Welcome to Leipzig!

We are pleased to invite you to Leipzig for the 17th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Computer- and Robot-Assisted Surgery from 13 to 15 September 2018.

Since 2002, the annual CURAC conference has been the central forum for technical developments and clinical applications in the field of computer- and robot-assisted surgery. The CURAC actively and successfully links these two fields and enables intensive professional dialogue between users and developers every year.

In the fastest growing city in Germany, we would like to pursue with you the "No Limits" of research and development in the most diverse fields of computer- and robot-assisted surgery. The event is organized by the Innovation Center for Computer-Assisted Surgery (ICCAS) of the University of Leipzig.

We hope for numerous participants and impressive contributions! Further information can be found here shortly.

Your Conference Presidents

Prof. Dr. Thomas Neumuth and
Prof. Dr. Andreas Melzer

Conference CURAC 2018

Important Dates

Paper Submission until 15.06.2018
Notification about acceptance of the paper by 13.07.2018 (new)
Camera-ready version of the paper by 25.07.2018 (new)
Registration (online) by 03.09.2018
Early-bird registration by 16.08.2018

CURAC 2018 in Leipzig: September 13-15, 2018 

Countdown to CURAC 2018


Scientific topics of CURAC.2018 cover applications of all operative medical domains (ENT, neurosurgery, orthopedics, etc.), such as:

  • Intelligent OR technology
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Image processing, quantification and visualization
  • Robotics and navigation
  • Assistance systems
  • Surgical planning and risk analysis
  • Workflow analysis and prediction
  • Knowledge-based systems and decision support
  • Partial autonomy and cooperative systems
  • Multidisciplinary integration


  • Presentations
  • Workshops
  • Invited Talks


  • Social Event at DaCapo
  • Academic/Industry Social Events
  • Get together at the Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery (ICCAS)

Authors Information

  • Paper Submission

    Call for Papers (PDF)

    At the core of this interdisciplinary conference are your submitted papers that will be presented and discussed in detail as talk, poster and interactive computer demonstrations. 

    You are cordially invited to submit scientific contributions to CURAC.2018 via the abstract management system. Please create a new user account under the menu item "Register and submit paper". The submissions in German or English should contain one to six pages, enriched with illustrations and tables (please use the Word template or the LaTeX template). Please choose one of the following two categories when submitting to the abstract management system:

    • Full Papers (especially suitable for technical reports, 4 to 6 pages)

    • Extended Abstracts (especially suitable for clinical reports, 1 to 2 pages)

    Please select the appropriate format according to the page size you require. We also expressly encourage the submission of preliminary and early contributions.

    Full Papers are particularly suitable for technical or more detailed scientific contributions. Extended abstracts are suitable for clinical reports, for example. The Program Committee reserves the right to select the submissions as lectures or posters.

    The contributions will be evaluated by the program committee of CURAC 2018 according to the usual criteria of applied, interdisciplinary research. 

  • Presentation
    Conference language

    Lectures and posters may be presented in English or German. The language may also be freely chosen when submitting contributions as full paper or poster.

    Oral presentation

    The oral presentation lasts a maximum of 15 minutes (12 minutes talk + 3 minutes discussion). The lecture time of Session XIII is 10 minutes (8 min. Lecture + 2 min) discussion.

    The central media check is located in the area of the conference office. Please submit your presentation on a USB storage device at least 1 hour before the start of the session. It is possible to test the presentation and edit it if necessary. Please note that different encodings may cause problems with video or audio formats. Therefore, please visit the media check-in good time!

    Please prepare your presentation in PPT (X) or PDF format. A presentation device with PDF reader and MS Office PowerPoint in the version 2010 will be provided. The use of your own presentation device is not allowed. In the lecture hall, there is a lectern with notebook, presenter and laser pointer. Please do not protect your storage medium with security software.

  • Publication

    All contributions will be evaluated by the program committee of CURAC 2018 according to the usual criteria of application-related, interdisciplinary research. The contributions will be published in the digital CURAC conference proceedings. Best Paper Award publications may be proposed for publication in the International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery.

Conference Location

Venue on Thursday, 13.09.2018
University Hospital Leipzig
House 4 - Operational Center (OPZ) - Auditorium and Mall
Liebigstrasse 20
04103 Leipzig

Venue on Friday, 14.09.2018 and Saturday, 15.09.2018
Study Center - Faculty of Medicine
Liebigstrasse 27
04103 Leipzig

CURAC Contact

CURAC Office
c/o Gabriele Schäfer
Albstraße 45
D-70597 Stuttgart