6-10 October 2024 • MARRAKESH / MOROCCO


Paper Registration

Q: Do I need to be a MICCAI society member to submit to MICCAI? Do I have to pay to submit or register a paper?

A: No, you do not need to be a MICCAI Society member to submit to MICCAI. No payment is needed to register or submit a paper. If your paper is accepted, the presenter of your paper must pay the conference registration fee to participate and present at the conference.

Q: How do I submit an Intention-to-Submit?

A: To submit an "Intention-to-submission”, you must create an entry (i.e., a submission) on the submission platform (Microsoft CMT).

There should be one submission for each paper you intend to submit.

You must include a draft title of your paper, an abstract, a list of co-authors, a list of domain conflicts, select subject areas and the name and email address of the co-author who will participate as a reviewer. This co-author must complete the reviewer signup form before the intention-to-submit deadline. Note that student reviewers are to be at least enrolled at a Ph.D. level. All required questions on the submission form must be answered or it will not allow you to submit. You will be able to make changes to all fields on the submission form until the final submission deadline.

Please refer to our full submission guidelines here for all requirements. If this is your first time submitting to MICCAI, please also consult the following two documents:

Q: I would like to confirm that I have successfully uploaded the intention to submit. is the submission cleared if it is visible in my author console on the CMT system?

A: Yes, all successful submissions will be listed on your author console. All authors will also receive a confirmation email on the day after the deadline (March 8, 2024).

Paper length, template, use of other LaTeX packages

Q: I noticed that many articles published in previous years have 8.5 pages of content. However, the guideline indicates the maximum allowable number of pages for MICCAI is 8 pages of content and up to 2 pages of references. Can I submit 8.5 pages of content if I have 1.5 pages of references?

A: No. At this stage, only 8 (maximum) + 2 (maximum) pages will be allowed. Any paper exceeding the maximum allowable page will be rejected. If your paper is accepted, we allow an extra ½ page for authors to incorporate changes recommended by the reviewers.

Q: Aside from the 8-page limit, are there any other requirements in terms of font size, margins, and line spacing?

A: The required font size, margins, and line spacing are embedded in the provided templates. Authors must use either the LaTeX or the MS Word templates provided by Springer. Any modification to the template (including font size, spacing, and margins) is strictly prohibited for MICCAI submissions and will result in your paper being desk-rejected.

Q: I saw in the author's guidelines that modification to the latex template is prohibited. Does this include using an extra latex package?

A: We are concerned about modifications to margins, line spacing, font type, and font size of the paper only. If an author wishes to use other packages, it is the author's responsibility to ensure the additional package does not alter the template.

Q: I'm using LaTex for the paper. Is it ok to use packages like "tabularray" for formatting the table? Also, am I allowed to set a fixed width for the columns, remove some of the borderlines, and use multi-row or multi-column features?

A: You can format your table (multi-rows/columns, width, height) any way you like as long as the table does not extend beyond the margins. Modifying the default spacing before and after tables/figures, however, is NOT allowed.

Q: I am trying to fit a figure on a page. Can I reduce the default spacing between the section heading and section text to fit the figure?

A: No. This is considered a modification of the template.

Q: Can i wrap text around a figure (inline figure)?

A: No.

Q: Since we need to anonymize our paper, should I remove the author section entirely?

A: No. You should simply replace the author's information with asterisks.

Q: Does the acknowledgment section count as part of the 8-pages of content?

A: Yes.

Reference section

Q: Should the bibliography section start on a new page or would it be ok to start it on the same page where the main text ends?

A: The bibliography section does NOT need to start on a new page.

Q: The LNCS latex template says we should use the "splncs04" style for the bibliography. this format sorts the references in the order of the author's name. is this an acceptable format for the conference or should they be ordered based on appearance? (if yes, do you have any suggestions for the bibliography style?)

A: The bibliography can be sorted alphabetically or by order of appearance. The default Springer style lists references alphabetically. However, some authors prefer to sort them in order of appearance. If that is your preference, it is the author's responsibility to determine how to list references in order of appearance.

Editing the submission after the intention-to-submit deadline

Q: Can I modify my abstract after the intention-to-submit deadline has passed? Can I change the author list?

A: Yes. Every field on the submission form can be modified until the final submission deadline (March 7, 2024). This includes the abstract section and the author section. We ask that you fill out the list of authors, list of domain conflicts, and subject areas of your paper as accurately as possible by the intention-to-submit deadline for pre-screening.


Q: What is anonymization? How do I anonymize my paper?

A: Anonymization generally refers to the process of removing identifying information. See section 3 of this document for more information.

Q: Do I need to anonymize publicly available datasets?

A: If the data set is publicly available, you do not have to anonymize it. In general, any information that can be used to identify the authors and their affiliations should be removed for the review phase.

Listing all co-authors, domain conflicts, conflict of interests, double-blind review, DBLP

Q: Why must all co-authors be included? What is domain conflict? If none of my co-authors is a reviewer, is the conflict of interest relevant?

A: MICCAI employs a double-blind review process, i.e. the reviewers do not know the identities of the authors of the papers and the authors do not know the identities of the reviewers who reviewed their papers. The only way to prevent assigning a paper to a reviewer who does not have a conflict of interest with the authors of the paper is to submit a full author list and a list of domain conflicts. See Section 4 of this document on conflicts of interest and how to correctly list domain conflicts.

If you do not disclose full authorship and domain conflicts and a conflict of interest is later detected, (i.e., the paper was accepted by a reviewer who wasn't supposed to review the paper), the review is invalidated and your paper may be rejected, even though it has been accepted.

Q: Do I require a DBLP ID? is it important to have one?

A: No, but if you have one, please add it to your user profile. We use your DBLP ID to ensure your paper is not assigned to a reviewer who has previously published with you or your co-authors. See also the answers above on conflict of interest and domain conflicts.

Q: My co-authors do not want to receive conference emails. What can I do?

A: Your co-authors can opt not to receive conference emails in their CMT account profile. Please be reminded that all communications to the authors will be sent via CMT. The primary author of a paper must be able to receive conference emails.

Q: Can I add a co-author after the submission deadline?

A: No. Please submit all author information at the time of submission. Adding new authors to a paper after acceptance requires permission from the program committee and may be declined. If you need to add a co-author to your paper, please email us with your request. You must state in your email why this author wasn't included and this author's contribution to the paper. Make sure to copy all authors of your paper in your email to avoid dispute.

Q: How do I indicate co-authorship in my paper?

A: If and when your paper is accepted, you can add a footnote in your final paper to indicate co-authorships.

Withdrawing my submission

Q: I registered my paper before the intention-to-submit deadline but I no longer wish to submit my paper. can I withdraw my intention-to-submit?

A: You will be able to remove your submission in CMT on or before the final submission deadline of March 7th. After March 7th, you will need to formally request to withdraw your submission by sending an email to submission@miccai2024.org. Please copy all authors in your email to avoid dispute.

Q: On the submission form, what is the difference between the "domain conflict” field and the "other conflicts” field?

A: Anyone from an institution you and/or your co-authors have collaborated with in the past 3 years should not review your paper. The email domains of your institution, your co-author's institution, and your collaborators' institutions should be listed under the submission domain conflicts. The "Other conflicts" field is for you to declare conflicts with an individual or an institution that is not your collaborator.

Supplementary material

Q: How do I submit supplementary material?

A: Do not include your Supplementary material as an appendix to your main paper as it will exceed the page limit. Please submit it separately. You should see a "submit supplementary material" link in your author console in CMT. You can use the same template to write your supplementary material. If you have more than one file, convert it to a zip file.

Please note that supplementary materials must be in the form of additional images, tables, proof of equations, or videos. Authors should not submit text materials beyond figure and table captions, definitions of variables in equations, or detailed proof of a theorem. The inclusion of additional results in the supplementary material will lead to automatic desk rejection. Please refer to the submission guidelines for more details.

Supplementary materials must also be properly anonymized and must not exceed two pages. Captions should not exceed 100 words.

While the reviewers will have access to supplementary material, they are under no obligation to review it, and the paper must contain all necessary information and illustrations within the content.

Q: Is there a page limit?

A: Yes, your supplementary material should not exceed two pages. Your supplementary material file will be removed if it does not conform to the submission guidelines.

Q: I want to include my codes in my submission. How is this done?

A: To share your codes, you can either include your codes (anonymized and zipped) as supplementary materials or you can provide a link to your code repository. If you are sharing your code/data via a public repository at the time of submission, please be advised that it will be subject to the same anonymity rules as the paper, i.e. no information should be available to identify the author(s) of the repository/paper.

There are online resources available for reference such as:


We are not responsible for the content of these materials. It is the author's responsibility to determine how anonymity is achieved.

Other questions

Q: Where are MICCAI proceedings published? Can I submit my accepted MICCAI paper to a journal?

A: MICCAI Proceedings are published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Authors may publish an extended version of their accepted proceedings paper as a journal article provided the following principles are adhered to:

  1. the extended version includes at least 30% new material,
  2. the original publication is cited, and
  3. it includes an explicit statement about the increment (e.g., new results, a better description of materials, etc.).

Each year, a selected number of accepted MICCAI papers are invited to submit an extended version of the study as journal articles to a special issue in MedIA and IJCARS.

Q: Can I post my accepted paper on arXiv? Does it violate any of the MICCAI policies?

A: Please see section 3b of Springer's License to Publish form. You can post your submitted version, the version before peer review, on arXiv but you cannot post your camera-ready version to arXiv during the embargo period. Authors should include a link to the version on SpringerLink once this becomes available.