3DPVT 2006
Third International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization and Transmission

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
June 14-16, 2006
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Technical Program


Call for Papers

Call for Demos

Paper Submission


Conference Site


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News: The final program is now available

The final program is now available. Please see the Technical Program page.

News: Check-in information

Check-in will start during the welcome reception in Sitterson Hall on Tuesday, June 13, between 6 and 9 PM. It will continue on Wednesday in Carroll Hall, where breakfast will be served, starting at 8 AM. See the Conference Site page for maps.

News: List of hotels added

A list of local hotels has been added to the Conference Site page. Note that if you plan to rent a car, you need to make parking reservations for Chapel Hill. Information can be found on the same page.

The early registration deadline has passed

The early registratin deadline has passed, but we are still accepting late and on-site registrations. Please visit the registration page for more details.

Program Outline

3DPVT will start on Tuesday, June 13, evning with a welcome reception in Sitteron Hall between 6 and 9 PM.

Each of the three days of the symposium will begin at 8:30 AM with a keynote speaker, followed by oral presentations in Carroll Hall. The lunch break will be between 12:20 and 2 PM, followed by a poster session from 2 to 4 PM and oral sessions until 6:30 PM, including a second keynote speaker. Friday's program will finish earlier at 5:30 PM.

There will be a demo session combined with a reception on Wednesday in Sitterson Hall from 6:30 to 9:30 PM.

The banquet will be held at the Carolina Inn on Thursday from 7 to 11 PM.

See the program page for more information.

Student Travel Stipends

The National Science Foundation is supporting the 3D PVT '06 student travel stipend program that will offer free registration and re-imburse part of the travel expenses, up to $500, for students attending 3DPVT.
The deadline for applying for these stipends has now passed.
Note that no funds will be disbursed except as reimbursement for expenses documented by receipts.

Visa Invitation Letters

If you require an invitation letter to obtain a visa to enter the US, please send your name, paper identification number, address and phone number to Christie Downing at downing@cs.unc.edu.

Call for Demos

The goal of research demonstrations is to allow members of the research community an opportunity to demonstrate working systems. This allows conference participants to view demonstrations firsthand in a manner not possible in a technical talk or poster session alone. We request proposals for demonstrations from anyone in the community, including researchers, academic institutions, research labs, and industry. See the call for demos for more details.


The goal of this meeting is to present and discuss new research ideas and results related to the capture, representation, compact storage, transmission, processing, editing, optimization and visualization of 3D data. These topics span a number of research fields from applied mathematics, computer science, and engineering: computer vision, computer graphics, geometric modeling, signal and image processing, bionformatics, and statistics.

The symposium is organized by Marc Pollefeys and Kostas Daniilidis and follows the highly successful 3D PVT '02 in Padova, Italy, and 3D PVT '04 in Thessaloniki, Greece. The proceedings will be archived by the IEEE Computer Society Press, following the practice of the previous symposia. Past 3D PVT papers can be found here.

Scope of the Conference

A list of topics of interest includes but is not limited to:
- 3D scanning sensors
- 3D photography algorithms
- 3D view registration
- Surface modeling: geometry and photometry
- Image-based rendering and modeling
- Multi-view geometry and calibration
- Compression and transmission of 3D data
- 3D Content-based retrieval and recognition
- Visualization, interaction with 3D data, and 3D haptics
- 3D printing and rapid prototyping
- Psychophysics of 3D sensing and haptics
- 3D teleimmersion and remote collaboration
- Augmented reality and virtual environments
- 3D television, games and entertainment
- Medical and biomedical applications
- Cultural heritage, archaeology and forensic applications
- Urban modeling and terrain modeling

Keynote Speakers

Julien Flack, Dynamic Digital Depth

Markus Gross, ETH Zurich

Martial Hebert, Carnegie Mellon University

Klara Nahrstedt, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Richard Szeliski, Microsoft Research

Sebastian Thrun, Stanford University


Proceedings Published Online by the IEEE