1st summer-school – Vienna, Austria – August 27th-29th, 2012

  • Time: 27-29 August 2012
  • Place: Dpt of Astronomy, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Attendance: required for SUMMER researchers, but opened to all interested researchers/students

The SUMMER consortium runs an annual summer-school open for PhD students, Post Doctoral fellows and young medical doctors, but also group leaders, interested in an interdisciplinary approach to computer supported radiotherapy planning. The first SUMMER summer-school will take place in Vienna from August 27th until August 29th 2012. Members of the SUMMER consortium and invited speakers will give lectures on medical image acquisition, radiation oncology physics, biological target volume, dose planning and painting, image processing, visualization and ergonomics.


Program Registration Venue Social Event Accommodation Organizing Committee

Final Program

Monday 27 August 2012
09.30-12.00 Board Meeting (only for Board Members)
13.30-14.00 Registration
14.00-15.00 Welcome and SUMMER project overview Laurent Massoptier
15.00-16.00 Radiation oncology: current state of the art and future individualization by integration of biology and high technology Anne Laprie
16.00-16.30 Coffee Break
16.30-17.30 Basics of Ion Beam Therapy – Physical Motivation and Requirements Thomas Schreiner

Tuesday 28 August 2012
09.00-10.00 3D interface design and co-design Adinda Freudenthal & Edit Varga
10.00-10.30 Coffee Break
10.30-11.30 Innovative techniques in IGRT and IMRT Sonja Krause
11.30-12.30 Image registration in radiotherapy Wolfgang Birkfellner
12.30-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.00 Role of imaging in target volume selection/delineation/segmentation for radiotherapy planning Ursula Nestle
15.00-16.00 Topic on dose planning Markus Stock
16.00-16.30 Coffee Break
16.30-17.30 FP7 – Marie Curie ITN: from an accepted proposal to a successful ongoing project Eigil Samset
19.30-23.00 Social event at a classical Viennese wine place

Wednesday 29 August 2012
09.00-10.00 Functional staging and response to therapy in brain tumors Umberto Sabatini
10.00-10.30 Coffee Break
10.30-11.30 Different concepts of PET-based radiotherapy dose escalation and strategies for clinical implementation Daniela Thorwarth
11.30-12.30 Radiotherapy dose painting guided by MR spectroscopic imaging: promises and pitfalls Anne Laprie
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14.00-15.00 Dose painting: concepts, chances, limitations and requirements for imaging Ursula Nestle
15.00-16.00 Adaptive radiotherapy: when replanning based on what imaging Markus Stock
16.00-16.30 Coffee Break
16.30-17.30 Visualization in radiotherapy – Bridging the gap between clinical practice and visualization research Miguel Nunes & Katja Bühler
18.00 Sightseeing tour in Vienna, Get together



Registration costs for researchers not being part of the SUMMER project are 200 Euro and cover lunch and coffee breaks, social events, the excursion, public transport and teaching material.
The number of participants is restricted to 60. Places will be given to applicants with an appropriate professional background and motivation on a first come first serve basis.

Please register HERE as soon as possible and not later than the 3rd of August 2012.

Universitaetssternwarte Wien

Department of Astronomy, University of Vienna
Türkenschanzstraße 17
1180 Wien

For detailed information on how to get there have a look at

Webpage of Viennas Public Transport:

Social Event

We will have dinner at the classical Viennese “Heuriger” on Tuesday evening:
Buschenschank Wolff, Rathgasse 44-46, 1190 Vienna



A list of hotels in vicinity of the institute of Astronomy can be found at

Official Hotel Webpage of the Vienna Tourist Information

Budget places for stays in Vienna with a good connection to the venue:


Organizing Committee

Wolfgang Birkfellner,
Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Christian Doppler Lab for Medical Radiation Research for Radiation Oncology
Medical University Vienna

Katja Bühler
VRVIS GmbH Vienna