San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
1 - 5 August 2021
Conference 11840
Developments in X-Ray Tomography XIII
Conference Committee
Important Dates
Abstract Due:
3 February 2021
Post-Deadline Submissions are Currently Being Accepted.

Author Notification:
5 April 2021

Manuscript Due Date:
14 July 2021

Additional Conference Information
Call for
The conference is a platform for researchers and teams active in the field of x-ray tomography to exchange on the latest progress in instrumentation, algorithms, and non-destructive three-dimensional characterization. Several thousand x-ray tomography systems are currently operated in industry and academia and thousands more in clinics. While conventional attenuation contrast imaging is dominant, other forms of tomographic x-ray imaging are emerging. The huge amount of generated data requires state-of-the-art software for image reconstruction and analysis. Several technical advancements are enabling or pushing applications of tomography in pathology, tissue engineering, anthropology, etc. It is increasingly common to produce impressive imagery of unique objects and derive relevant features of the underlying structures and dynamics. Furthermore, multi-modal imaging, which recently incorporates the reciprocal space information, has started to play an increasingly important role. The Developments in X-ray Tomography conference series warmly welcomes PhD students and postdoctoral fellows in the field. In order to support their career advancement, we will again recognize and award the best poster presented by a PhD student as the first author, the best oral presentation and proceedings paper. This conference encourages interdisciplinary discussions and collaborations. Scientists and experts are openly invited from medicine/dentistry, biology, earth and materials science, crystallography, solid-state and soft-matter physics, chemistry, computer sciences, engineering and applied mathematics to present results on system instrumentation, algorithm design and evaluation, and current applications. Papers are solicited on the following and related topics:

Alternatives to Conventional Attenuation-based Tomography
  • phase tomography using single- and multiple gratings, edges, crystals and in-line approaches
  • three-dimensional reciprocal-space techniques including scattering
  • x-ray optics in tomographic imaging, spectral imaging.
Recent Advances in X-ray Sources and Detector Technology
  • liquid metal sources in tomography, compact light sources, photon-counting spectral detectors, virtual mono-energy imaging.
Characterization and Optimization of CT-systems
  • quantitative characterization of x-ray sources, sample manipulators, x-ray detectors
  • modeling of photon energy and photon statistics in phase and absorption modes
  • image quality assessment.
Classic/Deep Learning Algorithms for Reconstruction and Image Analysis
  • image reconstruction from noisy, incomplete and inconsistent data
  • artifact correction
  • image segmentation and registration
  • detection, classification, and quantification of various objects such as mineral samples and porous media
  • phase-retrieval
  • management and mining of big data.
Micro- and Nano-tomography of Human Tissues
  • brain imaging
  • imaging of scaffolds and cells in tissue engineering/regenerative medicine
  • characterization of human tissues in normal and diseased conditions.
Non-destructive Characterization of Unique Objects
  • paleontology
  • museum science, anthropology, insects and plants, and niche applications
  • implementation of temperature control and mechanical loading to samples.
Added Value of Combining X-ray Tomography with Other Methods
  • multi-modal imaging
  • joint histogram analysis/data fusion
  • registration-based segmentation
  • hierarchical imaging and interior tomography, workflow integration, and optimization.
Trending Applications of X-ray Tomography
  • quantum technology
  • batteries and fuel cells, reverse engineering of semiconductor chips
  • detecting plant growth below ground.
Conference Committee
Conference Chairs
  • Bert Müller, Univ. Basel (Switzerland)
  • Ge Wang, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)

Program Committee
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