MICCAI 2023: Call for Area Chairs

Saturday 26th November 2022

We invite researchers who have been active in past MICCAI conferences to volunteer to serve on the program committee as Area Chairs (ACs). The quality of the conference depends heavily on the paper selection process; and in turn, this hinges on bringing together the best possible team of Area Chairs. We hope that this call for program committee membership can attract the right mix of people with complementary expertise to join the MICCAI team and deliver an attractive conference for the whole community.

Please keep in mind that not all applications can be selected. In the first phase, there will be approximately 100 ACs recruited, with a mix of MIC, CAI, and MICCAI experts as well as those in Clinical Translation of Methodology. We aim to have diversity of senior and more junior candidates, gender, topic, and geography. After paper submission, we may invite additional ACs from the database of applicants to complement the breadth and depth of expertise required on the program committee.

Being an Area Chair is a demanding task that involves: assigning reviewers, managing the review process and providing meta-reviews for approximately 25 papers; facilitating reviewer and AC discussions after the rebuttals are submitted; providing meta-reviews for approximately another 15 papers after the rebuttal period; and proposing outstanding papers for orals and awards. As with previous MICCAI meetings, the CMT system will be used to manage the process and paper assignment to ACs will be completed automatically using the latest version of the Toronto Paper Matching System (TPMS). The CMT will be used to manage conflicts. ACs will report to the Program Chairs who will oversee the process.

To understand the responsibilities and time commitments of the Area Chairs, please carefully read the details below before you apply. Note that there will not be any face-to-face program committee meetings. Instead, you will be expected to participate in two teleconferences, the first in mid March of 2023 for orientation and the second in late June 2023 to discuss the final program and collect feedback on the process. These will be held in two different time zones to accommodate the geographical spread of our community. All program committee members will be expected to participate in one of the teleconferences to not only help create the final program but also to provide feedback for the overall MICCAI peer-review process.
In recognition of your efforts, your name will be mentioned in the conference program, proceedings, and conference website. The conference will be exploring community-building activities for MICCAI 2023 involving our program committee members.

Schedule of Key Program Committee Duties

ACs are expected to be available for the following key, time-sensitive tasks:
By the end of Feb: Update subject areas in CMT & upload relevant papers to TPMS
Mid-March: Attend the 1st PC teleconference
3/20/2023: Receive primary paper assignment (~25)
3/21/2023 - 3/27/2023: Phase I - provide suggestions on reviewer assignment
4/06/2023 - 4/27/2023: Review period. Monitor review progress and quality
4/27/2023 - 5/18/2023: Prepare meta-reviews and recommend papers for early acceptance, early rejections, and rebuttal
5/25/2023 - 5/31/2023: Rebuttal period. Receive secondary paper assignment (~15)
6/01/2023 - 6/15/2023: Facilitate discussion among the reviewers and ACs. Provide final paper recommendations.
Late June: Attend the 2nd PC teleconference

Your responsibilities will end with the 2nd PC teleconference. A detailed timeline is posted on the Conference webpage.

Applying to serve as an Area Chair

We invite all experienced researchers who have been active in past MICCAI conferences to apply. We expect ACs to have typically at least three years of research experience since Ph.D. or equivalent, have attended and reviewed for MICCAI conferences at least three times, and have published at least three MICCAI conference papers as first or last author. Those who have served as ACs for three consecutive years for past MICCAI conferences are not eligible to apply.

If you are new to the MICCAI community but have been involved in the organisation of high-quality MIC and/or CAI events, particularly in underrepresented geographical regions, please provide the relevant information about these alternative events. We strongly encourage applications from women and other underrepresented communities and regions.

To apply as a MICCAI 2023 Area Chair, please fill out the webform.

The deadline to apply is January 6, 2023. The conference Program Chairs will review all applications carefully and will respond by 31 January 2023.
We look forward to your applications.

Best wishes,


MICCAI 2023 Organizing Committee

Program Chairs:
Hayit Greenspan
Anant Madabhushi
Parvin Mousavi
Tim Salcudean

Submission Platform Manager:
Kitty Wong

General Chairs:
Tanveer Syeda-Mahmood
James Duncan
Russ Taylor