CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

 SHREC2018 - 3D Shape Retrieval Contest 2018

At Eurographics 2018 Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval, https://3dor2018.sites.uu.nl/
Contact: shrec@cs.uu.nl

Introduction
The general objective of the 3D Shape Retrieval Contest is to evaluate the effectiveness of 3D-shape retrieval algorithms. SHREC'18 is the tenth edition of the contest. Like previous years, it is organized in conjunction with the Eurographics 2018- 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.

Tracks
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. Sketch-Based 3D Scene Retrieval
    Organizers: Juefei Yuan, Bo Li (University of Southern Mississippi, USA), Yijuan Lu (Texas State University, USA)
    Contact: juefei.yuan (at) gmail.com, bo.li (at) usm.edu
    Web page: http://orca.st.usm.edu/~bli/SceneSBR2018/
  2. Image-Based 3D Scene Retrieval
    Organizers: Hameed Abdul-Rashid, Juefei Yuan, Bo Li (University of Southern Mississippi, USA), Yijuan Lu (Texas State University, USA)
    Contact: hameedabdulrashid (at) gmail.com, bo.li (at) usm.edu
    Web page: http://orca.st.usm.edu/~bli/SceneIBR2018/
  3. RGB-D Object-to-CAD Retrieval
    Organizers:  Quang-Hieu Pham, Binh-Son Hua (Singapore University of Technology and Design)
    Contact: quanghieu_pham (at) mymail.sutd.edu.sg
    Web page: http://people.sutd.edu.sg/~saikit/projects/sceneNN/shrec18/index.html
  4. Protein Shape Retrieval
    Organizers: Matthieu Montes (Conservatoire National des Arts-et-Métiers, Paris, France)
    Contact: matthieu.montes (at) cnam.fr
    Web page: http://shrec2018.drugdesign.fr
  5. Retrieval of color patterns depicted on 3D models
    Organizers: E. Moscoso Thompson, S. Biasotti (CNR-IMATI, Italy)
    Contact: elia.moscoso (at) ge.imati.cnr.it, silvia.biasotti (at) ge.imati.cnr.it
    Web page: http://shrec.ge.imati.cnr.it/shrec18_color/
  6. Recognition of geometric patterns over 3D models
    Organizers: E. Moscoso Thompson, S. Biasotti (CNR-IMATI, Italy), G. Sorrentino, M. Polig, S. Hermon (The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus)
    Contact: elia.moscoso (at) ge.imati.cnr.it, silvia.biasotti (at) ge.imati.cnr.it
    Web page: http://shrec.ge.imati.cnr.it/shrec18_recognition/

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

  1. 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.
  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 15, 16, 2018), https://3dor2018.sites.uu.nl/

SHREC Time Schedule

Important dates
• January 21, 2018: Submission deadline for track proposals.
• January 22, 2018: Notification of acceptance of track proposals.
• Jan, Feb, 2018: Each track has its own time line.
• February 28, 2018: Each track is finished, and results are included in a track report, submitted to shrec@cs.uu.nl for review.
• March 3, 2018: Reviews done, feedback and notifications given.
• March 10, 2018: Camera ready track papers submitted for inclusion in the proceedings.
• April 15-16, 2018: Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval 2018, featuring SHREC 2018.

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.

Organization
For information about the contest, the results, etc. of previous years, see past events below. The results of SHREC2018 are presented at the Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval, see https://3dor2018.sites.uu.nl/ . To contact the organizers, send a message to shrec@cs.uu.nl.

Past events: SHREC 2017, SHREC 2016,  SHREC 2015, SHREC 2014, SHREC 2013