Multidisciplinary Workshop: Visual/Image Data Analysis in Science

Join us on a stimulating excursion to get insights on how visualization and image analysis methods are applied in different fields of science: from atomic, molecular and cell structures through tissue, organ, organism and object levels all the way to space, galaxies and to virtual world representations!


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October 8-9, 2014

Saalastinsali, Main Building, Linnanmaa Campus, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland


Biocenter Oulu Doctoral Programme (BCO-DP)
InfoTech Oulu Doctoral Programme (InfoTech-DP)
Medical Research Center Oulu Doctoral Programme (MRC-Oulu DP)
Doctoral Programme in Exact Sciences (Exactus-DP)
Human Sciences Doctoral Programme (EUDA-DP)

Lectures and interaction session; own data/ material exhibition, closing discussion, essay (optional for PhD students).

Target audience:
Doctoral students and other researchers in all disciplines.

Different options:

  • 1.0 ECTS for the lectures (two days) and the interaction session without presenting own material;
  • 2.0 ECTS for the lectures (two days), the interaction session and presenting own material (see details below);
  • 3.0 ECTS for the lectures (two days), the interaction session and presenting own material (see details below), and writing a 2-page essay. The essay must be sent to Ritva Saastamoinen no later than October 16, 2014.

To obtain the credits, participation is controlled by signing in for the lectures on both days and for the interaction session.

Interaction session:
Pre-registration required! Get-together at the end of the first day with discussions, own data exhibitions, competition for the best own material presentation, social networking, snacks.

The participants are invited to present their own material. Presenting own material includes the following: 1) a single Powerpoint slide to be shown in a large screen. The slide must be sent to the organizers before the workshop, deadline Sept 26; and 2) computer or poster presentation. Computer presentations (own laptop needed!) can include any type of material relating to imaging and visualization of your data on your research field. If you wish to get further details, please contact Ritva Saastamoinen or any of the other organizing committee members. The best Powerpoint slide and the best computer/poster presentation will be awarded with a prize! If we need to restrict the number of persons presenting their own data, priority will be given to doctoral students.

Click here for more detailed information on presenting own material.

You can view the programme here (PDF).

Ritva Saastamoinen, ritva.saastamoinen(at)

Anne Vainionpää, anne.vainionpaa(at) Deadline: September 26

Registration is obligatory to obtain credits (doctoral students) and also for the other participants who attend the interaction session with or without presenting their own data. Registration is recommended also, if you participate in the lectures only (to estimate the need of coffee service).

Upon registration, we request the following information:

  • Name, contact information (email, organization/ faculty/ department)
  • If you are a doctoral student, please indicate your supervisor’s name and if you are registered in a University of Oulu Doctoral Programme
  • How many credits you decide to complete (1/2/3 ECTS/ no credits)

Please note also that the single Powerpoint slides for the interaction session must be sent to Anne Vainionpää by September 26.

Organizing committee:
Mikko Finnilä
Janne Heikkilä
Matti Kinnunen
Janne Kurtakko
Matti Lehtihalmes
Mirja Peltola
Pertti Rautiainen
Veli-Pekka Ronkainen
Simo Saarakkala
Ritva Saastamoinen
Seppo Vainio

Organized with support from:
University of Oulu Graduate School
Infotech Oulu
Biocenter Oulu
Medical Research Center Oulu
Eudaimonia Human Sciences Research Center
Immuno Diagnostic Oy
Carl Zeiss Oy
Hamamatsu Photonics Norden AB
Cheos Oy


Last updated: 18.12.2014