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Medical Imaging Summer School 2014

28 July - 1Aug 2014 Favignana, Sicily

Medical Imaging meets Computer Vision

Endorsed by MICCAI Society and SPRINGER
Sponsored by Toshiba and GIRPR


The school will be held on the beautiful island of Favigana, which is part of the Egadi Archipelago, just 9 miles off the coast Sicily. Favignana is a glorious yet still mostly unspoilt island, which provides excellent conference facilities in form of a former tuna factory – the “Ex Stabilimento Florio”, which used to be the most important industrial plant of the Mediterranean for tuna processing. Today, after having been beautifully restored, its marvellous architecture has made it one of the top sights of Favignana, boasting a museum, an information centre, a large and modern conference room, and very pleasant outside, yet shaded space for poster sessions and breaks.

Favignana can easily be reached by sea directly from Trapani (on “mainland Sicily”) via ferry or hydrofoil. Additional hydrofoil services from Naples or Marsala exist. The nearest international airport is Palermo, with some smaller airline carriers flying directly to Trapani.

Welcome Drink at the Florio Palace (MAP) INFO
Conference Centre - Ex Stabilimento Florio
(Ex Tuna fishing factory) (MAP) (INFO
Natural Landscapes (see images)


Reduced room rates for school participants have been arranged and will be offered on a “first-come first-serve basis” in self-catering appartments (with kitchen) at single, double, triple or quadruple occupancy, for 300€–550€ per person for 6 nights (depending on occupancy), including bedding/towels and cleaning. Applications for room reservations must be made before 30 April 2014 using the accommodation reservation form (Accommodation Reservation Module) to be sent by email directly to Elyos S.r.l - CASE Vacanza (Attn. Mrs. Patrizia: elyos@arcipelagoegadi.it). Students coming from different universities can share the room (mark the related field into the accommodation module - Elyos S.r.l - CASE Vacanza will arrange the shared rooms). After 30 April 2014 there is no guarantee for reservations in Favignana. Participants may of course also directly arrange for alternative accommodation via a local agency. Note that room reservations will become very difficult from May onwards.

The accommodation prices for MISS participants are the following:

Accommodation from 27 July (in) to 2 August (out) 2014 (meals are not included) Price x pax
Single Occupancy Apartment 550 €
Double Occupancy Apartment 400 €
Triple Occupancy Apartment 330 €
Quadruple Occupancy Apartment 300 €


The following transfers (including bus + ferry) will be provided by the school (without charge):

FROM TO DEPARTURE - Sunday 27 July 2014 ARRIVAL - Sunday 27 July 2014
Palermo Airport School Location 17.00 20:30
Trapani Airport School Location 18.00 20:30

FROM TO DEPARTURE - Saturday 02 August 2014 ARRIVAL - Saturday 02 August 2014
School Location Palermo Airport 08:00 11:30
School Location Trapani Airport 08:00 10:30

For more information, send an email to: miss@dmi.unict.it