The 18h Eurographics Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage 2020 has defined a programme adapted to the hard circumstances that are affecting the whole world, and also the research community.

For that reason, we have scheduled the sessions in a timing that America and Asia researchers can attend:

Starts at

Wednesday 18th

13:00 Welcome and inauguration
13:15 Keynote: Shape Analysis for Cultural Heritage Applications, by Prof. Ivan Sipiran
14:00 3D Data Management and Visualization
14:45 Break
15:00 Panel: “Consequences of pandemic in GCH research”
16:00 Geometry and Modelling
Starts at

Thursday 19th

13:00 VR/AR and Image processing
14:15 Posters
14:30 Break
15:00 Panel: “Graphics and IT to help Cultural Tourism in post-COVID19 era”
16:00 VR/AR and Museums
17:00 Closing session
Wednesday 18th, 13:15h

Keynote Session

Shape Analysis for Cultural Heritage Applications

    • Prof. Ivan Sipiran, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Chile.


This talk is a journey through the potential symbiosis between cultural heritage and shape analysis. On the one hand, the availability of 3D digitization techniques for CH objects has opened a myriad of possibilities for automatic computational tools. On the other hand, the maturity of shape analysis facilitates the adoption of advanced techniques to understand the properties of 3D representations and geometric structure of objects. An excellent example of this symbiosis is the virtual restoration of CH objects. Using shape analysis, we can devise practical algorithms to analyze 3D shapes’ surface, and therefore use this knowledge to restore damaged materials. In this talk, we will present our efforts to use the regularity and redundancy in 3D shapes in the restoration problem. This journey starts with the relation between symmetric structures, heat diffusion processes, and the synthesis of missing geometry and ends with our recent experiments on learning the redundancy of 3D data with data-driven deep-learning approaches..

Wednesday 18th, 14:00h

3D Data Management and Visualization

Chair: Chiara Eva Catalano

Semi-automated Creation of Archaeological Drawings of Repetitive Ornaments on 3D Pottery Surfaces

    • Lengauer, Stefan; Komar, Alexander; Karl, Stephan; Trinkl, Elisabeth; Sipiran, Ivan; Schreck, Tobias; Preiner, Reinhold

Interaction with 3D models on virtual archaeological sites

    • Ortega, Lidia M.; García-Fernández, Ángel-Luis; López, J.L; Calzado, A

Traditional-based visualization methods for archaeological 3D data: an evaluation

    • Bernardes, Paulo; Madeira, Joaquim; Martins, Manuela;
Wednesday 18th, 15:00h

"Consequences of pandemic in Graphics and Cultural Heritage research"

Moderator: Holly Rushmeier (Yale Univ.)

  • Alan Chalmers, University of Warwick
  • Matevz Domajnko, Fraunhofer-Institut für Graphische Datenverarbeitung IGD
  • Enrico Gobbetti, CRS4
  • Dale Kronkright, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
  • Mark Mudge, Cultural Heritage Imaging
  • Karina Rodriguez Echavarria, University of Brighton
  • Myrsini Samaroudi, University of Brighton
  • Carla Schroer, Cultural Heritage Imaging

The panel will discuss how COVID-19 has affected work in cultural heritage preservation, what temporary steps have been taken to deal with the crisis, and what the long term impact may be. Certainly there has been negative effects, but new approaches may have been inspired that will strengthen work in the area. This will be discussion rather than formal presentations, and audience participation with additional questions, experience reports and ideas is strongly encouraged.

Wednesday 18th, 16:00h

Geometry and Modelling

SynthPS: a benchmark for evaluation of Photometric Stereo algorithms for Cultural Heritage applications

    • Dulecha, Tinsae Gebrechristos; Pintus, Ruggero; Gobbetti, Enrico; Giachetti, Andrea;

Easy Authoring of Image-Supported Short Stories for 3D Scanned Cultural Heritage

    • Comino Trinidad, Marc; Chica, Antonio; Andujar , Carlos;

Anatomy Changes and Virtual Restoration of Statues

    • Fu, Tong; Chaine, Raphaelle; Digne, Julie

Another Brick in the Wall: improving Assisted Semantic Segmentation of Masonry Walls

    • Pavoni, Gaia; Giuliani, Francesca; De Falco, Anna; Corsini, Massimiliano; Ponchio, Federico; Callieri, Marco; Cignoni, Paolo;
Thursday 19th, 13:00h

Virtual/Augmented Reality and Image Processing​

Chair: Carlos Andújar

Engaging audiences with Cultural Heritage through Augmented Reality (AR) Enhanced Pop-Up Books

    • Huang, Yaqin; Julier, Simon; Rodriguez, Karina;

Sunlight simulation of the church of Saint Nectaire in virtual reality: a digital time machine

    • Saleri, Renato;

Segmentation-Based Near-Lossless Compression of Multi-View Cultural Heritage Image Data

    • von Buelow, Max; Tausch, Reimar; Knauthe, Volker; Guthe, Stefan; Wirth, Tristan; Santos, Pedro; Fellner, Dieter;
Thursday 19th, 14:10h

Chair: Karina Rodríguez-Echevarría

Digital Layered Models and Medieval Mural Painting

    • Guardia, Milagros;  Pogliani, Paola; Bordi, Giulia; Charalambous, Panayiotis; Andújar, Carlos; Pueyo, Xavier

Possibilities and Challenges of Portraying Cultural Heritage Artefacts using Augmented Reality: the Mjällby Crucifix Case Study

    • Garro, Valeria; Sundstedt, Veronica; Putta, Advaith; Sandahl, Christoffer;

A NLP Enhanced Visual Analytics Tool for Archives Metadata

    • Ozdemir Anil; Müstecep, Dilara; Agaoglu, Orhan; Balcisoy, Selim;
Thursday 19th, 15:00h

"Graphics and IT to help Cultural Tourism in post-COVID19 era"

Moderator: Fco. Javier Melero, University of Granada

  • Marco Callieri, researcher at ISTI-CNR Visual Computing Lab
  • José Luis Cordoba, Manager of Andalucia Lab.
  • Maurizio Forte, Duke University
  • Giorgio Genta, Vice President, Partner presso ETT S.p.A
  • Gemma Ylla-Catalá, National Museum Art of Catalonia MNAC

The panelists will discuss about the role of Computer Graphics, and Information Technologies in general, in the post-COVID19 era, and how could elements like VR/AR, holograms or other installations help in reactivate cultural tourism, mainly in the museums and monumental sites.

Thursday 19th, 16:00h

Virtual/Augmented Reality and Museum Applications

Chair: Selma Rizvic

Augmented Reality for Sculpture Stability Analysis and Conservation

    • Henneman, Dennis; Li, Yichen; Ochsendorf, John; Betke, Margrit; Whiting, Emily;

V-Horus Project: a virtual reality experience to preserve the Egyptian collection of the National Museum of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro

    • Lennhoff , Andrea; Velho, Luiz; Alevato, Bernado; Novaes, Luiza; Lopes, Jorge;

Ernst Grube: A Contemporary Witness and His Memories Preserved with Volumetric Video

    •  Worchel, Markus; Zepp, Marcus; Hu, Weiwen; Schreer, Oliver; Feldmann, Ingo; Eisert, Peter;

Archaeo Puzzle: An Educational Game Using Natural User Interface for Historical Artifacts

    • Capece, Nicola; Erra, Ugo; Gruosso, Monica; Anastasio, Marco;