3D Object Retrieval Workshop 2017

Search engines are now the default way in which most people engage with information, as the vast majority of information is born digital. Also, a new wave of information is underway: low-cost 3D scanners, 3D printers, and powerful modeling software have made 3D models appeal to an increasing audience. Repositories of 3D objects are rapidly growing in both number and size. Yet, the task of exploring such large 3D repositories and retrieving the models of interest remains a challenging problem. Indeed, traditional information access techniques have been shown inadequate to deal with 3D content. Therefore, 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.
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 2017 will be the 10th workshop in this series.

3DOR 2017 will be a 2-day event and will contain the following tracks: research paper presentations, posters, keynote speeches and EU project presentations and networking. The 3DOR Workshop proceedings are indexed by SCOPUS. This year, extended versions of the full papers will be submitted for a special issue of Computers and Graphics published by Elsevier.


  • The program is online.
  • Keynote speakers have been announced.
  • Practical information for venue and hotels is now available.
  • The 3DOR Workshop proceedings are indexed by SCOPUS.

Previous 3DOR Workshops

3DOR has been running continuously since 2008.
Eurographics 2016 Workshop on 3DOR, May 8, 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
Eurographics 2015 Workshop on 3DOR, May 2-3, 2015, Zurich, Switzerland
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

Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished research and application papers addressing all areas of 3D Object Retrieval. Papers submitted to 3DOR 2017 must be original, unpublished work. Submissions are invited in the form of full papers (up to 8 pages) and short papers (up to 4 pages) presented in a poster session.
All accepted papers will be published in the EG Digital Library and indexed by SCOPUS. Extended versions of the full papers will be submitted for a special issue of Computers and Graphics published by Elsevier, based on the reviewers’ comments and on the feedback from the 3DOR workshop. The deadline for this special issue will be 6 weeks after the workshop and reviewer continuity will be aimed for.


The submission should be formatted according to the Eurographics guidelines. Full-length papers should not exceed 8 pages, including figures and references. Short papers should not exceed 4 pages. Submissions should be done through the SRM website.
The 3DOR 2017 conference will use a double-blind review process. Consequently, all submissions must be anonymous.

Topics of interest

  • 3D shape analysis
  • 3D shape 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
  • Shape correspondence
  • Feature extraction, decomposition, and segmentation
  • Multi-scale 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
  • Deep learning for 3D shape 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 12th Shape Retrieval Evaluation Contest (SHREC’2017).


Day 1 (April 23, 2017)

08.30 - 09.00
09.00 - 09.15
09.15 - 10.45
Paper Session I
  • Exploiting the PANORAMA Representation for Convolutional Neural Network Classification and Retrieval
    Konstantinos Sfikas, Theoharis Theoharis and Ioannis Pratikakis
  • LightNet: A Lightweight 3D Convolutional Neural Network for Real-Time 3D Object Recognition
    Shuaifeng Zhi, Yongxiang Liu, Xiang Li and Yulan Guo
  • Unstructured point cloud semantic labeling using deep segmentation networks
    Alexandre Boulch, Bertrand Le Saux and Nicolas Audebert
10.45 - 11.15
Coffee break
11.15 - 12.15
SHREC Session I
Track 1 : RGB-D Object-to-CAD Retrieval
Organizers: Binh-Son Hua, Quang-Hieu Pham, Minh-Khoi Tran, Quang-Trung Truong
Track 2: 3D Hand Gesture Recognition Using a Depth and Skeletal Dataset
Organizers: Quentin De Smedt, Hazem Wannous, Jean-Phillipe Vandeborre
Track 3: Large-scale 3D Shape Retrieval from ShapeNet Core55
Organizers: Manolis Savva, Hao Su, Fisher Yu, Thomas Funkhouser
12.15 - 13.30
13.30 - 15.30
EU Project Presentations
  • Gravitate – Geometric Reconstruction And novel semantIc reunification of cultural heritage objects (http://gravitate-project.eu/),
    Presenter: Michela Spagnuolo
  • DigiArt – The Internet Of Historical Things And Building New 3D Cultural Worlds (http://digiart-project.eu/ )
    Presenter: Frederic Precioso
  • Scan4Reco – Multimodal Scanning of Cultural Heritage Assets for their multilayered digitization and preventive conservation via spatiotemporal 4D Reconstruction and 3D Printing (http://www.scan4reco.eu//),
    Presenter: Andrea Giachetti
  • Harvest4D – Harvesting Dynamic 3D Worlds from Commodity Sensor Clouds (https://harvest4d.org/ )
    Presenter: Tamy Boubekeur
15.30 - 16.30
Coffee break with EU project Posters/Demos + Networking
16.30 - 17.30
Keynote 1 : Some Recent Developments in 3D Shape Acquisition and Analysis by Daniel Cremers (Technical University, Munich)
Social Dinner - La Brasserie Georges (http://www.brasseriegeorges.com )

Day 2 (April 24, 2017)

09.00 - 10.00
Keynote 2 : Object-Centric Machine Learning by Leonidas Guibas (Stanford University)
10:00 - 10:20
Poster Fast Forward
  • Shape Similarity System driven by Digital Elevation Models for Non-rigid Shape Retrieval
    Daniela Craciun
  • Sketch-based 3D Object Retrieval with Skeleton Line Views -- Initial Results and Research Problems
    Zhao Xueqing, Robert Gregor, Pavlos Mavridis and Tobias Schreck
  • GSHOT: a Global Descriptor from SHOT to Reduce Time and Space Requirements
    Carlos M. Mateo, Pablo Gil and Fernando Torres
  • A framework based on Compressed Manifold Modes for robust local spectral analysis
    Sylvain Haas, Atilla Baskurt, Florent Dupont and Florence Denis
10:20 - 11:10
Coffee Break with poster discussion
11.10 - 12.30
SHREC Session II
Track 4 : Classification of protein shapes
Organizer: Haiguang Liu
Track 5: Point-Cloud Shape Retrieval of Non-Rigid Toys
Organizers: Frederico A. Limberger, Richard C. Wilson
Track 6: Deformable Shape Retrieval with Missing Parts
Organizers: Emanuele Rodolà, Or Litany, Michael Bronstein
Track 7: Retrieval of relief patterns
Organizers: Silvia Biasotti, Andrea Giachetti
12.30 - 13.45
13.45 - 15.45
Paper Session II
  • 3D Mesh Unfolding via Semidefinite Programming
    Juncheng Liu, Zhouhui Lian and Jianguo Xiao
  • Directed Curvature Histograms for Robotic Grasping
    Rodrigo Schulz, Pablo Guerrero and Benjamin Bustos
  • Semantic correspondence across 3D models for example-based modeling
    Vincent Léon, Vincent Itier, Nicolas Bonneel, Guillaume Lavoué and Jean-Philippe Vandeborre
  • Towards Recognizing of 3D Models Using A Single Image
    Hatem Rashwan, Sylvie Chambon, Geraldine Morin, Pierre Gurdjos and Vincent Charvillat
15.45 - 16.00
3DOR 2018 planning + workshop closing
Eurographics Opening Ceremony (at Cité Internationale Convention Center)

SHREC2017 - 3D Shape Retrieval Contest 2017


The general objective of the 3D Shape Retrieval Contest is to evaluate the effectiveness of 3D-shape retrieval algorithms. SHREC'17 is the 12th edition of the contest. Like previous years, it is organized in conjunction with the Eurographics 2017 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. (New: The SHREC2017 tracks are now opened, see the SHREC home page)


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 (April 23-24, 2017)

SHREC Time Schedule

  • 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

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 SHREC2017 tracks, see the SHREC home page. The results of SHREC2017 are presented at the Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval. The SHREC organizer is Remco Veltkamp. To contact the organizers, send a message to shrec@cs.uu.nl.


The registration can be made at this link: http://www.insavalor.fr/3DOR2017/Inscription.html.

Registration includes coffre breaks, lunches and social dinner.

Please note that :
  • Early Bird Registration is possible until 9.04.2017, followed by Late Registration
  • Discount is granted for attendees also registered to EG main conference
Early Bird Registration
EG Member 290.00€
Non EG Member 360.00€
Student, EG Member 240.00€
Student, Non EG Member 310.00€
EG Member (if also registered for EG2017) 240.00€
Non EG Member (if also registered for EG2017) 310.00€
Student, EG Member (if also registered for EG2017) 190.00€
Student, Non EG Member (if also registered for EG2017) 260.00€
Late Registration
EG Member 340.00€
Non EG Member 410.00€
Student, EG Member 290.00€
Student, Non EG Member 360.00€
EG Member (if also registered for EG2017) 290.00€
Non EG Member (if also registered for EG2017) 360.00€
Student, EG Member (if also registered for EG2017) 240.00€
Student, Non EG Member (if also registered for EG2017) 310.00€
Practical information


To come by plane. Lyon has an international airport called Saint Exupéry. You will need to take the train shuttle (30 minutes) called Rhône Express to Part-Dieu and then the streetcar (called Tramway in France) line T1 (15 minutes) from Gare Part-Dieu (direction towards IUT-Feyssine) and stop at INSA-Einstein (TCL website or simplified pdf map of Tramways).

To come by train. The Part-Dieu train station is only 15 minutes from the workshop location. Take the line T1 of the streetcar (Tramway) from Gare Part-Dieu (direction towards IUT-Feyssine) and stop at INSA-Einstein (TCL website or simplified pdf map of Tramways).

To come by car. From the motorways, take the ring road and follow: Porte de la Doua (exit 6a) then Domaine Scientifique de la Doua. Via the A46 Paris and A43 Grenoble: take the A42 in the direction of Lyon Villeurbanne and follow this itinerary.

The workshop will be held close to the Eurographics2017 location, that can be reached easily by bus or by foot (approx. 30 min walking). To go to the Eurographics conference (EG 2017), follow this itinerary to go to the Convention Center.


For people also registred to the Eurographics 2017 conference, look at the accomodation in the EG 2017 site web.

Hostels near the campus

Hollyday Inn
130, Bd du 11 Novembre 1918
69100 Villeurbanne
Tél.: 04 78 89 95 95
Fax :04 72 43 91 55

Hôtel des congrès
place du Commandant Riviere
69100 Villeurbanne
Tél.: 04 72 69 16 16
Fax : 04 78 94 64 86

Ibis Lyon Caluire Palais des Congrès
9 avenue de Poumeyrol
ZAC Saint Clair
69300 Caluire
Tél.: 04 72 27 75 00
Fax : 04 72 27 75 10

Etap hotel 2532 Lyon-Caluire
154, Grande Rue de St Clair
69300 Caluire
Tél.: 08 92 68 04 91
Fax : 04 78 23 02 68

Etap hotel 5087 Lyon-Villeurbanne
Rue du 8 Mai 1945
69100 Villeurbanne
Tél.: 08 92 68 09 41
Fax : 04 37 48 81 91

Hostels near the Part-Dieu train station

Campanile Lyon-Part dieu
Forum Part-Dieu
31 Rue Maurice Flandin
69003 Lyon
Tél.: 04 72 36 31 00
Fax : 04 72 34 02 80

IBIS Lyon Part-Dieu centre
78 rue de Bonnel
69003 Lyon
Tél.: 04 78 62 98 89
Fax : 04 78 60 13 00

Athena Part-Dieu
45, boulevard Vivier-Merle
69003 Lyon
Tél.: 04 72 68 88 44
Fax : 04 72 68 88 45

Première classe
75, Bd Vivier Merle
69003 Lyon
Tél.: 04 72 36 86 62
Fax : 04 72 36 89 57

IBIS Lyon Gare La Part-Dieu
Place Renaudel
69003 Lyon
Tél.: 04 78 95 42 11
Fax : 04 78 60 42 85

Hostels near the Perrache train station

Kyriad Lyon centre Perrache
24 quai Perrache
69002 Lyon
Tél.: 04 78 37 16 64
Fax : 04 78 37 67 98

Axotel Perrache
12 rue Marc-Antoine Petit
69002 Lyon
Tél.: 04 72 77 70 70
Fax : 04 72 40 00 65

Campanile- Lyon centre - Gare Perrache
17, place Carnot
69002 Lyon
Tél.: 04 78 37 48 47
Fax : 04 78 37 29 98

Citotel Dubost
19, place Carnot
69002 Lyon
Tél.: 04 78 42 00 46
Fax : 04 72 40 96 66