Your container will be run with the commands listed at the bottom of the Methods page.

What to include with your submission:

  • a ready-to-use Docker container with your method, renamed to wmhchallenge/[TEAM-NAME]
  • the command to execute in your container that will start the processing
  • a brief description of the method (1-2 pages)
  • expected runtime on CPU (or GPU, please contact us in advance if you want to use a GPU)

Sent these four items by email to: If your container is too large to be sent by email, use a large file transfer service (e.g. WeTransfer, up to 2 GB). We can also sent you a voucher for our large file transfer service (up to 500 GB) in advance.

Methods submitted for evaluation in this challenge will only be used by the organizers for this challenge.

After submission

Your container will be checked by the organizers and run on training subject 0 as a test. The results of this will be sent to you, to confirm that your container is working. All participants should register for the BrainLes Workshop day @ 14 september. During this day, there is a dedicated two hour session on the WMH Segmentation Challenge. During this session, participants will have 5 minutes for a brief oral pitch presentation and will present a poster on their method during the coffee break. A rough outline is:

  • Welcome (5 min)
  • Guest speaker (30 min)
  • Pitch presentations by participants (n x 5 min)
  • Results and discussion (20 min)
  • Posters during coffee break

Docker container

Use docker rename to name your container wmhchallenge/[TEAM-NAME]. Next, use docker save -o [TEAM-NAME].tar wmhchallenge/[TEAM-NAME] to save your ready-to-use container in a tar archive. Optionally, compress the tar archive.

The command

Your container will be tested using the commands listed at the bottom of the Methods page. Specifically, we will run your container in the background (using docker run -d) and then use docker exec [YOUR-COMMAND] to start your method.

Please test this in advance on your own system.

Brief description

Include a brief description of your method as a PDF document of 1-2 pages. This document should focus on the method itself and does not need an introduction, results, or discussion section.

Optionally, you can submit your method description to be published in the LNCS post-proceedings, please see additional details below.

LNCS proceedings

Optionally, for participants who would like that, the description of the method can be extended to an 8-12 page manuscript after the challenge. This manuscript will be published in the LNCS post-proceedings of the joint BrainLes workshop (a collaboration between BrainLes, BraTS, and the WMH Segmentation Challenge).

Submit your brief description, before the deadline, via the CMT submission system and select the WMH track.

After the conference, the description of your method should be extended to a 8-12 page manuscript, including the evaluation and results of your method. The results will be kept secret until the conference, but then be announced and published on this website. Your manuscript will undergo (light) peer-review for correctness and completeness.