Bioimage analysis is evolving to address challenges of big data, dealing with complex modalities like 3D and time-resolved imaging and working towards more FAIR image data and image analysis workflows. A big driver for standardization is the development of OME-NGFF, the open, next generation file format for bioimaging data. This poses the questions: Can we also standardize more in doing open-source, next generation image analysis workflows? How will bioimage analysis workflows of the future look? And how do we make those workflows FAIR?
To get the leading people together that are currently pushing the boundaries of next-generation image analysis workflows, we are organizing a hackathon: The “next generation bioimage analysis workflows hackathon”, this November (6th - 8th) in Zurich, Switzerland.