Welcome to the Hanseatic City of Hamburg!

We cordially invite you to join us in Hamburg for the 19th Annual Conference of the German Society for Computer- and Robot-Assisted Surgery. Hamburg is not only a cosmopolitan port city but also home to numerous companies from the field of medical technology as well as hospitals and universities. Therefore, we organize this year's conference in collaboration with our partners, especially those from the Forschungszentrum Medizintechnik Hamburg, a research center for medical technology founded by Hamburg University of Technology and the Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf. This research center connects researchers from diverse backgrounds and promotes interdisciplinary collaboration, which has always been a great concern of the CURAC.

Updated Information

Currently, we all struggle to foresee how the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic will develop in the months ahead. Together with the board of the CURAC, we monitor the situation and continue to plan for, if possible, an event in person and on site in Hamburg. If constrains regarding the implementation of the event on site or regarding your travel should arise, we will shift the conference to a virtual setting. We are confident that together we will find a good solution for the CURAC 2020 - and hope to be able to welcome you to Hamburg in person in September.

We are looking forward to lively interest, numerous participants and inspiring contributions!

Alexander Schlaefer and the Organising Team of CURAC 2020

Contact: curac2020@curac.org



20.04.2020: Pre-registration of the contributions
15.05.2020: Submission of scientific contributions
15.06.2020: Notification of acceptance of contribution
29.06.2020: Camera-ready version
15.08.2020: Early bird discount

CURAC 2020 in Hamburg: 17.09.-19.09.2020

Countdown CURAC 2020

©  Foto: ZLL TUHH 


The scientific topics of the CURAC.2020 cover all operative medical subjects (e.g. ENT, neurosurgery, orthopedics, etc.), including:

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

Information for Authors

This year, the contributions to CURAC will be published in the Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering and are will therefore be highly visible as an open access publication. Please submit your four-page, English-language contributions via the ConfTool. The formatting should follow the templates for Word  or LaTeX.

If you would like to present your work at CURAC but do not wish a publication, we encourage you to submit an "extended abstract" of max. four pages. Please note that the "extended abstracts" will only be used for peer review and will not be published.

For better planning in this uncertain time, we kindly ask you to register yourself and the working title of your contribution in the ConfTool as soon as possible (ideally already by 20.04.2020). The deadline for the submission of your contribution as a Word document or LaTeX project with all source data is the 15.05.2020. Due to the necessary lead time with the publisher we have little leeway to extend the deadline.

We also need your written consent for the publication of your contribution. Please fill out this form and upload it in a zip file together with your contribution to ConfTool when you submit your contribution.

If you have any questions, please contact curac2020@curac.org

In Summary


  • Publication as open access article in the CDBME
  • Presentation at the CURAC conference
  • 4 pages, formatted according to the provided templates (Word, LaTeX)
  • English language
  • Signed license to publish form required



  • No publication, for review only
  • Presentation at the CURAC conference
  • Max. 4 pages
  • German or English language

Conference Venue

Hamburg University of Technology Campus

Audimax 1 – Building H
Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 5,
21073 Hamburg

CURAC Contact

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

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