SHREC 2017 Call for Track Proposals

SHREC 2017,
Call for Track Proposals


The general objective of the 3D Shape Retrieval Contest is to evaluate
the effectiveness of 3D-shape retrieval algorithms. SHREC'17 is the 
twelfth edition of the contest. Like previous years, it is organized
in conjunction with the Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval,
where the results will be reviewed 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 2017, 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 tracks organized in the past years have covered different aspects
and tasks of 3D shape retrieval, for example: rigid or non-rigid models;
partial (i.e. range scan) or complete models; sketch-based 3D retrieval;
generic or domain specific models (i.e. CAD, biometrics, architectural 
and protein), correspondence, robustness, stability, registration, 
classification, recognition, pose estimation and machine learning.

Now, we solicit again proposals for tracks. You may opt for one of the
above themes, or propose new ones. Track organizers are responsible for
all aspects of organizing the track, such as: the task, the data 
collection (copyright issues, etc.), the queries, the ground truth,
the experimental design, the evaluation method, and the procedural 
aspects, writing the final paper in collaboration with the contestants,
and submitting it.

See the SHREC home page 
for examples of organizational aspects of previous tracks.


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

1)  Potential track organizers send their proposal to
    describing the envisioned task, collection, queries, ground truth,
    evaluation method, and expected number of participants;
2)  Promising tracks and their organizers will be listed at the SHREC
    web page, the track organizers start working out the details
3)  Participants register for the tracks they want to participate in;
4)  Each track is performed according to its own schedule;
5)  The track organizers collect the results;
6)  The track results are combined into a joint paper, to be included
    in the proceedings of the Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval;
7)  The description of the tracks and their results are presented at
    the Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval (April 23-24, 2017).

*SHREC Time Schedule*

Important dates
*             January 15, 2017: Submission deadline for track proposals
*             January 16, 2017: Notification of acceptance of track proposals
*             Jan, Feb, 2017: Each track has its own time line
*             February 21, 2017: Each track is finished, and results are
                  ready for inclusion in a track report
*             February 28, 2017: Submit track papers for review
*             March 7, 2017: All reviews due, feedback and notifications
*             March 17, 2017: Camera ready track papers submitted for
                  inclusion in the proceedings
*             April 23-24, 2017: EUROGRAPHICS Workshop on 3D Object
                  Retrieval 2017, including SHREC 2017


For information about the contest, the results, etc. of previous editions, 
see last year SHREC home page. The results of SHREC2017 will be presented 
at the Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval.