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

CURAC 2020 in Hamburg and online: 17.09.-19.09.2020

Countdown CURAC 2020

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Information for Authors

This year, the contributions to CURAC will be published in the Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering and 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 Please note that the "extended abstracts" will only be used for peer review and will not be published.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


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


Presentation Formats

All presentations and short presentations will be presented in the form of pre-recorded videos. For example, use a PowerPoint presentation with a subsequent screen recording of the slides, preferably with an embedded small webcam view. The length of the videos will be the following:

  • presentations: max. 10 minutes
  • short presentations: max. 4:30 minutes

Please remember that your video will be presented publicly. Therefore, you need to ensure that you observe copyright law. Please use the first slide in your video to inform viewers of any possible conflicts of interests. We will play your video in the session assigned to you regardless of your location at the time of presentation. For presentations, the discussion of your contribution will follow directly after your video while for short presentations, the discussion will take place in separate "online meeting rooms" following the end of all short presentations of your session.

The size of your presentation video should not exceed 100 MB in mp4-format. Please upload your video to our cloud by the 31st of August 2020.

Additionally, please fill out and upload the Ärztekammer's form regarding possible conflicts of interest.

When uploading your video and the completed form, please use the file names <PaperID>_<First_author>_Video.mp4 and <PaperID>_<First_author>_COI.pdf respectively in order to avoid overwriting of files. 


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