Computer Vision News - June 2021

22 Challenge of the Month FetReg: Placental Vessel Segmentation and Registration in Fetoscopy is a sub- challenge of the popular endoscopic vision challenge EndoVis, which will be held at MICCAI 2021 in Strasbourg later this year. Sophia Bano, Sara Moccia and Alessandro Casella are three of its co-organizers and they speak to us about their exciting plans. The EndoVis challenge has been a regular feature at MICCAI since 2015. Back then, there was a lack of good, annotated data for computer-assisted surgery. Since that time, the field has advanced, with new technology emerging in the operating room, including devices, sensors, and robotic systems, generating a huge amount of data . However, much of this data is still processed qualitatively by the surgeon, and there continues to be a need for common annotated datasets which enable consistent evaluation and validation of endoscopic vision algorithms. EndoVis addresses this gap and encourages researchers in the field to work together to provide high quality data and new methodologies that can be translated into surgical practice to improve interventional healthcare. This is the main rationale behind surgical data science. Sophia is a Senior Research Associate at Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS) at University College Londo n, working in the fields of surgical vision and surgical data science. FetReg: Placental Vessel Segmentation and Registration in Fetoscopy Sophia Bano Alessandro Casella Sara Moccia