Computer Vision News - September 2021

2 Summary MICCAI 2021 18 Caroline Essert is Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Strasbourg – CNRS. She is also General Chair for MICCAI 2021, the 24th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention, being held later this month (starting on September 27). Caroline speaks to us ahead of the big event. Caroline, with MICCAI 2021 just around the corner, what can we all expect from this year’s conference? Obviously, the big news is that due to uncertainty around the pandemic, we have had to cancel the physical event in Strasbourg, which is of course disappointing. However, we have worked very hard to modify the program and update everything so that we can offer an amazing virtual experience for participants. Tell us more – why should people register? There are so many reasons! The first one is of course the scientific content. We’ve had so many excellent submissions this year. I just saw the program and it’s very exciting. The second thing is that we have some exceptional keynote speakers. This year we have four keynotes instead of three, allowing us to achieve a perfect gender balance, which I am really pleased about. The topics have been chosen very carefully. Caroline Essert