For Authors

The DGBMT Annual Meeting is one of the most important conferences of medical technology research. We expect more than 500 participants and about 400 papers on different topics of medical technology. The BMT is characterized by a broad spectrum of topics that covers almost all areas of innovative medical technology and related fields. The BMT offers an excellent forum, especially for establishing contacts with researchers and developers in biomedical engineering from universities, research institutes, companies, and clinics. In addition, the BMT promotes young professionals. Every year, around 200 students, PhD students and young researchers come to start their scientific and professional careers. Interaction on site and the networking of experts are an important aspect of the conference.

Abstract and Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit either a structured abstract or a full conference paper.

Abstracts should have approximately 300 words, maximum 1 page. The abstract will be peer-reviewed and, if accepted, published online in a supplement issue of the journal “Biomedical Engineering / Biomedizinische Technik” by De Gruyter (publicly accessible).

Conference papers should be compromise at least 2 and must not exceed 4 pages. The conference papers will be peer-reviewed and, if accepted, published online in the journal “Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering” by De Gruyter (open access).

Both, abstracts and conference papers must be submitted by 18 April 2024.


  • The use of the templates in the download section is mandatory.
  • Both, abstracts and conference papers have to be submitted in English and will be accepted only if the template format (Word, LaTeX) was used accurately.
  • No editorial or layout changes can be done by the publisher after publication. By submitting your abstract and paper you accept the terms of the respective copyright agreement.
  • Abstracts and papers have to be uploaded as PDF in the download section - "Abstract + Paper submission"
Call for Paper

Student Competition

We invite DGBMT student members to present the results of their research projects or theses. The top conference paper submissions will be invited to present at the BMT conference in a finalist session. The highest-rated contributions will be awarded prestigious monetary prizes, and all finalists will receive certificates.

To enter the student paper competition, students need to be registered at a university, be younger than 30 years old, be a member of DGBMT (free in the first year), and submit a full 2-4 page conference paper (an abstract is not sufficient). With the submission they must also include the application form  (available in the download section) which requires the endorsement of a faculty at the home institution (signature/stamp needed!). All documents must be submitted by the regular paper submission deadline. Please ensure to mark the checkbox for the student competition during submission. Detailed regulations can be found following the link below.

Contributions will undergo the same peer review process and will additionally be evaluated based on scientific quality, structure, clarity, presentation of results, and degree of innovation. Presentations/posters of the finalists will be evaluated based on content, presentation style, and discussion.

Student Competition Regulations

Important Dates

15 January 2024  

Start submission of abstracts and conference papers. Please refer to the section "Downloads + Links"

18 April 2024

(Extended) submission deadline of abstracts and conference papers

17 May 2024

Notification of abstract acceptance and paper decision

05 June 2024

Submission deadline for revised conference papers

14 June 2024

Notification of final paper decision

27 June 2024

Submission deadline for camera ready papers

19 July 2024

Registration deadline for presenting authors

Topics & Tracks

  • Additive Manufacturing and Bioprinting
  • Magnetic Methods
  • Biomaterials and Implants
  • Medical Device Compliance and Regulatory
  • Biosignal Analysis and Data Aggregation
  • Methods of Artificial Intelligence
  • Devices and Systems for Surgical Interventions          
  • Micro- and Nanosystems
  • Digital Health and Care
  • Model-based and Automated Medical Systems
  • Education and Training
  • Neural Implants and Engineering
  • Hospital Engineering
  • Optical Systems and Biomedical Optics
  • Human Factors
  • Rehabilitation Technology
  • Imaging Technologies and Analysis
  • Robotics and Society