IEEE/CVPR Workshop on

Applications of Computer Vision in Archaeology


In association with the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

June 17, 2003


Workshop Information

Archaeology is at a point where it can benefit greatly from the application of computer vision methods, and in turn provides a large number of new, challenging, interesting conceptual problems and data for computer vision. In particular, it provides new horizons for the development of shape theory for structured and free-form representation, deformation, and Bayesian inferencing from 3D and 2D data, invariants for matching and searching, conceptual grouping, geometric and feature databases, 3D immersion, and many more. The purpose of the workshop is to provide a forum to discuss how computer vision has been applied to archaeology problems and in turn define new interesting problems to work on. The format of the proposed one day workshop is a set of talks and a poster session followed by a panel discussion.

  • Program Committee
  • Final program
  • Accepted papers

    A list of possible themes for submitted papers, meant to be suggestive rather than exclusive, is:



    David B. Cooper
    Division of Engineering, Box D,
    RI 02912 USA
    Tel: (401) 863-2601
    Fax: (401) 863-9107


    Luc van Gool
    Computer Vision Laboratory
    CH - 8092 Zürich, Switzerland
    Tel: +41 1 632 6578
    FAX: +41 1 632 1199

    Benjamin B. Kimia
    Division of Engineering, Box D,
    Brown University
    Providence, RI 02912
    Tel: +1 401 863 1353
    Fax: +1 401 863 9107


    Frederic F. Leymarie
    Manager, SHAPE Lab.
     Division of Engineering, Box D,
    Brown University
    Providence, RI 02912
    Tel: +1 401 863 2760
    Fax: +1 401 863 9107



    1. Peter Allen, Columbia University, USA
    2. David Arnold, University of Brighton, UK
    3. Juan Anton Barcelo Alvarez, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
    4. Kurt Cornelis, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    5. Paul Debevec, University of Southern California, ICT Graphics Lab, USA
    6. Aytul Ercil, Sabanci University, Turkey
    7. Frederic Fol Leymarie, Brown University, USA
    8. Guy Godin, National Research Council, Ottawa, Canada
    9. Guido M. Cortelazzo, University of Padua, Italy
    10. Michael Gruber, Vexcel Imaging, Austria
    11. Armin Gruen, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
    12. Katsushi Ikeuchi, University of Tokyo, Japan
    13. Evaggelia-Aggeliki Karabassi, inos Hellas, Athens, Greece
    14. Philippe Martinez, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Lab. d'Archéologie, France
    15. Dimitris Metaxas, Rutgers University, USA
    16. Franco Niccolucci, Firenze University, Italy
    17. Marc Pollefeys, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    18. Holly Rushmeier, IBM, Watson Research Center, USA
    19. Robert Sablatnig, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
    20. Demetri Terzopoulos, New York University, USA
    21. Gokturk Ucoluk, Middle Eastern Technical University, Turkey
    22. Marc Waelkens, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium



    1. The Beauvais Cathedral Project,
      Peter K. Allen, Alejandro Troccoli, Benjamin Smith, Ioannis Stamos and Stephen Murray,
      Columbia University, NY, USA.
    2. Digital Documentation for the Zawiya and Sabil of Sultan Farag Ibn Barquq, Cairo,
      Kevin Cain, Philippe Martinez, Jerald Munn,
      INSIGHT and (USA), ENS (Paris, France).
    3. A Photogrammetric Process Driven by an Expert System: A New Approach for Underwater Archaeological Surveying Applied to the "Grand Ribaud F" Etruscan Wreck,
      Pierre Drap, Julien Seinturier, Luc Long,
      GAMSAU, Marseilles, France.
    4. Laser Range Imaging in Archaeology: Issues and Results,
      G. Godin, F. Blais, L. Cournoyer, A. Beraldin, J. Domey, J. Taylor, M. Rioux and S. El-Hakim,
      NRC, Ottawa, Canada.
    5. Design and Use of an In-Museum System for Artifact Capture,
      Holly Rushmeier, Jose Gomes, Frank P. Giordano, Hisham El-Shishiny, Karen Magerlein and Fausto Bernardini,
      IBM Corp., USA.
    6. Creating Virtual Buddha Statues through Observation,
      Katsushi Ikeuchi, Atsushi Nakazawa, Ko Nishino and Takeshi Oishi,
      Tokyo University, Japan.
    7. Profile-based Pottery Reconstruction,
      Martin Kampel and Robert Sablatnig,
      Vienna University of Technology, Austria.
    8. Archaeological Fragment Re-Assembly Using Curve-Matching,
      Jonah C. McBride and Benjamin B. Kimia
      Brown University, USA.
    9. Fast Fragment Assemblage Using Boundary Line and Surface Matching,
      Georgios Papaioannou (1) and Theoharis Theoharis (2),
      (1): University of Athens, Greece, (2): University of Houston, USA.
    10. Deformable Model Based Shape Analysis and Recovery: Stone Tool Application,
      Kyoungju Park (1), April Nowell (2) and Dimitris Metaxas (3),
      (1) Dept. of Computer & Information Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA,
      (2) Dept. of Anthropology, University of Victoria, BC, Canada,
      (3) Dept. of Computer Science, Rutgers University, NJ, USA.
    11. Low-Overlap Range Image Registration for Archaeological Applications.
      Luciano Silva, Olga R.P. Bellon, Kim L. Boyer and Paulo F.U. Gotardo,
      The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA.
    12. Realistic Textures for Virtual Anastylosis,
      Alexey Zalesny, Dominik Auf der Maur, Rupert Paget, Maarten Vergauwen, and Luc Van Gool,
      Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland.
    13. Image-based Automated Reconstruction of the Great Buddha of Bamiyan, Afghanistan,
      Armin Gruen, Fabio Remondino, Li Zhang,
      Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland.
    14. Automatic 3D modeling of archaeological objects,
      Marco Andreetto, Nicola Brusco, Guido M. Cortelazzo,
      Department of Information Engineering, Padova University, Italy.
    15. Accurately Estimating Sherd 3D Surface Geometry with Application to Pot Reconstruction,
      Andrew Willis (1), Xavier Orriols (2), David B. Cooper (1),
      (1): Brown University, Providence, RI, USA,
      (2): Computer Vision Center (UAB), 08193 Bellaterra, Spain.


    One electronic copy (in PDF) of the complete manuscript (double-blind) and a cover sheet (in plain text) stating the (1) paper title, (2) authors, (3) technical area(s), (4) contact author's name, address, telephone number, fax number, and electronic address, and (5) a concise description of the contribution of the paper should be received by Friday January 31st, 2003 at the address below. The cover page should state whether the article is also submitted to another conference (e.g., 3DIM or ICCV), and what the authors plan to do if the article is accepted by both.

          Benjamin B. Kimia
          Division of Engineering, Box D,
          Brown University
          Providence, RI 02912
          Tel: (401) 863-1353
          Fax: (401) 863-9107

    Paper Format:
    A complete paper, not longer than six (6) pages including figures and references, should be submitted in camera-ready IEEE 2-column format of single-spaced text in 10 point Times Roman (or closely resembling), with 12 point interline space. The authors are encouraged to use the style files in latex which are pointed to at the CVPR03 webpages.
    All reviewing will be double-blind: i.e., the paper must NOT include any information that would identify their authors (e.g., references to the authors' previous work should be left blank).

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