This year we will have the chance to accommodate 16 speakers in total, which will be selected based on the submitted papers (more details below). As usual there will be a nice mix of applications, both life and material science
The final program and speakers will be communicated on March 18, 2019.
You will have the choice to register for one of the 3 proposed training courses:
Training session 1
- You can take most benefit from this session when you are new to the SkyScan software suite and want to learn more about the essentials of micro-CT.
- Topics covered:
- Setting up a good scan
- Reconstructing your images without artefacts
- View your results in 2D and 3D
- Learning the essentials of image analysis
Training session 2
- You can take most benefit from this session when you already feel confident doing a good scan and reconstruction but sometimes bump into certain issues and want to learn more about data visualization and analysis.
- Topics covered:
- Selecting regions of interest
- Segmentation algorithms to binarize your data
- Morphometric analysis in custom processing
- Task automation in custom processing and BatMan
- 3D multivolume data representation in CTVox
Training session 3
- You can take most benefit from this session when micro-CT imaging has no secrets anymore for you, custom processing became a true hobby, and you’re out to know all latest and greatest features in our software.
- Topics covered:
- Special scanning trajectories
- Advanced artefact correction techniques
- Density calibration
- Fully automating your image analysis with automated ROI selection & image filtering techniques,3D multivolume data representation in CTVox
Date: Tuesday, June 4th and Wednesday, June 5th
Time: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Venue: Lamot Congress Centre Haverwerf, 2800 Mechelen, Belgium
For questions please contact us at usermeeting.BmCT@bruker.com
The venue for the training and user meeting is the Lamot Congress Centre, located in the centre of Mechelen (Haverwerf), Belgium. More info can be found at http://lamot-mechelen.be/.
Travel arrangements and hotel accommodation are at responsibility and cost of the attendees.
Several options are available at walking distance from the Lamot Congress Centre:
Paper submission & approval
A paper is an extended abstract of minimum 2-pages including at least some pictures, tables and results, or what you think is necessary to make your work clearer to understand by a general micro-CT user.
Papers will be accepted as a Word-document by email to usermeeting.BmCT@bruker.com before 01 March 2019 by downloading the template. You can indicate your preference for a poster or an oral presentation on the submission form. After reviewing, we will publish the final program on 18 March 2019, which will indicate which papers are selected for an oral presentation, and which ones for a poster presentation. By submitting an abstract, you agree that after the meeting, your abstract can be used for Marketing and Sales purpose and published on the Bruker website, without mentioning your personal coordinates (email, phone number) on any media.
Please note when preparing the paper and your presentation (oral or poster), the micro-CT Users Meeting has an audience with different backgrounds and interests. Keep your presentation general and don't assume that your standard abbreviations will be understood by everyone. It would be interesting to explain your research so that a general audience would understand it. The focus should be on what you do with the micro-CT and the images.
The timeslot for an oral presentation is 20 minutes: 15 minutes for the talk and 5 minutes for questions. Slides for the oral presentation should be prepared in PowerPoint format, and saved on the meeting laptop, which is a Windows 7 computer, well before the session starts. The use of your own computer is not recommended but is possible when tested during the breaks.
Posters should be formatted to A0 portrait. The posters will be open for discussion during the coffee and lunch breaks during the users meeting on 5 June 2019. During poster viewing you are expected to be at your poster to maximize the discussion with other users. An award will be elected for the best poster presentation.
This year we will have a contest for the best poster and movie.
When your paper is selected for a poster presentation, you will automatically enter the best poster contest. For the movie contest a movie of maximum 30sec made using CTVol or CTVox can be submitted to usermeeting.BmCT@bruker.com before May 3. If the file is too big to send through mail you can use e.g. http://www.wetransfer.com. You are welcome to submit multiple movies; however, they will count as individual entries for the contest.
All attendees have one vote and the winners will be announced on Wednesday June 5 during the social event. The prize for best poster is an Apple iWatch, the prize for the best movie is a GoPro camera.