To participate, you have to agree to the following rules:

  • Submission is in the form of docker containers, as we can’t allow access to the test images during the competition. You will be given a template docker container to use for this.
  • Participants are requested to publish a (brief) description of their method and results on together with their submission. There is no page limit for that description, but it has to include a conclusive description of the approach of the participating team.
  • The use of additional data (as in: other microscopy data sets) is not allowed. You can, of course, use general-purpose pre-trained networks (ImageNet).
  • Training data is licensed as CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs), i.e. everyone (also non-participants of the challenge) are free to use the training data set in their respective work, given attribution in the publication.
  • Researchers belonging to the institutes of the organizers are not allowed to participate to avoid potential conflict of interest.

Publication policy

  • Participants may publish papers including their official performance on the challenge data set, given proper reference of the challenge. There is no embargo time in that regard.
  • We aim to publish a summary of the challenge in a peer-reviewed journal. The first and last author of the method description arxiv paper will qualify as authors in the summary paper. Participating teams are free to publish their own results in a separate publication.