Pierre Jannin is a INSERM Research Director at the Medical School of the University of Rennes (France). He is the head of the MediCIS research group from both UMR 1099 LTSI, Inserm research institute and University of Rennes. He was awarded the PhD degree from the University of Rennes in 1988 on multimodal 3D imaging in neurosurgery and the “Habilitation” (HDR) from the University of Rennes in 2005 on information and knowledge assisted neurosurgery. He has about 25 years experience in designing and developing image guided surgery systems for neurosurgery. His research topics include image-guided surgery, multimodal imaging data fusion, augmented reality, modeling of surgical procedures and processes, study of surgical expertize, and validation in medical image processing. The main clinical application areas concern functional neurosurgery and surgery of low-grade tumors in central areas. He authored or co authored more than 60 peer-reviewed international journal papers and more than 80 international conferences long papers. He is the President of the International Society of Computer Aided Surgery (ISCAS). He is board member of the MICCAI society. He is senior member of the SPIE society. He is Deputy Editor for the International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery. He is member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Computer Aided Surgery. He is acted as associate editor and reviewer for several journals (e.g., IEEE TMI, MedIA, IJCARS, Neuroimage, Yearbook of Medical Informatics). He is member of several Organizing and Program Committees of international conferences, such as MICCAI, CARS, SPIE Medical Imaging, and MMVR. He is Co-General Chair and founder of IPCAI conferences from 2010.