The Virtual Imaging Platform: Scientific Applications as a Service and Beyond


Target audience

  • Scientific communities and end users

Webinar programme (1h)

  • Presentation (15 min)

  • Q&A (10 min)

  • Demos (25 min)

  • Q&A (10 min)


The Virtual Imaging Platform (VIP) is a web portal for medical simulation and image data analysis. It leverages resources available in the EGI biomed Virtual Organisation to offer an open service to academic researchers worldwide. In March 2022, VIP counts 1380 registered users and about 20 applications publicly available. In the last few years, VIP has addressed interoperability and reproducibility concerns, in the larger scope of a FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) approach to scientific data analysis.

The presentation will give an overview of VIP and its main interests for the audience:

  1. use existing applications as a service on VIP
  2. import your own applications to make them available to the community
  3. benefit from EGI biomed resources in a transparent way and
  4. foster open and reproducible science

The presentation will be followed by two demos, one focusing on useful information on joining VIP (home page and account creation/EGI Check-in authentication) and the second one on the main VIP functionalities, such as executing an application and monitoring its status.


Dr  Sorina Camarasu Pop

CNRS Research Engineer


Axel Bonnet

CNRS Research Engineer


Alexandre Cornier 

CNRS Engineer


Dr Sorina Pop is a CNRS research engineer at Creatis since 2007, currently in charge of the Virtual Imaging Platform (VIP), which counts more than 1300 registered users. Since her Ph.D. degree in 2013, her activity has been focused on optimizing the execution of medical image processing applications on heterogeneous distributed systems. In the last few years, she has been particularly interested in enhancing open and reproducible science through her VIP activities, but also through other projects such as the EU OpenAIRE-Connect and EGI-ACE projects and the France Life Imaging (FLI) platform, where she is member of the steering committee of the Information Analysis and Management node. She is also manager of the biomed Virtual Organisation and member of the EGI-ACE Project.

Axel Bonnet is a CNRS research engineer at Creatis since 2016. After he obtained his computing engineering diploma at Grenoble INP-Ensimag in 2011, he worked for 5 years in different companies, improving his skills in software architecture and software quality on many projects. He integrated Creatis in 2016 as a CNRS research engineer and has worked on the Virtual Imaging Platform (VIP) ever since. His main tasks concern developing new features on VIP, focusing on interoperability with other platforms through a REST API.

Alexandre Cornier is a new member of the VIP team as a CNRS engineer working on the EGI ACE project, more precisely on the authentication part, support and design of neuroimaging applications. He obtained his master 2 in Bioinformatics in 2021 after having done a 6 months internship at Inserm (Magendie Neurocenter) in the Cortical plasticity team. He worked in particular on the project of Dr. Ourania Semelidou on the atypical sensory responses in Autism Spectrum Disorder to develop a full data analysis pipeline.

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Organized by

EGI Foundation

Dr Yin Chen