ITK/Tcons/Agendas/2011 01 21

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Project Management

February Meeting in Boston

  • Set for February 2-3, 2011 in Boston at Harvard Medical School.

Please REGISTER for the meeting ASAP. Here is the link for the registration:

Changing Tcon Day/Time

We ran a survey:

The tcon times were reduced to the following four options:

  1. Wednesday 10am EST
  2. Friday 10am EST
  3. Friday 11am EST
  4. Tuesday 3pm EST

The winner, as you know, is:

  • FRIDAY 10am EST

Technical Topics


Lingering Failing Tests ( Feet + Heat )

  • DICOM Tests tkGDCMSeriesStreamReadImageWrite3 and tkGDCMSeriesStreamReadImageWrite4
    • Malaterre/Roden status update
    • Able to reproduce the problem?
    • resolution?


ITKv4 A05

  • Date: January 28th ( hard deadline before Winter Design Meeting )

Major topics to be completed

  • GPU Draft Implementation
    • Merge into master, or just a topic in gerrit?
  • SimpleITK Draft Implementation
    • What is the plan to integrate SimpleITK in to ITK, submodule, subtree, independent respiratory?
  • TimeStamps (will try)
    • Need at least a prototype in gerrit for discussion at meeting


  • MICCAI 2011 Call for Workshops and Tutorials
  • Note that we already have an accepted tutorial for CVPR 2011 on the use of ITK+OpenCV

Gerrit Reviews

Doxygen Nightly

ITK Data

We had a tcon on December 16th.

Summary here:

Data Collection

  • Brad King working on improving usability

Migration Guide Process

Simple ITK

  • Code generations
    • Using Lua and JSON
  • Interfacing to
    • ImageJ / Fiji
    • CellProfiler


  • Had tcon on January 6th
  • How to use the GPU classes to accelerate Level Sets in SNAP ?
    • Paul Yushkevich


Dan and Mathieu to report

Image Registration Revision

  • Start sending patches to Gerrit
    • New CompositeTransform class is underway
    • New DeformationFieldTransform class is underway
    • Transform IO will be adjusted accordingly

Level Set

Time Stamp Proposal


  • Xiaoxiao is working on building the modular ITK module by module. Details of the status can be found in [1].

TIFF Update

  • Brad King addressed the int issues
  • Currently at
 git fetch git:// +libtiff4beta6:libtiff4beta6

Sequestered Reference Applications

We have already made significant changes, and they are not being recorded yet. It is time to setup these reference applications.


  • V3D Plugins
  • Slicer
    • 3.6 sequestered in Github
    • 4.0 to be adjusted now during the NAMIC AHM meeting.
  • VV
  • Insight Applications now submitting
    • Broken: need to use it as an example for the Migration Guide.

Development Versions following ITKv4


  • IGSTK, after SPIE'11 (IGSTK5.0)
  • Insight Applications (ITKApps from v3.20)
  • ITK tests from v3.20


ITK Readers for Microscopy formats

  • There's a need for readers in the microscopy community in order to be able to use ITK
    • Zeiss (LSM and ZVI)
    • Leica (LIF)
    • Olympus (OIB)
    • Nikon ()
  • BioFormats has readers and example files for these. It is Java with C++ bindings for ITK, BUT it's GPL.