CAMI II Challenge Key Dates

Summer 2018 New toy datasets released (high replicate numbers, multiple sequencing technologies): Human Microbiome Project and Mouse Gut Toy Datasets
January 16th, 2019 Opening date for the 2nd CAMI Challenge
May 17th, 2019 CAMI II assembly challenge closes
May 18th, 2019 CAMI II gold standard assemblies will be provided
June 3rd, 2019 CAMI II clinical pathogen detection challenge starts
July 21-25, 2019 CAMI session in MICROBIOME track at ISMB/ECCB 2019 in Basel, Switzerland
October 25th, 2019 CAMI II challenge closes


Currently running challenges

CAMI II Challenge part b

February 14th, 2020 Rhizosphere challenge dataset will be provided
September 29th, 2020 Rhizosphere assembly challenge closes
September 30th, 2020 Assemblies will be provided 
November 31st, 2020 CAMI II Challenge part b closes (taxonomic profiling, taxonomic and genome binning)


Past events:

  • CAMI Session within MICROBIOME Track of ISMB 2018 in Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
  • Special Session on CAMI at ISMB 2017 in Prague, Czech Republik
  • May 7th-8th, 2017: CAMI + M3 workshop at the University of Maryland, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
  • May 3th-5th , 2017: 2nd CAMI hackathon at the University of Maryland, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
  • May 10th-13th, 2016: CAMI evaluation workshop at the Isaak Newton Institute in Cambridge, U.K.
  • March 27th, 2015: 1st CAMI "Challenge Part I" opens - Read data sets posted for assembly and read based profiling/binning
  • May 20th, 2015 6:00 am CEST: Deadline for 1st CAMI "Challenge Part I", Assemblies
  • May 20th, 2015: 1st CAMI "Challenge Part II" opens - Gold standard assemblies posted for contig-based binning
  • May 27th-28th, 2015: 1st Evaluation Meeting, Berlin, Germany
  • July 18th, 2015 6:00 am UTC: Deadline for 1st CAMI "Challenge Part II", profiling and read-/contig-based binning
  • Autumn 2015: Result presentation
  • December 2014: Example test data sets with gold standards made available to familiarize with the up- and download site. Go take a look!
  • November 18th-21st, 2014: Second implementation hackathon in Düsseldorf, Germany
  • September 15th-22nd, 2014: First implementation hackathon at the Isaak Newton Institute in Cambridge, U.K.
  • Public discussion: Roundtable at ISME15 conference, August 25th, 2014, Seoul, South Korea
  • Initial preparation: May-August 2014
  • First CAMI meeting at