliation (blinded submission).



To ensure that the contribution is published in the Proceedings of CISTI’2019, at least one of the authors must be fully registered by the 1st of April, and the paper must comply with the suggested layout and page-limit. Additionally, all recommended modifications must be addressed by the authors before they submit the final version.

No more than one paper per registration will be published in the Conference Proceedings. An extra fee must be paid for publication of additional papers, with a maximum of one additional paper per registration.

Published full papers will be sent to indexing in EI, IEEE XPlore, INSPEC, ISI, SCOPUS and Google Scholar.


Important dates:

Paper submission: February 24, 2019;

Author Notification: March 26, 2019;

Submission of accepted papers: April 1, 2019;

Conference: June 19-22, 2019.


Organizing Committee:

João Manuel R. S. Tavares (main organizer) - Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal

Alex F. de Araujo - Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de Mato Grosso do Sul – Campus Três Lagoas, Brazil


Program Committee (to be confirmed)

Alberto De Santis

Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy

Aledir Silveira Pereira

Universidade Estadual Paulista “Julio de Mesquita Filho”, Brazil

Alexandre Cunha

Center for Advanced Computing Research, California Institute of Technology, USA

Alexandre Xavier Falcão

University of Campinas, Brazil

Ana Mafalda Reis

University of Porto, Portugal

Arrate Muñoz Barrutia

University of Navarra, Spain

Begoña Calvo

University of Zaragoza, Spain

Constantine Kotropoulos

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Daniela Iacoviello

Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy

Dinggang Shen

University of Pennsylvania, USA

Djemel Ziou

University of Sherbrooke, Canada

Eduardo Hiroshi Nakamura

Instituto Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul

Fiorella Sgallari

University of Bologna, Italy

Francisco Perales

Balearic Islands University, Spain

Ghassan Hamarneh

Simon Fraser University, Canada

Gustavo Rohde

Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Hanchuan Peng

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA

Hélder C. Rodrigues

Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal

Hemerson Pistori

Dom Bosco Catholic University, Brazil

Huiyu Zhou

Brunel University, UK

Igor Yanovsky

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA

Jason Corso

SUNY at Buffalo, USA

Javier Melenchón Maldonado

Open University of Catalonia, Spain

Jorge M. G. Barbosa

University of Porto, Portugal

Jorge S. Marques

Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal

Jose M. García Aznar

University of Zaragoza, Spain

Luminita Vese

University of California at Los Angeles, USA

Mahmoud El-Sakka

The University of Western Ontario London, Canada

Manuel González Hidalgo

Balearic Islands University, Spain

Maria Elizete Kunkel

Universität Ulm, Germany

Mario F. Montenegro Campos

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Metin N. Gurcan

Ohio State University, USA

Michael Liebling

University of California at Santa Barbara, USA

Patrick Dubois

Institut de Technologie Médicale, France

Reneta P. Barneva

State University of New York, USA

Roberto Bellotti

University of Bari, Italy

Sabina Tangaro

National Institute of Nuclear Physics , Italy

Susana Branco Silva

University of Lisbon, Portugal

Valentin Brimkov

State University of New York, USA

Yongjie Zhan

Carnegie Mellon University, USA


Additional Information on the Workshop:

Please contact Prof. João Manuel R. S. Tavares: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.