Single-Molecule Localization Microscopy  •  Software Benchmarking

The Challenge 2013 is turned to an online permanent challenge

The Grand Challenge Localization Microscopy was organized as Workshop in the conference IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging. Nearly 30 software have been run, mostly by the authors of the software, thus constituting the first world-wide effort in benchmarking the localization software in a comprehensive review. The results are now published.

The 2013 ISBI challenge is now re-open as a online permanent challenge and a new SMLM challenge will be held in 2016.


Be involved! the Challenge 2013 is turned to an permanent challenge!

To announce your participation, just send an email to Daniel Sage indicating the name of the software that you want to represent or to test and the name of a contact person.

Access to the datasets

Pre-registration gives access to the ground-truth of the training datasets and to the frame sequence of the contest datasets.

Open to everybody

The challenge is open to all individuals or teams, academic or corporate, existing or newly developed localization microscopy software. Participation is free.


Pre-registration will create your own account to submit your localization results.

Challenge discussion forum

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Last update: 31 Mar 2017