Paper Instructions

Initial Paper Submission

The 2024 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 November 15, 2023 December 1, 2023.

Beginning with 2024 ISMR, we are providing authors with two options to present their research at the symposium, namely: 1) Submission through Journal of Medical Robotics Research (Editorial Manager) for presentation at ISMR and 2) submission to Papercept for publication in IEEE Xplore.

Option 1. Submit your paper to the JMRR by November 15, 2023 December 1, 2023 and select the option for 2024 ISMR during the JMRR submission process through the Editorial Manager. Please choose "ISMR 2024 Presentation Track" during the paper submission process. JMRR paper submission guidelines are provided here

The review process for submissions to JMRR will be conducted in up to two rounds with one Major/Minor Revision allowed. If the paper is accepted for JMRR, it will be accepted for presentation at the 2024 ISMR, with the paper information included in the proceedings of 2024 ISMR. 

All papers accepted in JMRR for presentation at 2024 ISMR will only be published in JMRR after at least one author registration and paper presentation at 2024 ISMR. These JMRR papers will be published in the journal after 2024 ISMR.

Option 2. Submit your paper through Papercept to 2024 ISMR for publication in IEEE Xplore, by November 15, 2023 December 1, 2023. Instructions for preparing the symposium papers will be available on the ISMR website (ISMR 2024 Paper Submission) and all submissions must follow the paper formatting instructions for IEEE conference proceedings that is available on the ISMR website. 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. All accepted and presented papers that follow the IEEE format will be included in IEEE Xplore.

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.

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 copy of the Call for Papers can be found here.

Initial Video Submission Instructions

Authors are encouraged to submit a video clip to complement the submission (video submission deadline is November 15, 2023 December 1, 2023).  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.