September 14-18, 2014

Call For Workshop/Tutorial Proposals

We invite proposals for workshops and tutorials to be help in conjunction with MICCAI 2014. To ensure a rich and diverse workshop/tutorial program, we reserve the right to ask workshops/tutorials with substantial overlap to modify their plans. Please read the submission instructions below for more details.

The purpose of workshops is to provide a comprehensive forum on topics that may not be fully explored during the main conference. Workshop topics should address an open problem relevant to MICCAI. A workshop may include a combination of guest/invited speakers and submission papers. The workshop format is a single stream of oral presentations that allows significant time for questions and discussion. A workshop may also include panel and poster sessions. Computational challenge workshops should include a significant computational component, in addition to discussion and presentations. Computational challenge workshops should be interactive and encourage problem solving. Double submissions to MICCAI and the workshops are prohibited. Papers accepted for the main meeting may not be submitted to any workshop. No papers may be submitted to multiple workshops.

The purpose of tutorials is to provide educational material for training new professionals in the field including students, clinicians and new researchers. Tutorials should focus on an existing sub-discipline of MICCAI with known methods, approaches and open problems. There should be a cohesive theme to a tutorial, e.g., methodology, organ, disease, etc. Tutorials may focus on basic or advanced knowledge transfer. Tutorial organizers should identify the target audience and educational objectives (for example, Continuing Medical Education guidelines might be followed). The tutorial format is a set of formal lectures, with ample discussion time.


Proposals must be submitted by email in PDF format to by the deadline below. Proposals should be 1-2 pages and provide sufficient information to evaluate the relevance and importance of the topic, and the size of the interested community. If they have any questions about the expected format or the content of the proposal, the organizers are encouraged to contact the Workshop Chairs at

The proposal should include

Selection Criteria

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 selection criteria include



The workshops/tutorials will be held on MIT campus and at Harvard Medical School (if requested by the organizers). Onsite services and catering arrangements will be organized by the MICCAI 2014 organizers.


MICCAI 2014 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 workshop registration will be provided to the workshop organizers if the number of registrants is above 40 people.

Important Dates

Jan 1 Workshop/tutorial proposals are due.
Jan 20 Preliminary decisions reported back to the workhop organizers. Organizers of substantially overlapping workshops/tutorials will be asked to resubmit their proposals.
Feb 10 Revised proposals for workshops/tutorials with substantial overlap are due.
Mar 1 Final acceptance notifications.
Mar 30 Call for papers. The MICCAI organizers will provide two rounds of calls for papers on behalf of all workshops/tutorials. Each organizer is encouraged to use their mailing lists for additional calls.
May 27 The earliest workshop/challenge paper submission deadline. The deadline is to be decided by the organizers of each workshop but must be later than May 27.
Jul 5 The latest paper acceptance notification. The date is to be decided on by the organizers of each workshop but must be no later than July 5.
Jul 15 Draft program submission deadline. Draft program for each workshop/tutorial that includes time table with presentation titles of keynote speakers, oral speakers, and poster presenters should be uploaded to the workshop organizer's website.
Aug 1 Final program submission deadline. Final program should be uploaded to the workshop organizer's website.
Aug 1 Workshops/tutorials with low registered attendance or without available full final program will be cancelled.
Aug 5 Final workshop proceedings submission deadline. Workshop organizers to fully compile their proceedings into a single PDF file and email them to
Sep 14/18 Workshops/tutorials.