13th Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval 2020 (3DOR'20) Call for Papers


13th Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval 2020 (3DOR'20)


  in Cooperation with Eurographics (pending) and Elsevier

  September 4-5, 2020

  Graz University of Technology, Austria





New this year:


In 2020, full paper submissions will follow a two-stage review process
and will be published in Computes & Graphics (Elsevier).


3DOR is the dedicated workshop series for methods, applications and
benchmark-based evaluation of 3D object retrieval, classification, and
similarity-based object processing. The workshop also includes the
2020 edition of the 3D Shape Retrieval Contest, keynotes, project
presentations, and a social and networking event. Short papers will
follow a one-stage review process and will appear in the Eurographics
Digital Library (pending).



Important Dates: SHREC Shape Retrieval Contest Timeline


17 February: SHREC track proposal submission to shrec@uu.nl

21 February: Notification of acceptance of SHREC track proposals

21 February - 03 April: Running of SHREC tracks



Important Dates: Full Paper Submissions for Computers & Graphics


03 April: Full paper submission, including SHREC papers

01 May: First decision

22 May: First revision

29 May: Second decision

12 June: Final version submission

19 June: Final decision

01 September 2020: Online publication



Important Dates: Short Paper Submission for EG Digital Library


01 June: Short paper submission

15 July: Short paper notification

30 July:  Short Paper final version submission

01 September 2020: Online publication

4-5 September 2020: Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval 2020 (3DOR)



3D Object Retrieval Workshop Series


From the very beginning, the aim of the 3DOR Workshop series is to
stimulate researchers to present state-of-the-art work, learn about or
discuss topics in the field 3D object retrieval, search and
exploration in a multi-disciplinary context of expertise such as
Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Machine Learning, Cognitive
Science and Human-Computer Interaction. 3DOR provides a
cross-fertilization that will stimulate discussions on the next steps
in this important research area. 3DOR 2020 will be the 13th workshop
in this series.

Search engines are now the default way in which most people engage
with information, as the vast majority of information is born
digital. 3D digital content is today pervasive: low-cost 3D scanners,
3D printers, and powerful modelling software have made 3D models
appeal to an increasing audience. Repositories of 3D objects are
rapidly growing in both number and size. Time-dependant acquisition,
animation and simulation give rise to 3D objects as a function of
time, yielding 4D objects. Yet, the task of exploring such large 3D/4D
object repositories and retrieving the models of interest remains a
challenging problem. It is crucial to develop algorithms for
content-based searching of 3D object collections; creating compact and
accurate descriptors for 3D objects; creating efficient storage
structures for databases of 3D objects; investigating theoretical
aspects of practical importance, such as the definition of the
similarity concept; interfaces for content-based 3D object search;
visualization techniques for 3D search results; real time aspects of
techniques and algorithms; new challenges such as faceted 3D browsing,
social search and navigation of hybrid datasets. The complex yet
concrete problems above are drawing increasing attention from the
research community, which is becoming more and more varied in terms of
disciplines needed to solve various facets of the challenges.

The 3DOR Workshop series has been characterized since the beginning by
a specific attention to benchmarking with the organization of the
session on the 3D Shape Retrieval Contest (SHREC). The general
objective of the 3D Shape Retrieval Contest is to evaluate the
effectiveness of 3D-shape retrieval methods and algorithms. SHREC 2020
is the 15th edition of the contest. As in previous years, it is
organized in conjunction with the Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object
Retrieval. Results papers from SHREC tracks will be reviewed in a two
stage-review process, like regular full papers (see below). A separate
call for participation in SHREC will be issued shortly.



Call for Papers


Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished research and
application papers addressing all areas of 3D/4D Object
Retrieval. State of the art papers on specific topics of interest are
particularly welcome. Submissions are invited in the form of full
papers, which will be peer-reviewed by a two-stage review process, and
published as a special section of Computers and Graphics Journal
(Elsevier). Also, short papers are invited, which will follow a
one-stage review process and will appear in the Eurographics Digital
Library (pending).


Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

* 3D/4D shape analysis

* 3D/4D shape similarity and matching

* 3D/4D mesh sequence retrieval

* 3D/4D mobile media retrieval

* 3D/4D search in large scale data

* 3D/4D object classification, indexing, and mining

* Similarity of non-rigid shapes

* Shape correspondence

* 3D/4D shape decomposition, and segmentation

* Partial, part-in-whole, and many-to-many matching

* Matching under uncertainty and noise

* Semantics-driven 3D/4D object retrieval and classification

* Sketch-based retrieval

* Query interfaces and search modalities

* Benchmarking issues

* Deep learning for 3D/4D shape retrieval

* Generative/discriminative approaches in 3D object categorization

* Visual Analytics for 3D similarity assessment

* Applications in all areas relevant to 3D/4D objects, including
multimedia and information systems, CAD, architecture, games,
biometrics, e-science, e-learning, medicine, biology, and cultural
heritage, among others.



Submission Information


For up-to-date submission information, please refer to the workshop
webpage at https://workshop.cgv.tugraz.at/3dor2020






Workshop Chairs

*             Tobias Schreck, Graz University of Technology, Austria

*             Theoharis Theoharis, NTNU Trondheim, Norway, and NKUA, Greece


Program Co-Chairs

*             Ioannis Pratikakis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

*             Michela Spagnuolo, CNR Imati, Italy

*             Remco C. Veltkamp, Utrecht University, Netherlands



* to be confirmed