24th UK Conference on

Medical Image Understanding and Analysis

15 - 17 July 2020

University of Oxford

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COVID-19 Update

Due to growing concerns about the COVID-19 epidemic, we have regrettably decided to cancel the physical meeting this year and move MIUA 2020 to a virtual context.

We appreciate the work that has gone into preparing contributions, hence we are still welcoming paper submissions until 3rd April using our online submission system. Please note that this deadline is final as no further extensions can be granted at this point. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and accepted articles will be published as MIUA Proceedings by the Springer Publishing Group. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to upload a video of their presentations, which all registered attendees will have access to during the conference dates (15th - 17th July 2020). Details on registration for this new format (including registration fees to cover costs) will be shared shortly.

Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to delivering MIUA 2020 in a way that is rewarding for our authors and interesting for the research community as a whole.

Furthermore, we are excited to announce that following this digital meeting, we hope to welcome you in person for MIUA 2021 next year which will be held in Oxford on 12th - 15th July 2021.


MIUA is a UK-based international conference for the communication of image processing and analysis research and its application to medical imaging and biomedicine. This is a rapidly growing subject with ever increasing real-world applicability.

MIUA welcomes all researchers in medical imaging including mathematicians, computer scientists, bioinformaticians, clinicians, engineers and bioscientists.

MIUA is the principal UK forum for communicating research progress within the community interested in image analysis applied to medicine and related biological science. The meeting is designed for the dissemination and discussion of research in medical image understanding and analysis, and aims to encourage the growth and raise the profile of this multi-disciplinary field by bringing together the various communities including among others:

Brain imaging Cancer Cardiac Imaging Circulation and Microcirculation
Computational anatomy and physiology Computed Tomography Dermatology Imaging Physics
In-vivo intravital imaging Inflammation Magnetic Resonance Imaging Microscopy
Neurology Novel Imaging Methods Ophthalmology Optical Imaging
Positron Emission Imaging Radiology Tissue Perfusion Ultrasound

Keynote Speakers

Fergus Gleeson

Consultant Radiologist and Professor of Radiology, Oxford.

Fergus Gleeson
Julia Schnabel

Chair in Computational Imaging, King's College London.

Michael Bronstein

Chair in Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition, Imperial College London.

Michael Bronstein

Important Dates

Submission System Opens 15th January 2020
Paper Submission Deadline 17th March 2020 3rd April 2020
Registration Open April 2020
Author Notification 4th May 2020
Camera-Ready Submission Deadline 11th May 2020
Early-Bird Registration Closes 18th May 2020
Virtual Conference 15th - 17th July 2020

Call for Papers

You are invited to submit your full paper to MIUA 2020 which will be held in Oxford, UK. The paper submission system will open on 15th January 2020.

The full paper submission deadline will be 23:59, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), on 3rd April 2020.

High-quality papers are requested, containing original contributions to the topics within the scope of MIUA. Submitted full papers should be formatted in the CCIS style, consisting a maximum of 12 pages (incl. text, figures, tables, references). Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by Springer. Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, or Overleaf for the preparation of their papers. Submissions are to be made to the CMT system, and the review process will be double-blind.

Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

MIUA continues to foster fairness, diversity, and inclusion within its community. Submissions from typically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged.

Author Instructions

The virtual meeting will be held on the same dates as originally planned (15 - 17 July), and will feature pre-recorded presentations from the authors of accepted papers. The video presentations will be considered as a replacement of your attendance at the conference. Please note that the file must be a video in one of the following formats:

Duration (max.): 15 minutes
File formats .mp4, .mpeg, .mpg, .mov, .avi
Dimensions Min. height 480 pixels
Aspect ratio 16:9
File size (max.) 100 Mb

Please upload your file to the CMT submission system, with the paper ID as the file name (e.g. MIUA-2020-lecture-Paper_ID.mp4). Note that the videos will be checked for adherence to the above specifications at the time of submission, and any files failing to meet these requirements will not be included in the programme.

For your presentation, please use the MIUA 2020 Powerpoint template for the first slide of your presentation. You may edit the template with the title of the talk, author names, and affiliations, leaving all other elements unchanged. This will ensure a common format for all uploaded talks. You are free to use your own style for subsequent slides, if you wish.

Although we are unable to provide individualised support in pre-recording your lectures, we share a link to this IEEE video which details instructions on how to do so using Zoom. To ensure inclusion into the programme, please upload your video to CMT by 15th June 2020.


We are delighted to announce that MIUA2020 will now offer complimentary registrations to all authors and non-authors. To gain access to the conference, visit the registration page and complete the questionnaire.

Our Sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support provided by the following patrons:







Organizing Committee

The Organizing Committee is comprised of academic members from the Medical Sciences Division (Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences [NDCN], and The Big Data Institute [BDI]) and the Mathematical Physical and Life Sciences Division (Institute of Biomedical Engineering [IBME]), representing Oxford’s core strategic partners in medical imaging research.

Bartlomiej Papiez

Research Fellow at the Big Data Institute.

Bartlomiej Papiez

BDI, Oxford

Ana Namburete

Royal Academy Research Fellow based at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering.


IBME, Oxford

Mohammad Yaqub

Assistant Professor at MBZUAI (Abu Dhabi) and Research Fellow at NDCN (Oxford).

Mohammad Yaqub

MBZUAI, Abu Dhabi and NDCN, Oxford

Alison Noble

Technikos Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering.


IBME, Oxford

Contact Us

For further information, please contact us via email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Institute of Biomedical Engineering
Old Road Campus Research Building
Roosevelt Drive, Oxford
United Kingdom OX3 7DQ



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