Recent Submissions

  • Augmented Real-Time Virtual Environment of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Mostar 

    Ramic-Brkic, Belma; Karkin, Zana; Sadzak, Aida; Selimovic, Dino; Rizvic, Selma (The Eurographics Association, 2009)
    Digital storytelling significantly improves the immersion of the users into virtual environments. The perception of the information contained in the digital story is better perceived if the story is told by a real avatar, ...
  • Interaction with Replicas of Small Pieces: Using Complementary Technologies to Maximize Visitors' Experience 

    Figueroa, Pablo; Londoño, Eduardo; Boulanger, Pierre; Prieto, Flavio; Coral, Mauricio; Borda, Juan; Vega, Felipe; Restrepo, Diego (The Eurographics Association, 2009)
    Current technologies for digitizing artifacts allow us to create compelling virtual installations, in which visitors learn about them through playing and exploring virtual proxies. However, different technologies enhance ...
  • Managing Full-text Excavation Data with Semantic Tools 

    Niccolucci, Franco; Felicetti, Achille; Hermon, Sorin; Nys, Karin (The Eurographics Association, 2009)
    The paper deals with the management of archaeological data from excavations that cannot be easily processed using traditional forms and relational databases. It proposes a way of preserving the integrity of original ...
  • Analysis of Document Snippets as a Basis for Reconstruction 

    Diem, Markus; Kleber, Florian; Sablatnig, Robert (The Eurographics Association, 2009)
    In Archaeography, Philology, Forensics, and related research areas fragments of documents are very common. These fragments are the basis for the subsequent reconstruction process, where the goal is to make the original ...
  • Last House on the Hill: Digitally Remediating Data and Media for Preservation and Access 

    Ashley, Michael; Tringham, Ruth; Perlingieri, Cinzia (The Eurographics Association, 2009)
    The idea of embedding, interweaving, entangling and otherwise linking the data and media from archaeological excavations with their interpretation and meaningful presentation in an open access sharable platform has long ...
  • Publishing 3D Content as PDF in Cultural Heritage 

    Strobl, Martin; Berndt, René; Settgast, Volker; Havemann, Sven; Fellner, Dieter W. (The Eurographics Association, 2009)
    Sharing 3D models with embedded annotations and additional information in a generally accessible way still is a major challange. Using 3D technology must become much easier, in particular in areas such as Cultural Heritage, ...
  • Optimized Image Sampling for View and Light Interpolation 

    Gunawardane, Prabath; Wang, Oliver; Scher, Steven; Rickards, Ian; Davis, James; Malzbender, Tom (The Eurographics Association, 2009)
    Accurate virtual reconstruction of real world objects has long been a desired goal of image-based computer graphics. Usually this involves a lengthy capture process where an object is photographed from different viewpoints ...
  • Serious Gaming with VENUS-PD: A Virtual Submarine for Accessing Europe's Sunken Archaeological Treasures 

    Chapman, Paul Michael; Bale, Kim; Drap, Pierre (The Eurographics Association, 2009)
    Computer graphics have been used successfully for a number of years to help improve our understanding of both offshore marine activities and land based archaeological sites. 'Marine visualization' has traditionally been ...
  • Pushing Time-of-Flight Scanners to the Limit 

    Callieri, Marco; Cignoni, Paolo; Dellepiane, Matteo; Scopigno, Roberto (The Eurographics Association, 2009)
    The paper describes a pipeline for 3D scanning acquisition and processing that allow to exploit the utmost precision and quality out of ToF scanners. The proposed approach capitalize on the knowledge of the distribution ...
  • Artifacts Removal for Color Projection on 3D Models using Flash Light 

    Dellepiane, Matteo; Callieri, Marco; Corsini, Massimiliano; Cignoni, Paolo; Scopigno, Roberto (The Eurographics Association, 2009)
    Abstract Lighting artifacts are one of the main issues in digital photography: complex light setups are needed to attenuate or remove them. Flash light is a very easy way to illuminate an object or an environment, but it ...
  • Interactive Domitilla Catacomb Exploration 

    Scheiblauer, Claus; Zimmermann, N.; Wimmer, Michael (The Eurographics Association, 2009)
    In this paper we present an approach for interactive visualization and manipulation of huge point clouds. Archaeological monuments like the Domitilla Catacomb in Rome lead to data sets surpassing 1 Billion (109) points or ...
  • The Virtual Reconstruction and Daylight Illumination of the Panagia Angeloktisti 

    Happa, Jassim; Artusi, Alessandro; Dubla, Piotr; Bashford-Rogers, Tom; Debattista, Kurt; Hulusic, Vedad; Chalmers, Alan (The Eurographics Association, 2009)
    High-fidelity virtual reconstructions can be used as accurate 3D representations of historical environments. After modelling the site to high precision, physically-based and historically correct light models must be ...
  • Structural and Lighting Models for the Minoan Cemetery at Phourni, Crete 

    Papadopoulos, Constantinos; Earl, Graeme P. (The Eurographics Association, 2009)
    The importance of death to the living is of interest to scholars in a range of disciplines. This paper describes a computer-based research project undertaken to create a series of alternative readings of the dataset from ...
  • Reconstruction of Large Cultural Heritage Sites from Archived Maps 

    Laycock, Robert G.; Laycock, Stephen D.; Day, Andrew M. (The Eurographics Association, 2009)
    Reconstructions of large cultural heritage sites, at multiple time periods, facilitate public awareness, enable the visualisation of regeneration proposals, and assist archaeologists in establishing the validity of a ...
  • Recreating Early Islamic Glass Lamp Lighting 

    Jr., Joseph T. Kider; Fletcher, Rebecca L.; Yu, Nancy; Holod, Renata; Chalmers, Alan; Badler, Norman I. (The Eurographics Association, 2009)
    Early Islamic light sources are not simple, static, uniform points, and the fixtures themselves are often combinations of glass, water, fuel and flame. Various physically based renderers such as Radiance are widely used ...
  • A Point-based System for Local and Remote Exploration of Dense 3D Scanned Models 

    Bettio, Fabio; Gobbetti, Enrico; Marton, Fabio; Tinti, Alex; Merella, Emilio; Combet, Roberto (The Eurographics Association, 2009)
    We present a client-server framework for network distribution and real-time point-based rendering of large 3D models on commodity graphics platforms. Model inspection, based on a one-touch interface, is enriched by a ...
  • Interactive Remote Exploration of Massive Cityscapes 

    Benedetto, Marco Di; Cignoni, Paolo; Ganovelli, Fabio; Gobbetti, Enrico; Marton, Fabio; Scopigno, Roberto (The Eurographics Association, 2009)
    We focus on developing a simple and efficient unified level-of-detail structure for networked urban model viewers. At the core of our approach is a revisitation of the BlockMap [CDG*07] data structure, originally introduced ...
  • Parsing Architecture within Plan Drawings with Application to Medieval Castles and Fortresses 

    Willis, Andrew; Sui, Yunfeng; Galor, Katharina (The Eurographics Association, 2009)
    Plan drawings are graphical documents critical to the documentation of architectural features at historic sites. These drawings include important geometric information such as the location, shape, and size of architectural ...
  • Location-based Mobile Applications to Experience Collective Memory 

    Linaza, Maria Teresa; Torre, Isabel; Cobos, Yolanda; Campos, Miren Koro; Peñalba, Mauro; Labandibar, A. (The Eurographics Association, 2009)
    Mobile learning technologies can provide an important added-value to cultural tourism by supporting visitors in their direct field experience. Providing engaging experiences is a key factor to the success of educational ...