SHREC2017 - 3D Shape Retrieval Contest 2017

At Eurographics 2017 Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval,

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 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. RGB-D Object-to-CAD Retrieval
    Organizers: Binh-Son Hua, Quang-Hieu Pham, Minh-Khoi Tran, Quang-Trung Truong (Singapore University of Technology and Design)
    Contact: Binh-Son Hua, binhson.hua at
    Web page:
  2. 3D Hand Gesture Recognition Using a Depth and Skeletal Dataset
    Organizers: Quentin De Smedt, Hazem Wannous, Jean-Phillipe Vandeborre
    Contact: Quentin de Smedt,
    Web page:
  3. Large-scale 3D Shape Retrieval from ShapeNet Core55
    Organizers: Manolis Savva, Hao Su (Stanford University), Fisher Yu, Tom Funkhouser (Princeton University)
    Contact: Manolis Savva, manolis.savva at
    Web page:
  4. Classification of protein shapes
    Organizers: Haiguang Liu (Beijing Computational Science Research Center)
    Contact: Haiguang Liu, hgliu at
    Web page:
  5. Point-Cloud Shape Retrieval of Non-Rigid Toys
    Organizers: Frederico A. Limberger, Richard C. Wilson (University of York)
    Contact: Frederico Limberger, fal504 at
    Web page:
  6. Deformable Shape Retrieval with Missing Parts
    Organizers: Emanuele Rodolà (Università della Svizzera Italiana), Or Litany (Tel Aviv University), Michael Bronstein (Università della Svizzera Italiana)
    Contact: Emanuele Rodolà e.rodola at
    Web site:
  7. Retrieval of relief patterns
    Organizers: Silvia Biasotti (IMATI CNR), Andrea Giachetti (University of Verona)
    Contact: Silvia Biasotti, silvia at
    Web page:

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

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 past events below. The results of SHREC 2017 are presented at the Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval, see . To contact the organizers, send a message to

Past events: SHREC 2016, SHREC 2015, SHREC 2014, SHREC 2013