ISBI Challenge on Analysis of Images to Detect Abnormalities in Endoscopy (AIDA-E)



The increase incidence and burden of gastroenterological diseases, challenges both the surveillance strategies and resources for monitoring at risk patients and the possibility of early detection and accurate staging of lesions and tissue alterations.
The need to relieve the clinicians and health system of part of the bottlenecks commonly found in endoscopic surveillance, and to reduce the number of unnecessary biopsy taken from the patients, has asked for an ever increasing effort from the imaging community to provide to the endoscopists tools to the able to identify suspicious areas, suggest bioptic sites, perform a virtual histology, or estimate the tissue diagnosis.


The aim of this challenge is to bring together the community of researchers working on the various types of optical endoscopy at its multiple scales and different needs, to provide reference databases and reference results both for the imaging community and those interested in the translation to the clinical practice.



Three sub-challenges are proposed for ISBI 2016:

1) Confocal Endoscopy in Celiac Imaging      !Test data released!

Mucosa damage classification in celiac disaese from intestinal microendoscopy images


2) Esophagus microendoscopy images in Barrett's surveillance !NOW OPEN!

Mucosa classification in Barrett's esophagus for cancer surveillance using microendoscopy images


3) Gastric chromoendoscopy images in cancer surveillance !NOW OPEN!

Mucosa classification in gastric chromoendoscopy for cancer surveillance




  1. Please read first the challenge terms and conditions.
  2. Please register for each subchallenge on their respective page by filling in the online registration form on the (Registration will open in mid-November 2015). This registration is a mandatory step before downloading data and submitting results to the challenge.
  3. Upon reception of your registration form, you will receive a link to download the dataset.
  4. After the results submission deadline the organizers will evaluate the results, and outcomes will be sent back to the authors for inclusion in their submission.