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Ninth ISIC Skin Image Analysis Workshop

@ MICCAI 2024

Hosted by the International Skin Imaging Collaboration (ISIC)


Skin is the largest organ of the human body, and is the first area of a patient assessed by clinical staff. The skin delivers numerous insights into a patient’s underlying health: for example, pale or blue skin suggests respiratory issues, unusually yellowish skin can signal hepatic issues, or certain rashes can be indicative of autoimmune issues. In addition, dermatological complaints are also among the most prevalent in primary care (Lowell et al., 2001). Images of the skin are the most easily captured form of medical image in healthcare, and the domain shares qualities to standard computer vision datasets, serving as a natural bridge between standard computer vision tasks and medical applications. However, significant and unique challenges still exist in this domain. For example, there is remarkable visual similarity across disease conditions, and compared to other medical imaging domains, varying genetics, disease states, imaging equipment, and imaging conditions can significantly change the appearance of the skin, making localization and classification in this domain unsolved tasks.

This workshop will serve as a venue to facilitate advancements and knowledge dissemination in the field of skin image analysis, raising awareness and interest for these socially valuable tasks. Invited speakers include major influencers in computer vision and skin imaging, and authors of accepted papers.

Lowell et al. “Dermatology in Primary Care: Prevalence and Patient Disposition,” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 250–255, 2001.

Topics of interest include:

  • Computer Vision in Dermatology and Primary Care
  • Few-Shot Learning for Dermatological Conditions
  • Skin Analysis from Dermoscopic Images
  • Skin Analysis from Clinical Photographs
  • Skin Analysis from Video
  • Skin Analysis from Total-Body Photography and 3D Skin Reconstructions
  • Skin Analysis from Confocal Microscopy
  • Skin Analysis from Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • Skin Analysis from Histopathological Images
  • Skin Analysis from ex-vivo and Fluorescence Microscopy
  • Skin Analysis from Multi-Modal Data Sources
  • Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) Related to Skin Image Analysis
  • Algorithms to Mitigate Class Imbalance
  • Uncertainty Estimation Related to Skin Image Analysis
  • Human-Computer Interaction & Application Workflows for Skin Image Analysis
  • Robustness to Bias from Clinical and User-Originating Photography
  • Assessing and Creating Fairness of Skin Analysis in Underrepresented Groups 
  • Combined Application of Image Analysis and Large Language Models/Natural Language Processing (e.g., applied to EHR)
  • Skin Cancer Prognosis and/or Risk Stratification Using Skin Imaging Data
The workshop will give out two awards towards paper submissions:
  • Best Paper Award 
  • Honorable Mention Award
Judging will be carried out by the workshop chairs based on the reviewer comments, novelty, potential impact, and manuscript quality.

Invited Speakers

The workshop will feature several prominent names in the field of skin image analysis, including:

Moi Hoon Yap
Moi Hoon Yap
Moi Hoon Yap is Professor of Image and Vision Computing and the lead of Human-Centred Computing at The Manchester Metropolitan University. She is leading research in computer vision and deep learning techniques for medical image analysis and facial analysis. Moi Hoon has received research funding from The Royal Society, EU Funding, EPSRC, Innovate UK, Cancer Research UK and industry partners. She serves as the Associate Editor of the Journal of Computers and Programs in Biomedicine and panel member of UK funding bodies. She is leading the technology development for diabetic foot ulcer tools, created novel datasets for reproducible research and conducted international challenges.
Alceu Bissoto
Alceu Bissoto
Alceu Bissoto earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Campinas, Brazil, in 2024. His research in skin lesion analysis encompassed synthesis, segmentation, and classification, ultimately focusing on evaluating biases and enhancing robustness to distribution shifts. This focus has led to recognition at ISIC workshops with Best Paper and Honorable Mention Awards, and earned him three Google Latin America Research Awards (LARA) for his contributions to the field.
Jeremy Kawahara
Jeremy Kawahara
Jeremy Kawahara holds a Ph.D. in Computing Science from Simon Fraser University, Canada. His research focuses on deep learning for skin lesion analysis, covering topics from disease classification in 2D images to detecting lesions on 3D full body meshes. Jeremy currently works as a Lead AI Researcher for AIP Clinic and develops machine learning systems that use images and patient symptoms to assist dermatologists in making diagnoses.

Important Dates

June 24, 2024: Paper Submission Deadline (23:59 Pacific Standard Time)
July 15, 2024: Author Notifications
July 31, 2024: Camera-Ready Submission Deadline (23:59 Pacific Standard Time)
October 10, 2024: In-Person Workshop @ MICCAI 2024 (TBA Western European Summer Time)

Paper Submission

For paper submissions, the conference guidelines are followed (double-blind review process, up to 8 pages of text, figures, and tables + up to 2 pages of references). Accepted papers will be published in a Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) volume to be published by Springer Nature.

Manuscript Submission System

Public Datasets for Skin Image Analysis Research

  • Derm7pt: Over 2,000 dermoscopic and clinical images of skin lesions with 7-point checklist criteria  and diagnostic category information.
  • Dermofit Image Library: 1,300 clinical images of skin lesions with diagnostic category information and segmentation masks.
  • Diverse Dermatology Images: 656 clinical images of skin lesions with diverse skin tone  representation and diagnostic category information.
  • Fitzpatrick 17k: 16,577 clinical images with skin condition labels and skin type labels based on the Fitzpatrick scoring system.
  • HIBA Skin Lesions Dataset: 1,616 skin lesion images (1,270 dermoscopy and 346 clinical) acquired at the Department of Dermatology of Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires (HIBA) in Argentina.
  • ISIC 2018ISIC 2019ISIC 2020: The ISIC has organized the world’s largest repository of dermoscopic images of skin (157,000+ images, 69,000+ of which are publicly available) to support research and development of methods for segmentation, feature extraction, and classification. These datasets are snapshots used for the 2018, 2019, and 2020 ISIC melanoma detection challenges. See also the HAM10000 and BCN20000 datasets.
  • MED-NODE: 170 clinical images of skin lesions with diagnostic category information.
  • PAD-UFES-20: Over 2,200 clinical images of skin lesions with associated metadata.
  • PH2: 200 dermoscopic images of melanocytic lesions with detailed annotation. 
  • SCIN: 10,000+ clinical images of skin, nail, or hair conditions with detailed annotation. For details, visit here.
  • SD-128 / SD-198 / SD-260: 6,584 clinical photographs covering 128/198/260 distinct skin disorders with associated metadata.

Program Schedule

Date/Time: Thursday, October 10, TBA WEST

Location: TBA, Palmeraie Conference Centre (Marrakesh, Morocco)



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Steering Committee:

Program Committee:

  • Kumar Abhishek, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Euijoon Ahn, James Cook University, Australia
  • Naren Akash R. J., International Institute of Information Technology-Hyderabad, India
  • Sandra Avila, University of Campinas, Brazil
  • Nourhan Bayasi, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Lei Bi, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Alceu Bissoto, University of Campinas, Brazil
  • Ben Cardoen, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Bill Cassidy, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • Siyi Du, Imperial College London, UK
  • Matthew Groh, Northwestern University, USA
  • Ghassan Hamarneh, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Joanna Jaworek‐Korjakowska, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Jeremy Kawahara, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Jinman Kim, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Sinan Kockara, Rice University, USA
  • Kivanc Kose, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
  • Tim K. Lee, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Carlos Santiago, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
  • Yuheng Wang, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Eduardo Valle, University of Campinas, Brazil
  • Moi Hoon Yap, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

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