Cell Tracking Challenge

 

Tracking moving cells in time-lapse video sequences is a challenging task, required for many applications in both scientific and industrial settings. Properly characterizing how cells move as they interact with their surrounding environment is key to understanding the mechanobiology of cell migration and its multiple implications in both normal tissue development and many diseases. In this challenge we objectively compare and evaluate state-of-the-art whole-cell and nucleus tracking methods using both real (2D and 3D) time-lapse microscopy videos of labeled cells and nuclei, along with computer generated video sequences simulating nuclei moving in realistic environments.


The First Cell Tracking Challenge was held under the auspices of the 10th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2013) in San Francisco, April 7-11th, 2013. The Second Cell Tracking Challenge was hosted by the 11th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2014) in Beijing, April 28th-May 2nd, 2014. The Third Cell Tracking Challenge was hosted by the 12th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2015), in Brooklyn (NY), April 16th-19th, 2015.


New: Since February 21st, 2017 the challenge is open for online submissions that are montlhy evaluated and ranked. To register follow the instructions on the Registration page.