Full paper submission guidelines

Authors should adhere to the following guidelines:

Submission format
We invite submissions of up to 10 page manuscripts (LNCS style, anonymized for double blind review) for oral and poster presentations. Each submitted manuscript will be reviewed by several members of the program committee (PC) and assessed for quality and best means of presentation. Submission and manuscript format are as follows:
  • All manuscripts should be submitted electronically via Microsoft’s Conference Management Toolkit (CMT) webpage, which was setup for the WBIR2020.
  • The accepted full paper submissions will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS; www.springer.com/lncs). You must adhere to the guidelines for authors and each paper must comply with the publishing ethics standards imposed by Springer.
  • For manuscript preparation please use the LNCS LaTeX and MS Word templates as available on the Springer’s website.
  • Due to the diversity of operating systems used for the scientific review by the Program Committee we are using the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) for submission and review. If you do not have a converter, please visit Adobe Systems to purchase a converter or to use their free trial, or visit www.pdf995.com. LINUX/UNIX users should use their local ps2pdf converter or GSview.
  • Supplementary material may be submitted in the form of videos and additional images at the time of manuscript submission. Do not include additional written material beyond image captions. All supplementary material must be self-contained and zipped into a single file (up to 50 MB). Only the following formats are allowed: AVI, MP4, WMV, PDF. While the reviewers will have access to such supplementary material, they are under no obligation to review it, and the paper must contain all necessary information and illustrations by itself.
Full paper criteria
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, those listed in Aims & Scope. When preparing your manuscript for WBIR2020, keep in mind that your submission must fulfill the following main criteria:
  • Relevance to the WBIR community.
  • Originality of the work.
  • Clarity of the presentation.
  • Solidity of the methods.
  • Soundness and persuasion of results and discussions especially with respect to validation issues.
  • Clinical relevance of the work.
Anonymization guidelines
All submissions will undergo a double blind review process and thus need to be in compliance with the following anonymity guidelines:
  • Author and institutional information needs to be removed from the author list on the title page, as well as on all manuscript headers. The acknowledgements of funding and contributors should also be removed. Please reserve the required space accordingly, for instance, using blank lines, symbols like *** or similar.
  • Clues directly identifying any of the authors need to be removed from the main text.
  • References to work by the authors must be made anonymous in one of the following ways:
    • References to other papers by the same authors are listed as “Anonymous” (with no other information) in the bibliography.
    • Work by the same authors that appears on mainstream and readily available publications is cited in the third person, provided that nothing in the referencing can be traced to the identity of the authors.
    • For instance, “In [5], Hello and Goodbye have proposed …” is acceptable, whereas “In [5], we have proposed …” is not, when reference [5] is listed as “IEEE Trans. PAMI, 6(6):721-741, November 1984”.
    • Also, “In [5], Muller and Doe have proposed …” is not acceptable if [5] is listed as “in press”, or, say, “North-Western New South Wales Symposium on Computer Vision, 1993”
  • The supplementary materials (if submitted) must NOT bear any identification markers.
  • ArXiv/BioRxiv papers are not considered prior work since they have not been peer-reviewed, therefore, citations to ArXiv/BioRxiv papers are not required.
  • The authors should not make arXiv/BioRxiv submissions of their WBIR 2020 manuscripts prior to the final acceptance decisions.
Submission deadline
January 29, 2020, 23:59 PST
Submission system
https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/WBIR2020
Submission is closed.

Abstract submission guidelines

Authors should adhere to the following guidelines:

Submission format
We also invite submissions of one-page abstracts. The abstracts will undergo a lightweight single-blind review, and will be presented as posters at the conference, but will not appear in the Springer proceedings.
  • Please use this DOC template to format and prepare your abstract. You may use LibreOffice, OpenOffice or MS Word or similar word processors to insert and edit the content. Instructions for abstract preparation are included in the template.
  • Abstracts are limited to one A4 page only. They may include figures and tables to illustrate the problem, the method and/or the results, as long as everything fits on a single page. No margin hacking is allowed.
  • Submit the abstract as DOC file via the CMT submission site. Create submission for the one-page abstract track.
  • To complete the submission you will need to enter up 250 word abstract (text only), which will appear in the book of abstracts disseminated as conference materials.
Abstract criteria
We are excited to hear about your latest technical breakthroughs, e.g. novel registration methodology without extensive validation, and also welcome (preliminary) evaluation studies or more clinically oriented applications of image registration. Moreover, we invite abstracts of recently published or submitted journal papers to give authors the opportunity to present their state-of-the-art advances in image registration and obtain feedback from conference attendees.
Submission deadline
August 7, 2020, 23:59 PDT
Submission system
https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/WBIR2020
Submission is open.

Camera-ready paper submission guidelines

The authors of accepted full papers should adhere to these guidelines:

Submission format
Please prepare a ZIP file containing the source files (LaTeX files with all the associated style files, special fonts and EPS or BIB files) and the final PDF of your paper as well as the PDF of completed and signed copy of a pre-filled Copyright Form. Springer also offers authors the option of including embedded videos in the papers, and we encourage WBIR participants to take advantage of this option. The technical requirements for these videos are:
  • Resolution = 16:9 or 4:3.
  • Maximum file size = 25 GB.
  • Minimum duration = 1 second.
  • Supported formats: avi, wmv, mp4, mov, m2p, mp2, mpg, mpeg, flv, mxf, mts, m4v, and 3gp.
Authors must not violate privacy and confidentiality rules and, as always, permission must be sought for use of third-party content. All types of Electronic Supplementary Material, including videos, should be sent with the authors’ files. If videos are to be embedded, unequivocal instructions as to their positioning must be included.
Submission deadline
March 27, 2020, 23:59 PDT
Submission system
https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/WBIR2020
Submission is closed.

Reviewer guidelines

Reviewers should adhere to the following guidelines:

General guidelines
WBIR2020 runs a double-blinded peer-review process, using Microsoft's CMT system to manage the submissions and the review process. The role of a reviewer is to identify excellent papers that the WBIR community must hear about and could have a great impact on the field:
  • A good review is polite, expresses an opinion about the paper and backs it up with details on strengths and weaknesses of the paper.
  • The paper should be evaluated as submitted, since the conference has no mechanism to ensure that any proposed changes would be carried out; moreover, the authors are unlikely to have room to add any further derivations, plots, or text.
  • If the reviewer’s expertise is limited to a particular aspect of the paper, the reviewer should send a confidential note to the conference chairs via CMT that describes his/her relevant expertise. The review is more likely to be taken seriously if the limitations of the reviewer’s understanding are clearly acknowledged.
What makes a good review?
  • A quick summary of the paper. It should identify the major contributions, what the authors did, how they did it, and what were the results.
  • The opinion of the reviewer about the paper overall.
    • Is it an interesting contribution?
    • Should this paper be presented at the conference?
    • Should it be known to a larger group of people?
    • Is it a significant advance for the field?
    • Is this paper exciting enough for an oral presentation?
    Important: Please remember that a novel algorithm is only one of many ways to contribute meaningfully. A novel system, a validation study, a comparison study, an application of existing methods to a novel problem are just a few examples of meaningful contributions.
  • The opinion of the reviewer about the clarity of presentation, paper organization and other stylistic aspects of the paper. It is important to know whether the paper is very clear and a pleasure to read, or whether it is hard to understand.
  • The opinion of the reviewer about the major strengths of the paper. However tempting it is to immediately point out the problems, a reviewer should also write about a novel formulation, a principled derivation, an original way to use data, a novel application, or anything else that is a strong aspect of the paper under review.
  • The major criticisms that a reviewer has about the paper. An effective way to deliver this critique is to summarize it briefly (at most two to three sentences), and then provide detailed arguments so the program committee and the authors can understand the reviewer’s concerns about particular aspects of the paper.
  • A detailed list of comments. This is to help the authors to revise a weak paper or to expand a strong paper into a journal version. A list of minor problems, such as grammatical errors, typos, and other problems that can be easily fixed by carefully editing the text of the paper.
Notification of acceptance
February 28, 2020 (full papers)
August 28, 2020 (one-page abstracts)
Review system
https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/WBIR2020