The general objective of the 3D Shape Retrieval Contest is to evaluate  the effectiveness of 3D-shape retrieval algorithms. SHREC'13 is the eighth edition of the contest. Like previous years, it is organized in conjunction with the Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval, where the evaluation results will be presented and included in the workshop proceedings. New this year is that the papers are reviewed, and evaluated with respect to quality of contribution.
Thanks to the effort of previous track organizers, SHREC already provides many resources to compare and evaluate 3D retrieval methods. For this year's contest, we aim at new and updated tracks. Therefore, the participants are requested 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. After a review process, accepted papers 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.

For information about how to register, datasets, and deadlines, see the website for each of the tracks:


1.  Large-Scale Partial Shape Retrieval using Simulated Range Images

Organizers: Ivan Sipiran, Rafael Meruane, Benjamin Bustos (University of Chile), Tobias Schreck (University of Konstanz)  
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2. Retrieval of Objects Captured with Low-Cost Depth-Sensing Cameras
Organizers: Joao Machado, Alfredo Ferreira (Technical University of Lisbon)
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3. Retrieval on textured 3D models
Organizers: Andrea Cerri and Silvia Biasotti ((CNR-IMATI))
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4. Large Scale Sketch-Based 3D Shape Retrieval
Organizers: Bo Li, Yijuan Lu (Texas State University), Afzal Godil (NIST), Tobias Schreck (University of Konstanz) 
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For information about the contest, the different tracks, the results, etc. see the SHREC home page ( The results of SHREC'13 are presented at the EUROGRAPHICS 2013 - Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval; see

The SHREC organizers are Remco Veltkamp and Afzal Godil. To contact the organizers, send a message to shrec2013 "at"

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