Imaging Retreat in Valais

An Imaging retreat will take place in Valais on 9 September 2019 to discuss the initiative with colleagues and gather further ideas.

Registration at [email protected]

If you cannot attend the retreat but still would like to make your voice heard, you are welcome to ask a senior scientist or post-doc in your group to act as substitute.

Location: TBA. The retreat will be close to a train station (Sierre or Sion) to guarantee accessibility throughout the day.

Program – 09 September 2019


Opening word – Martin Vetterli, President

Missions of the [email protected] initiative – Andreas Mortensen, Vice-President for Research

The imaging landscape at EPFL – Sabine Süsstrunk, Member of the [email protected] Steering Committee

Contribution of the imaging working group to the EPFL strategic plan 2021-24 – Michael Unser, Chair of [email protected]


Coffee break


Self-introductions by the attendees

Immediate and long-term actions – Suliana Manley, Member of the [email protected] Steering Committee

Proposal for Open-Imaging – Andy Oates, Member of the [email protected] Steering Committee

Plan for the Imaging seminar series  – Michael Unser

Report on a related initiative: Vision for the CIBM – Pina Marziliano, CIBM Director




Plenum discussion to identify important topics, e.g.:

  • Needs in terms of resources, facilities and faculty positions;
  • Initiatives that further encourage cross-fertilisation and collaborative projects;
  • Long-term strategy and common actions.


Parallel working groups on identified topics – Animated by the Steering Committee


Coffee break


Reporting of the outputs of the working groups


Concluding word – Michael Unser


Walk in the vineyards and social activities 


Valaisan dinner (Raclette et al.)