RIT is currently hosting a hyperspectral target recognition contest. They group provides a training set and a test set. You run your algorithm on the test set and then submit your results via web browser. The website scores you and determines your rank.
I won’t go into much more detail of the contest. Go to the website, get an account, and check it out for yourself. I am interested though in getting a forum or listserv together so folks working on the project can collaborate (there is no prize money involved). I have solicited RITto see if they are willing to put together such a forum or listserv. I will keep everyone posted on what I find. If nothing happens, I’ll start one and host it here.
In the meantime, I’m curious to know who is all competing in this contest.