# Rules for the CHAOS

1. Due to ethical regulations about the dataset, the participants who request training data have to register to the challenge with their true information. Name of a corresponding person, the valid information about university/institution, country and department must be indicated. Using official e-mail account of the university/institution/company is necessary. Anonymous and/or Incomplete registrations will not be accepted. Accounts with offical mail adresses (i.e. edu mails) will be accepted in a very short time. Others may not be approved or can take time to validate the given information.
2. This challenge and all data related with this challenge is organized for only educational and research purposes. It is not allowed to use these sets for another purpose. Any commercial use of any kind of data and information is forbidden. Developing a commercial segmentation method is also forbidden based on these data.
3. The data can only be used for developing segmentation algorithms. For any other purpose (even for educational purposes),  it is necessary to get permissions from the organizers.
4. Participants should cite to this challenge and related papers (which will be submitted to be published after the challenge)  in their scientific works (articles, conference papers, posters, thesis, reports, etc.) if they used some or all of the data provided.
5. All participants have to provide a simple supplementary PDF file during submission. The file should be understandable, compact. The team members, contact information, and brief description of the algorithm should be included in the file. If your algorithm has been previously published in a journal, you may just put a link inside of the method section. If your system is open source, it is recommended to provide link of the code. (Such as Github or Gitlab repository.)
6. Sharing or distributing some or all of the data provided in this challenge under any circumstances is not allowed.
7. Participants have full responsibility for ownership of their algorithms. Any improper usage of someone else's algorithm is charged to the participants.
8. Since CHAOS is an open challenge around the world, all evaluated results will be published on the leaderboard regardless of score. There is no option for privately sharing of evaluation results.
9. There is no option to make modifications on the leaderboard such as removing lower scores and keeping only higher ones.
10. All individual teams have to use single unique name. Any submission coming from same teams with different nicknames will be removed from the leaderboard.
11. Anyone who registers to this challenge, who downloads/uses some or all of the data in these sets is considered to have read and accepted all the rules mentioned above.

Last update: 08/08/2019