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Special Session
Special Session on
GastroIntestinal Image Analysis
 - GIANA 2019

25 - 27 February, 2019 - Prague, Czech Republic

Within the 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - VISIGRAPP 2019


Aymeric Histace

Brief Bio
Aymeric Histace is a Full Professor with ETIS lab (ENSEA, University of Cergy-Pontoise, CNRS). He currently works at the DEP (Electronics and Physics Department) of École Nationale Supérieure de l'Electronique et de ses Applications (ENSEA). He is the head of the CELL team of ETIS lab, Director of the Research Dpt of ENSEA. His main research topics are Computer Vision, Signal and Image Processing in interaction with Natural Science, Engineering and Medicine, and Information Science. The current flagship projects he is working on are "Smart Videocolonoscopy" and "CAD-CAP" (Computer Aided Diagonis for CAPsule endoscopy). He has led more than 10 projects (as Principal Investigator) related to Computer Vision for Computer-Aided-Diagnosis during the last 10 years.
Jorge Bernal
CVC, University Autonoma de Barcelona

Brief Bio
Jorge Bernal is an associated researcher at Computer Vision Center at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and at ETIS laboratory of École Nationale Supérieure de l'Electronique et de ses Applications (ENSEA). He holds a PhD degree in Computer Science from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He is the head of Image Sequence Evaluation laboratory at Computer Vision Center (CVC). His main research topic is the development of intelligent systems for videocolonoscopy and machine vision. The current flagship projects he is working on are “iVENDIS” (as co-Principal Investigator) and “HISINVIA” projects funded by Spanish government and "Smart Videocolonoscopy” project funded by SATT. His recent works work on videocolonoscopy image analysis have been published recently in Endoscopy (2018), International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology (2018), Machine Vision and Applications (2017) and IEEE TMI (2017) journals. He has been part in 8 different research and technological transfer projects related to endoscopy image processing in the last 10 years (2 as Principal Investigator) and he has been co-chair of GIANA subchallenge at MICCAI since 2015.


Early and accurate diagnosis of gastrointestinal diseases is key to increase patient survival chances. An efficient screening is key to locate the precursor lesions. Videocolonoscopy and wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE) are the gold standard tools for colon and intestinal tract screening, respectively. These tools still present some drawbacks such as lesion miss-rate, lack of in-vivo diagnosis capabilities or perforation risk. CAD systems can play a key role to assist clinicians in the different stages of the exploration. The objective of Gastrointestinal Image ANAlysis (GIANA) Workshop is to gather researchers working in this topic and to discuss with them the most recent state-of-the-art approaches, including those clinical aspects that are needed to efficiently deploy these systems in the exploration room.

The main topics of the workshop are the following: • lesion detection and localization (colonoscopy videos and wireless capsule endoscopy images) • lesion classification (colonoscopy images, wireless capsule endoscopy images) • anatomical structures segmentation (polyps, blood vessels, inflammatory structures, luminal region) • image classification (image quality, presence of bleeding) • instrument detection, localization and segmentation • quality assessment • application of new imaging modalities (NBI, FICE, iSCAN)


Paper Submission: December 20, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 9, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 15, 2019 (expired)


Pierre Jacob, ETIS UMR 8051, Université Paris Seine, UCP, ENSEA, CNRS, France
Marc Masana, Institute of Computer Graphics and Vision, TU Graz, Spain
Bogdan Matuszewski, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom
Javier Sanchez, CVC-UAB, Spain
Camille Simon-Chane, ETIS, CY Cergy Paris Université, ENSEA, CNRS, UMR8051, France


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by DBLP, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, EI, Microsoft Academic, SCOPUS, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library

Selected papers addressing large scale visual computing problems will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to a Special Issue of the Frontiers in Robotics and AI journal.


VISIGRAPP Special Sessions - GIANA 2019