The interdisciplinary nature of BioImage Analysis (BIAS) implies dealing with a multitude of advanced imaging techniques, large scale datasets, and an increasing number of analysis tools. This has limited knowledge exchange, transfer of techniques and access to tools. To overcome these problems, WG1 will strategically coordinate various network activities as described in the other WGs, aiming at promoting interdisciplinary communication, synergies, knowledge exchange and access to BIAS tools.
Workplan and Mission
The aim of WG1, through the annual event of the Action, is to act as a driving force for the network by gathering all stakeholders and scientists of the different communities into an innovative event format. According to this purpose, the outcome from the different WGs will be harvested during the meeting and fed into the running initiatives, thereby building the network and setting forthcoming milestones. WG1 will also ensure that knowledge
exchange is promoted through the Action’s events. To this end, WG1 will plan the Annual meeting by synchronizing scientific sessions, WG working meetings, courses and user sessions. The impact of invitees will be maximised by enabling them to contribute to multiple sessions (e.g. speakers will also teach, teachers will also learn, users will also present). This will also help keep costs under control. Representation of all stakeholders at the meeting will be decided by Policies and supervised by WG1. This task will be complemented by online activity that WG1 will implement to keep the community active during event preparation: i.e. by running and moderating open online debate (e.g. Forum, Surveys, screening for new content to be reported; tools, Software, etc.) WG1 will also work with the NEUBIAS Management Commitee to select candidates for event Local Organisation and will write meeting reports.
Finally, WG1 will work on innovative ways to involve and connect Life Scientists and developers. New practical sessions will be arranged, where users and analysts can meet developers (commercial as well as academic). “Calls for Help” sessions will be organized so that Users can introduce problems they could not solve, and analysts and developers will address them on screen and drive the debate with the audience.