We accepted 22 full papers presenting novel research results on Visual Computing in Biology and Medicine.

The conference is framed by two satellite events taking place on September 3rd at the same location as VCBM: VisBio 2014 and FG-Medvis meeting. Both events are open to the public and free of charge!

The full program, including abstracts of the papers presented, can be viewed and downloaded here (PDF, 6.25 MB).

Paper and Poster Presentations

Paper Session 1: Multivariate Data Analysis

  • Robust Cardiac Function Assessment in 4D PC-MRI Data. Köhler, Benjamin; Preim, Uta; Gutberlet, Matthias; Fischbach, Katharina; Preim, Bernhard
  • The iCoCooN: Integration of Cobweb Charts with Parallel Coordinates for Visual Analysis of DCE-MRI Modeling Variations. Raidou, Renata; Breeuwer, Marcel; Vilanova, Anna
  • A Survey on Visualizing Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Data. Nunes, Miguel; Laruelo, Andrea; Ken, SoleaKhena; Laprie, Anne; Bühler, Katja

Paper Session 2: Segmentation and Uncertainty

  • Extracting and Visualizing Uncertainties in Segmentations from 3D Medical Data. Faltin, Peter; Chaisaowong, Kraisorn; Kraus, Thomas; Merhof, Dorit
  • Uncertainty-aware Ensemble of Classifiers for Segmenting Brain MRI Data. Al-Taie, Ahmed; Hahn, Horst; Linsen, Lars
  • Inlier Detection for Visualization of Thermal Sensitive Images in Medical Applications. Zadicario, Eyal; Carmi, Neta; Ju, Tao; Cohen-Or, Daniel

Paper Session 3: Microscopy

  • Real-Time Dense Nucleus Selection from Confocal Data. Wan, Yong; Otsuna, Hideo; Kwan, Christen; Hansen, Charles
  • Imaging the vascular network of the human spleen from immunostained serial sections; Ulrich, Christine; Lobachev, Oleg; Steiniger, Birte; Guthe, Michael
  • Interactive Labeling of Toponome Data. Oeltze-Jafra, Steffen; Pieper, Franz; Hillert, Reyk; Preim, Bernhard; Schubert, Walter

Paper Session 4: Visual Analytics for Biology

  • Membrane Mapping: Combining Mesoscopic and Molecular Cell Visualization. Waltemate, Thomas; Sommer, Björn; Botsch, Mario
  • Visualizing movements of protein tunnels in molecular dynamics simulations. Kozliková, Barbora; Jurcík, Adam; Byška, Jan; Sochor, Jiří
  • Visual and Quantitative Analysis of Higher Order Arborization Overlaps for Neural Circuit Research. Swoboda, Nicolas; Moosburner, Judith; Bruckner, Stefan; Yu, Jai Y.; Dickson, Barry J.; Bühler, Katja

Paper Session 5: Volume Visualization

  • Evaluation of Transfer Function Methods in Direct Volume Rendering of the Blood Vessel Lumen. Läthén, Gunnar; Lindholm, Stefan; Lenz, Reiner; Borga, Magnus
  • Visibility-Driven Processing of Streaming Volume Data. Solteszova, Veronika; Birkeland, Åsmund; Viola, Ivan; Bruckner, Stefan
  • Towards Clinical Deployment of Automated Anatomical Regions-Of-Interest. Lindholm, Stefan; Forsberg, Daniel; Ynnerman, Anders; Knutsson, Hans; Andersson, Mats; Lundström, Claes

Paper Session 6: Image Registration and Data Reconstruction for Medical Interventions

  • RegistrationShop: An Interactive 3D Medical Volume Registration System. Smit, Noeska; Klein Haneveld, Berend; Staring, Marius; Eisemann, Elmar; Botha, Charl; Vilanova, Anna
  • Personalized X-ray Reconstruction of the Proximal Femur via a New Control Point-based 2D-3D Registration and Residual Complexity Minimization. Zheng, Guoyan; Yu, Weimin
  • Misalignment Correction in Open Cone-Beam CT. Wieckowski, Adam; Stopp, F.; Käseberg, M.; Keeve, E.
  • Deriving Anatomical Context from 4D Ultrasound. Müller, Markus; Helljesen, Linn; Prevost, Raphael; Viola, Ivan; Nylund, Kim; Gilja, Odd Helge; Navab, Nassir; Wein, Wolfgang

Paper Session 7: Visual Explanations and Display Techniques

  • A Comparative User Study of a 2D and an Autostereoscopic 3D Display for a Tympanoplastic Surgery. Baer, Alexandra; Huebler, Antje; Saalfeld, Patrick; Cunningham, Douglas; Preim, Bernhard
  • Real-time visualization of muscle activity during limb movements : towards enhanced anatomy learning. Bauer, Armelle; Faure, Francois
  • Survey of Labeling Techniques in Medical Visualizations. Oeltze-Jafra, Steffen; Preim, Bernhard

Poster Session

  • Force Sensitive Embedded Glove to Measure Axial Needle Forces with a Case Study for Transperineal Prostate Biopsies. Edwards, Marc R.; John, Nigel; Llyr ap Cenydd; Shergill, Iqbal
  • Automated ROI Placement in High-Resolution Radiographs of Calcaneus. Enkhbayar, Asura; Norman, Benjamin; Ljuhar, Richard; Hladůvka, Jiří
  • CellUnity, an Interactive Tool for Illustrative Visualization of Molecular Reactions. Gehrer, Daniel; Le Muzic, Mathieu; Viola, Ivan
  • Illustrative Visualization of Biochemical Processes Featuring Multiple Temporal Scales. Le Muzic, Mathieu; Parulek, Julius; Waldner, Manuela; Viola, Ivan
  • ActiveDICOM – Enhancing Static Medical Images with Interaction. Mistelbauer, Florian; Mistelbauer, Gabriel; Gröller, M. Eduard
  • Surface-Based Visualization of Human Face Variation. Chalás, I.; Ferková, Z. ; Urbanová, P.; Kozlíková, B.; Kotulanová, Z. and Sochor, J.
  • Evaluation and comparison of Hessian-based enhancement methods for segmentation of 3D confocal microscopy images of adult Drosophila brains. Novikov, Alexey A.; Trapp, Martin; Tirian, Laszlo; Bühler, Katja
  • Real-time Simulation of Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Regional Anaesthesia. Ding, Yi; Pop, Serban; Vidal, Franck; John, Nigel
  • FACTS – Fully Automatic CT Segmentation of a Hip Joint. Chu, Chengwen; Chen, Cheng; Liu, Li; Zheng, Guoyan
  • Metacarpal Thumb Joint Measurement and Rehabilitation with LeapMotion. Edwards, Marc R.; John, Nigel; Jesudason; Edwin