CARS 2024 Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery

38th International Congress and Exhibition
Barcelona, Spain, June 18 – 21, 2024
Joint Meeting of IFCARS / ISCAS / CMI / CAD-AI / IPCAI

Authors Information

CARS 2024 Call for Papers

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

Deadline for Abstract/Paper Submission for CARS 2024 is 10th January 2024, midnight PST time.

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 2024 program committee.

Please submit either:
an extended Abstract (500–1000 words) or
a Paper (original article 3000–5000 words or a short communication 1500-3000 words).
The word limit of a submission is including abstract, references and figure/table captions.


Extended abstracts or papers containing 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 online in the CARS 2024 Proceedings, Supplement of the International Journal of CARS (IJCARS), which will be made available to all congress participants.
  2. Papers
    Peer-reviewed and after thorough revision accepted paper contributions, specifically original articles typically containing validated results of original R&D work, or short communications typically containing innovative concepts with a prototype-like implementation, will be included in regular or special 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.
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:
    - Purpose
    - Methods
    - Results
    - Conclusion
  3. Figures (max. 1) can be included. Multi-part figures are not allowed.
    Table (max. 1) can be included.
    Figure/table must be cited in the text.
    Figure/table captions must be provided.
  4. If you include references into the appropriate section for "References", maximally 2 references are allowed. The references should be numbered with square brackets and cited in the text accordingly, e.g. [1].
    Reference format: [1] Lastname A, Lastname B (2021) Title. Journal 6(1):1-20
    References should list all co-authors' names, usage of "et al" is not allowed.
  5. The names of authors and their affiliations (institutions) should be entered on-line when you submit the abstract. You are also requested to provide full addresses incl. emails of all authors.

Please note any modifications to a submitted abstract are possible until the deadline of 10th January 2024.

If you have any technical questions about the submission of your manuscript, please feel free to contact the Proceedings Editorial Office at cars-proceedings(@)

Paper Submission

>> Online Paper Submission

To submit a paper, which can be either an original article (3000-5000 words) or a short communication (1500-3000 words) (including abstract, references and figure/table captions), please submit your manuscript through the Editorial Management System (Springer) and enter "CARS 2024 Submission" into the box for authors comments.
Please refer to the instructions for authors of the International Journal of CARS and read them carefully before preparing your manuscript.

Original articles correspond to manuscripts which fall into the category of original (technical) publications with a focus on describing technical details and feasibility, in addition to their relevance in clinical settings.

Short communications correspond to manuscripts with a focus on future-oriented "substantial innovations" outlining concepts and/or investigations as part of visionary work-in-progress activities. A substantial innovation implies expanding the capabilities of a CARS-related system or its components towards significantly improving clinical workflow and/or patient outcome.

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 or special 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, a Supplement of IJCARS. Deadline of Submission of these abstracts for the CARS Proceedings is 22nd March, 2024. If applicable, a word template for preparing the abstract and further details for submission will be made available.

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 session only.

Presentation at CARS 2024

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
  • 3 minutes (max. 3 slides) for poster presentations.

Please refer to the Preliminary Program (will be made available by beginning of March) for the day and time of your lecture/poster presentation.

Upload Instructions for PowerPoint Slides:

  1. Format of PowerPoint slides: .pptx, 16 x 9
  2. Length of PowerPoint presentation:

    1. Lecture presentations: 12 - 15 minutes (including 3 minutes discussion time)
    2. Poster Presentations: 3 minutes (max. 3 slides)

  3. Please name the file as follows:  
    (e.g. Auditorium_2024-06-18_0900_CARS_LE-24-00500_Lname_Fname)
  4. Upload your file here  (Link will be provided shortly)

Deadline for uploading your PowerPoint file: 31st May 2024

  • We ask all presenters to upload their slides in advance, so that technical staff can prepare for the presentations to flow smoothly.
  • In addition, we ask all presenters to also bring a copy of the Powerpoint presentation on a USB stick and/or your laptop.

Poster Presentation and Poster Exhibition

In addition to the oral poster presentation during the poster sessions (3 minutes, with 3 slides maximum), poster presenters are encouraged to bring a printed poster to the conference to be displayed on the poster boards at the congress center.
Please ensure that your paper code is included on the printed poster. Size of the poster: vertical A0 (841 x 1189mm).

We cannot print posters for you.

Publication in the International Journal of CARS (IJCARS)

Abstract submissions

CARS 2024 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 "online first" by Springer as well as included in regular or special issues of the International Journal of CARS.


Submission of abstracts / papers: 10th January, 2024 (midnight PST time)
Notification of acceptance: 8th February, 2024
Registration of presenting authors: 3rd March, 2024
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, 2024. Only one person per presentation can register at the reduced registration fee for presenting authors.

Please register through the link to the Online Registration and "Register without Login Data" indicating your paper code during the registration process.

For any inquiries regarding registration, please contact us at registration(@)

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


Latest update: February 7, 2024