Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche CNR-ISTI Visual Computing Lab (VCL)

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

CNR-ISTI Visual Computing Lab (VCL)
The Visual Computing Lab (VCLab), one of the research units of CNR-ISTI, has been active in visualisation and computer graphics since 1984; it is now composed of 22 members. Current research focuses on the design of 3D digitization/scanning, geometric data processing, visualization systems, multi-resolution representation and rendering of huge datasets, 3D Web Applications.

CNR-ISTI is an institute of CNR, located in Pisa and devoted to research on ICT. The Visual Computing Lab (VCLab, ) 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 and 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).



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