The 11th International Conference on Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Interventions
June 23-24, 2020
Please note that full papers will be submitted using the IJCARS Editorial Management (EM) system to streamline the process. This is an important change from previous years. However, you still have to make your intention to submit using the CMT site. Only papers with intentions to submit will be considered as IPCAI submission at the IJCARS EM system. For more details please check the 'Authors' link.
Intention to submit: October 25, 2019
Regular paper submission: November 8, 2019 - Extended to November 15, 2019 (23:59 Pacific time)
Long abstract submission: January 10, 2020
Author notification: March 5, 2020
Conference: June 23-24, 2020
The Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Interventions (IPCAI) is one of the most important forums to innovation in the domain of computer-assisted surgery. The IPCAI conference is a truly international interdisciplinary conference bringing clinicians, computer scientists, engineers, and other researchers at a unique setting. The format of the meeting is designed specifically for active engagement from the attendees.
Submissions of original works are encouraged within the broad areas of CAI and specifically in:
Surgical data science
Systems and software
Evaluation and validation
Tracking and navigation
Surgical planning and simulation
Advanced intra-operative visualization and user interfaces
Augmented Reality for medical applications
Surgical skill analysis and workflow
All accepted papers are eligible for, after appropriate revisions, publishing as full papers in a regular issue of the International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (IJCARS) and indexed in PubMed.
For the second time, IPCAI will provide an opportunity for the CAI community to showcase scientific breakthroughs and novel ideas. Authors will be able to submit Long Abstracts to be presented as oral and poster presentations at IPCAI. The focus of these Long Abstracts will be on:
Exciting new breakthroughs relevant to IPCAI or,
Novel ideas with preliminary but limited experimental validation.
Long Abstracts will be peer-reviewed based on novelty and potential interest to the IPCAI audience. Another call with details will follow closer to the Long Abstract deadline of January 10, 2020.
IPCAI 2016, Heidelberg, Germany
IPCAI 2015, Barcelona, Spain
IPCAI 2014, Fukuoka, Japan
IPCAI 2013, Heidelberg, Germany
IPCAI 2012, Pisa, Italy
IPCAI 2011, Berlin, Germany
IPCAI 2010, Geneva, Switzerland
In order to streamline the IJCARS review process, different from previous years, this year we will be implementing a single stage submission process. All long papers submission will be made using the IJCARS EM system. However, you still have to make sure that you submit your "intention to submit" using CMT website. Only papers with "intention to submit" will be considered during the IJCARS review process as IPCAI submissions.
Instruction for REGULAR paper submission
Intentions to submit: October 25, 2019.
Intentions to submit should made using the CMT website.
Full Paper submission: November 8, 2019 (Extended to November 15, 2019 (23:59 Pacific time)).
IMPORTANT: Full papers should be submitted using the IJCARS Editorial Manager system.
Paper should be formatted for submission to the International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (IJCARS). Detailed instructions with regard to paper format: Title page, Abstract structure, References, etc. can be found on the IJCARS site under “Instructions for Authors” tab.
LaTex: a style file is available from Springer’s website. If you use this style file use the first option in the template as your document class, “one column (standard format)”.
Word: unfortunately, we do not have a word template. Your text will need to fit inside a 7.25″x4.5″ (18.415 cm x 11.43 cm) region. Text font should be set to Times new roman 10 pt. Captions and reference font should be set to Times New Roman 9 pt. We encourage the use of the LaTex template for IPCAI 2020.
All papers should be submitted in IJCARS single column format.
The maximum number of pages for your submitted paper is 13 in single column format including abstract and references.
The review process (see below) is single blind: authors declare their names and affiliations in the manuscript for the reviewers to see, but reviewers do not know each other’s identities, nor do the authors receive information about who has reviewed their manuscript.
Submissions should describe original work that has not been submitted to or accepted for another conference, nor is intended to be published in a journal before the IPCAI conference in June 2020.
Instruction for LONG ABSTRACT submission
Submission deadline: January 10, 2020.
IMPORTANT: Please submit your long abstract papers using the CMT website.
The maximum number of pages for your long abstracts is 4 pages (including references) in the Springer LNCS style format. The LaTex a style file is available from Springer’s website.
The review process is single blind: authors declare their names and affiliations in the manuscript for the reviewers to see, but reviewers do not know each other’s identities, nor do the authors receive information about who has reviewed their manuscript.
The file format for submissions is Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) with a maximum of 20MB in size. Other formats will not be accepted.
The focus of these Long Abstracts should be on:
Exciting new breakthroughs relevant to IPCAI or,
Novel ideas with preliminary but limited experimental validation.
Do not modify the LNCS template in anyway (no changes in margin, line spacing, etc.). Any alteration to LNCS template format will result in automatic rejection
The Long Abstract text is to be structured exactly as the following:
Full title of the paper
Full list of the authors and affiliations
Figures/Tables must be referenced in the text
Figures/Tables captions must be provided
No “short abstract” is needed
Each Long Abstract can be accompanied with a single (1) supplemental video. The supplemental video must be compressed and uploaded in .ZIP file format.
On the Microsoft CMT submission system ONLY, submit a 2000-character abstract detailing the nature of the work and why it should be considered for the Long Abstract category. This is for review purpose and is not to be included in the long abstract text.
IPCAI will be collocated with the International Congress on Radiology and Surgery (CARS). The Program Committee ensures that the paper selection process is coordinated with CARS and Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions (MICCAI). Authors will have the option to indicate that they would like their paper to be considered for CARS if it is not accepted by IPCAI. In addition, the program is finalized and announced before MICCAI’s paper submission deadline. This allows the authors of papers not accepted by IPCAI to submit their paper to one of these conferences.
All papers accepted at IPCAI are intended to be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (IJCARS) after all revisions recommended during the review process have been addressed.
Area Chairs (ACs)
who assign reviewers (primary role) and make decision recommendations for a subset of submitted papers (secondary role).
who provide an evaluation for a set of papers. Each paper is assigned to three reviewers. ACs act both as a Primary and as a Secondary AC for different subsets of papers:
assign three reviewers to each paper. They know the identity of the authors and the reviewers and ensure that there are no conflicts of interest. Reviewer assignment ensures that at least one reviewer is senior in the topic and the reviewers represent a good spread of institutions and geographical locations. Primary ACs ensure three detailed, solid external reviews for each paper and encourage reviewers to update scores after the rebuttal phase. They then provide a summary of the reviews as well as a recommendation.
are responsible for making a second independent recommendation for acceptance/rejection of manuscripts. They do not know the identity of the reviewers and make a recommendation for papers that do not belong to the set of manuscripts in their Primary AC set. At the program board meeting, each paper discussed will have two independent recommendations: one from a Primary AC and one from a Secondary AC.
Note: These two AC roles are designed to reduce any possible bias arising from knowledge of the identity of the reviewers in the single-blind process.
The timeline of the review process is as follows:
Assignment of ACs
Each submission is assigned to one Primary AC and one Secondary AC. The assignment is based on the matching between the expertise of the AC and the contents of the paper.
Assignment of Reviewers by Primary ACs
The Primary AC member assigns three reviewers to evaluate each paper. Conflicts of interest are herewith taken into account; no reviewer from the same organization as the authors is allowed and the ACs try to take geographical spread into account; at least one senior reviewer is assigned. Primary AC members will make their best effort to assign the appropriate reviewers to each paper.
Review by Reviewers
Reviewers work on their reviews and once submitted they are checked by the Primary AC to ensure sufficient constructive content.
Recommendations by ACs
For each paper for which there is consensus among the reviewers, the Primary and one Secondary AC make a recommendation about acceptance or rejection of the paper and may also recommend the paper for awards.
Decision are made to reject/accept papers for which there is consensus among the reviewers and ACs. Decisions and reviews are sent to the authors. For accepted papers, the authors can begin revising their papers according to the comments of the reviewers for the second step of the process.
For papers who have not been subject to an early decision, the authors receive the reviews and are invited to submit a rebuttal.
Update of Reviews by Reviewers
The Primary AC urges the reviewers to consider the authors’ rebuttal and to update their reviews and scores accordingly. The purpose of this step is not necessarily to reach consensus among the reviewers but to eliminate any misunderstanding.
Recommendations by ACs
For each paper, the Primary and Secondary ACs provide their recommendation about acceptance or rejection of the paper by taking into account the initial reviews, the rebuttal and the updated reviews.
The Program Chairs compile all recommendations for the Program Board Meeting. The Program Board then finalizes acceptance/rejection decisions and selects papers with award nominations. The award winners are decided later by the IPCAI Award Committee.
Notification of Acceptance
The authors are notified about the final decision and are provided the reviews and comments from the ACs that offer additional information on how the decision was made. The authors begin revising their papers according to the reviews for the second step of the process.
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Program Chairs: Stamatia Giannarou, Ilker Hacihaliloglu
General Chairs: Parvin Mousavi, Lena Meier-Hein, Stefanie Speidel
Program Board: David Hawkes, Nassir Navab, Tim Salcudean, Russell Taylor
Steering Committee: Purang Abolmaesumi, Kevin Cleary, Gabor Fichtinger, Makoto Hashizume, David Hawkes, Pierre Jannin, Leo Joskowicz, Ron Kikinis, Heinz Lemke, Kensaku Mori, Nassir Navab, Terry Peters, Ichiro Sakuma, Tim Salcudean, Dan Stoyanov, Gábor Székely, Russell Taylor, Guang-Zhong Yang
Area Chairs: Adrien Bartoli, Alfred M. Franz, Anirban Mukhopadhyay, Caroline Essert, Cristian Linte, Elvis C.S. Chen, Evgin Goceri, Ingerid Reinertsen, Junchen Wang, Ka-Wai Kwok, Maximilian Allan, Menglong Ye, Nicola Rieke, Orcun Goksel, Raphael Sznitman, Tamas Ungi, Tina Kapur, Wolfgang Wein
3 Young Investigator Travel Awards
The purpose of the award is to help young investigators (including PhD and MSc students and junior researchers) with accepted papers at IPCAI conference to attend IPCAI/CARS 2020. Each award will help partially cover expenses towards air travel in economy class, local hotel stay (3 stars or equivalent category), and IPCAI registration. A committee of senior members of the IPCAI community will review requests and make a decision.
2 Best Reviewer Awards
The purpose of the award is to recognize the efforts and dedication of reviewers that provide outstanding evaluations of the manuscripts they are assigned. The Area Chairs nominate candidates that have reviewed at least 3 papers for IPCAI 2020. The winners are selected from the nominees by the Area Chairs and the Program Chairs.
2 Best Paper Awards
These awards recognize the best papers as scored by external reviewers and Area Chairs. These papers will be shortlisted and an award committee composed of members from the IPCAI Steering Committee and Area Chairs will select the winner and the runner ups.
2 Bench to Bedside Awards
The purpose of this award is to recognize the efforts in translating IPCAI solutions to the clinical setting. Nominated papers should include clinical evaluation of a CAI technology, ideally on a large number of patients. Less emphasis is put on technical innovation, rather on detailed evaluation. These papers will be shortlisted and an award committee composed of members from the IPCAI Steering Committee and Area Chairs will select the winner.
2 Best Presentation Awards
These awards are selected by the attending audience at the IPCAI Conference.
2020 IPCAI meeting will be held in Konferenzzentrum, Munich, Germany.
Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung, Conference Center Munich
Lazarettstrasse 33, 80636 Munich, Germany
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