Each workshop should be organized as a single track session consisting of oral presentations of papers
accepted to the workshop. Significant time should be allotted for questions and
discussions. Furthermore, panel and poster sessions could also be
included. We also welcome "Challenges" which are
workshops aiming to compare methods on common data sets. A tutorial is a more formal set
of lectures, also with ample discussion time.
The duration of a workshop/tutorial will be
either half (09:00-12:30 or 14:00-17:30) or full day (09:00-17:30) and includes
morning coffee break, lunch and afternoon coffee break, as appropriate, where
further exchange and discussion can continue informally. The exact timing of breaks will have to be respected and will be sent to all organizers in due time.
The purpose of tutorials is to provide educational material for training new
professionals in the field including students, clinicians and new researchers.
Points to be considered include:
- Tutorials should be on an existing sub-discipline of
MICCAI with known material, approaches and open problems.
- There should be a cohesive theme to a tutorial, e.g.,
methodology, organ, disease, etc.
- Tutorials should acknowledge the wide spectrum of
background of the attendees within their program, and may focus on basic
or advanced knowledge transfer.
- Tutorial organizers should identify the target audience
and educational objectives (e.g., Continuing Medical Education guidelines
might be followed).
- Proposals should have speakers and titles, and allocate
a long presentation/discussion times per speaker.
Workshops / Challenges
All workshops should recognize MICCAI in their title some way, given all
meetings are subsidized and under-written by the main meeting and society.
Suggested: “The International Workshop on X: A
MICCAI Workshop”, or simply “MICCAI
workshop on X”, “MICCAI Grand Challenge on Y”.
The purpose of workshops is to provide a comprehensive forum on topics that
may not be fully explored during the main conference. Points to be considered
in a proposal include:
- Workshop topics are encouraged to address an open
problem in MICCAI, e.g. “The X problem” or “How can we Y?”
- Workshop programs should allocate substantial free
- Workshops may include a combination of guest and/or
- Challenge workshops are acceptable if they are interactive
and encourage problem solving. The data of the challenge have to be open
to all the participants of the workshop. In return, people using these
data engage to participate to the workshop. The availability of the
challenges datasets and results to the MICCAI community after the workshop
- Each workshop proposal should suggest a core team of people
targeted as potential speakers.
- Double submissions to MICCAI and the workshops are
prohibited. Papers accepted for the main meeting must not be submitted to
any workshop. No papers may be submitted to multiple workshops, in
accordance with the focused problem-solving nature of MICCAI workshops.
This reminded to the authors in the call for papers.
- The deadline for paper submissions to workshops must be
later than May 30, 2012 to
allow relevant MICCAI papers to be resubmitted.
- The deadline for paper acceptation in workshops must be
before Friday July 6, 2012
(about one week before the early-bird deadline).
Workshop, tutorial and challenge proposals must be submitted by email in PDF
by January 6, 2012. Proposals should provide sufficient information
to evaluate the relevance and importance of the topic, and the size of the
interested community. Prospective workshop/tutorial organizers must follow the
guidelines in submitting a workshop/tutorial proposal and are encouraged to
contact the organizers should any questions arise at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MICCAI 2012 will not pay for travel or other arrangements for
workshop/tutorial organizers or any of their invited guests. Organizers and
their guest have to register to the workshop. One free registration will be
provided to the workshop organizers if the number of registrants is above 40
people (under the hypothesis that the global budget of workshops / tutorials is balanced).
- The workshop/tutorial organizers must arrange for
advertising of the workshop/tutorial, submission and reviewing of papers,
notification of acceptance, compilation of the workshop/tutorial program,
and print ready layout of the proceedings.
- The MICCAI 2012 organizers will provide a media kit so
that the MICCAI branding is consistent. MICCAI banners and logos on
workshop advertisements are compulsory.
- The MICCAI 2012 organizers will advertise the
workshop/tutorial on the MICCAI website in a general call for
Workshop/Tutorial participation. A link to your website main page will be
- Workshop/tutorial organizers will be notified of the
day on which their session will be held. If you have a preference, please
provide this within the proposal.
- The MICCAI 2012 administration will manage the
registration of the participants in your session.
- The MICCAI 2012 conference organizers will provide
space for presentations and posters and AV support, in the limit of the
- Meetings fewer than 20 registered attendees may be
cancelled, as these are not financially viable. On July 20, 2012 all
workshop/tutorial organizers with fewer than 20 registered participants
will be informed, and the workshops/tutorials will be cancelled by August
20, 2012 if the number of registered participants is still below 20.
- Authors will assign to MICCAI the right to distribute
the workshop/tutorial material to MICCAI members and to workshops,
tutorials and MICCAI attendees, whatever copyright ownership is planned by
the workshop/tutorial organizers. It is up to the workshop/tutorial organizers
to collect the agreement of the authors for that and communicate this
information to journals / publishers utilizing material from MICCAI
- The registration fee will include a USB memory device
containing workshop/tutorial materials. Workshop/tutorial organizers must
provide us with a single PDF file containing all of the needed materials
by August 20, 2012. Please email this material to email@example.com .
The venue for the workshop/tutorial will be the Acropolis Convention Center
or in the immediate neighborhood, Nice, and onsite services and catering
arrangements will be organized by the MICCAI 2012 organizers.
Guidelines for proposals
Workshop/tutorial proposers are requested to submit a 1-2 page proposal in
PDF or MS Word format. Please limit electronic proposals to less than 2 MB. It
- Title and brief (150 words) outline of
workshop/tutorial topic scope.
- Name/s and contact details (email, telephone number,
postal address, webpage) of workshop/tutorial organizers
- Academic objectives and justification of relevance to
- Workshop/tutorial/challenge format plans
- Anticipated (min/max) number of participants with
reasoning for the number (e.g., numbers from previous
- Names of guests speakers or anticipated major
- Number of poster boards expected
- Space requirements and special equipment or technical
Workshop/tutorial organizers are can negotiate a special edition journal for
the best papers in the workshop/tutorial.
Due to the limited number of rooms available, and for the interest of the
participants, a selection will be performed within the submitted workshops
tutorials and challenges. The criteria that will be considered include
- Expected interest of the subject for the MICCAI
audience. Emergent subjects will be favorably considered if the link with
the MICCAI community is clearly established. Some slots may be reserved
for events strongly involving clinicians.
- Quality of the organization planned for the review
process in workshops, the faculty selection in tutorials, and the challenge
organization in terms of data provided, interactive processing (online
and/or offline) and evaluation of results for challenges.
- Diversity of the subjects: overlapping workshops
tutorials and challenges will be encouraged to merge before the final
decision is taken.
- Correspondence between the planned number of
participants and the capacity of the rooms (rooms from 30 to 300 people
will be available).
- January 6: Workshop and tutorial
- February 15:
of workshops and tutorials
- March 30: Call for submissions of
papers to workshops/tutorials (the MICCAI organizers will provide two
rounds of calls for papers on behalf of all workshops/tutorials. Each
organizer is encouraged to use their own mailing lists for additional
- May 22: Notification of
acceptance for the main MICCAI conference
- May 30: Workshop paper
submission deadline (tentative date, this is to be decided by the
organizers of each workshop but must be later than May 30)
- July 6: Acceptance of workshop
papers (tentative date, this is to be decided on by the organizers of each
workshop but must be no later than July 6)
- July 15: Draft of each
workshop/tutorial program will be sent to the MICCAI organizers
- July 30: Deadline for camera
ready papers (tentative date, this is to be decided on by the organizers
of each workshop)
- August 20 (provisional
date): Deadline for
workshop/tutorial organizers to fully compile their proceedings into a
single PDF file and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
- August 20: Workshops/tutorials with
low registered attendance will be cancelled
- October 1 and October 5: