On behalf of the program committee of the international workshop on medical image analysis and description for diagnosis systems (MIAD’09), I have an enormous pleasure to welcome you in Porto (Portugal) for this manifestation. I would like to thank all those who made many valuable contributions for success of this first workshop. MIAD’09 aims at assembling international researchers and practitioners working in medical and biomedical images processing domain, for attending extensive educational high level materials, exchanging their knowledge and talking about their future choices. I also hope that the workshop offer a real opportunity to fill the gap between academic researchers, practitioners and industrial parts. The call for papers of MIAD’09 enticed a number of about 25 paper submissions, from all over the world, the important job of the program committee members for reviewing and selecting the technical contributions leading to 10 papers that will be presented in 3 regular
sessions about following topics: images modelling, registration and computer aided evaluation, medical images denoising and segmentation, and biological images analysis. I hope these effort and these contributions will enable fruitful discussions and large dissemination of scientific knowledge.
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