Welcome to Reutlingen!

We are pleased to invite you to Reutlingen for the 18th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Computer- and Robot-Assisted Surgery from 19 to 21 September 2019.

Our society connects surgeons of all disciplines, radiologists, computer scientists and engineers in a unique interdisciplinary environment. Our goal is to define and design the surgical procedure and the operating room of the future to optimize the overall care of our patients with all reasonable technical means.

The innovative character of our annual conference with close integration of development and clinical application is supplemented by a "Clinical Day", which is organized together with the co-organizers of the University Hospital Tübingen. Specialists present the requirements and relevant problems of their departments in impulse lectures.

More information will be available shortly.

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

Your Conference Presidents

Prof. Dr. Oliver Burgert

Conference CURAC 2019

Important Dates

Attention, extension of deadline for submission of scientific papers!

Paper Submission until 01.07.2019
Notification about acceptance of the paper by 21.07.2019
Camera-ready version of the paper by 08.08.2019
Early-bird registration by 22.08.2019

CURAC 2019 in Reutlingen: September 19-21, 2019

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 Castle Hohen Neuffen
  • Academic/Industry Social Events
  • Get together at the computer science building 9

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.2019 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 2019 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 2019 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

Build 6
Alteburgstraße 150
72762 Reutlingen

CURAC Contact

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

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