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Program of the 2nd Symposium of
the 'Color' of Digital Imaging in Biology and Medicine

-Chairperson :
Hiroshi TANAKA, Tokyo Medical and Dental University

-Steered by :
Preparatory Committee for Digital Biocolor Society

-Sponsored by:
The Medical Information System Development Center
The Ministry of International Trade and Industry

-Term :
April 1-2, 2000

-Venue :
The Lecture Hall of the Building No.5, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
(Two minutes walk from JR Chuo-Line Ochanomizu Station, or nearby Subway Marunouchi Line Ochanomizu Station. Please consult the map)
1-5-45, Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8519, JAPAN
Tel 81-3-3813-6111 (the main number)

-Scope :
While the wide spread of digital imaging in medicine, for instance, telemedicine and electronic patient records, is going to generate various problems concerning the color inconsistently reproduced by various display equipment, the multispectral imaging which has far superior accuracy in color reproduction is going to be put into practical use. A common recognition, which was developed at the 1st symposium held on May in last year, that the color problem may affect a wide area of medical science and its practice, and it requires interdisciplinary collaboration of medicine and engineering science to be resolved, has promoted arrangements for the next symposium and establishment of brand-new Digital Biocolor Society at the same time.
You can get an electronic version of its proceedings distributed free at the home page of the symposium indicated at the contact address shown below. Besides, active participants will have an electronic version of a scientific journal including enriched papers which is planned to be published after the symposium.
As well as the 1st symposium, a lot of active attendees are welcome and fruitful discussions are expected at this 2nd symposium.
-Schedule :
Sat. April 1st, 2000
13:20 Opening Remark
13:30 Tutorial Seminar "Introduction and Application of Multispectral Imaging"
14:30 Panel Discussion "What the 'Color' of Digital Imaging in Biology and Medicine Should Be"
 - Part 1 : Approaches From the Aspects of Key Technologies -
 Chair : Yoichi MIYAKE, Masahiro NISHIBORI
16:30 Tutorial Seminar "Introduction and Recent Researches of Color Vision"
17:30 Ceremony and Meeting for Foundation of Digital Biocolor Society
18:30 Welcome Party (at the party hall of Restaurant Almeida)

Sun. April 2nd, 2000
09:00 Tutorial Seminar "Foreseeing Ultimate Changes of Medicine Forced by the Internet"
10:00 Panel Discussion "What the 'Color' of Digital Imaging in Biology and Medicine Should Be"
 - Part 2 : Approaches From the Needs in Medical Practice -
 Chair : Hiroshi TANAKA, Norimichi TSUMURA
12:30 (lunch time)
13:30 Research Plan Proposal Session
15:00 Closing Ceremony
-Registration :
Please send an e-mail, including the participant's name in original language (if possible), the name transcribed in English, the affiliation, the degree, the postal address, the telephone number, the fax number and the e-mail address, to the secretariat. If the participants is resident in Japan, please remit the registration fee of 5,000 Japanese Yen (approximately 50 US$, including seminars, an electronic proceedings, an electronic journal and a welcome party) to the account indicated bellow. Attendees of the symposium must make registration in advance, because only an electronic version of proceedings will be published and no printed material will be distributed at the venue. The registration fee for students is reduced to 2,000 Japanese Yen, and participants resident outside Japan are exempted from paying the registration fee.
[Bank transfer to] Symposium of the 'Color' of Digital Imaging in Medicine, Sumitomo Bank, Ochanomizu Brach (Tel: 81-3-3295-6605), 4-3, Kandasurugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0062, JAPAN, account number : 879136 (Please do not make remittance from other countries than Japan)

(If you have already made your registration and assigned the reception number by the secretariat, please do not make duplicate one.)
-Instruction for Speakers :
(1) The official languages for presentation are both Japanese and English, and the time given to each speaker will be 15 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for discussion. Every presentation should be made by OHP sheets, slide films or a LCD projector, and the speakers are expected to operate every equipment and to prepare the computer used with a LCD projector by themselves. The type of the LCD projector prepared by the secretariat is UP1100 (PLUS Corporation) and it will be compatible with most types of computers. But you should consult the manufacturer or its home page (http://www.plus.co.jp/intl/dmt/prdp.htm) about its compatibility with your computer.
(2) As no simultaneous translation will be provided, speakers using Japanese language should make slides and other materials to be easily understood by audiences from other countries than Japan. Speakers should meet at the reception desk by 30 minutes before the scheduled time for each session which will be found in the program.
(3) An electronic version of a scientific journal including the same papers as the proceedings or revised versions of them, summaries of oral discussions, slide films and every other materials will be published and sent to all participants through the internet for participants who could not actually attend the meeting to get almost the same information as attendees. Every author will be expected to arrange these materials as soon as the symposium has finished, and to send them in some electronic form to the secretariat by the deadline of Fri, April 14, 2000. Papers in Japanese must be accompanied with a summary and legends written in English for participants from other countries than Japan.
(4) Any authors who find difficulties in following instructions mentioned above can feel free to consult the secretariat, because it will provide all kinds of assistance to resolve them as much as possible.

-Contact us at :
The Secretariat, Preparatory Committee for Digital Biocolor Society
c / o Clinical Laboratory, Tokyo Medical and Dental University Hospital
1-5-45, Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8519, Japan
FAX: 81-3-5684-3618
E-mail: mn-mn@umin.ac.jp
URL: http://biocolor.umin.ac.jp/