September 16-20 2018



The 2018 MICCAI conference will be held in Granada, Spain. The conference will host a variety of workshops, challenges, and 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 could 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. Tutorials covering aspects of professional and career development are also welcome. The tutorial format may combine lectures with demonstrations and hands-on sessions.

Tutorials will take place on September 16 and 20, 2018. All events will be located at the main conference venue. 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 reserved rooms that are available will be listed on the MICCAI 2018 website (www.miccai2018.org).

The deadline for proposal submissions is January 15, 2018. If submitted tutorials cover complementary or overlapping themes then feedback will be provided to the organizers by January 22, 2018. We reserve the right to ask proposals with substantial overlap to merge or alter their scope. Final decisions will be announced on March 5, 2018.

Organizers of the accepted proposals are required to administer the following:
  • Construction of an independent website for their event
  • Management of advertising and promotion of the event
  • Preparation of electronic (pdf) versions of teaching materials and programmes, and submission of these to the MICCAI 2018 organization committee for distribution to the registered participants.

Submission Details

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/TutorialsMICCAI2018

Selection Criteria

Due to the limited number of rooms available, and to maintain relevance to the conference participants, a selection will be performed within the submitted tutorials. The specific selection criteria for tutorial events will include:

  • Quality of the plan describing how the educational objectives will be achieved.
  • Appropriateness of the team providing the instruction.
  • Relevance of the topic to the MICCAI community.
  • Expected number of participants.


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.


MICCAI 2018 will not pay for travel arrangements or stipends for the organizers of satellite events nor provide concessions on registration fees.

The MICCAI 2018 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 [email protected] 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.

Important Dates

15 January 2018 Proposals are due
22 January 2018 Preliminary feedback where relevant
19 February 2018 Final notification of acceptance
1 April 2018 Individual websites are up and running
July 2018 Deadline to submit soft-copy tutorial materials (in pdf)

Example Tutorial Proposal Submission Form

1. Organising Team

Please list the names and the affiliations of the people organising and responsible for the event.
1000 characters

2. Workshop Description

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

3. Duration

A MICCAI tutorial is expected to offer extensive and up-to-date coverage of a single field in depth. Please provide a course description that includes a brief outline and topics that will be covered. Also give the motivation for the course and a justification of interest and opportunity.
5000 characters

4. Expected Number of Attendees and Participants

Please provide a list of learning objectives.
2000 characters

5. History/Background

Will the tutorial be a full day event or a half-day event?
Full day
Half day

6. Speakers/Preliminary Program

What format will the tutorial take (select all that apply).
Lecture based

7. Review Process

Please provide information about your target audience (introductory, intermediate, 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

8. Review Process

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).

9. Proceedings

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).
500 characters

10. Specific Requirements

Please let us know if you have specific requirements or need hardware, technical equipment or support (e.g., projectors, computers, monitors, loud speakers, microphones)
500 characters

11. Other Comments

Please let us know if you have any other information or comments you would like to be considered.
500 characters

12. Terms and conditions

Please confirm that you have read the details regarding your expected duties, budgets and management process.