Webinars

This page highlights Kitware's upcoming and recorded webinars for the Visualization Toolkit, Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit, ParaView, CMake, CDash, Midas, the Image-Guided Surgery Toolkit, and Slicer. This includes release webinars, highlighting what is new in a software release, and introductory courses on the various toolkits. The videos can also be viewed through Vimeo for full screen viewing or the use of chapters, where available. Click the "Vimeo" logo in the embedded video to use Vimeo.

Recorded Webinar Sessions

VTK
VTK 6.0 Release Webinar
Open-source, Cross-platform Charting with VTK
Building Qt-enabled VTK Applications
Infovis with VTK
MSVTK Release
VTK 5.10 Release
Introduction to VTK
ParaView
ParaView Catalyst: In situ Analysis with VTK & ParaView
ParaView 4.0 Release
Big Data Analysis: Leveraging ParaView on HPC Resources
Introduction to ParaView
ParaView 3.14 Release
ITK
ITK 4.4.0 Release Webinar
Raspberry Pi Likes ITK
Introduction to ITK
ITKv4 Release
Slicer
Introduction to Slicer
Slicer 4.1 Release
KiwiViewer
KiwiViewer 2.0 Release
Android Tutorial: App Building with VES and Kiwi
Midas Platform
Midas Platform 3.2 Release
Computer Vision
Building Large-Scale Multimedia Search Engines
A Minimum Error Vanishing Point Algorithm and its Applications
CMake
CMake 2.8.12 Release
Introduction to CMake
CMake 2.8.9 Release
CMake 2.8.8 Release
CMake 2.8.7 Release
CDash
CDash 2.0.2 Release

Technical Talks
Towards a Federal Health Information Space

Building Large-Scale Multimedia Search Engines
Date: January 21, 2014
Time: 1:30 - 1:50 p.m. EST

Description: This webinar is based on the paper, “Multimedia Event Detection with Multimodal Feature Fusion and Temporal Concept Localization,” by Sangmin Oh, Scott McCloskey, Ilseo Kim, Arash Vahdat, Kevin J. Cannons, Hossein Hajimirsadeghi, Greg Mori, A.G. Amitha Perera, Megha Pandey, and Jason J. Corso. It showcases work on building large-scale multimedia search engines for videos, which is designed to help users find videos of queried events such as parties, flash mobs, home maintenance, and cooking. It guides you through the overall algorithmic framework, which includes computer vision, audio analysis, fusion, and machine learning techniques, along with actual results on a large real-world web video dataset.


A Minimum Error Vanishing Point Algorithm and its Applications
Date: January 16, 2014
Time: 1:00-1:20 a.m. EST

Description: Kitware's Yiliang Xu presents a webinar based on the paper, “A Minimum Error Vanishing Point Detection Approach for Uncalibrated Monocular Images of Man-made Environments”(written by Yiliang Xu, Sangmin Oh, and Anthony Hoogs). The webinar starts with Kitware’s latest vanishing point detection algorithm, which was published in CVPR 2013, and continues to its applications to various computer vision problems including, but not limited to, camera calibration, surveillance, robot navigation, and scene understanding.


CMake 2.8.12 Release Webinar
Date: October 16, 2013
Time: 1:30 - 1:50 p.m. EST

Description: This webinar highlights the changes and updates in the CMake 2.8.12 release.


ParaView Catalyst: Leverage In situ Analysis with VTK and ParaView
Date: September 26, 2013
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST

Description: In this webinar introduced ParaView Catalyst, a flexible in situ library that leverages VTK and ParaView. The webinar highlighted the benefits of ParaView Catalyst and how to leverage them for your own simulations. ParaView Catalyst enables simulation codes to link to ParaView and VTK in order to perform in situ (i.e. while the simulation is running) the same type of work that is typically done in post-processing the results of a simulation run. Using ParaView Catalyst reduces the overall time to gleaning desired information from a simulation run. This is done by using the same compute power to calculate the desired quantities as the simulation has (for MPI-enabled simulation codes typically the post-processing is done on machines with much less compute power than the simulation ran on). This has the added benefit of reducing file IO while maintaining high fidelity in the quantities computed.


ParaView 4.0.1 Release Webinar
Date: June 18, 2013
Time: 2:00 - 2:20 p.m. EST

Description: This webinar highlights the changes and updates in the ParaView 4.0 release.


Android Tutorial: App Building with VES and Kiwi
Date: June 13, 2013
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST

Description: This webinar presented a tutorial on Android programming with the VES and Kiwi libraries. Participants learned how to use CMake and the Android Native Development Kit (NDK) to cross-compile VTK and VES/Kiwi libraries for Android. The tutorial topics included CMake and the NDK, designing Java Native Interface (JNI) libraries, and an intro to the KiwiViewer Android app demonstrating how to package assets, load data, and render geometry. Please see this information for a resolution to the emulator issue encountered in the webinar.


VTK 6.0 Release Webinar
Date: June 12, 2013
Time: 1:30 - 1:50 p.m. EST

Description: This webinar highlights the changes and updates in the VTK 6.0 release.


ITK 4.4.0 Release Webinar
Date: June 11, 2013
Time: 3:00 - 3:20 p.m. EST

Description: This webinar highlights the changes and updates in the ITK 4.40 release.


Open-source, Cross-platform Charting with VTK
Date: May 9, 2013
Description: This webinar taught participants how to use VTK's charting modules to plot and interact with non-spatially oriented data sets. Topics covered included understanding the essential plotting and charting classes, displaying your data in VTK charts, adding user interaction to interact and control charts, and outputting the results in raster and vector formats.


Building Qt-enabled VTK Applications
Date: April 24, 2013
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST

Description: In this webinar, patricipants learned how to create fully featured applications using VTK and Qt. Topics covered include: configuring your Qt enabled application, understanding the essential VTK and Qt classes, linking VTK events and Qt signals/slots to control the VTK scene from Qt widgets and Qt widgets from VTK components.


Raspberry Pi Likes ITK
Date: March 13, 2013
Time: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. EST

Description: This webinar covered (a) the process of minimally building ITK natively, (b) cross-compiling ITK, (c) running ITK examples application, and finally running ITK commands from a node.js web server.


Big Data Analysis: How to leverage ParaView on HPC Resources
Date: March 26, 2013
Time: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. EST

Description: This webinar covers how to run ParaView on High Performance Computers to visualize massive data sets. Topics covered include: theory of distributed memory parallel visualization; compiling ParaView on HPC systems; setting up, submitting and running batch visualization sessions; and tunneling for interactive visualization on remote supercomputers.


KiwiViewer 2.0 Release
Date: March 14, 2013
Time: 4:00 - 4:20 p.m. EST

Description: This webinar highlights what's new in KiwiViewer, with a brief demo showing the updates since the last release and a sneak peek into what's in development.


Raspberry Pi Likes ITK
Date: March 13, 2013
Time: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. EST

Description: Please join us in this webinar to learn about how to use ITK in Raspberry Pi. In this session we will cover (a) the process of minimally building ITK natively, (b) cross-compiling ITK, (c) running ITK examples application, and finally running ITK commands from a node.js web server. There are no prerequisites but a basic familiarity with ITK will be helpful.


MSVTK Release
Date: March 7, 2013
Time: 10:30 - 10:20 p.m. EST

Description: The webinar provides an overview of the functionalities offered by the Multi Scale Visualisation Toolkit library. MSVTK is a free, open-source extension to the Visualisation Took Kit (VTK), ready to be incorporated by biomedical modeling software projects. It consists of a collection of tools and demos dealing with multi-scalar and multi temporal data. The webinar presents the primary features of the library and gives advice on how to integrate MSVTK within a project.

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Infovis with VTK
Date: February 28, 2013
Time: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. EST

Description: This webinar focuses on the information visualization capabilities of VTK. We go through the data structures for informatics in VTK (vtkTable, vtkTree, vtkGraph) and explain some common data transformations and algorithms in the context of real-world examples. The webinar features some direct code examples and investigation of the new OpenView information visualization application. You can download the code samples and data that were presented in a zip file here: infovis-in-vtk-webinar.zip.



CMake 2.8.9 Release
Date: July 25, 2012, 2012
Time: 10:15-10:35 a.m. EST

Description: This webinar highlights the updates in the CMake 2.8.9 release and describes what is planned for the next release.



VTK 5.10 Release
Date: June 1, 2012
Time: 11:40–12:00 p.m EST

Description:
Dave DeMarle highlights the new features in VTK 5.10 and gives an overview of what's coming in the 6.10 release.


Introduction to ITK
Date: May 18, 2012
Time: 11:00–12:30 p.m EST

Description: This course introduces new ITK users to the Insight toolkit. It covers the overall architecture, execution pipeline, streaming and data parallelism. Basic filtering and segmentation are covered, and this course also touches upon the Registration pipeline. Attendees get hands on experience with using image analysis filters, and running registration and segmentation filters. Examples on interfacing ITK with external applications, building ITK applications with a user interface, and using ITK from various interpreted languages are also covered.

Click the "Vimeo" logo in the embedded video to view it through the Vimeo site, where chapters are available. Course exercises are available for download: ITKTutorialExercises.zip



Slicer 4.1 Release
Date: April 26, 2012
Time: 1:00–1:20 p.m EST

Description:
Dr. Steve Pieper, founder of Isomics, presented the new features and improvements in the Slicer 4.1 release, and gave a brief overview of work for the next release.

Click the "Vimeo" logo in the embedded video to view it through the Vimeo site, where chapters are available.


Towards a Federal Health Information Space
Date: April 24, 2012
Time: 12:00–1:45 p.m EST

Description:
Tom Munnecke, one of the world's leading experts in health information technology, presents his observations and lessons learned as one of the original architects of VistA and CHCS, as well as his thoughts on their future evolution.



CMake Release 2.8.8
Date: April 24, 2012
Time: 2:15–2:35 p.m EST

Description:
This webinar highlights the newest features of the CMake 2.8.8 release.



Introduction to ParaView
Date: April 18, 2012
Time: 2:00–3:30 p.m EST

Description:
This course provides a hands-on overview of the ParaView visualization application. The basic interactive visual exploration process is demonstrated, including data loading, data processing, adjusting parameters and data interaction. Key concepts such as cutting, clipping, contouring, probing, and glyphing are discussed in this course. This course provides examples of generating output in the form of processed data, rendered images, and animations.



CDash Release 2.0.2
Date: March 16, 2012
Time: 11:30–12:30 p.m EST

Description:
This webinar highlights the newest features of the CDash 2.0.2 release.



Introduction to CMake
Date: March 13, 2012
Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m. EST

Description: This course provides an introduction to the CMake cross-platform build tool used by many open-source and commercial development projects world-wide. Using a tutorial format, this course introduces the concept of the basic CMakeLists configuration file for a simple project, then expands upon this to cover setting include paths, adding libraries, having version numbers and configured header files, installing the resulting binaries, testing, and reporting testing results on a dashboard. Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of C++.


ParaView Release 3.14.0
Date: March 13, 2012
Time: 1:45pm–2:20 p.m EST

Description:
Kitware and the ParaView team are pleased to announce the release of ParaView 3.14. This release features usability enhancements, improvements to the Plugin framework, new panels, and more than 100 other resolved issues, which can be found in the change log. In tandem with the 3.14 announcement is the release of the new ParaView 3.14 Users’ Guide eBook, available through Kitware’s online store.



Introduction to Slicer
Date: February 28, 2012
Time: 12:00 p.m-2:00 p.m. EST

Description: The webinar gives an overview of core functionalities of Slicer 4.0, a free, open source software package for visualization and image analysis.

Click the "Vimeo" logo in the embedded video to view it through the Vimeo site, where chapters are available.


Introduction to VTK
Date: February 15, 2012
Time: 10:00-12:00 p.m. EST

Description: This course provides an overview of the Visualization Toolkit suitable for new users. It covers the various data types supported by VTK, the pipeline architecture used for processing data, and the rendering framework used to display results. Attendees gain hands on experience through several programming examples presented to highlight key concepts. Examples cover the execution pipeline, adjusting parameters, interaction styles, picking, callbacks and 3D widgets. Prerequisites: None, although basic knowledge of C++ is necessary to fully benefit from the programming examples.


Midas 3.2.0 Release
Date: January 3, 2012
Time: 1:15 - 1:50 p.m. EST

Description: Kitware is pleased to announce Midas 3.2, a major release of its digital archiving and distributed system. This release includes an extensive redesign of the platform to allow for greater flexibility, robustness, and speed. With the 3.2 release, Midas has switched from CakePHP to the Zend Framework, and the core system has been completely refactored to provide increased stability and modularity. The web interface has also been redesigned to provide quicker user interaction and a better overall user experience.


ITKv4 Release 4.0.0
Date: November 11, 2011
Time: 12:30 p.m. EST

Description: Kitware is pleased to announce the release of ITK 4.0.0 and the availability of the binaries, which are now available for download on the ITK download page. This release is the outcome of 18 months of refactoring efforts, generously sponsored by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) with funds provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).


CMake 2.8.7 Release
Date: January 4, 2011
Time: 11:45 -12:25 p.m. EST

Description: On behalf of the Kitware development team and the rest of the CMake team from all around the world, we are pleased to announce that CMake 2.8.7 is now available. The software is available on the CMake download page on the website. This release features several notable developments, including improved Eclipse support and incremental improvements to the AUTOMOC feature that was added in the 2.8.6 release.