First International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, USA
October 11-13, 1998

General Information

The technical sessions of the conference will be held at Kresge Auditorium in the center of MIT's campus. Poster sessions and oral presentations will be held with Kresge, and lunches will be served immediately adjacent to the auditorium.

The language of the conference will be English, with no simultaneous interpretation.

Boston provides a wide variety of tradition and trend for its visitors; its role in shaping American history is unique. Paul Revere's House, the Boston Tea Party Ship, the Old North Church-history is on every corner in Boston. Walk the Freedom Trail for a premiere tour of the most treasured sites in American history and for a view of some of the city's many diverse neighborhoods. Boston is renowned as an international center of cultural and intellectual activity, boasting the Museum of Science, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Mapparium at the Christian Science Center, the Wang Center for the Performing Arts, Faneuil Hall and the Marketplace, the historic Waterfront, the Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops. Shoppers will delight in the many retail offerings at Downtown Crossing, Copley Place, and the newly-renovated Prudential Center.

Cambridge is just one bridge away from Boston, yet it's a different world. It could easily be characterized as a college town with its 28,000 students, but it is far more than that. At Harvard Square, a hub of activity both day and night, browse the world's largest concentration of bookstores, launch into cyberspace at a high tech cafe, or explore the treasures hidden in the home of the 19th-century poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Kendall Square is home to MIT and the heart of Massachusetts' high tech and biotech industries. Shop at the nearby CambridgeSide Galleria or take a relaxing tour of Boston and Cambridge from a riverboat along the scenic Charles River. Other worthwhile visits include Central Square, Inman Square and Porter Square.

MIT is located on 146 acres that extend more than a mile along the Cambridge side of the Charles River. Many world renowned architects have designed buildings throughout the campus including Alvar Aalto, Eduardo Catalano, I.M. Pei and Eero Saarinen. Sculptures, murals and paintings abound, including the works of Alexander Calder, Henry Moore and Louise Nevelson. MIT is the home of the List Visual Arts Center which is located in the Wiesner Building. Internationally recognized for its contemporary art exhibitions, the Center maintains MIT's permanent collection of over 1,000 paintings, sculptures, photographs and contemporary prints. Also on campus, the MIT Museum offers exhibitions and programs that explore the interplay among the areas of art, science, and technology. Its public exhibitions are housed in the Museum, the Compton Gallery and the Hart Nautical Gallery. Guided walking tours of campus are available twice daily and depart from the lobby of Building 7, the main entrance at 77 Massachusetts Avenue.

Please direct inquiries regarding registration to the MIT Conference Services Office at 617-253-1700 (phone), 617-258-7005 (fax), or ( For program information, send email to or visit the MICCAI web site at: miccai

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