PhysioNet Challenge 2011: Improving the quality of ECGs collected using mobile phones

PhysioNet announced challenge topic each year. those mostly open for everyone this year the announced topic for new challenge "Improving the quality of ECGs collected using mobile phones "

Basic Description is "The aim of the PhysioNet/Computing in Cardiology Challenge 2011 is to develop an efficient algorithm able to run in near real-time within a mobile phone, that can provide useful feedback to a layperson in the process of acquiring a diagnostically useful ECG recording. At a minimum, the software should be able to indicate within a few seconds, while the patient is still present, if the ECG is of adequate quality for interpretation, or if another recording should be made. Ideally, the software should identify common problems (such as misplaced electrodes, poor skin-electrode contact, external electrical interference, and artifact resulting from patient motion) and either compensate for these deficiencies or provide guidance for correcting them."

Please visit this page ( for further details that will be posted during the next several months. Participants may enter the challenge by completing a classification task to be described in the January posting. Participants wishing to be eligible for Challenge awards will also need to submit an abstract describing their work on the Challenge no later than 1 May 2011, and must attend Computing in Cardiology 2011 (18-21 September 2011 in Hangzhou, China) to present their work and discuss their findings with other participants and CinC attendees.