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23rd - 25th November 2016: HELICoiD Final Workshop
The final workshop of the HELICoiD project was held from 23-25th November 2016, as part of the Design of Circuits and Integrated Systems Conference (DCIS 2016)  in Granada, Spain. A special session on Hyperspectral Images for Brain Cancer Detection provided a platform for discussions of how the type of advanced imaging can be applied to neurosurgical applications. This provided an opportunity for the sharing of expertise across disciplinary boundaries, involving clinicians, engineers, scientists and mathematicians. HELICoiD partners presented papers on:
 
Intra-operative Hyperspectral Imaging for Brain Tumour Detection and Delineation
 
A Novel Framework for Brain Cancer Detection based on Spatial-Spectral Hyperspectral Image Classification
 
Spatio-Spectral Classification of Hyperspectral Images based on Supervised and Unsupervised Methods for Brain Cancer Detection
 
Integration of PCA and SVM on a Massively Parallel Processor Array (MPPA) platform applied to hyperspectral images
 
Toward Efficient Embedded Implementations of KNN-based Spatial-Spectral Classification In Hyperspectral Imaging for Cancer Detection     
 
 

8th November 2016: Final Integration of the HELICoiD Demonstrator
On 8th-9th November, HELICoiD team members from ULPGC and UPM met in Las Palmas for the final integration of the HELICoiD demonstrator. During these two days, the hyperspectral acquisition platform was combined with the real time processing platform for the first time. The processing platform accelerates critical parts of the algorithms used to analyse the hyperspectral images and provide information to clinicians.  The successful completion of this work, which was the culmination of months of effort by the international team, means that the HELICoiD system can now operate in real-time during surgical procedures.
 
 

12-14 October 2016: HELICoiD is best demo at DASIP 2016
Project team members have presented three papers at the Conference on Design & Architectures for Signal & Image Processing (DASIP) 2016 in Rennes, France. The presentations included a demo of the HELICoID System which won the best demo competition at the conference.
 
The papers presented were:
 
A.     R. Salvador, H. Fabelo, R. Lazcano, S. Ortega, D. Madroñal, G. M. Callicó, E. Juarez and C. Sanz. Demo: HELICoiD Tool Demonstrator for Real-Time Brain Cancer Detection

B.     Madroñal, R. Lazcano, H. Fabelo, S. Ortega, G. M. Callicó, E. Juárez, C. Sanz. Hyperspectral image classification using a parallel implementation of the linear SVM on a Massively Parallel Processor Array (MPPA) platform.

R. Lazcano, D. Madroñal, K. Desnos, M. Pelcat, R. Guerra, S. López, E. Juarez, C. Sanz. "Parallelism Exploitation of a Dimensionality Reduction Algorithm Applied to Hyperspectral Images
 
 
 
 

12th-13th October 2016: Keynote at Photonex 2016
Himar Fabelo, of ULPGC, has delivered a keynote talk during the 5th edition of the Hyperspectral Imaging and Applications conference (HSI) within Photonex 2016 in Coventry, UK.  The talk was entitled "The HELICoiD project: A comprehensive framework for real-time detection of human brain tumours using hyperspectral images" . A full abstract is available here.
 
 

26 - 29th September 2016: Conference presentations at SPIE Remote Sensing
The team gave two conference presentations at SPIE Remote Sensing 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.
 
López, R. L., Sidrach-Cardona, I., Madroñal, D., Desnos, K., Pelcat, M., Martínez, E. J., & Sanz, C. (2016, October). Parallelism exploitation of a PCA algorithm for hyperspectral images using RVC-CAL. In SPIE Remote Sensing (pp. 100070H-100070H). International Society for Optics and Photonics. 
 
Madroñal, D., Fabelo, H., Lazcano, R., Callicó, G. M., Juárez, E., & Sanz, C. (2016, October). Parallel implementation of a hyperspectral image linear SVM classifier using RVC-CAL. In SPIE Remote Sensing (pp. 1000709-1000709). International Society for Optics and Photonics. 
 
 

31st August - 2nd September 2016: Keynote at DSD 2016
Gustavo Callico, of UPLGC, delivered a keynote at the 19th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design (DSD) in Limassol, Cyprus, on Hyperspectral Imaging for Brain Cancer Detection. A biosketch and the abstract are available here.
 
 

17-21st April 2016: Conference paper at SPIE-DCS
Himar Gabello, ULPGC, has presented a conference paper at  SPIE Commercial+ Scientific Sensing and Imaging (SPIE-DCS)2016, Baltimore (Maryland), USA. The paper was:
 
H. Fabelo, S. Ortega, S. Kabwama, G. M. Callico, D. Bulters, A. Szolna, J. F. Pineiro, R. Sarmiento. (2016, May). “HELICoiD project: a new use of hyperspectral imaging for brain cancer detection in real-time during neurosurgical operations”. In SPIE Commercial+ Scientific Sensing and Imaging (pp. 986002-986002). International Society for Optics and Photonics. 2016 
 
 

13th-16th April 2016: ISBI Conference Paper
A HELICoiD paper has been presented at the IEEE 13th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic:
 
Ortega, S., Callicó, G. M., Plaza, M. L., Camacho, R., Fabelo, H., & Sarmiento, R. (2016, April). “Hyperspectral database of pathological in-vitro human brain samples to detect carcinogenic tissues. In Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), 2016 IEEE 13th International Symposium on (pp. 369-372). IEEE. 2016. 
 
 

25th-26th February 2015: 2nd HELICoiD Review Meeting
The second project review meeting was held in Brussels on 25th and 26th February 2016, and was attended by representatives from all the project partners. The meeting included both a review of the progress made so far and planning for the final year of the project.
 
 

21st-23rd February 2016 - HELICoiD Conference Paper Presented
HELICoiD partners have presented conference papers in the Special Session on Smart Embedded Biomedical Devices for In Situ Physiological Signal Processing - Smart-BIODEV 2016 at BIOSTEC 2016 conference (9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies) Rome, Italy. 
 
H. Fabelo, S. Ortega, R. Guerra, G. Callicó, A. Szolna, J. F. Pińeiro, M. Tejedor, S. López and R. Sarmiento. “A Novel Use of Hyperspectral Images for Human Brain Cancer Detection using In-Vivo Samples”, 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies (BIOSTEC), 2016. (Oral)
 
B. Ravi Kiran, Bogdan Stanciulescu and Jesus Angulo. “Unsupervised clustering of hyperspectral images of brain tissues by hierarchical non-negative matrix factorization”, 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies (BIOIMAGING) 2016.  (Poster)