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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:

Regular Paper submission deadline

13 January 2021:

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.

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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:

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 LNCS 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:

Long Abstract submission

3 March 2021:

Notification of decisions

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

Paper Submission


Submissions are in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format, up to 13 pages for Regular Papers and up to 4 pages for Long Abstracts. More information will be announced at this place soon.

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

Will be nominated soon


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
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