This will be the 6th annual Tomography for Scientific Advancement (ToScA) symposium addressing hard and soft tissue imaging, understanding materials in 3D, recent advances in hardware and software, and a broad range of applications in tomography. This international symposium will consist of keynote speakers, student talks, student poster presentations and an image competition. The symposium provides opportunity for open discussions, networking with researchers and commercial industry as well as a platform to engage in collaborations.
Workshops will be taking place on 10 September and the symposium begins on 11 September.
Symposium Chair: Dr Farah Ahmed (Exponent International)
Symposium Co-Chair: Dr Jay Warnett (WMG, University of Warwick)
Abstract submission and Image Competition submission is now open.
To submit your oral / poster abstract for the symposium please follow the guidelines below:
• Abstracts should be submitted as a Word Document NOT a PDF
• Abstracts should be approximately 300 words in length
• Ensure you include a full title, all authors and affiliations and references if appropriate
• Include Keywords if possible
• Please indicate which sessions your abstract would be most appropriate for from the list below:
Bioengineering and Life Sciences
Earth and Space
Manufacturing and Industry Applications
Medical and Forensics
Correlative CT and new/complimentary modalities
Quantification (dimensions, forces, and time)
• You may include images or diagrams where appropriate
• Please indicate in your submission if you are a Student
• Presenting authors are required to register, pay and attend the symposium
Abstracts should be emailed as an attachment to Kate Wooding
Abstract submission deadline: Friday 29 June 2018
Image size: less than 2500 x 2500 pixels. If your image(s) are accepted we will request a high resolution version of the image from you (ideally 300dpi and more than 2500 x 2500 pixels).
Accepted image formats: .png, .tiff , .jpg and .bmp
File size limit: 2MB
Copyright: ToScA has permission to reproduce the images submitted although the copyright will remain with the originator.
To submit your image for the competition, please email Kate Wooding and include the following information in your email:
Please attach a copy of your image in either .png, .tiff , .jpg and .bmp format no greater that 2MB.
Image submission deadline: Friday 29 June 2018
Workshops will take place on Monday 10 September.
VGSTUDIO MAX Introductory Workshop (morning session)
This workshop will introduce you to CT data analysis and visualization using VGSTUDIO MAX. Volume Graphics will present typical workflows which are of special interest for the scientific community for the fast and precise analysis of voxel data: you will accomplish the first steps of quantitative analysis options, segmentation, and visualization techniques. Use VGSTUDIO MAX to easily get the information contained in your data sets, whether acquired by laboratory X-ray CT, a synchrotron, with neutrons, or with another source. Use this special opportunity to speak personally with Volume Graphics experts!
VGSTUDIO MAX Segmentation & Analysis Workshop (afternoon session)
This workshop will cover image segmentation and selected analyses available in VGSTUDIO MAX. Participants should be familiar with the basic operations of the software or have attended the VGSTUDIO MAX Introductory Workshop the same day. Volume Graphics will present typical segmentation tasks and solutions and give you tips and tricks for challenging multimaterial datasets. The second part of the workshop will be dedicated to selected quantitative analysis options. Take the chance to speak personally with Volume Graphics experts!
Amira-Avizo Software - Introductory Workshop - (morning session)
This workshop is an introductory course focusing on the advanced 3D visualization and analysis capabilities of Amira and Avizo software for exploring and understanding scientific and industrial CT data. Participants will be offered an overview to data visualization, image processing and segmentation, measurements and statistics, and other advanced set of functionalities.
Attendees will have the opportunity to use the software through a hands-on session, accessible to first-time users of Amira and Avizo.
Amira-Avizo Software - Automation of Analysis Workflows Workshop - (afternoon session)
Participants will be offered the chance to try some of the latest features of Amira and Avizo Software.
Amira and Avizo Software are well known software platforms for visualizing, inspecting, measuring and analyzing scientific and industrial CT data.
All the powerful features provided by Amira and Avizo Software can be customized and automated to perfectly fit with your research needs and to increase your productivity.
The workshop will focus on automation of analysis workflows in Amira and Avizo Software using for instance Python as well as recipe mechanism.
Laser Scanning Workshop
This workshop will be run twice, a session in the morning and then repeated in the afternoon.
This hands-on workshop will provide participants a basic working knowledge of 3D laser scanning using a manual measurement arm. An introduction to how the technology works, advantages and limitations will be given – particularly in a measurement/accuracy context. This will be followed by small group projects using a manual measurement arm to capture 3D data of an object and convert it to a usable mesh format for 3D printing or importing into other software. Registration of multiple scans and other more advanced techniques will be discussed/demonstrated with an opportunity to implement if time allows.
Manufacturing and Industry Applications
"Design of Biomedical Sensors"
Dr Paul Bills
University of Huddersfield
Mr Barnaby Churchill Steel
Marshmallow Laser Feast
"Traceability in industrial X-ray computed tomography: the story so far"
Professor Richard Leach
University of Nottingham
Richard is currently a professor in metrology at the University of Nottingham and prior to this spent 25 years at the National Physical Laboratory. Richard's research is dominated by what he calls "information-rich metrology": the enhancement of manufacturing metrology through the use of a priori information, often utilising concepts from artificial intelligence. His current interests are the dimensional measurement of precision and additive manufactured structures. Richard is on the Council of the European Society of Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, the International Committee on Measurements and Instrumentation and several international standards committees. He is the European Editor-in-Chief for Precision Engineering. He has over 360 publications including five textbooks. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, the Institution of Engineering & Technology, the International Society of Nanomanufacturing, the Institute of Measurement and Control and a Sustaining Member of the American Society of Precision Engineering. He is a visiting professor at Loughborough University and the Harbin Institute of Technology.
"In situ and operando synchrotron tomographic characterisation of semi-solid processing"
Professor Peter Lee
University College London
Peter is Professor of Materials Science in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, with his group part based at the Research Complex at Harwell, where he is Assistant Director, Physical Sciences. His research focusses on the computational simulation and x-ray imaging of materials at a microstructural level. He is the primary author of the open-source software, uMatIC, which simulates three phase flow to predict solidification microstructures. Peter is also an avid experimentalist, developing nano-precision rigs that simulate the processing of materials on a synchrotron beamline, enabling us to see inside materials in 3D as they change in time (termed 4D imaging). His work is revealing how microstructures evolve in aerospace and automotive materials, as well as biological and geological systems. His results and open-source codes have been exploited internationally by aerospace, automotive, energy and biomedical companies to solve important engineering challenges – from developing additive manufactured human joint replacements to light weight automotive components.
Manufacturing and Industry Applications
Dr Jeremy Opperer
Session to be confirmed
Professor Kate Robson Brown
University of Bristol
Medical and Forensics
Professor Mark Williams
WMG, University of Warwick
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