The 2020 MICCAI conference will be held in Lima, Peru. The conference will host a variety of satellite events, including tutorials. Tutorials are educational sessions offered by expert researchers and scientists, on topics relevant to the community, and they are expected to offer extensive and up-to-date coverage of a single field in depth. The target audience should be defined and may include professionals seeking continued education, students, clinicians, early career scientists and established researchers planning to broaden their research horizons. There should be a cohesive theme to a tutorial, e.g. methodology, clinical application, software tool, etc., and organizers should explain why the theme is timely and of interest to the MICCAI community.
Furthermore, MICCAI 2020 wants to align to the principles of fairness, accessibility, sustainability and responsibility. Specifically, MICCAI 2020 encourages satellite events applications that promote the discussion of emerging developments within the spectrum of activities represented by MICCAI, evaluating and discussing their potential, performance, feasibility, responsibility, accessibility, safety, sustainability and fairness, while comparing with current standards. Accordingly, in this edition the two following topics will be prioritized:
Tutorials covering aspects of professional and career development are also welcome. The tutorial format may combine lectures with demonstrations and hands-on sessions.
Tutorials may take place on October 4 or 8, 2020. Each tutorial may be organized as a half-day (8:00am-12:30, or 1:30pm-5:00pm) or a full-day (8:00am-5:00pm) meeting.
The deadline for proposal submissions is January 15, 2020. If submitted tutorials cover complementary or overlapping themes then feedback will be provided to organizers by January 22, 2020. We reserve the right to ask proposals with substantial overlap to merge or alter their scope. Final decisions will be announced on March 1, 2020.
Organizers of the accepted proposals are expected to:
This year, the submission process will be formalized to ensure uniformity. Tutorial organizers must complete the submission form found below: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/TutorialsMICCAI2020. The form contents are included in this call for easier reference.
In order to maintain relevance to the conference participants, a selection will be performed within the submitted tutorials. In this edition, due to the number of available rooms it is foreseeable that only a small fraction of the tutorials proposals will be selected.
The specific selection criteria for tutorial events will include:
Authors will assign to the MICCAI Society the right to distribute the tutorial material to MICCAI members and to tutorial and conference attendees, independently of the copyright ownership planned by the tutorial organizers. It is up to the tutorial organizers to obtain corresponding agreement of the instructors and, if necessary, consent from journals/publishers to utilize the aforementioned material.
Unfortunately, MICCAI 2020 cannot afford to cover travel arrangements or stipends for the organizers of satellite events nor provide concessions on registration fees.
The MICCAI 2020 satellite events committee has limited funds for waiving the registration fees for a number of speakers, including those from outside the MICCAI community. Organizers should send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org with justification for their request. Organizers and speakers who plan only to attend the satellite event they are involved in are expected to register for the event unless registration fee waivers have been requested and granted.
Please list the names and the affiliations of the people organizing and responsible for the event. Please, specify whether EDI criteria have been taken in consideration (1000 characters).
Please provide the description of the proposed tutorial, including 1) a brief outline and topics that will be covered, 2) a list of learning objectives, and 3) justifications of interests and opportunities to the MICCAI community (5000 characters).
Please provide names and brief biographies of the people who will be speaking or providing instruction. Note that MICCAI will not waive speaker registration fees unless explicitly requested and approved by the MICCAI satellite events committee as per the "Call for Tutorials" guidelines (2000 characters).
Indicate whether the tutorial will be full-day or fraction of day. Indicate preferred time slot.
Please, indicate what format the tutorial will take (select all that apply):
Please provide information about your target audience (introductory, intermediate, and advanced) and any prerequisite skills or knowledge. Also provide an estimate of the size of your anticipated audience and explain the basis of your estimate (1000 characters).
Please indicate whether similar tutorials have been given at MICCAI conferences before. If so, what is the actual contribution of this tutorial proposal? (1000 characters)
Please indicate the materials to be distributed for this tutorial event (1000 characters).
Please let us know if you have specific requirements for hardware, technical equipment, or support (e.g., projectors, computers, monitors, loud speakers, microphones). (500 characters).
Please let us know if your event will have proceedings/tutorial notes and whether you would like these to be part of the MICCAI Satellite Events joint proceedings published in LNCS or prepared independently (provide details in this case). Notice that the OC may optimize the organization of the final volumes (500 characters).
Please let us know if you have any other information or comments you would like to be considered (500 characters)
Please confirm that you have read and accept the details regarding your expected duties, budgets and management process.