Submission of Results

 A zip file,  named (note: username refers to the grand-challenge account username), with the following contents:

  •  The 110 predicted implants in NRRD format.  Each NRRD file MUST be of the same dimension (512x512xZ)  and the same name as the corresponding test case (from 000.nrrd to 109.nrrd).  
  • Participants can submit ONLY the prediction files for test cases 000.nrrd-099.nrrd in case the prediction for cases 100.nrrd-109.nrrd fails.  However, this should be noted in the email during result submission or in the paper during paper submission. 

note that:

  • Each participant can submit maximum five times from Aug. 03 2020 until the paper submission deadline.
  • The scores (DSC and HD) for the 110 test cases will be returned to participants in .csv file. 
  • The zip file (or a download link) can be sent to with the subject 'usename_results'.
  • The results will be listed in the Leaderboard page.
  • The ranking is based primarily on the scores for 000.nrrd ~099.nrrd.  However, the scores for case 100.nrrd~109.nrrd will also be  listed in the results page.   

Submission of Papers

General Information:

Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

Submission & Review & Publication: 

  • Papers:  6-12 pages including references in LNCS format.  (Overleaf template is also available Here).
  • Review: The review will be double blind. The author/affiliation/funding  are not included for initial submission. 
  • Submission ethics: Please follow strictly the  authors’ guidelines:  Plagiarism will be checked for every submission.
  • Publication:  We will accept papers that depict originality and novelty for publication in Springer LNCS.
  • Submission portal:

Please also make sure to:

  • Make early preparation if you plan to submit your papers .
  • Follow strictly the paper submission rules to avoid desk rejection.

In the paper:

  • The scores for 000.nrrd ~099.nrrd and 100.nrrd~109.nrrd can be reported separately, e.g., : 

  • (Required) Provide information in the paper whether data augmentation is used during training:  whether additional defects, besides the defective skulls provided, are created from the healthy skulls in the training set and whether additional dataset (from other sources) is used for training. 
  • (Required) Provide information in the paper about the hardware (e.g., GPU) used for training and testing.
  • The methods to be used are not restricted to deep learning.  We encourage diversity in the methodological development. Other well founded algorithms, such as statistical shape models (SSMs) are also welcome!  
  • The key methodological part (directly responsible for producing the implants) should be mostly automated with minimum human interaction.  However, (minor) manual interaction for preprocessing/postprocessing is still allowed.  
  • Springer offers the option to include embedded videos in proceeding papers for free.   

Also note that it is required that at least one co-author of each accepted paper should register the challenge (8 October 2020, AM) ,  and upload their pre-recorded presentations at the virtual conference.  The detailed conference programs are to be declared.

Important Dates:

  • Full Paper and Evaluation Deadline:  14 September 2020, 11:59 PM
  • Paper Review Due:  19 September, 2020
  • Paper Notification:  20 September 2020
  • Camera-ready Paper: 25 September 2020
  • Pre-recorded Talks & ePosters: 28 September 2020 
  • MICCAI Event:  8th October 2020 AM (9:00-13:00 UTC time or 11:00-15:00 CEST time) 
Pre-recorded talks:  max 2GB in .mp4 format and 16:9  ratio. Video resolution:1080p.  ePoster:  max 25Mb,  one page pdf.

Post-proceeding Event

After the accepted papers and the LNCS proceeding are published,  two authors  of each accepted paper will be invited to contribute jointly to an extended summary paper to be submitted to a top-tier journal (e.g., IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, Medical Image Analysis or IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering).