Submission Guidelines

Submissions should describe original work that has not been submitted to or accepted for another conference, nor will be published in a journal before the MICCAI conference in October 2015. You might want to read the reviewer guidelines. Understanding how the reviewers are expected to evaluate your paper might help you in writing the paper and presenting the results. 

Submission Format

  • Papers should be formatted in Lecture Notes in Computer Science style. Latex style files can be found on the Springer website, which also contains Office Word instructions (scroll to the bottom half of the web page). The file format for submissions is Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Other formats will not be accepted. Please check the PDF document properties tab to confirm that the author field does not break anonymity.
  • The maximum number of pages is 8. Submissions exceeding this limit will be rejected without review.
  • The review process is double blind. Submissions are to be anonymized (see the guidelines for anonymity below). 


Failure to comply with the anonymity requirements below will result in automatic rejection of the paper.

  • Remove author and institutional information from the author list on the title page. Please replace this information with asterisks and do not delete the lines completely. If you remove the blank lines then your paper may be regarded as violating the 8 page limit
  • Remove author information from all paper headers.
  • Remove clues from the main text that would directly identify any of the authors such an acknowledgment section or names of your collaborating partners (hospital, company...).
  • Your own published work (including online publications) must be cited in the third person, in a manner that is not traceable to the identity of the authors. For example: "In [5], Hello and Goodbye have proposed ..." is acceptable, whereas "In [5], we have proposed ..." is not.
  • Your own work that is in press or accepted for publication and thus not available for the reviewers should be listed as "Anonymous" (with no other information) in the bibliography. For example: "In [5], Muller and Doe have proposed ..." is not acceptable if [5] is listed as "Anonymous".
  • You may reveal anonymized citations to the primary PC member (the one assigning the external reviewers) using the submission form. This information will not be known to external reviewers or secondary PC members (the ones making accept/reject recommendations for your paper). You may upload anonymized reprints of such papers as supplementary material.
  • Anonymize your PDF file. Note that PDF creator programs may accidentally leave Author information in the file header.

Supplementary Material

  • You may also upload supplementary material. The program committee and the reviewers are absolutely under no obligation to look at this material. Your manuscript must be self-contained and complete without supplementary material. The supplementary material is solely for aiding the review and it will not be included in the proceedings.
  • One allowed use of the supplementary material is to augment the "Closest works" section in the paper submission page, by providing reprints of manuscripts that are not readily available to the reviewers, such as your own pending papers referenced as Anonymous in the manuscript (your own reprints should be anonymized). You could use these reprints to explain the extent of overlap between your manuscript and other publications. Do not attach preambles or notes with the reprints.
  • Any attempt to abuse the supplementary material, such as trying to circumvent the page limits of the main manuscript, will lead to rejection without further review.

Suggested PC Members

You will be asked to select a number of PC members to handle your paper. The program committee will take these suggestions into consideration when assigning your paper.

Please be mindful of conflict of interest when suggesting PC members. If the program chairs perceive that you purposefully violated conflict of interest rules, your paper will be rejected without further review.

You have a conflict of interest if any of the following is true:

  • you belong to the same institution,
  • you co-authored together in the past five years,
  • you hold or have applied for a grant together,
  • you currently collaborate or plan to collaborate,
  • you have a business partnership,
  • you are relatives or have a close personal relationship.