Call for Papers – ISCAS/CARS 2018, June 20 – 23, Berlin, Germany

Deadline for abstract / paper submissions: 10th January 2018
22nd Annual Conference of the International Society for Computer Aided Surgery
President: Pierre Jannin, PhD (F)
  • Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality for Surgery and Interventions
  • Image Processing and Visualization
  • Intraoperative Devices and Sensors
  • Intraoperative Imaging
  • Computer-assisted Planning
  • Surgical Navigation
  • Navigated Control
  • Surgical Robotics and Instrumentation
  • 3D Modelling and Rapid Prototyping
  • Validation, Verification and Evaluation of CAS Systems
  • Postoperative Result Assessment
  • Surgical Knowledge and Decision Management
  • Decision and Action Support in Surgical Management
  • Situation Awareness in the OR
  • Surgical Skill Assessment
  • Surgical Workflow Analysis
  • Surgical Simulation, Education and Training
  • Ergonomics, User Interfaces, Haptics and Multimodal Devices in Surgical Applications
  • Brain-Computer Interface, Neurostimulation
  • New topics: Artificial Intelligence and Machine / Deep Learning in Surgery
  • Clinical specialties:
    Computer aided surgery in neurosurgery, ENT surgery, orthopaedic and spinal surgery, cardiovascular surgery, thoracic surgery, gastroenterological surgery, gynaecological surgery, urological surgery
  • Image Guided Navigation Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery
  • Image Guided Therapy


Extended abstracts or full papers including new methods, devices, systems and applications, clinical studies, position papers, and poster topics for presentation at the congress are solicited. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by members of the CARS international program committee.

CARS follows a two-tier system:

1) Extended abstracts of accepted lecture and poster presentations (typically containing novel work-in-progress results) will be published in the CARS 2018 Proceedings, Supplement of IJCARS, which will be distributed to all congress participants.

2) Peer-reviewed and after thorough revision accepted full paper contributions (typically containing validated results of original R&D work) will be included in regular issues of the International Journal of CARS.

Authors should send their submissions through the CARS website, see further information and guidelines at

Submission of abstracts / papers:January 10, 2018
Notification of acceptance: February 9, 2018
Registration of presenting authors: March 3, 2018
Submission of final abstracts: March 10, 2018
Publication of final papers: after the peer-review processCongress Venue
The Congress will be held at the Hotel NH Collection Friedrichstrasse, Berlin, Germany

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