4-8 OCTOBER 2020


The 2020 MICCAI conference will be held in Lima, Peru. The conference will host a variety of satellite events including workshops, challenges, and tutorials. Workshops have become essential components of MICCAI conferences, particularly as the field has undergone steady growth and has expanded into a diverse set of areas. They attract a large number of participants, offering opportunities to both the organizers and the attendees.

The workshops will take place on 4 and 8 October 2020. All events will be located at the main conference venue. Each workshop may be organized as a half-day (8:00am-12:30pm, or 1:30pm-5:00pm) or a full-day (8:00am-5:00pm) meeting.

The deadline for submission of workshop proposals is 3 December 2019. Notifications of initial decisions and a call for revisions will be sent on 15 March 2020. This may include feedback to applicants regarding complimentary or significantly overlapping proposals and suggestions to augment and align submissions. The deadline for revised proposals is 30 March 2020. Final decisions will be given on 15 April 2020.

The proposals for all workshops must be submitted through the submission system (see the link far below in Submission Details section) which has a structured set of questions. Applicants are encouraged to discuss inter-relationships with other workshops.

Proposals will be evaluated using several criteria, including the expected number of participants, the complementarity of the topics to be addressed, and their relevance to the conference. Workshop organizers are expected to articulate a plan detailing the management of all administrative aspects including:

  • Construction of an independent website for their workshop.
  • Management of advertising and promotion of the workshop.
  • Management of the paper/result submission (where relevant).
  • Organization of an evaluation process independently (in line with outlined procedures).
  • Preparation of soft-copy proceedings as either an independent volume or a joint volume produced for a collection of events at MICCAI 2020 (where relevant, see below).
  • Preparation of electronic (pdf) versions of papers and the program, and submission of these materials to the MICCAI 2020 Workshops Committee for distribution to registered participants.

Submission Details

The submission process will be formalized to ensure uniformity. Workshop applicants must complete the submission form found here: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/MICCAIW2020/.

Selection Criteria

Due to limited availability of rooms, and to ensure relevance to the conference, submitted workshop proposals will be evaluated and selected. Each section of the proposal form will be evaluated in the selection process. Examples of selection criteria are:

  • Expected level of the MICCAI audience's interest in the topic of the workshop. Emergent subjects will be favorably considered.
  • Quality of the organization and the planned review process for the workshop.
  • Feasibility, concreteness, balance, and solidity of the plan, schedule, and management of the workshop, including proceedings arrangement.

Please note that if the number of registered participants for an accepted workshop is less than 20, we reserve the rights to cancel or merge it with other workshops.


Authors will assign to the MICCAI Society the right to distribute the workshop material to MICCAI members and to workshop and conference attendees, independently of the copyright ownership planned by the workshop organizers. It is up to the workshop organizers to obtain corresponding agreement of the authors.


It is entirely up to workshop organizers whether and how to publish a proceedings volume of the presentations. At the very least, abstracts of all presentations should be made available. Accepted full papers may be disseminated independently (for example via arXiv) or in joint proceedings of MICCAI 2020 satellite events published by Springer Nature in their Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. In the latter case, notice that the publisher imposes limitations on the number of names that will be listed as the workshop organizers, especially for volumes with a small number of papers. The deadline for submitting the camera-ready LNCS proceedings materials (including the papers and copyright forms) is 31 July 2020.


Unfortunately, MICCAI 2020 cannot afford to cover travel arrangements or stipends for the organizers of workshops, 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 for registration fee waiver to workshops@miccai2020.org with justification for their request. Organizers and speakers who plan to attend only their own/participating workshop are still expected to register for the event unless registration fee waivers have been requested and granted.

Important Dates

3 December 2019
Proposals due
15 March 2020
Feedback to applicants
30 March 2020
Revised proposals due
15 April 2020
Notification of decisions
30 April 2020
Opening individual websites
30 June 2020
Paper submissions due
21 July 2020
Notification of paper decisions
31 July 2020
Camera ready papers due
4 & 8 October 2020

Workshop Proposal Submission Form