4th International Conference on Medical Imaging with Deep Learning Call for Papers

Call for Papers: 
4th International Conference on Medical Imaging with Deep Learning 2021

We welcome submissions, as full or short papers, for the 4th edition
of Medical Imaging with Deep Learning (MIDL). Due to the ongoing
Covid-19 pandemic the conference is planned as a hybrid event (local +
virtual) and is going to take place in Lübeck, Germany, July 7-9,
2021. The conference website can be found at


Important dates
Full Papers
    Paper registration deadline: 10 February 2021
    Paper submission deadline: 17 February 2021

Short Papers
    Paper registration deadline: 6 April 2021
    Paper submission deadline: 13 April 2021

Conference dates
    Main event: 7-9 July 2021
    Doctoral Symposium: 6 & 10 July 2021

Aims and Scope

The conference is a forum for deep learning researchers, clinicians
and health-care companies working at the intersection of medical image
analysis and machine learning for healthcare and medicine, including
disease detection, diagnosis, staging, prognosis, intervention,
treatment selection and monitoring of disease progression.

MIDL has a broad scope, including all areas of medical image analysis
and computer-assisted intervention, where deep learning is a key
element. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

    Semantic segmentation of medical images
    Learning based image registration
    Computer-aided detection and diagnosis
    Image acquisition, reconstruction and synthesis
    Transfer learning and domain adaptation
    Learning with noisy labels and limited data
    Unsupervised deep learning and representation learning
    Uncertainty estimation for medical diagnosis
    Interpretability and explainable deep learning
    Integration of imaging and clinical data
    Validation studies and deep learning applications in radiology, pathology, endoscopy, dermatology, ophthalmology, and beyond

Inquiries to the program chairs can be addressed directly to pcs@2021.midl.io.

Two-Track Submissions

Conference submissions follow two tracks: full conference papers and
short papers.

Full papers contain methodological developments or well-validated
applications of deep learning algorithms in medical imaging. The paper
length is strictly limited to 8 pages with as many pages as needed for
the references and appendix section (all in a single pdf).

The papers will go through a full, single-blind reviewing process via
OpenReview, with a two-week period for author rebuttal and
discussion. A selection of full papers will be invited for oral
presentation. All accepted full papers will be published as a volume
in the Proceedings of Machine Learning Research.

Short papers are up to 3 pages and can, for example, focus on novel
methodological ideas without extensive validation. We also
specifically accept short papers discussing recently published or
submitted journal contributions to give authors the opportunity to
present their work and obtain feedback from conference
attendees. Selection of short papers is based on a light single-blind
review process via OpenReview, without a discussion period. All
accepted short papers will be presented at the conference.

Special Issue
MIDL is going to have a Special Issue in MELBA (The Journal of Machine
Learning for Biomedical Imaging). A selection of best full and short
papers is going to be invited to submit an extended version of their
work there.

MIDL 2021
July 7 - 9, 2021
Lübeck, Germany


The MIDL'21 Organizing and Program Committee,

Floris Ernst, Jan Lellmann, Alexander Schlaefer, Mattias Heinrich,
Marleen de Bruijne, Qi Dou