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Machine Learning for Biomedical Imaging

Welcome to Melba (Machine Learning for Biomedical Imaging), a web-based journal devoted to the free and unrestricted access of high quality articles in the broad field that bridges machine learning and biomedical imaging.

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2024/05/14 – MELBA Symposium on Generative Models

We are thrilled to announce the MELBA Symposium on Generative Models, which will take place on Tuesday, June 11 at 9-11:30 AM EDT, 3-5:30 PM CEST! Join us for an exciting lineup of talks from spotlight papers at MELBA surrounding generative models, machine learning and biomedical imaging. Afterwards, there will be a panel discussion with all speakers moderated by a member of the MELBA board.

Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 979 1513 2810
Passcode: 115605


2024/02/02 – Journal-to-conference track at MIDL 2024

The MELBA board happy to announce that, in partnership with the MIDL foundation, MIDL 2024 will feature a "journal-to-conference" track, inviting recently published* MELBA papers to present their work during the conference. Going forward newly published** papers will have the possibility to present their work at MIDL.

Moreover, the best papers of the conference will be invited to submit a journal extension to a special issue in the MELBA journal.

This will strenghten the ongoing partnership between the MIDL foundation and MELBA board, both of which are strongly committed to Open Science and Open Access.

* This excludes papers that are already an extension of a conference/workshop paper.
** Registration deadline will be communicated at a later date.


2023/05/24 – MELBA special issue on image registration

Motion estimation, shape matching and multimodal fusion are some of the core applications in medical image registration that have seen substantial progress through the advent of deep learning-based technique over recent years. We invite you to submit full papers or extended conference works that extend the knowledge in this emerging research field. Submissions are invited in all areas of learning-based medical image registration.

We kindly invite researchers to contribute their high-quality original articles on these topics to our Special Issue. We will be considering submissions between now and Oct 1, 2023 November 30 2023. When submitting your manuscript, the authors should use the cover letter to indicate their intention to be considered in the special issue. The editorial team will aim to streamline the reviews and return a decision within 4-6 weeks from submission. Final accepted papers will be highlighted in a special issue that will be collectively published in the fall/winter of 2023.

In conjunction with MIDL 2024 in Paris we are planning to provide an automatic presentation slot for all original papers accepted within this special issue if the authors are interested in showcasing their research to this audience as well.

Guest Editors:

  • Dr. Veronika Zimmer, TU München, Germany;
  • Dr. Alessa Hering, RadboudUMC, Netherlands;
  • Dr. Mattias Heinrich, University of Lübeck, Germany.

Edit: The submission deadline has been extended from October 1 to November 30, 2023.


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