IEEE SPS 5-Minute Video Clip Contest

Automatic Medical Image Diagnosis

The IEEE Signal Processing Society is excited to announce the finalists of the first SPS 5-Minute Video Clip Contest!

The voting platform is now open, and you can help support the final three teams by voting for your favorite video! Cast your vote by 11:59 PM (ET) on Monday, 20 September 2021. You may only vote once.

Voting is simple! To vote, please follow the steps below:

  1. View the three videos.
  2. Select “vote” located under the video you choose to vote for.
  3. Enter your name, affiliation, and email address
  4. Click “submit.”
    (Collected information is used to aid in as part of the evaluation process and to monitor duplicate entries and fraudulent voting. Personal data will not be stored.)

This year’s topic, Automatic Medical Image Diagnosis, asked students to explore the automatic detection, identification, classification, or discrimination of various medical conditions, components, and aspects is essential in today's medical practices, enabling for example detailed and high-precision diagnosis to be possible. In various medical imaging applications such as dermoscopic, fundoscopic, and endoscopic imaging, automatic processing of abnormalities and aberrations greatly help physicians in the diagnosis process. Students were also welcome to submit “open topic” videos about subjects besides beamforming.

Final Ranking

Grand Prize

Automatic medical diagnosis and image quality enhancement for video otoscopy examination

Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria / Universidad de Chile
  • Supervisor: Prof. Fernando Auat Cheein
  • Students
    • Paula Amigo
    • Daniela Garrido
    • Matias Talamilla
    • Michelle Viscaino
First Runner-up

Neural Networks and Cancer Detection in Tissue Scans

Masaryk University
  • Supervisor: Tomáš Brázdil
  • Students
    • Vojtěch Krajňanský
    • Andrej Kubanda
    • Jiří Horák
    • Jakub Hruška
Second Runner-up

Deep learning for COVID-19 diagnosis A to Z

Concordia University
  • Supervisor: Arash Mohammadi
  • Students
    • Parnian Afshar
    • Mohamed Elsagh
    • Megan Walbaum
    • Chit Chit M.C.
    • Ya Ling Wu
    • Marian Maksimos

Important Dates

  1. Submission of 30-Second Trailers:
    Submission deadline: July 25th, 2021.
    Announcement of the best 10 teams: July 30th, 2021.

    Each submission should include a report, in the form of an IEEE conference paper, up to 2 pages, on the main idea / concept of the full video that will be submitted with the related written script. The selected best 10 teams will be identified and invited to send the final 5-minute video to participate in the final competition.

  2. Submission of the Full 5-Minute Video (Open to everyone):
    Submission deadline: September 5th, 2021.
    Submit Full 5-Minute Video
    Revise Existing Submission
    Announcement of the 3 best videos: September 10th, 2021.
    Three finalist teams will be selected by the organizing TC.

    The challenge will be canceled in the unfortunate case the committee does not receive at least 5 submissions.
  3. Voting and Announcement of rankings
    Public voting on top three videos until September 20th, 2021.
    The final ranking will be decided by the judging panel, also taking into account the popular vote. The winners and final team ranking will be announced during ICIP 2021.

Organizing Committee

  • Sérgio Faria, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Leiria, Portugal
  • Lucas Arrabal Thomaz, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Leiria, Portugal

For full competition details, eligibility requirements, and team registration, visit the 5-MICC page on the IEEE Signal Processing Society website.