The following ''Terms of Participation'' apply to those who register a team and download the data.



  • Anonymous registration is NOT allowed. All information entered when registering a team, including the (TRUE) Name of the contact person, the Affiliation (including department, university/institute/company, country) and the E-mail address must be COMPLETE and CORRECT.
  • Incomplete registrations will be removed without notice.
  • Redundant registrations will be removed without notice.
  • Participating teams maintain full ownership to their algorithms and associated intellectual property they develop in course of participating in the challenge.


  • For all sub-challenges, participants may use other datasets for the development of a method that will be submitted to the challenge, provided that the datasets are publicly available and clearly stated in the submitted paper.
  • It is mandatory to submit a paper to the organizers explaining your algorithm. 
    • The organizers will review the paper for sufficient detail to be able to understand and reproduce the method and hold the right to exclude participants from the post-challenge journal paper in case their method description was not adequate.
    • If a commercial system is evaluated no method description is necessary, but the system has to be publicly available and the exact name and version number have to be provided.
  • Evaluation of results uploaded (for any of the sub-challenge) to this website will be made publicly available on the leaderboard of this site, and by submitting results, you grant us permission to publish our evaluation.


  • When publishing the obtained results in scientific publications, you should make an appropriate citation in accordance with academic custom. Currently, this citation will refer to this webpage (, and later to the journal publication that will describe the results of the challenge and the workshop.

Post-challenge Publication

  • The top-performing participating teams and individuals (based on the performance of the method) will be invited to contribute to a joint journal paper(s) with maximum 2 authors per team describing and summarizing the methods used and results found in this challenge. The paper will be submitted to a high-impact journal in the field.