Call for Proposals:
Community Software Tools Demos

Weekend Educational Course During the 2019 Annual Meeting

Dear ISMRM community:

Over the years, the ISMRM community has created excellent software tools for simulation, sequence design and analysis, reconstruction, and image interpretation. As of today, there exist many excellent free and open-source tools. However, while useful, there is often a steep learning curve for using these tools, which prevents trainees and professionals from widely using them.

To mitigate this, the AMPC educational committee has proposed a pilot weekend course for the 2019 Annual Meeting. The format of the course will include an afternoon of hands on demos for the tools that will be presented.

In order to be inclusive, the committee would therefore like to solicit proposals from software tools developers that would commit to present a demo of their software at the Annual Meeting Educational Weekend. It is a great opportunity for promoting your work and educating the community. The time commitment during the meeting would be a 10 minute pitch during the morning session, and 3 hours of demo in the afternoon. There will be of course serious time commitment in preparing the demos!

Approximately 10 packages will be selected based on coverage of areas and scope of the packages.


The software tools must be open source, and free for academics (For example, BSD or GPL licenses. No commercial license software)

This time, we limit the call to tools for sequence design, simulation and image reconstruction ( Post processing, image interpretation and analysis tools may be considered in future meetings)


Proposals should be 1 page Letter of Intent describing the software tool and its rationale.

A link to the software package page must be included.

submitted by email to: with Title: [Re: Software Tools]

Full consideration will be given to applications submitted before 09 January 2019 at 9:00PM Pacific Time.

Organizing Committee:
Miki Lustig, Ph.D., UC Berkeley
Larry Wald, Ph.D., MGH
Tony Stoecker, Ph.D., DZNE Bonn