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Friday, October 2 • 10:00 - 11:00
W 85 - The Role of Similarity ... (I)

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The Role of Similarity in the Re-unification, Re-assembly and Re-association of 3D Artefacts
Michela Spagnuolo and Bianca Falcidieno

Digital manipulation and analysis of tangible cultural objects has the potential to bring about a revolution in the way classification, stylistic analysis, or refitting of fragments is handled in the cultural heritage area: 3D modelling, processing and analysis are now mature enough to allow handling 3D digitized objects as if they were physical, and semantic models allow for a rich documentation of many different aspects of artefacts or assets of any complexity, as well as of contextual information about them.

In this context, the workshop was promoted by the recently started EC project GRAVITATE with the aim of bringing together researchers and professionals in Cultural Heritage contributing their perspective on the impact of digital techniques on re-­unification, re-assembly and re-­association of fragmented or dispersed cultural assets. Similarity evaluation is underlying most of these challenges. Comparative reasoning on artefacts and artifact's properties may relate to geometric attributes (e.g., spatial extent, aspect), to colorimetric properties (e.g., colour, texture), to specific traits that fragments exhibit (e.g., decorations), or to metadata documenting the artefacts. The workshop programme will give an overview of how computational similarity is addressed by ongoing research activities and European projects, and how it can be used at the geometric and semantic level for artefact and fragment analysis, supported by advanced digitalization techniques.

The workshop programme can be of interest for scientists and CH professionals and  curators, who could learn about the  recent developments in the field of shape analysis and semantic description of 3D digital artefacts and contribute to the discussion with their own experience.

Part I (10:00 -­ 11:00)

  • 10:00 -­ 10:10 The Role of Similarity in the Re-­unification, Re-­assembly and Re-­association of 3D Artefacts: An Introduction to the Workshop -­ Bianca Falcidieno, Michela Spagnuolo
  • 10:10 -­ 10:35 The Salamis Terracotta Statues – A Multidisciplinary Research Approach -­ Sorin Hermon, Vera Moitinho de Almeida
  • 10:35 -­ 11:00 Scan4Reco: Characterization of Artworks Material Through Photometric and Microscopic Analysis - Anastasios Drosou, Dimitrios Tzovaras, Claudia Daffara, Andrea Giachetti, Carlo Reghelin, Enrico Gobbetti, Ruggero Pintus

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Michi Spagnuolo

Research Director, CNR-IMATI
Michi Spagnuolo is Research Director at the Institute of Applied Mathematics and Information Technologies of the CNR, Genova, where she | is leading the activities on "Advanced Techniques for the Analysis and Synthesis of 3D shapes". Her research interests include geometric, structural and semantic modelling of 3D objects, with emphasis on computational topology methods for the analysis of shapes and for the evaluation of shape similarity. She... Read More →

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Vera Moitinho de Almeida

Postdoc Researcher, STARC-CyI; LAQU-UAB
Vera Moitinho de Almeida is a post-doctoral fellow at STARC-CyI and is affiliated to LAQU-UAB. She obtained her Ph.D. from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), focusing on technological and functional analysis of archaeological objects, using 3D models and Reverse Engineering processes. She has a M.Sc. in Prehistoric Archaeology (UAB), an interdisciplinary M.Sc. in Multimedia Technologies (University of Oporto), and a BA in Fine Arts... Read More →
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Ruggero Pintus

Researcher, CRS4 - Center for Advanced Studies, Research, and Development in Sardinia
Ruggero Pintus studied Electronic Engineering at the University of Cagliari in Italy, where he received his master’s degree in April 2003. In 2004, he started working as a researcher at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (DIEE). He received the Ph.D. degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering in 2007, working on Computer Vision algorithms and software applied to Scanning Electron Microscope. He also supported didactic... Read More →

Friday October 2, 2015 10:00 - 11:00
Parque de las Ciencias - Sala Gutenberg Avenida de la Ciencia, s/n, 18006 Granada

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