The MICCAI annual Conferences have become established as the premier international series with in-depth papers on medical image computing, computer-assisted intervention and medical robotics.
The focus of MICCAI Conferences is on methodology for applications, with a strong emphasis on validation within applications. One of the goals is to improve communication between disciplines, to make state-of-the-art methodology as accessible as possible to clinicians and bioscientists, and to help basic scientists understand the detailed requirements in different clinical and bioscience application areas. Understanding is seldom imparted by short presentations and abstracts. The full-length peer reviewed papers that characterise MICCAI are hard work for authors, reviewers and readers, but they are worth the effort. The Proceedings are important and completely up-to-date reference works covering the state-of-the-art in the field.