Welcome to International Summer School on Shape Modeling and Reasoning

The International Summer School on Shape Modeling and Reasoning will focus on representations and computational techniques for modeling and reasoning on digital shapes. A digital shape is any individual object having a visual appearance which exists in a two or higher dimensional space. Pictures, sketches, images, 3D objects, videos, and animations are examples of shapes. Digital shapes are used in many different contexts, including industrial design, biomedical applications, entertainment, environmental monitoring, cultural heritage.

The program will consist of invited lectures, given by leading international scientists in the field, who will present state-of-the-art techniques on shape modeling and reasoning, and will bring complementary views of problems and solutions.
The school is organized by the Department of Computer Science (DISI) of the University of Genova in collaboration with the Institute for Applied Mathematics and Information Technology of Italian National Research Council and the Israel Institute of Technology (TECHNION) within the EU FP6 Network of Excellence AIM@SHAPE.

The AIM@SHAPE activity and related infrastructure will be also presented and participants will have the opportunity to interact with data and use tools produced and made available in the network.

Prerequisites

The school is primarily intended for young researchers with some background in computer science, computer engineering, or mathematics. Participants should have basic knowledge of classical algorithms and data structure and of computer graphics.

Topics of the School

Here there is a list of topics covered by the lectures at the school:
  • Geometrical and topological shape representations
  • Geometry processing
  • Reverse engineering and shape recovery
  • Shape analysis
  • 3D shape and image segmentation
  • Skeletonization
  • Shape matching and retrieval

Applications, such as product design and analysis, visualization and computer graphics, animation, game development, web searching, biomedical engineering, will be discussed.

AIM@SHAPE Network of Excellence

AIM@SHAPE gathers research scientists conducting joint activity on various aspects concerning the manipulation of digital shapes.
Since its beginning in 2004, AIM@SHAPE has the mission of integrating the know-how about modeling, processing, analyzing, and understanding shapes, with special care to the interplay between shape structure and semantics. Among the other activities, the Network has started to establish an infrastructure containing repositories for shapes and shape modeling tools, and has been considering the relevance of shapes for industrial applications and the related problems.
The AIM@SHAPE activity and related infrastructure (The Digital Shape WorkBench) will be also presented and participants will have the opportunity to interact with data and use tools produced and made available in the network.

Registration is closed. Due to many requests, we have been forced to close the registration before the deadline. We already reached 50 participants.


In collaboration with Eurographics

Steering Committee

  • Leila De Floriani
  • Gill Barequet
  • Bianca Falcidieno
  • Craig Gotsman
  • Enrico Puppo
  • Michela Spagnuolo

Organizing Committee

  • Laura Papaleo (DISI)
  • Laura Montanari (DISI)
  • Daniela Peghini (DISI)
  • Davide Sobrero (DISI)
  • Marianna Facinoli (DISI)

In collaboration with:
SHALOM Project
Support:

AIM@SHAPE: Advanced and Innovative Models And Tools for the development of Semantic-based systems for Handling, Acquiring, and Processing knowledge Embedded in multidimensional digital objects