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Diabetic Foot Ulcer Challenge 2020

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2020 Challenge Schedule

  • Training dataset release
  • 27th April 2020
  • Validation dataset release
  • 21st June 2020
  • Test image dataset release
  • 1st July 2020
  • Submission deadline
  • 15th July 2020
  • Winner and invitation speakers
  • 15th August 2020

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DFUC 2020

Analysis Towards Diabetic Foot Ulcer Detection

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Applicants can request this dataset by completing the release agreement, then emailing a formal request to:


Deadline: 15/07/2020

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DFUC 2021

Analysis Towards Classification of Infection & Ischaemia of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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Coming in 2021...

This will be a classification challenge, with a dataset of DFU showing signs of infection, ischemia, or both.

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DFUC is hosted by MICCAI 2020, the 23rd International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention.

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Moi Hoon Yap

Reader in Computer Vision; Lead, Human-Centred Computing; Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

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Neil Reeves

Faculty Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange (RKE); Professor of Musculoskeletal Biomechanics; Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

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Andrew Boulton

Professor of Medicine; University of Manchester and Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK

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Satyan Rajbhandari

Consultant Physician and Honorary Clinical Professor; Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, UK

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David Armstrong

Professor of Surgery; University of Southern California, USA

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Arun G. Maiya

President, Karnataka Chapter, Indian Podiatry Association; Dean of Manipal College of Health Professions, India; Chief for Centre for Diabetic Foot Care & Research, MAHE, India

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Bijan Najafi

Professor of Surgery and Director of Clinical Research; Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, USA

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Eibe Frank

Professor of Computer Science; University of Waikato, New Zealand

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Justina Wu

Clinical Director at Waikato District Health Board, New Zealand

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Technical Chairs

  • icon user Bill Cassidy, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • icon user David Gillespie, Manchester Metropolitan University
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Clinical Chairs

  • icon user Pappachan Joseph, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals
  • icon user Claire O'Shea, Waikato District Health Board

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Underpinning Research

DFUC2020 and DFUC2021 are part of a wider research initiative at Manchester Metropolitan University to create a fully automated DFU detection system that can be used by diabetic patients, their family, or carers. Click the image above for more details.

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Our Partners

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If you would like to sponsor the challenges, please email Moi Hoon Yap: m.yap@mmu.ac.uk