SHREC2016 - 3D Shape Retrieval Contest 2016

At Eurographics 2016 Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval,

The general objective of the 3D Shape Retrieval Contest is to evaluate the effectiveness of 3D-shape retrieval algorithms. SHREC'16 is the tenth edition of the contest. Like previous years, it is organized in conjunction with the Eurographics 2016- Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval, where the results will be reviewed by the chairs of the workshop and included in the workshop proceedings. 

Thanks to the efforts of previous track organizers, SHREC already provides many resources to compare and evaluate 3D retrieval methods. For this year's contest, we aim to explore new and updated tracks. Therefore, the participants are invited to have an active role in the organization of the event. This includes proposing track themes, building or acquiring a test collection, and deciding upon the queries, relevance assessment, and performance measures.

The participants of each track will collectively write a paper, which will be published in the proceedings of the Eurographics Workshop 3D Object Retrieval. At least one author per track must register for the workshop, and present the results.  We also cordially invite all participants of a track to register and attend the workshop.

The following tracks are organized. For description of tasks, the collections, queries, the evaluation procedure, and time schedule, follow the links or contact the track organizer.

  1. Retrieval of Human Subjects from Depth Sensor Data
    Organizers: Andrea Giachetti (University of Verona)
    Contact: andrea.giachetti(at)
    Web page:
  2. 3D Sketch-Based 3D Shape Retrieval 
    Organizers: Bo Li (University of Central Missouri), Yijuan Lu (Texas State University)
    Contact: (at)
    Web page:
  3. Matching of Deformable Shapes with Topological Noise
    Organizers: Zorah Lähner (Technical University Munich), Emanuele Rodolà (Technical University Munich), Michael Bronstein (USI Lugano), Daniel Cremers (Technical University Munich)
    Contact: laehner (at)
    Web page:
  4. Partial Matching of Deformable Shapes
    Organizers:  Luca Cosmo (Uniiversità Ca’ Foscari Venezia), Emanuele Rodolà (TU Munich), Michael Bronstein (USI Lugano), Andrea Torsello (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia)
    Contact: shrec2016 (at)
    Web page:
  5. Shape Retrieval of Low-Cost RGB-D Captures
    Organizers: Pedro Pascoal, Pedro Proença1, Miguel Sales Dias, Alfredo Ferreira ((ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa/ISTAR-IUL, Microsoft Language and Development Center, Lisbon, INESC-ID/ Técnico Lisboa /Universidade de Lisboa, Surrey Space Centre, University of Surrey)
    Contact: pmbp (at)
    Web page:
  6. Partial Shape Queries for 3D Object Retrieval
    Organizers: Ioannis Pratikakis, Michalis Savelonas, Fotis Arnaoutoglou (Democritus University of Thrace), Anestis Koutsoudis (Athena RC),
    Theoharis Theoharis (NTNU)
    Contact: ipratika (at)
  7. Large-Scale 3D Shape Retrieval from ShapeNet Core55
    Organizers: Manolis Savva (Stanford University), Fisher Yu (Princeton University), Hao Su (Stanford University)
    Contact: shrec2016shapenet (at)
    Web page:
  8. Multiview and Mulitmodal 3D Object Retrieval
    Organizers: Yue Gao (Tsinghua University), Anan Liu, Weizhi Nie (Tianjin University), Qionghai Dai (Tsinghua University)
    Contact: weizhinie (at)
    Web page:

The following list is a step-by-step description of the activities:

  1. Potential track organizers send their proposal to, describing the envisioned task, collection, queries, ground truth, evaluation method, and expected number of participants.
  2. Promising tracks and their organizers will be listed at the SHREC web page, the track organizers start working out the details.
  3. Participants register for the tracks they want to participate in.
  4. Each track is performed according to its own schedule.
  5. The track organizers collect the results.
  6. The track results are combined into a joint paper, to be included in the proceedings of the Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval,
  7. The description of the tracks and their results are presented at the Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval (May 7-8, 2016),

SHREC Time Schedule

2016-01-05: Submission deadline for track proposals
2016-01-07: Notification of acceptance of track proposals
2016-01 to 2016-03: Each track has its own time line
2016-03-07: Each track is finished, results ready for a track report
2016-03-15: Submit track papers for review
2016-03-22: All reviews due, feedback and notifications
2016-04-01: Submission of camera-ready track papers
2016-05-07 & 08: EG 3DOR Workshop, including SHREC'2016

The individual tracks will have their own time schedule for registration of participants, release of queries or submission of executables, and submission of results, etc.

For information about the contest, the results, etc. of previous years, see past events below. The results of SHREC2016 are presented at the Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval, see To contact the organizers, send a message to

Past events: SHREC 2015, SHREC 2014, SHREC 2013