2009 Project Week Breakout Session: XNAT for Programmers

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Overview

This breakout session will provide background and tutorials for programmers. The content will focus primarily on developing intereoperability between external applications (e.g. slicer, batchmake) and XNAT data repositories. We will also cover to a lesser degree contributing to the actual XNAT codebase.

Who should attend

Programmers who want their tools to talk to XNAT repositories. Programmers who want to contribute to the XNAT codebase. People who have Dan's keys and would please kindly return them.

Topics

  • Interoperating with XNAT
    • The XNAT Web Services API
    • Examples: Slicer (Wendy Slides), GWE (Marco), XNAT File System (Dan Blezek slides or online)
  • Building on the XNAT platform
    • XNAT Architecture
    • Methods for extending XNAT
    • Our wish list: protocol validation, UI improvements, search, etc.