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CARS 2018 Call for Papers

Lecture and poster contributions are invited on the topics of  CAR, CAS, CAD, CMI, DOR, MCA and CAI.

To secure a balanced evaluation of all submissions, each abstract/paper will be evaluated by three expert members of the internationally renowned medical/scientific CARS 2018 program committee.

Please submit either:
an extended abstract (500–1000 words) or a paper (3000–5000 words) for CARS 2018.


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 the International Journal of CARS (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.

Abstract Submission

To submit an abstract (500-1000 words), please submit your abstract through the Abstract Management System here.

Submitting an extended abstract is a multi-step process. Please ensure that

  1. the title is not written in capital letters, except abbreviations and proper nouns,
  2. the abstract text is structured as follows:
  3. Purpose
  4. Methods
  5. Results
  6. Conclusion
  7. Figures (1-2 max.) can be included. Multi-part figures are not allowed.
  8. Do not include references in the abstract "text", as a “blind” refereeing process is being used.
  9. If you include references into the appropriate field, the number of references should not exceed 5 (approx. 1 reference per 200 words). The references should be numbered with square brackets.
    Reference format: [1] Lastname A, Lastname B (2017) Title. Journal 6(1):1-20
  10. The names of authors and their affiliations (institutions) will be entered on-line when you submit the abstract. You are also requested to provide full addresses incl. emails of all authors.

Paper Submission

To submit a paper please submit your manuscript through the Editorial Management System (Springer) here and enter "CARS 2018 Submission" into the author comments. Please refer to the instructions for authors of the International Journal of CARS and read it carefully before preparing your manuscript.

The benefit of submitting a paper rather than an abstract is that after the peer-review process, in addition to a lecture or poster presentation at the congress, the paper may also be considered for inclusion in a regular issue of the International Journal of CARS. If a paper is rejected for publication in IJCARS, but accepted for presentation for the CARS Congress, the authors will be given the opportunity to submit an extended abstract for the CARS Proceedings, Supplement of IJCARS.

Abstracts or papers are solicited for presentation at the congress (i.e. papers as well as abstracts are considered for lectures or posters, both have equal chance of acceptance). Abstracts may also be submitted to be considered for the poster exhibition only. Abstracts for lectures or posters will also be published in the CARS Proceedings.

Presentation at CARS 2018

All submissions will be peer-reviewed and, if accepted, will be given a presentation time of 15 minutes incl. 3 minutes discussion for oral presentations or a space in the poster exhibition.

Publication in the International Journal of CARS (IJCARS)

Abstract submissions

CARS 2018 abstracts will be evaluated by the program committee and, if accepted, will be published in the CARS Proceedings, Supplement of the International Journal of CARS, which will be made available to all attendees at the congress.

Paper submissions

After the peer-review process and if accepted, papers will be published in “online first” by Springer as well as printed in regular issues of the International Journal of CARS.


Submission of abstracts / papers:10th January, 2018
PST time
Notification of acceptance:10th February, 2018
Registration of presenting authors:3rd March, 2018
Submission of final abstracts (for CARS 2018 Proceedings):10th March, 2018
Submission of final papers (for the International Journal of CARS):after the peer-review process


All presenting authors must register for the congress by 3rd March, 2018. Only one person  per presentation can register at the special registration fee for presenting authors of Euro 490.
For any inquiries regarding registration, please contact us at registration(at)

If you have any questions regarding your submission, please send them to fschweikert(at)