Summer 2010 Tutorial Contest

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Organizational Telephone Call May 13th at 3pm Eastern Time (part of standard NA-MIC Engineering tcon)

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Slicer3 is used to perform meaningful research tasks. As part of the NA-MIC Training Core activities we are building a curated portfolio of tutorials for the basic functions and specialized functionality available in Slicer. Our current portfolio of tutorials as well as tutorials that were developed in past contests are posted on the NA-MIC training compendium.

Tutorial Contest Goal

The primary purpose of this contest is to enrich the training materials that are available to end-users and developers using 3D Slicer and the NA-MIC kit. We believe contestants will be motivated to participate to enhance the dissemination of their own algorithms that they have incorporated into the Slicer3 platform and/or to enhance training of Slicer3 functionality for their own laboratory groups.

There will be three categories:

  1. END TO END SOLUTION TUTORIAL: In this category, the tutorial will teach a user how to solve a particular clinical problem using the NA-MIC Kit. Entries into this category will require at least:
  2. ALGORITHM TUTORIAL: In this category the tutorial will teach a user how to make an algorithm work on their data. Entries into this category will require at least:
  3. METHODOLOGY TUTORIAL. Application-level tutorials for users and developers.


  • Tutorial must be based on the Slicer3.6 release
  • To enter the contest, you must provide a version of the tutorial that works on at least one platform.
  • Tutorial and all of its components (data, powerpoints/pdfs, additional modules etc.) must be released under the Slicer license
  • Tutorial must include contact information of the primary author (e-mail and phone number)
  • Tutorial must follow the guidelines specified above and use the tutorial template.
  • If applicable, the tutorial must provide clear directions for downloading and installing additional modules
  • Applicants must agree to work with the NA-MIC Training and Dissemination Cores to curate their submission.

Submission Dead-line and Presentation

  • Submission dead-line: Monday June 14, 2010
  • Presentation: Brief highlights of tutorials will be presented by the authors during the Summer 2010 Project Week, on Tuesday June 22 from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Each tutorial presentation should be 5 minutes long.
  • If you wish to participate in the contest, please follow the three steps below:
    • 1. Create a wiki page for your tutorial
    • 2. Upload your slides and tutorial dataset. Your tutorial and data must be named as 'TutorialName_TutorialContestSummer2010.pdf' and ''
    • 3. Add a link to the uploaded tutorial and datasets on your tutorial page.
    • 4. Add a link to your tutorial page in the list below.

List of submitted tutorials

  1. Fiducials
  2. RSS (Robust Statistics Segmenter)
  3. Automatic SPHARM Shape Analysis in 3D Slicer
  4. Atlas Label Fusion & Surface Registration
  5. Stochastic Tractography
  6. Robot-assisted MRI-guided prostate biopsy
  7. GAMBIT: Group-wise Automatic Mesh-Based analysis of cortIcal Thickness
  8. White Matter Lesion Segmentation
  9. Image-overlay Guided Needle Insertion
  10. Fluid Mechanics Tractography
  11. End to End Meshing Workflow
  12. Longitudinal Lesion Comparison