Here’s one for all my fellow super-res geeks:
We would like to announce the second edition of Single Molecule Localization Microscopy Challenge at the upcoming SMLMS 2016.
After the success of the first challenge in 2013, we would like to continue the benchmarking of SMLM software, and to extend the challenge to key unaddressed areas of the field. This challenge will focus on two aspects of localisation microscopy:
– 3D, which despite being one of the most exciting applications of SMLM from day one has seen significantly less algorithm development than 2D
– Ultra High-density 2D intended for live cell applications. The 2D UHD challenge is specifically intended to allow the direct competition of both “localization” methods and image-based methods which do not necessarily resolve individual molecules, such as SOFI, sparse deconvolution and 3B.
We will also be updating the 2013 challenge with additional structures and conditions.
In order to tailor the challenge to the needs of the community, we will open a community consultation of the SMLM challenge 2016 draft specification. You are kindly invited to join the discussion. The consultation will take place via the SMLM challenge discussion group which will also serve as a discussion platform during the rest of the competition: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/lm-challenge-discuss
The draft specification is here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cKmKYpkEXu4EeS2AIIcv8nybEb7DUwYkymoK6HDEG1w/pub
The challenge is open to all individuals or teams, academic or corporate, that developed or are currently developing super-resolution software tools and algorithms. We are also open to submissions by expert users of a software.Your participation is important. It will allow the research community to better understand the current state of localization algorithms and software, and to discuss future directions of the field. The challenge is also an excellent platform for exchanging ideas, sharing your experience, and making your software more well-known to the users.
SMLMS 2016 will be the fifth edition of the Single Molecule Localization Microscopy Symposium. It is becoming one of the major event in the field, providing a fruitful platform for engineers and practitioners to interact and collaborate. The conference will be held on 28-30 August 2016 in Lausanne, Switzerland, incorporating a special session for the SMLM challenge: http://smlms.epfl.ch/
Looking forward for your input,
From the organisation committee,