Call for Papers

Call for Papers/Presentations

(Abstracts due November 15, 2012)


Celebrating 20 years of the DICOM Standard

Thursday-Saturday, March 14-16, 2013

Indian Institute of Science,  Bangalore, India

Conference Overview:

The DICOM 2013 International Conference and Seminar will discuss the current, evolving, and future features of the DICOM Standard and DICOM’s role in the healthcare environment.

  • Invited lectures will discuss current features of the DICOM standard and how they interplay with each other and the rest of the medical world.
  • The conference will include oral and poster presentations on new and coming DICOM features and their application.
  • After the conference, the DICOM Standards Committee and its Strategic Advisory Working Group will hold business meetings, which all interested persons may attend (Mon-Tue, March 18-19, 2013.)

The conference program will include presentations solicited from DICOM developers and users.  The topics of these presentations will include, but are not limited to the following

  • Experiences in developing, deploying, or using DICOM applications.
  • How to leverage recently added features of the DICOM Standard.
  • Tutorials on soon-to-be-completed features of the DICOM Standard and how to prepare for them.

 Presentations are invited in general areas such as:

 Mobile Applications

  • Visible Light Objects and their Use (Ophthalmology, Pathology, Dermatology, Endoscopy, etc.)
  • Compression
  • Capture (web-video recording)
  • Radiation Therapy and Planning
  • New Applications inCardiology, Dentistry, and Surgery
  • Enhanced CT/MR
  • Multi-Dimensional and Multi-Modality Imaging
  • Spatial Registration
  • Access to Patient Information Query
  • Security (Audit Trail, User Identity
  • Hanging Protocols
  • Advanced Softcopy Presentation State (color blending, 3D.)
    • New Structured Reports and SR applications
    • New Media and Media Creation Management
    • Configuration Management – Benefits and Experiences
    • Web Access to DICOM Objects (WADO) – Use Scenarios and Case Studies
    • Exchange, Digital Signatures)
    • Cross Enterprise Document and Image Sharing

One of the important purposes of the conference is to elicit specific information on the status of medical imaging and imaging management in India.  To this end we are inviting papers and presentations relative to the experience in India and implications for the DICOM Standardsuch as:

What are the imaging informatics challenges that healthcare providers in India will be facing as they broadly deploy imaging equipment?

  • What are the typical workflows and dataflow patterns for image acquisition and interpretation?
  • Are there special workflow and image management issues, e.g., with respect to patient identity and order information?
  • What is the deployment status of RIS’s and PACS’s, and their effectiveness in supporting scheduled workflow?
  • What is the workflow for imaging in rural clinics in India?  Is the IHE scheduled workflow model appropriate, or is a different approach needed?
  • How are (should) patient names in Indic characters be supported by RIS, PACS, and modalities?
  • What are the informatics training needs for radiologic techs and PACS administrators in India?
  • What display and analysis applications are of most use in India?
  • What radiological procedures are of highest priority in India and how does that impact imaging workflow?
  • What non-radiology medical imaging is used or needed in India, and what is its workflow?
  • Are there any new capabilities that need to be addressed by DICOM?
  • Does equipment deployment in this environment require more automation of the DICOM configuration during installation, and if so, in what way?

Presentations on experiences from other countries in the above areas are also invited.

Submission of Abstracts

Submit abstract in English of 200 to 750 words on the form provided below (e-mail to Stephen Vastagh (  Please indicate if you prefer a poster or a 20-minute oral presentation.  The Program Committee will select abstracts for oral or poster presentation.  Authors will be notified by e-mail.

Abstracts dueNovember 15, 2012
Notification of accepted papers / postersBy December 10, 2012
DICOM 2013 International ConferenceMarch 14-16, 2013

Submit presentation on template provided abstractPoster presenters will be responsible for the set up and removal of their own posters.  The conference organizers have made no special provisions for providing computing or other equipment for the poster sessions.  If your particular poster requires such equipment, you will need to make your own arrangements and inform DICOM of your need for power.

Full manuscripts will not be required for this conference.  The DICOM Standards Committee encourages authors to submit their papers to peer-reviewed journals or a magazine of the author’s choosing.

Note that since nearly all conference operating expenses are associated with food or meeting room charges, all participants, including speakers and members of the planning committee, will be expected to pay the full conference registration fee.