Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 6 - 8 Dec 2018
Deadlines Registration closed Abstract submission closed

EMBL Courses and Conferences during the Coronavirus pandemic

With the onsite programme paused, many of our events are now being offered in virtual formats.

Registration is open as usual for many events, with back-up plans in place to move further courses and conferences online as necessary. Registration fees for any events affected by the COVID-19 disruption are fully refundable.

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Developers Satellite Meeting

I2K Developers Day

Wednesday 5th December, 9:30 - 18:00, Small Operon, EMBL Heidelberg (limited to Tool Developers)
This additional meeting will take place on Wednesday 5 December, the day before the main conference. Please note that this is intended for developers only, i.e. those developing image analysis software that is used by people other than themselves. If you have any questions about participating at this meeting, please contact nathalie.sneider@embl.de

How to get to EMBL and bus schedule for 5 December

There will be a dedicated shuttle bus to transport you to EMBL in the morning and back downtown in the evening. Please find the schedule here.

Further travel information is available here.


Microscopy images play an important role in visualizing and understanding biological process. Today, life-scientists routinely acquire images that shed light on aspects of biological life that have so far been inaccessible. Still, the acquisition of such data is not sufficient to understand underlying processes. Many times it is the quantitative analysis of this data that limits the rate scientific progress. Hence, it is the availability of suitable analysis tools that will enable to deal with the masses of microscopy data we acquire.

Finding suitable algorithms and casting them into usable tools is not a trivial task. To address this as a community, the I2K Developers Day will provide a forum for research software engineers to meet and discuss a variety of topics that arise during their work. Discussions will be very general and will go far beyond ImageJ/Java specific topics. The main goal of this day is to share our experiences and opinions, get to know each other across the boundaries of our own tool(s), and as a community identify ways to benefit from each other in the grand scheme of things.

Schedule for Wednesday 5 December

Time Programme
08:30 - 09:30 Welcome and meet and greet
09:30 - 11:00

Blitz Presentations and Community Discussions
Topics: pipeline and workflow building; combining open and commercial tools; data visualization and interactivity

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30

Blitz Presentations and Community Discussions
Topics: Cloud Computing; HPC; Machine Learning

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break (pizza lunch in the Operon Foyer)
13:30 - 15:00

Blitz Presentations and Community Discussions
Topics: Building, Testing, Deploying (DevOps); Developer Support and Teaching

Optional Parallel Sessions (on topics to be defined by audience)
15:00 - 16:00 Coffee break and small group discussions
16:00 - 17:00

Blitz Presentations and Community Discussions
Topic: How to support your community?

17:00 - 18:00

Challenges Ahead?
Discussion: what are the most pressing issues to further our community and to facilitate image based research?




Buses departing for downtown
Optional: Visit to the Christmas market