ICIP Competitions

The Competition on Cells Classification by Fluorescent Image Analysis is hosted by the 20th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), which is the premier forum for the presentation of technological advances and research results in the fields of theoretical, experimental, and applied image and video processing. ICIP will be held during September 15-18, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.

Competition on Cells Classification by Fluorescent Image Analysis @ ICIP 2013

The competition focuses on cells classification of cells images extracted from Indirect Immunofluorescence (IIF) applied on Human Epithelial Cells type 2 (HEp-2 cells). The IIF on HEp-2 has been the golden standard as a diagnostic methodology to reveal the presence of autoimmune diseases (e.g. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Rheumatoid Arthritis, etc). Nevertheless, it is labor extensive and time consuming. As such, Computer Aided Diagnosis systems play an important part to address these issues. The interest toward the realization of Computer Aided Diagnosis is witnessed by the growing number of publications proposing algorithms for the analysis of IIF images. Therefore, this competition provides an excellent venue for researchers and practitioners in this area to meet and compare their systems performance on common datasets. The competition is the results of an international collaboration effort between the University of Salerno (Italy), the University of Queensland (Australia) and Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology (one of the largest pathology testing laboratories in Australia).

For complete details, please visit the competition website here.

Important dates

Registration opening: March 31, 2013
Deadline for the submission of the executable: May 31, 2013
Submission of the abstracts of the proposed methods: June 15, 2013