Thanks for the kind words and thoughtful questions.
While we encourage everyone to attend the entire conference, we understand that costs are an issue, and we regret that the conference does not provide general discounts for students. (Unfortunately, and perhaps unsurprisingly, the costs of running a conference tend to be high right now, and many conferences are operating at a loss, which is not sustainable indefinitely. This doesn't help you as a conference attendee, but it may provide some context.)
1. All of the Challenge oral and poster presentations are on Tuesday, October 3, 2023. Of course, we encourage everyone to attend the entire conference, but if you can only attend one day, then this is the day to attend -- especially if you are presenting your work for the Challenge!
2. There is no additional cost for attendees to attend the Hackathon.
3. The Challenge has an earlier preprint deadline than the rest of the conference so that we have time to provide feedback and the teams have time to update their preprints before the conference. In general, this feedback is intended to help everyone (1) describe their methods as much as possible and as clearly as possible, (2) report their results as consistently as possible, and (3) conform with the more general requirements for CinC papers:
(On behalf of the Challenge team.)Please post questions and comments in the forum. However, if your question reveals information about your entry, then please email info at physionetchallenge.org. We may post parts of our reply publicly if we feel that all Challengers should benefit from it. We will not answer emails about the Challenge to any other address. This email is maintained by a group. Please do not email us individually.