Paper Submissions

Initial Paper Submission

The 2021 International Symposium on Medical Robotics (ISMR) accepts full paper submissions. All papers must be written in English and submitted electronically in PDF format via PaperPlaza by June 1, 2021.

The page limit for each submission is flexible. However, the paper material (including text, figures, tables, acknowledgement, etc.) must fit into 6 pages, while there is no page limit for the bibliography/references section (n pages).

Papers exceeding the (6+n) page limit at the time of submission will be returned without review.

Authors should prepare their papers based on IEEE templates from instructions found here. Please use US letter.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Depending on the outcome of the review process, each accepted paper will be chosen for either an oral or a poster presentation. All accepted papers will be published in the symposium proceedings. All accepted AND presented papers that follow the IEEE format will be included in IEEE Xplore.

Note that a student registration fee covers only one accepted paper to be uploaded for inclusion in the symposium proceedings. A full registration fee covers up to two accepted paper uploads, provided the registrant is an author on both papers.

A PDF version of the Call for Papers can be found here.

Digest Slide

Please prepare a one-page PowerPoint slide that summarizes your paper and upload it with the final submission. You must only use the ISMR 2021 Digest Template. Please do not change the template. Keep fonts and font sizes as prepared in the template.

Video Submission Instructions

Authors are encouraged to submit a video clip to complement the submission (video submission deadline is August 15, 2021).  Video submissions will be limited to a maximum of 3 minutes.

Detailed Video submission guidelines for contributed ISMR submissions:

  • File size: 10MB
  • File extension check and correction: mpeg, mp4, mpg
  • Maximum duration in seconds: 180 sec.
  • Minimum height: 480
  • Minimum frame rate (fps): 20
  • Scan type: Progressive

A video that was NOT originally submitted to a contributed ISMR paper, will NOT be accepted at a later date in the final ISMR paper submission, after the peer-review of the paper is completed.