CARS – Tutorials and Special events

    15:00 - 18:00 | Tutorial on Open Source Software: Should I Join the Open Source Movement?
    Friday, June 28, 2013; Ballsaal

    Kevin Cleary, PhD, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC (USA)

    Open source software development is an increasingly popular software development model, particularly in the research community. The availability and use of open source software is rapidly increasing everywhere, including within the computer assisted radiology and surgery community. However, as with most technologies, open source software is not a “cure-all”, but rather one option for software development in medical devices. In this tutorial, we will start with an introduction and overview of the open source software field, including a discussion of what the term open source means, the licensing issues, and the business models. We will then survey the landscape of existing open source tools, with a particular emphasis on tools for the computer assisted radiology and surgery domain. We will next present an example open source implementation, the Image-Guided Surgery Toolkit (IGSTK). We will conclude with a demonstration of IGSTK and discuss the issues involved in using open source software in the clinical domain.

    Special registration required.