Deconvolution is one of the most common image-reconstruction tasks that arise in 3D fluorescence microscopy. The aim of this challenge is to benchmark existing deconvolution algorithms and to stimulate the community to look for novel, global and practical approaches to this problem.
The challenge will be divided into two stages: a training phase and a competition (testing) phase. It will primarily be based on realistic-looking synthetic data sets representing various sub-cellular structures. In addition it will rely on a number of common and advanced performance metrics to objectively assess the quality of the results.
Thanks to the financial support of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, we will award several travel grants (of around 1000 USD each), so as to assist the interested participants to travel to Beijing and present their 3D deconvolution methods and results during ISBI 2014.
The evaluation-stage data is now available to registered participants.
The deadline for submission is on January 6, 2014
The official stage of the challenge will last around 2 months. The exact date will be announced soon.
We already have close to 20 participants within one week after the official announcement of the challenge!
Please visit our registration page to participate.
We would especially like to encourage developers of commercial and community-supported deconvolution software to make submissions!
The training-stage data is now available for download for registered participants. Register here to get an e-mail with the link for downloading the data.
The registered participants will receive soon a personalized upload link.January 6, 2014
The evaluation stage of the second edition of the challenge has started.November 6, 2013
The official stage of the challenge will last around 2 months.November/December, 2013
The training stage of the second edition of the challenge has started. Follow this link to register and receive e-mail updates.July 17, 2013