3D Object Retrieval Workshop 2015

3D Object Retrieval Workshop (3DOR) 2015

Co-located event with Eurographics 2015

Do you remember the days when retrieving the data that you needed from the internet was a matter of visiting sites your friends knew? The days when you would try out alternative search engines to find a single result? Was it a coincidence that text retrieval engines flourished with the explosion of textual information on the internet that could not be manually explored?

A new wave of information is now underway. Low-cost 3D scanners and 3D printers combined with popular applications of Computer Graphics and Vision are making 3D object models appeal to an increasing audience. See for example repositories such as http://shapes.aimatshape.net/ , https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/.

As these 3D object collections are growing, the importance of effective retrieval, search and exploration is increasing. Because it is easier to find something than to create it from scratch and because manual browsing quickly becomes intractable as a collection grows.

To this effect it is crucial to develop algorithms for the content-based searching of 3D object collections; creating compact and accurate descriptors for 3D objects; indexing 3D objects; creating efficient storage structures for data bases of 3D objects; investigating theoretical aspects of practical importance such as what it means for two shapes to be similar; interfaces for content-based 3D object search; visualization techniques for 3D search results; real time aspects of techniques and algorithms. Many fields of Computer Science and beyond can offer their valuable knowledge to this complex but highly interesting and practical problem.

The aim of the 3DOR Workshop series is to stimulate researchers from different fields such as Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Machine Learning, Cognitive Science and Human-Computer Interaction who work on or are interested in 3D object retrieval search and exploration, to present state-of-the-art work in the field or learn about it and participate in discussions. This will provide a cross-fertilization that will stimulate discussions on the next steps in this important research area. 3DOR 2015 will be the 8th workshop in this series.

3DOR 2015 will be a 2-day event for the first time and will contain the following tracks: research papers, posters, 2 keynote speeches (NEW!), EU project presentations and networking (NEW!), industrial session (NEW!).

Previous 3DOR Workshops

3DOR has been running continuously since 2008.

Eurographics 2014 Workshop on 3DOR, April 6, 2014, Strasbourg, France

Eurographics 2013 Workshop on 3DOR, May 11, 2013, Girona, Spain

Eurographics 2012 Workshop on 3DOR, May 13, 2012, Cagliari, Italy

Eurographics 2011 Workshop on 3DOR, April 10, 2011, Llandudno, UK

Eurographics 2010 Workshop on 3DOR, May 2, 2010, Norrkoping, Sweden

Eurographics 2009 Workshop on 3DOR, March 29,2009, Munich, Germany

Eurographics 2008 Workshop on 3DOR, April 15, 2008, Crete, Greece


Call for Papers, Posters and System Demonstrations

Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished research and application papers addressing all areas of 3D Object Retrieval. Submissions are invited in the form of full papers (up to 8 pages) and short papers presented in a poster session (up to 4 pages).

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • 3D object similarity and matching
  • 3D video retrieval
  • 3D mobile media retrieval
  • 3D object retrieval and Web3D
  • 3D search in large scale data
  • Personalized 3D search
  • 3D object classification, indexing, and mining
  • Similarity of non-rigid shapes
  • Feature extraction, decomposition, and segmentation
  • Multi-level representations for matching and retrieval
  • Partial, part-in-whole, and many-to-many matching
  • Matching under uncertainty and noise
  • Semantics-driven 3D object retrieval and classification
  • Sketch-based retrieval
  • Query interfaces and search modalities
  • Benchmarking issues
  • Relevance feedback methods
  • Active learning
  • Statistical techniques for 3D shape analysis and retrieval
  • Generative/discriminative approaches in 3D object categorization
  • Applications in multimedia, CAD, architecture, games, biometrics, e-science, e-learning, medicine, biology, and cultural heritage.

This year’s workshop will also feature the 10th Shape Retrieval Evaluation Contest (SHREC’2015). A separate call for participation will be issued later.

It is planned to have extended versions of selected papers from the Workshop appearing, after a further review, in a special issue of an international journal. Selected papers from previous workshops appeared in special issues of The Visual Computer (TVC) journal.


Day 1 (May 2, 2015)

09.00 - 09.15
09.15 - 10.15
Keynote 1 : Linking Image and Shape Collections, by Niloy MITRA (UCL, UK)
10.15 - 10.45
Coffee break
10.45 - 12.15
Paper Session I
  • Automatic 3D Object Fracturing for Evaluation of Partial Retrieval and Object Restoration Tasks - Benchmark and Application to 3D Cultural Heritage Data
    R. Gregor, D. Bauer, I. Sipiran, P. Perakis and T. Schreck
  • Randomized Sub-Volume Partitioning for Part-Based 3D Model Retrieval
    T. Furuya, S. Kurabe, and R. Ohbuchi
  • Partial 3D Object Retrieval combining Local Shape Descriptors with Global Fisher Vectors
    M. Savelonas, I. Pratikakis and K. Sfikas
12.15 - 13.00
Poster Fast Forward
  • ThOR: Three-dimensional Object Retrieval Library
    Pedro B. Pascoal and Alfredo Ferreira
  • Towards Scientific Benchmarks: On Increasing the Credibility of Benchmarks
    Odd Erik Gundersen
  • Bag of Compact HKS-based Feature Descriptors
    H. ElNaghy and S. Hamad
  • Computing Local Binary Patterns on Mesh Manifolds for 3D Texture Retrieval
    Naoufel Werghi, Claudio Tortorici, Stefano Berretti and Alberto Del Bimbo
  • RETRIEVAL3D: An On-line Content-Based Retrieval Performance Evaluation Tool
    A. Koutsoudis, G. Ioannakis, I. Pratikakis and Ch. Chamzas
13.00 - 14.30
14.30 - 16.00
Paper Session II
  • Accelerating the computation of canonical forms for 3D nonrigid objects using Multidimensional Scaling
    G. Shamai, M. Zibulevsky and R. Kimmel
  • Sketch-based 3D Object Retrieval Using Two Views and a Visual Part Alignment Matching Method
    Z. Yasseen, A. Verroust-Blondet and A. Nasri
  • 3D Object Retrieval with Parametric Templates
    Roman Getto and Dieter W. Fellner
16.00 - 17.00
Coffee break with poster discussion
17.00 - 18.00
SHREC Session I
Track 1 : Canonical Forms for Non-Rigid 3D Shape Retrieval
D. Pickup, X. Sun, P.L. Rosin, R.R. Martin, Z. Cheng, S. Nie, L. Jin
Track 2: Non-rigid 3D Shape Retrieval
Z. Lian, J. Zhang, S. Choi, H. ElNaghy, J. El-Sana, T. Furuya, A. Giachetti, R.A. Guler, L. Lai, C. Li, H. Li, F.A. Limberger, R. Martin, R.U. Nakanishi, A.P. Neto, L.G. Nonato, R. Ohbuchi, K. Pevzner, D. Pickup, P. Rosin, A. Sharf, L. Sun, X. Sun, S. Tari, G. Unal, R.C. Wilson
Track 3: Scalability of Non-Rigid 3D Shape Retrieval
I. Sipiran, B. Bustos, T. Schreck, A. M. Bronstein, S. Choi, L. Lai, H. Li, R. Litman, L. Sun
Social Dinner

Day 2 (May 3, 2015)

09.00 - 10.00
Keynote 2 : XML3D: Declarative and Semantic 3D Scenes Descriptions as Part of HTML5 and Within a Web-based Service Infrastructure by Philipp SLUSALLEK (DFKI, Germany)
10:00 – 11:20
SHREC Session II
Track 4: 3D Object Retrieval with Multimodal Views
Y. Gao, A. Liu, W. Nie, Y. Su, Q. Dai, F. Chen, Y. Chen, Y. Cheng, S. Dong, X. Duan, J. Fu, Z. Gao, H. Guo, X. Guo, K. Huang, R. Ji, Y. Jiang, H. Li, H. Lu, J. Song, J. Sun, T. Tan, J. Wang, H. Yin, C. Zhang, G. Zhang, Y. Zhang, C. Zhao, X. Zhao and G. Zhu
Track 5: Retrieval of Non-rigid (textured) Shapes using Low Quality 3D Models
A. Giachetti, F. Farina, F. Fornasa, A. Tatsuma, C. Sanada, M. Aono, S. Biasotti, A. Cerri, S. Choi
Track 6: Retrieval of Objects Captured with Kinect One Camera
P.B. Pascoal, P. Proença, F. Gaspar, M. Sales Dias, F. Teixeira, A. Ferreira, V. Seib, N. Link, Dietrich, A. Tatsuma, M. Aono
Track 7: Range Scans based 3D Shape Retrieval
A. Godil, H. Dutagaci, B. Bustos, S. Choi, S. Dong, T. Furuya, H. Li, N. Link, A. Moriyama, R. Meruane, R. Ohbuchi, D. Paulus, T. Schreck, V. Seib, I. Sipiran, H. Yin, C. Zhang
11:20 – 11:50
Coffee Break
11.50 - 13.50
Paper Session III
  • Morphological analysis of 3D faces for weight gain assessment
    D.Giorgi, M. A. Pascali, G. Raccichini, S. Colantonio and O. Salvetti
  • A Spatio-Temporal Descriptor for Dynamic 3D Facial Expression Retrieval and Recognition
    Danelakis, T. Theoharis and I. Pratikakis
  • 3D GrabCut: Interactive Foreground Extraction for Reconstructed 3D Scenes
    Gregory P. Meyer and Minh N. Do
  • Indoor Location Retrieval using Shape Matching of KinectFusion Scans to Large-Scale Indoor Point Clouds
    A. Al-Nuaimi, M. Piccolrovazzi, S. Gedikli, E. Steinbach and G. Schroth
13.50 - 15.00
15.00 - 16.20
EU Project Presentations
  • PRESIOUS – Predictive digitization, restoration and degradation assessment (http://www.presious.eu/),
    T. Theoharis, I. Pratikakis, G. Papaioannou, T. Schreck, D. Rieke-Zapp, A. Andreadis, F. Arnaoutoglou, A. Koutsoudis, R. Gregor, P. Mavridis, P. Perakis, M. Savelonas, C. Schellewald, K. Sfikas, I. Sipiran, P. Theologou, K. Vardis
  • SEMEOTICONS - SEMEiotic Oriented Technology for Individual’s CardiOmetabolic risk self-assessmeNt and Self-monitoring (http://www.semeoticons.eu/ )
    S. Colantonio, M. D'Acunto, D. Giorgi, M.A. Pascali, G. Raccichini, O. Salvetti, G. Coppini, M.A. Morales, F. Charugi, B. Matuszewski, L.L. Randeberg, T. Strömberg
  • Change detection in the domain of geospatial data modelling: case studies in the IQmulus project (http://iqmulus.eu/)
    A. Cerri, S. Biasotti, D. Sobrero, S. Pittaluga, G. Patanè, M. Spagnuolo
  • Virtual Visualization Services in VISIONAIR: searching and retrieving resources linked to visual shapes (http://www.infra-visionair.eu/)
    F. Giannini, M. Attene, M. Monti, A. Cerri, S. Biasotti, B. Falcidieno, M. Spagnuolo
16.20 - 16.50
Coffee break with EU project Posters/Demos + Networking
16.50 - 17.20
Academic-Industrial Round Table Talk
17.20 - 17.30
3DOR 2016 planning + workshop closing

SHREC2015 - 3D Shape Retrieval Contest 2015


The general objective of the 3D Shape Retrieval Contest is to evaluate the effectiveness of 3D-shape retrieval algorithms. SHREC'15 is the tenth edition of the contest. Like previous years, it is organized in conjunction with the Eurographics 2015- Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval, where the results will be reviewed by the chairs of the workshop and included in the workshop proceedings.

Thanks to the efforts of previous track organizers, SHREC already provides many resources to compare and evaluate 3D retrieval methods. For this year's contest, we aim to explore new and updated tracks. Therefore, the participants are invited to have an active role in the organization of the event. This includes proposing track themes, building or acquiring a test collection, and deciding upon the queries, relevance assessment, and performance measures.

The participants of each track will collectively write a paper, which will be published in the proceedings of the Eurographics Workshop 3D Object Retrieval. At least one author per track must register for the workshop, and present the results. We also cordially invite all participants of a track to register and attend the workshop.


The following tracks are organized. For description of tasks, the collections, queries, the evaluation procedure, and time schedule, follow the links or contact the track organizer.

  1. Canonical Forms for Non-Rigid 3D Shape Retrieval
    Organizers: David Pickup, Xianfang Sun, Paul Rosin, Ralph Martin (Cardiff University, UK), Zhiquan Cheng (Avatar Science (Hunan) Company, China).
    Contact: David Pickup
    Web page: http://www.cs.cf.ac.uk/shaperetrieval/shrec15/index.html
  2. Non-rigid 3D Shape Retrieval
    Organizers: Zhouhui Lian (Peking University, Beijing, China)
    Contact: Zhouhui Lian
    Web page: http://www.icst.pku.edu.cn/zlian/shrec15-non-rigid/
  3. Scalability of Non-Rigid 3D Shape Retrieval
    Organizers: Ivan Sipiran,Tobias Schreck (University of Konstanz), Benjamin Bustos (University of Chile)
    Contact: Ivan Sipiran
    Web page: http://users.dcc.uchile.cl/~isipiran/track.html
  4. 3D Object Retrieval with Multimodal Views
    Organizers: Yue Gao (University of North Carolina, USA), Anan Liu (Tianjin University, China), Qionghai Dai (Tsinghua University, China)
    Contact: Yue Gao
    Web page: http://media.tju.edu.cn/mvred/
  5. Retrieval of Non-rigid (textured) Shapes Using Low Quality 3D Models
    Contact: Andrea Giachetti
    Organizers: Andrea Giachetti, Francesco Fornasa, Francesco Farina (University of Verona)
    Web page: http://www.andreagiachetti.it/shrec15/
  6. Retrieval of Objects Captured with Kinect One Camera
    Organizers: Pedro Pascoal (1,2), Pedro Proenca (1), Miguel Sales Dias (1,2), Alfredo Ferreira (1) 1: University of Lisbon, 2: Microsoft Language and Development Center, Lisbon
    Contact: Pedro Pascoal
    Web page: http://3dorus.ist.utl.pt/research/shrec15/
  7. Range Scans based 3D Shape Retrieval
    Organizers: Afzal Godil (NIST, USA)
    Contact: Afzal Godil
    Web page: http://www.itl.nist.gov/iad/vug/sharp/contest/2015/Range/


The following list is a step-by-step description of the activities:

  • Potential track organizers send their proposal to shrec@cs.uu.nl, describing the envisioned task, collection, queries, ground truth, evaluation method, and expected number of participants.
  • Promising tracks and their organizers will be listed at the SHREC web page, the track organizers start working out the details.
  • Participants register for the tracks they want to participate in.
  • Each track is performed according to its own schedule.
  • The track organizers collect the results.
  • The track results are combined into a joint paper, to be included in the proceedings of the Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval,
  • The description of the tracks and their results are presented at the Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval (May 2-3, 2015)

SHREC Time Schedule

  • December 15, 2014: Submission deadline for track proposals
  • December 21, 2014: Notification of acceptance of track proposals
  • Jan, Feb, 2015: Each track has its own time line
  • February 14, 2015: Each track is finished, and results are ready for inclusion in a track report
  • February 28, 2015: Submit track papers for review
  • March 13, 2015: All reviews due, feedback and notifications
  • March 30, 2015: Camera ready track papers submitted for inclusion in the proceedings
  • May 2-3, 2015: EUROGRAPHICS Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval 2015, including SHRE2015

The individual tracks will have their own time schedule for registration of participants, release of queries or submission of executables, and submission of results, etc.


For information about the contest, the results, etc. of previous years, see the SHREC home page. The results of SHREC2015 are presented at the Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval. The SHREC organizers are Afzal Godil and Remco Veltkamp. To contact the organizers, send a message to shrec@cs.uu.nl.


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