Call for Papers

Recent advances in neuroimaging and statistical machine learning provide an exceptional opportunity for investigators and physicians to discover complex relationships between brain, behaviors, and mental and neurological disorders. MLCN 2018 workshop, as a satellite event of MICCAI 2018, aims to bring together researchers in both theory and application from various fields in domains of spatial statistics, pattern recognition in neuroimaging, and predictive clinical neuroscience. Topics of interests include but are not limited to:

  • Applications of spatio-temporal modeling in predictive clinical neuroscience
  • Spatial regularization in decoding clinical neuroimaging data
  • Spatial statistics in neuroimaging
  • Learning with structured inputs and outputs in clinical neuroscience
  • Multi-task learning in analyzing structured neuroimaging data
  • Deep learning in analyzing structured neuroimaging data
  • Model stability and interpretability in clinical neuroscience

Submission Process:

The workshop seeks high quality, original, and unpublished work on algorithms, theory, and applications of machine learning in clinical neuroimaging and spatially structured data analysis. Papers should be submitted electronically in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LCNS) style of up to 8-pages papers using the CMT system at This workshop uses a double-blind review process in the evaluation phase, thus authors must ensure anonymous submissions. Accepted papers will be published in a joint proceeding with the MICCAI conference.

Important Dates:

  • Paper submission deadline: June 11, 2018  Extended to June 25, 2018 (23:59 Pacific time)
  • Notification of Acceptance: July 16, 2018
  • Camera-ready Submission: July 22, 2018 (23:59 Pacific time)
  • Workshop Date: September 20, 2018