Timeline & Program

  • October 16, 2017 – Challenge Announced.
  • December 15, 2017 – Data Released and Registration Opens. [Updated]
  • January 15, 2018 – Submission Site Open
  • March 4, 2018 March 14, 2018– Last Day to Submit Results for Presentation at ISBI 2018 [Updated]
  • April 4, 2017 – ISBI 2018

Program (Tentative)

April 4, 2018 : 8:30 am – 12:30 pm : Palladian Room

  • Bennett Landman, Vanderbilt University

Introduction to the ISBI 2018 3-D VoTEM Challenge

  •  Cibu Thomas, National Institute of Health

Validation of Tractography with the Macaque Dataset

  • Adam Anderson, Vanderbilt University

Validation of Tractography with the Squirrel Monkey Dataset

  • Alicia McNeely, Synaptive

Validation of Tractography with the Synaptive Phantom


  • Challenge Participants

Team Power Pitches (5 minutes for each team)

  • Bennett Landman, Vanderbilt University

Summary of the VoTEM Challenge Results

  •  Alicia McNeely, Synaptive

Presentation of the Awards

 Coffee break and posters

  • Maxime Descoteaux, Université de Sherbrooke

The role of challenges in diffusion validations: Lessons learned and opportunities found

  • Ragini Verma, University of Pennsylvania

dMRI Harmonization: challenges in analysis of retrospective data

  •  Yogesh Rathi, Harvard Medical School

Inter-site and inter-scanner diffusion MRI data harmonization

  • Kadharbatcha S. Saleem, National Institutes of Health

Keynote: Mapping Primate Connections in 3-D

  •  Carlo Pierpaoli, National Institutes of Health

Discussion with the audience on the role of tractography and needs for validation.

12:30 pm : Close and lunch