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IPCAI 2021


The 12th International Conference on Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Interventions

June 22-23, 2021

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News and Important Dates


Call for Papers



28 October 2020:
5 November 2020:
(23:59 CEST (UTC+1) PST)

Regular Paper submission deadline
(see updated submission info)

13 January 2021:
(23:59 CEST (UTC+1))

Long Abstract submission deadline

3 March 2021:

Notification of decisions

22-23 June 2021:

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About IPCAI 2021


The Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Interventions (IPCAI) is one of the most important forums for 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.

The next IPCAI meeting is intended to be on June 22-23, 2021, in conjunction with the Computer-Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS) Congress 2021, Munich, Germany. With the pandemic situation being closely monitored meanwhile, different participation formats (e.g., virtual-only or hybrid) are being considered. IPCAI 2021 is endorsed by ISCAS and MICCAI.





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Call for Papers


You are invited to submit your contributions to IPCAI 2021. IPCAI is a premiere international forum for technical innovations, system development and clinical studies in computer assisted interventions (CAI). Submissions of original works are encouraged within the broad areas of interest of CAI and specifically in:

  • Surgical data science

  • Interventional imaging

  • Systems and software

  • Evaluation and validation

  • Tracking and navigation

  • Interventional robotics

  • Surgical planning and simulation

  • Advanced intra-operative visualization and user interfaces

  • Augmented Reality for medical applications

  • Surgical skill analysis and workflow



Regular Papers

28 October 2020:
5 November 2020:
(23:59 CEST (UTC+1) PST)

Regular Paper submission

mid-December 2021:

First round of reviews and early decisions

mid-January 2021:

Revisions and rebuttals due

3 March 2021:

Notification of decisions

Accepted papers will be transferred to the International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (IJCARS) for further revisions, if required, to be considered for publication as a full paper in a regular journal issue, indexed in PubMed.

Submissions are in IJCARS format, up to 13 pages (Submission details).

Long Abstracts

Alternative to regular long papers, you will also have the opportunity to submit long abstracts to showcase to the CAI community your novel ideas, software platforms, or recent breakthroughs, including those with preliminary but limited experimental validation. Accepted long abstracts will be presented as oral and/or poster presentations at IPCAI.

13 January 2021:
(23:59 CEST (UTC+1))

Long Abstract submission

3 March 2021:

Notification of decisions

Submissions are in LNCS format, 4 pages long (Submission details).

Paper Submission


Regular Papers

Submissions are in International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (IJCARS) format, up to 13 pages for Regular Papers.

  • LaTex: a style file (SVJour3) 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.

Please use Microsoft's Conference Management Toolkit (CMT) for submission: click HERE to submit your paper.

Long Abstracts

Submissions for Long Abstracts are in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format, up to 4 pages. The LNCS LaTeX template should be used to prepare the paper drafts in PDF format. Submission for Long Abstracts is not open, yet.

Organization Committees


Program Chairs

Alfred M. Franz, Ulm University of Applied Sciences (THU), Germany
Orcun Goksel, ETH Zurich, Switzerland & Uppsala University, Sweden


General Chairs

Lena Maier-Hein, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Germany
Tim Salcudean, The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada
Stefanie Speidel, National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT), Germany


Area Chairs

Alexander Seitel, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Germany
Anirban Mukhopadhyay, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
Ingerid Reinersten, SINTEF, Norway
Junchen Wang, University of Tokyo, Japan
Ka-Wai Kwok, The University of Hong Kong, China
Keno März, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Germany
Matt Clarkson, University College London, UK
Mehdi Moradi, IBM Almaden Research Center, US
Nicola Rieke, Nvidia Corporation, US
Nicolas Padoy, University of Strasbourg, France
Omid Mohareri, Intuitive Surgery, US
Phillippe Cattin, University of Basel, Switzerland
Rachel Sparks, King’s College London, UK
Robert Rohling, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Shekoofeh Azizi, Google Research, US
Stéphane Cotin, INRIA, FR
Tamas Ungi, Queen's University, Canada
Tina Kapur, Brigham and Women's Hospital, US
Wolfgang Wein ImFusion, Germany


Steering Committee

Purang Abolmaesumi, University of British Columbia, Canada
Kevin Cleary, Children’s National Medical Center, US
Gabor Fichtinger, Queen’s University, Canada
Makoto Hashizume, Kyushu University, Japan
David Hawkes, University College London, UK
Pierre Jannin, Université de Rennes, France
Leo Joskowicz, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Ron Kikinis, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, US
Heinz Lemke, Technical University of Berlin & IFCARS, Germany
Kensaku Mori, Nagoya University, Japan
Parvin Mousavi, Queen’s University, Canada
Nassir Navab, Technical University of Munich, Germany & Johns Hopkins University, US
Terry Peters, Western University, Canada
Ichiro Sakuma, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Danail Stoyanov, University College London, UK
Russell Taylor, Johns Hopkins University, US


Let's Get In Touch!


For any questions and inquiries, please contact the Program Chairs or use the email below:


info@ipcai.org