AI and Digital Microscopy

25-26 June 2018, University of Exeter, Exeter.

A two-day multidisciplinary meeting centred on application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods in Digital Microscopy will be held at the University of Exeter on 25-26 June, 2018. The meeting is hosted as part of the project "Novel context-based segmentation algorithms for intelligent microscopy", funded by the EPSRC at the Universities of Birmingham and Exeter.

Organising Committee: David A Randell, Gabriel Landini and Antony Galton.


Digital microscopy and image processing have revolutionised many analytical approaches to the analysis of cells and tissues, and contributed to resolving a wide range of problems, from experimental cell research to cancer diagnosis. However automated interpretation of image contents remains an important challenge. This is where AI could provide formal techniques and algorithms (such as spatial logics, constraint-based methods, explicit ontologies and machine learning algorithms) to represent, encode and mechanically reason about information and interpret the contents of histological images. This is essential to support expert observers, provide quantitative approaches (for reproducible results) and free users from performing otherwise repetitive tasks to achieve the goal of fast, reproducible and quantitative analytical methods.

Images in digital microscopy range from small, single field captures to ‘whole slide images’ typically requiring gigabytes of memory to process, and this represents a further challenge in finding ways to efficiently represent and encode information that is relevant to the histological models used to interpret them.

This multidisciplinary meeting aims to provide a unique opportunity for networking, discussing problems, sharing and showcasing AI techniques that are directly related to the processing of microscopy digital images for a new generation of intelligent cytological and histopathological analyses.

Date and Venue

The meeting will be held on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th of June, 2018, at the Reed Hall Conference Centre, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter. Reed Hall is located in extensive grounds and gardens and is well-located and a popular venue to host meetings and day conferences.
The meeting will start on Monday 25th at 12:00 to allow travelling on the day, and will finish on Tuesday 26th at approximately 16:30.

Reed Hall, University of Exeter.

Exeter University Streatham Campus (Reed Hall indicated by the red arrow). (Image copyright © OpenStreetMap)

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Additional information

Accommodation in Exeter

1. Holland Hall – University of Exeter Please enter promotional code: PC18
2. Mercure Rougemont
3. Mercure Southgate
4. Jury’s Inn
5. Hotel du Vin
6. Premier Inn
7. Queen’s Court
8. Raffles
9. City Gate
10. Headweir Mill House

Getting to Exeter, the University and Reed Hall

Information on how to get to Exeter and from Exeter to the Streatham Campus may be found using the following link: