4 October 2005: The winners of this challenge were RJ
Povinelli, of Marquette University, and the team of C Raab,
N Wessel, A Schirdewan, and J Kurths, of the University of Potsdam.
The abstracts of these papers are available here:
Towards the Prediction of Ischemia Onset
Our popular series of challenges presented in cooperation with Computers in Cardiology continues this year in a new mode. Participants are invited to choose one of the five previous challenges as a topic for a follow-up study:
The problems posed by these challenges have continued to interest many researchers long after the final deadlines have passed. We encourage you to read the papers published by previous challenge participants in the Computers in Cardiology proceedings and elsewhere, and to build upon this work in pursuit of even better solutions. This year, we will recognize the most outstanding papers inspired by a previous challenge, with special awards to be presented at Computers in Cardiology.
With knowledge gained from previously published papers, can you advance the state of the art further, either by combining efforts with other participants or by entirely new methods?
The data sets used for these challenges remain available; note, however, that the correct classifications, which were withheld during the original challenges, have also been posted. Pariticipants may wish to consider using additional relevant data from PhysioBank or other sources, or alternative methods of objectively evaluating their work.
Abstracts of the papers submitted for the original challenges are also available on the pages containing the results for each challenge, and the complete papers are available in proceedings of Computers in Cardiology 2000 through 2004 (available on-line to IEEE members and subscribing institutions via IEEE Xplore). Read these papers to learn what has been done already.
Late submissions will not be accepted.
Absolutely not! You are encouraged to take the ideas, and perhaps some of the data, explored by the original challenge and do something novel with them.
You do need to follow the rules of this year's challenge, however.
Yes. Note that the YIA deadline for submission of completed papers is 2 May 2005; you will need to work quickly!
We follow the example of the YIA, which we paraphrase here.
Your paper will not be printed other than in the Conference Proceedings (the Abstract Book will contain your abstract and not your paper). Therefore you may revise your paper during the summer, you may improve the style and the language, remove errors, and even add more data. Since the original paper, however, determines if you will receive an award, we have to ask you not to abuse this freedom.
The final version of your paper must be submitted before the conclusion of the conference on Wednesday, 28 September 2005.