Schedule for the 2nd round of CAMI Challenges

2nd CAMI Challenge Key Dates

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

Extended until October 18th, 2019

New deadline: October 25th, 2019

CAMI II challenge closes

Past Events

Summer 2018

Further toy datasets released (high replicate numbers, multiple sequencing technologies)

New toy datasets:



Further 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