IJCARS Best Paper Award

The MICCAI IJCARS Best Paper Award recognizes the highest quality paper in the Special Issue on the main MICCAI conference published in the International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (IJCARS) journal. Typically one award is issued each year, but the journal may decide to split the award between two winners.

The definition of and guidelines for this award can be found here.

Winners of the IJCARS Best Paper Award

MICCAI 2021 (Awarded
in 2022)

1st Prize: Yueming Jin, Yonghao Long, Xiaojie Gao, Danail Stoyanov, Dou Qi, Pheng-Ann Heng. Trans-SVNet: Hybrid Embedding Aggregation Transformer for Surgical Workflow Analysis            

2nd Prize: Jinglu Zhang Yinyu Nie, Jian Chang, Jian Jun Zhang. SIG-Former: Monocular Surgical Instruction Generation with Transformers

3rd Prize : David Owen, Maria Grammatikopoulou, Imanol Luengo, Danail Stoyanov. Automated identification of critical structures in laparoscopic cholecystectomy

MICCAI 2020 (Awarded
in 2021)

1st prize - Winner: William Mandel, Stefan Parent, Samuel Kadoury. Intra-operative forecasting of growth modulation spine surgery outcomes with spatio-temporal dynamic networks,

2nd prize: Nicolás Dazeo, Romina Muñoz, Ana P. Narata, Hector Fernandez, Ignacio Larrabide. Intra-saccular device modelling for treatment planning of intracranial aneurysms: from morphology to hemodynamics.

3rd prize: Muhannad Sabieleish, Katarzyna Heryan, Axel Boese, Christian Hansen, Michael Friebe, Alfredo Illanes. Study of needle punctures into soft tissue through audio and force sensing. Can audio be a simple alternative for needle guidance?

MICCAI 2019 (Awarded
in 2020)

Sophia Bano, Francisco Vasconcelos, Marcel Tella Amo, George Dwyer, Caspar Gruijthuijsen, Emmanuel Vander Poorten, Tom Vercauteren, Sebastien Ourselin, Jan Deprest, Danail Stoyanov. Deep Learning-based Fetoscopic Mosaicking for Field-of-View Expansion

MICCAI 2018 (Awarded
in 2019)

Ayushi Sinha, Masaru Ishii, Gregory D. Hager, Russell H. Taylor. Endoscopic navigation in the clinic: registration in the absence of preoperative imaging

Bastian Bier, Florian Goldmann, Jan-Nico Zaech, Javad Fotouhi, Rachel Hegeman, Robert Grupp, Mehran Armand, Greg Osgood, Nassir Navab, Andreas Maier, Mathias Unberath. Learning to detect anatomical landmarks of the pelvis in X-rays from arbitrary views

Runners up:
W. Mandel, O. Turcot, D. Knez, S. Parent, S.Kadoury. Prediction outcomes for anterior vertebral body growth modulation surgery from discriminant spatiotemporal manifolds

J. Fotouhi, M. Unberath, T. Song, J. Hajek, S. C. Lee, B. Bier, A. Maier, G. Osgood, M. Armand, N. Navab. Co-localized augmented human and X-ray observers in collaborative surgical ecosystem

MICCAI 2017 (Awarded
in 2018)

Arash Pourtaherian, Farhad Ghazvinian Zanjani, Svitlana Zinger, Nenad Mihajlovic, Gary C Ng, Hendrikus HM Korsten, Peter HN de With. Robust and semantic needle detection in 3D ultrasound using orthogonal-plane convolutional neural networks

MICCAI 2016 (Awarded
in 2017)

Shekoofeh Azizi, Sharareh Bayat, Pingkun Yan, Amir Tahmasebi, Guy Nir, Jin Tae Kwak, Sheng Xu, Storey Wilson, Kenneth A. Iczkowski, M. Scott Lucia, Larry Goldenberg, Septimiu E. Salcudean, Peter A. Pinto, Bradford Wood, Purang Abolmaesumi, Parvin Mousavi. Detection and grading of prostate cancer using temporal enhanced ultrasound: combining deep neural networks and tissue mimicking simulations

MICCAI 2015 (Awarded
in 2016)

Marco Esposito, Benjamin Busam, Christoph Hennersperger, Julia Rackerseder, Nassir Navab, Benjamin Frisch. Multimodal US-Gamma Imaging using Collaborative Robotics for Cancer Staging Biopsies