Endoscopy Computer Vision Challenge and Workshop  (EndoCV2020)

Endoscopy is a widely used clinical procedure for the early detection of numerous cancers (e.g., nasopharyngeal, oesophageal adenocarcinoma, gastric, colorectal cancers, bladder cancer etc.), therapeutic procedures and minimally invasive surgery (e.g., laparoscopy). During this procedure an endoscope is used; a long, thin, rigid or flexible tube with a light source and camera at the tip to visualise the inside of affected organs on an external screen. Quantitative clinical endoscopy analysis is immensely challenging due to inevitable video frame quality degradation from various imaging artefacts to the non-planar geometries and deformations of organs.

After a great success of Endoscopy Artefact Detection challenge (EAD2019), this year EndoCV2020 is introduced with two sub-challenge themes this year:

Sub-challenge I:  Endoscopy Artefact Detection and Segmentation (EAD2020)

Sub-challenge II: Endoscopy Disease Detection and Segmentation (EDD2020)

Each sub-challenge consists of detection, semantic segmentation and out-of-sample generalisation tasks for each unique dataset. We intend to release a very comprehensive dataset collected from 7-8 institutions world wide that include:

  • Ambroise Paré Hospital of Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, France
  • Botkin Clinical City Hospital, Moscow
  • Centro Riferimento Oncologico IRCCS, Aviano, Italy
  • ICL Cancer Institute, Nancy, France
  • Istituto Oncologico Veneto, Padova, Italy
  • John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
  • University Hospital Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland

Participants are allowed to participate in one or both challenges. Datasets built in these challenges may intersect but these are exclusive challenges. You will need to join each sub-challenge separately to participate.

Call for travel grant applications*: Please send in your application to sharib.ali@eng.ox.ac.uk by 10am, 12th 15th March 2020.

*The application should be a zipped file with CV and 1 page motivation around this challenge. The grant includes travel fare coverage unto £800 and The grand will cover registration fees of 1 day workshop for 3rd April. This is sponsored by NIHR Oxford BRC.

Winners for travel application: 

Congratulations to: Adrian Krenzer and Görkem Polat


EndoCV2020 workshop schedule: https://tinyurl.com/endcv2020-programme

To reserve your seat please register here: https://tinyurl.com/endocv-registration

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