Submit a paper

Papers can be submitted to either the Conference or the Abstract track.

Conference track

Full papers in the conference track contain methodological developments or well-validated applications of deep learning algorithms in medical imaging. There is no strict limit on paper length. However, we strongly recommend keeping the paper at 8 pages, plus 1 page for the references and as many pages as needed in an appendix section. The appropriateness of using additional pages over the recommended length will be judged by reviewers.

Abstract track

Extended abstracts in the abstract track are up to 3 pages and can, for example,  focus on novel methodological ideas without extensive validation. We also specifically accept extended abstracts of recently published or submitted journal contributions to give authors the opportunity to present their work and obtain feedback from conference attendees.

Paper preparation

Style guidelines: Both the Conference and Abstract track papers should be prepared using the NIPS-derived Latex style files, which can be found here. The original NIPS-files can be found here or via Overleaf. Please use the [final] option to include author information in the PDF (e.g. \usepackage[final]{midl_2018})

How to submit: Papers should be submitted on the OpenReview platform as a single PDF. Revisions can be submitted up until the submission deadline of April 11th 23.59 CEST.

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Reviewing process

Conference track: These papers will go through a full, single-blind reviewing process via OpenReview. Program chairs will assign each paper to three program committee members who will provide high-quality reviews. In addition to the official reviews, all users of OpenReview can comment on papers. Authors can respond to comments and reviews. Program chairs will decide on final acceptance or rejection based on the submitted paper and the provided reviews; there is no official rebuttal phase. Accepted papers will be assigned to oral or poster presentation by the program chairs.

Abstract track: Selection of abstracts is performed via a light single-blind review process and can selected for presentation as posters at the conference.

Special Issue in Medical Image Analysis

The best accepted full conference papers will be invited for submission to a special issue of Medical Image Analysis, a top journal in the field. More details are available on a separate page.

Reviewing timeline

Submission Deadline                                 11 April 2018
Notification of Acceptance                       16 May 2018
Camera Ready Submission                       TBA
Conference Dates                                       4-6 July 2018

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