How to run a challenge? MICCAI webinar on Oct 25th 2022

Published 20 Oct. 2022

Join us for the second MICCAI SIG for Challenges Webinar: How to run a challenge? on Oct 25th, 2022 at 1 pm GMT (9 am EDT, 3 pm CEST, 9 pm CST). Free registration is available at

This webinar series – jointly organized by the MICCAI SIG for Challenges and MICCAI Student Board – aims to educate medical imaging researchers on how to successfully participate in and conduct challenges. A particular focus will be placed on issues of quality control and validation using appropriate metrics from the organizers’ and participants’ points of view.

The second webinar of the series is entitled “How to run a challenge” and focuses on two popular challenge platforms: is an open-source platform for running challenges. Recently added features include the possibility for challenge participants to upload algorithms that solve a challenge and give other users access to these algorithms to process their own data. Bram van Ginneken, Kiran Vaidhya Venkadesh, and Anindo Saha will present how to use the platform for organizing high-profile challenges. is an open collaboration platform developed by Sage Bionetworks. Synapse is the main platform supporting DREAM Challenges ( Jake Albrecht from Sage will present tips for challenge organizers on how to define a successful community challenge, with examples from Synapse.

Webinar agenda:

  • 9:00-9:25 am EDT,
  • 9:25-9:50 am EDT,
  • 9:50-10:10 am EDT, Q&A with panel discussion