We welcome you to Leiden, hosting the 8th International Workshop on Biomedical Image Registration, WBIR2018!

The workshop brings together leading researchers in the area of biomedical image registration to present and discuss recent developments and methodology in the field. WBIR 2018 is jointly organized by the image registration groups from Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, and LUMC, Leiden. The workshop will include both oral and poster presentations, exciting keynote lectures, an image registration challenge, a post-conference hackathon, and ample opportunities for discussion. At the social events you will discover the beauty of Leiden, its lovely canals, and excellent food and drinks.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Leiden,
Stefan Klein, Marius Staring, Stanley Durrleman and Stefan Sommer.

Conference proceedings

The proceedings are published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science by Springer, and can be found at: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-92258-4.

The one page abstracts can be downloaded here.


    Paper submission: Jan 19, 2018
    Notification for full papers: March 1, 2018
    Camera ready: March 23, 2018
    1-page abstract submission: April 1, 2018
    Notification for 1-page abstracts: April 10, 2018
    Early-bird registration deadline: May 8, 2018
    Conference: June 28/29, 2018
    Post-WBIR Hackathon: June 30, 2018


Submissions are invited in all areas of biomedical image registration. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel registration methodology: 2D/3D/4D, spatiotemporal/dynamic, slice-to-volume, projective, single/multi-modal, intra/inter-subject, shape registration, model-based, patch-based, multi-channel, tracking, real-time, similarity measures, machine learning / deep learning techniques
  • Mathematical aspects of image registration: continuous/discrete optimization methods, diffeomorphisms, LDDMM, stationary velocity, inverse consistency, multi-scale
  • Biomedical applications of registration: computer-assisted interventions, image-guided therapy, treatment planning/delivery, diagnosis/prognosis, atlas-based segmentation, label fusion, histopathology correlation, motion-compensated reconstruction, serial studies, morphometry, biomechanics, image retrieval/restoration/fusion, imaging biomarkers for precision medicine, radiomics & radiogenomics
  • Early proof of concept, with potential use in biomedical applications
  • Validation of registration: quantitative and qualitative methods, benchmarking, comparison studies, phantom studies, correlation to outcome

The full conference papers will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)(www.springer.com/lncs). The 1-page abstracts will not be published.

History of WBIR

Preceding editions of WBIR have been running mostly standalone as a 2-day workshop, alternating between U.S. and European locations:

  • WBIR2016, Las Vegas NV (Schnabel JA, Mori K, Glocker B, Heinrich M)
  • WBIR2014, London, UK (Ourselin S, Modat M)
  • WBIR2012, Nashville TN (Dawant B, Christensen GE, Fitzpatrick JM, Rueckert D)
  • WBIR2010, Luebeck, Germany (Fischer B, Dawant B, Lorenz C)
  • WBIR2006, Utrecht, NL (Pluim JPW, Likar B, Gerritsen FA)
  • WBIR2003, Philadelphia, PA (Gee JC, Maintz JBA, Vannier MW)
  • WBIR1999, Bled, Slovenia (Pernus F, Kovačić S, Stiehl HS, Viergever M)

WBIR has been recognized as a top venue for researchers working on biomedical image registration problems. WBIR has been organized over the years by motivated groupings of researchers from 14 different institutions, including industry.

We hope to see you in Leiden on June 28 & 29, 2018!

WBIR 2018 logo

The key in the WBIR 2018 logo refers to the coat-of-arms of the city of Leiden. The keys are visible in the main church of Leiden, the Saint-Peter. St Peter, who was given the keys to the kingdom of heaven, is the patron of Leiden.