Contest description


The competition is open to academic, research and industrial institutions. Each user will receive information about the competition rules and, after a registration procedure, a login/password to access the restricted part of the contest web site, in order to download the training set and manage his/her personal information and uploaded files.

Participants must give their preference on whether they want to appear as anonymous in the publication of the contest results. The results of all the participants will be included in the final contest report, in anonymous form if requested. With regard to this aspect, it is worth to point out that results published in the contest report cannot be used for advertising or other commercial purposes. The goal of the competition is merely to assess the state-of-the-art.

Competition task

The competition is about the recognition of the cell patterns in the HEp-2 images. In this regard the contest organizers will provide to the participants the original images together with the cells already segmented by specialists.

The participants are required to design and implement a pattern recognition system able to classify the pre-segmented cells belonging to HEp-2 images in one of the following pattern classes: homogeneous, fine speckled, coarse speckled, nucleolar, cytoplasmatic and centromere.

Evaluation metrics

The application obtaining the HIGHEST VALUE OF THE ACCURACY IN CELL CLASSIFICATION OVER THE TEST SET will be declared as the winner.

The proclamation of the winner will be made during the contest session at ICPR 2012.