CNR-ISTI is an institute of CNR, located in Pisa and devoted to research on ICT. The Visual Computing Lab (VCLab, http://vcg.isti.cnr.it/ ) is a research units of CNR-ISTI. Current research focuses on: 3D digitization/scanning technologies, geometric data processing, visualization systems, multi-resolution approaches, 3D Web Applications. VCLab has a long track record in the use of 3D graphics for Cultural Heritage applications. VCLab contributed to several EU and national projects and has a very solid experience in the design of open source systems (e.g. MeshLab http://meshlab.sourceforge.net/ and 3DHOP http://vcg.isti.cnr.it/3dhop/).
Role in ArchAIDE
The main contribution of CNR in the ArchAIDE project will be in the coordination of WP4 (Technologies for the digitization of catalogues), focusing on the design of a methodology and tools for the digitization of the catalogues (our starting knowledge) and the conversion of the information contained in catalogues into data structures adequate to support archiving and shape-based recognition/archaeological analysis.
CNR will also contribute extensively to WP 6 (Shape and image-based similarity search and retrieval) and WP 7 (The mobile tool and Front end Desktop Application); CNR contribution will be mostly oriented to the design of geometry processing kernels (WP6) and visualization and interaction (WP8). CNR has a relevant experience in the design of algorithms and software tools for processing 2D/3D sampled data, including interactive visualization systems (on desktops, web and mobile platforms).
Finally, CNR will contribute to other WPs (such as WP2-WP3-WP5, to ensure smooth communication and integration of the technologies developed in the previous WPs) and to WP8 (Test and assessment of the overall system on application scenarios) and WP9 (Communication/Exploitation/Innovation).