Multimodal Brain Tumor Segmentation Challenge 2019: Participation Summary

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Participation Summary

Training Data availability (June 10). Register here to download the co-registered, skull-stripped, and annotated training data.

Validation Data availability (July 15). An independent set of validation scans will be made available to the participants in July, with the intention to allow them assess the generalizability of their methods in unseen data, via CBICA's Image Processing Portal (IPP). The leaderboard can be seen here.

Short Paper submission deadline (August 18). Participants will have to evaluate their methods on the training and validation datasets, and submit their short paper (8-10 LNCS pages — together with the "LNCS Consent to Publish" form), describing their segmentation method and results to the BrainLes CMT submission system, and make sure you choose BRATS as the "Track". Please ensure that you include the appropriate citations, mentioned at the bottom of the "Data" webpage.This unified scheme should allow for appropriate preliminary comparisons and the creation of the pre- and post-conference proceedings. Participants are allowed to submit longer papers to the MICCAI 2019 BrainLes Workshop, by choosing "BrainLes" as the "Track". BraTS papers will be part of the BrainLes workshop proceedings distributed by LNCS. All paper submissions should use the LNCS template, available both in LaTeX (link here) and in MS Word (link here) format, directly from Springer (link here).

Test Data availability & Performance Evaluation (August 26 — September 7). The test scans are made available to each participating team that submitted a short paper, for a limited controlled time-window (48h) during 26 of August and 7 of September. Participants that have not submitted a short paper, and the copyright form, will not be provided the testing data. Specifically, we will email the corresponding author of each paper (as noted in the BrainLes CMT submission system), to confirm the dates that each participating team wants to receive the links to download the testing data of this year’s competition. The participants will analyze the images using their local computing infrastructure and will have to submit their segmentation and survival-prediction results 48h later to CBICA's Image Processing Portal (IPP).

Oral Presentations. The top-ranked participants will be contacted before the end of September to prepare slides for orally presenting their method during BraTS in MICCAI, on Oct.17.

Announcement of Final Results (Oct 17). Results of the challenge will be reported during the BraTS'19 challenge in Shenzhen, China, which will run as part of a joint event with the MICCAI 2019 Brain Lesions (BrainLes) Workshop and the MICCAI 2019 Computation Precision Medicine Challenge.

Post-conference LNCS paper (Dec 1). All participated methods will be invited to extend their papers to 12 pages for inclusion to the LNCS proceedings of the BrainLes Workshop.

Joint post-conference journal paper. In the weeks following the challenge, all participating teams will be offered the opportunity to be involved to the joint manuscript summarizing the results of BraTS 2019, that will be submitted to a high-impact journal in the field. To be involved in this manuscript the participating teams will be asked to provide their algorithm in a Docker container that will allow its assessment for reproducibility of results. Further information of what exactly is expected from the participating teams can be found in this page.


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