SHREC2015 - 3D Shape Retrieval Contest 2015

At Eurographics 2015 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'15 is the tenth edition of the contest. Like previous years, it is organized in conjunction with the Eurographics 2015- 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. Canonical Forms for Non-Rigid 3D Shape Retrieval
    Organizers: David Pickup, Xianfang Sun, Paul Rosin, Ralph Martin (Cardiff University, UK), Zhiquan Cheng (Avatar Science (Hunan) Company, China).
    Contact: David Pickup <>
    Web page:
  2. Retrieval of Objects from Highly Cluttered Scene Captured with Depth-Sensing Camera
    Organizers: Krzysztof Walas, Aleš Leonardis (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
    Contact: Krzysztof Walas <>
    Web page:
  3. 3D Object Retrieval with Multimodal Views
    Organizers: Yue Gao (University of North Carolina, USA), Anan Liu
    (Tianjin University, China), Qionghai Dai (Tsinghua University, China) 
    Contact: Yue Gao <>
    Web page:
  4. Driver's Motion Depth DataBase Retrieval
    Organizers: Angelos Barmpoutis (University of Florida), Virginia Sisiopiku (University of Alabama, Birmingham), Alexandra Kondyli (University of Kansas)
    Contact: Angelos Barmpoutis <>
    Web page: 
  5. Non Rigid Textured Shape Retrieval
    Contact: Andrea Giachetti <>
    Organizers: Andrea Giachetti, Francesco Fornasa, Francesco Farina (University of Verona)
    Web page:
  6. Retrieval of Objects Captured using the Kinect
    Organizers: Pedro Pascoal (1,2), Pedro Proenca (1), Miguel Sales Dias (1,2), Alfredo Ferreira (1)
    1: University of Lisbon, 2: Microsoft Language and Development Center, Lisbon
    Contact: Pedro Pascoal <>
    Web page:
  7. Scalability of 3D Shape Retrieval
    Organizers: Ivan Sipiran,Tobias Schreck (University of Konstanz), Benjamin Bustos (University of Chile)
    Contact: Ivan Sipiran <>
    Web page:
  8. Non-rigid 3D Shape Retrieval
    Organizers: Zhouhui Lian (Peking University, Beijing, China)
    Contact: Zhouhui Lian <>
    Web page:
  9. 3D Retrieval Track of Range Scans
    Organizers: Afzal Godil (NIST, USA)

    Contact: Afzal <>
    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 (May 2-3, 2015), 

SHREC Time Schedule
December 15, 2014: Submission deadline for track proposals
December 21, 2014: Notification of acceptance of track proposals
Jan, Feb, 2015: Each track has its own time line
February 14, 2015: Each track is finished, and results are ready for inclusion in a track report                   
February 28, 2015: Submit track papers for review
March 13, 2015: All reviews due, feedback and notifications
March 30, 2015: Camera ready track papers submitted for inclusion in the proceedings
May 2-3, 2015: EUROGRAPHICS Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval 2015, including SHRE2015

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 SHREC2015 are presented at the Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval, see The SHREC organizers are Afzal Godil and Remco Veltkamp. To contact the organizers, send a message to

 Past events: SHREC 2014, SHREC 2013