Generator Platform of Benchmark Time-Lapsed Images Development of Cell Tracking Algorithms: Implementation of New Features Towards a Realistic Simulation of the Cell Spatial and Temporal Organization

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Abstract

Recent developments in live-cell microscopy imaging have led to the emergence of Single Cell Biology. This field has also been supported by the development of cell segmentation and tracking algorithms for data extraction. The validation of these algorithms requires benchmark databases, with manually labeled or artificially generated images, so that the ground truth is known. To generate realistic artificial images, we have developed a simulation platform capable of generating biologically inspired objects with various shapes and size, which are able to grow, divide, move and form specific clusters. Using this platform, we compared four tracking algorithms: Simple Nearest-Neighbor (NN), NN with Morphology (NNm) and two DBSCAN-based methodologies. We show that Simple NN performs well on objects with small velocities, while the others perform better for higher velocities and when objects form clusters. This platform for benchmark images generation and image analysis algorithms testing is openly available at (http://griduni.uninova.pt/Clustergen/ClusterGen_v1.0.zip).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSimulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - International Conference, SIMULTECH 2016, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsM. Obaidat, T. Ören, Y. Merkuryev
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages52-74
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-69832-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-69831-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event6th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies,Technologies and Applications, SIMULTECH 2016 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 29 Jul 201631 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Volume676
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies,Technologies and Applications, SIMULTECH 2016
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period29/07/1631/07/16

Keywords

  • Cell tracking
  • Cluster tracking
  • Microscopy
  • Synthetic time-lapse image simulation

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    Martins, L., Canelas, P., Mora, A., Ribeiro, A. S., & Fonseca, J. (2018). Generator Platform of Benchmark Time-Lapsed Images Development of Cell Tracking Algorithms: Implementation of New Features Towards a Realistic Simulation of the Cell Spatial and Temporal Organization. In M. Obaidat, T. Ören, & Y. Merkuryev (Eds.), Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - International Conference, SIMULTECH 2016, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 52-74). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 676). Cham: Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69832-8_4