The talks and the subsequent panel discussion would present the state-of-the-art as well as build towards a "protocol" that can be directly applied, for any/several of these tasks. The focus of our diffusion MRI tutorials at MICCAI 2007, and MICCAI 2008 were mainly on introductory material, and overall these tutorials where quite successful and very well received. To attract some of the same audience this year, we plan to have a focus on more complex diffusion modeling, and include recent developments in tissue modeling from MRI diffusion measurements. More specifically we plan to cover the following material: 

Tissue modeling 
Modeling the diffusion MRI signal 
Experiment Design 
Recovering microstructural indices 
Fibre crossings and high angular resolution methods 
Connectivity mapping 
Tract-based analysis and statistics 
Inference and classification