Call for Notice of Intent - MICCAI Conference 2021 and 2022

Friday, June 9, 2017

Dear MICCAI Society member,

This is a general call to solicit initial proposals to host the main MICCAI conferences in 2021 and 2022, which according to the agreed rotation between continents, will be held in Area 2 in 2021 (including Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Area 3 in 2022 (including Asia and Oceania).

Local organizing Chairs and venues are selected by the MICCAI Board of Directors from proposals submitted by its members offering to host a MICCAI Conference.

For the proposals for 2021, the final call will be released end of the year with deadline for submission of a full bid around very beginning of next year, with a final decision before the summer 2018.

For the proposals for 2022, the final call will be released next year with deadline for submission of a full bid around summer of next year, with a final decision around end of 2018.

For both, we solicit early Proposals to start the discussions now. The initial submissions will be briefly discussed at the forthcoming MICCAI board meeting in Quebec City. We expect that the possible applicants will be available in Quebec for a presentation and/or face-to-face meetings with the MICCAI board members.

The expectation is that bids will have a clearly identified leadership team which can demonstrate significant experience in successfully running previous meetings, and are active in the MICCAI community. Running a MICCAI meeting is an opportunity for providing visibility and developing future leaders in our field. Hence, we are keen to see balanced organizing teams, which include researchers at all career stages and domains, and to ensure that the event will serve the needs of the whole community.

The MICCAI Conferences are rotated among the geography (see the attached map), with conferences in under-represented areas encouraged. Meetings typically have approximately 1200 attendees, who attend a 3 day main meeting and 2 days of workshops.

Deadlines for preliminary bid proposals for 2021 and 2022 is July 30th, 2017 at the latest. Please use the following form for your application. If you are interested in applying, you can contact us if you need any help for preparing this application and we can provide additional documents which may help you in this process.

Notice of Intent can be downloaded from the MICCAI webite

With our best regards,
The MICCAI Conference Affairs Working Group

For information please contact:
Janette Wallace
jwallace@miccai.org

Pierre Jannin
pierre.jannin@univ-rennes1.fr