Call for Challenges

The International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging 2020 conference is soliciting proposals for scientific challenges. The goal of a challenge is to accelerate the pace of research on a demanding academic and clinical problem. To accomplish this goal, a challenge should aid the quantitative comparison of competing methods using standardized datasets and evaluation metrics, and foster collaboration, communication, and understanding. When submitting a challenge proposal, the organizing team, the challenge and workshop schedules, and the challenge topic and representative data are critical.  Each challenge needs an organizing team responsible for defining the tasks, providing training and test data, specifying the metrics used to measure performance, managing entries, and organizing the on-site workshop presentations.

Challenges will have half-day or full-day workshops at the conference and a challenge summary session during the main conference.  We encourage on-site evaluations and scientific presentations during these workshops, but the organization of a challenge and the agenda for each workshop is determined by the challenge organizers.

We encourage new challenge topics as well as topics that were addressed during previous challenges.  New challenge topics could introduce new imaging devices, new biomedical applications, or existing applications that would benefit from focused attention from the medical imaging research community.  Challenges that address previous challenge topics could feature, for example, repeating a challenge to track how the field has advanced, addressing bottlenecks in existing processing pipelines, processing larger datasets, analyzing specific sub-populations, or exploring the utility of particular technologies such as deep learning. Prospective challenge organizers are encouraged to discuss their plans in an early stage with the challenge co-chairs.

How to Submit Challenge Proposal

To propose a challenge, please fill in the online form located at: https://www.biomedical-challenges.org/isbi2020.

Important dates:

July 1, 2019 - Sep 9, 2019: Challenge Proposal
Sept 30, 2019: Challenge Review #1 Accept/Reject Notification
Oct 1, 2019 - Oct 10, 2019: Challenge Resubmission Proposal
Oct 20, 2019: Challenge Review #2 Accept/Reject Notification
Nov 1, 2019: Challenge website running
Nov 15, 2019: Challenges open for registration

For further information regarding the challenge objectives, please contact the ISBI 2020 Challenge Co-Chairs: