Koper, Slovenia - Mar 03-04, 2020

Database and software evaluation meeting (closed)

We are happy to announce the WG2 meeting in Koper, Slovenia, on March 3rd and 4th focused to our current hot topics, which are population of the database and evaluation of renal image registration. Everyone involved in these tasks or otherwise interested in the participation is kindly invited.

Photo: eKoper

Meeting agenda

The preliminary draft (additional contributions and suggestions are welcome, contact the organizers):

Day 1: Database (14:00-18:00)
14:00 Arrival & Welcome  (Peter & Frank)
14:15 Update of the database  - Status  (Frank)
14:30 Refresher: Quibim database (Upload data and reference values, sharing data inside the database, etc). (Quibim - Rafael López González)
- Population of the database with further datasets (WG3 List, distribution of work contacting people)
- Is the web page helpful, does it contain enough information to use the database, what is needed?
Defining two groups of people to work out these points.
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 Breakout session
A: Hands on populating the database, writing a draft letter, contacting people
B: Updating the web page with additional information
17:30 Wrap-up
18:00 Adjournment
Day 2: Software evaluation (9:00 – 14:15)
09:00 Overview of evaluation principles currently used
(Frank Zöllner, Amira Serifovic-Trbalic, Erlend Hodneland, Peter Rogelj)
10:00 Selection of renal evaluation criteria,
discussion on advantages and limitations
11:00 Selection of testing data sets communication formats
11:30 Discussion on image registration limitations and expectations (Feriel Romdhane)
12:00 Light lunch
13:00 Discussion on the expected use of the proposed evaluation method and impacts
14:00 Wrap-up
14:15 Adjournment


The meeting is open to anyone interested in participating in the WG2 tasks. COST will support this workshop and registered participants will be reimbursed according to the COST Vademecum. If you are interested to join the workshop please contact the WG2 leads. Please register until 14th February 2020 to allow sending the invitations so that you can make your travel arrangements.


PARENCHIMA can reimburse a limited number of participants. We will prioritize reimbursement to participants who will actively contribute to the action.


The  meeting is organised by the the working  group 2 leads:

  • Peter Rogelj (WG2, local organizer)
  • Frank Zoellner (WG2)

Practical Information

Venue: University of Primorska, Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies (UP FAMNIT), Glagoljaška 8, 6000 Koper, Slovenia.
Room: FAMNIT-MP1 (1st floor)

Closest airports to Koper

  • Trieste Airport (TRS), about 45′ drive from Koper,
  • Ljubljana Airport (LJU), about 1h20′ drive from Koper,
  • Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE), about 2h drive from Koper,
  • Treviso Airport (TSF), about 2h drive from Koper, and
  • Zagreb Airport (ZAG), about 2h30′ drive from Koper.

Shuttle service

The easiest way to get to Koper from any of the above airports is to take a shuttle service, for example, GoOpti transportYou can make the reservation for transfer directly to your hotel. Prices can be particularly good if the shuttle is booked well in advance (1-2 months).

Traveling by train

Slovenian railroads will take you from Koper to most European cities via Ljubljana. Germany, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Switzerland are all connected via direct routes with Ljubljana. A ride from Munich to Koper starts at € 40, while you can even reach Koper by train from Frankfurt for € 70.  You can find more information regarding train transfers and timetables here. All information regarding train transfers and timetables are available here.

The nearby city of Trieste has a major train station that has direct connections to Venice, Vienna, and other locations. If you arrive by train to Trieste, you will have to take the bus to Koper. 

Traveling by bus

Koper has a central bus station and is well connected with numerous cities in Europe. You may inquire in your travel agencies on the best way to get there. Depending on your origin, if you are unable to find direct fares to Koper, you may travel through bus stations in Ljubljana (Slovenia) or, Trieste (Italy). Information on bus connections may be found on the following links:

If you are arriving from - 

Ljubljana, Slovenia 

Trieste, Italy 

A low-cost FLIXBUS and NOMAGO also serve Koper.


Hotels walking distance from the venue (UP FAMNIT, Glagoljaška 8, 6000 Koper, Slovenia) 

Additional information of Koper can be found here

Meeting minutes

Meeting minutes