3D-ARCH 2019




8th International Workshop 3D-ARCH

"3D Virtual Reconstruction and Visualization of Complex Architectures"

3D-ARCH is a series of international workshops which started in 2005 in Venice and move throughout the years to Zurich (2007), Trento (2009, 2011, 2013), Avila (2015) and and Napflio (2017), organized as an ISPRS and CIPA event.

The main focus of the workshop is to discuss steps and processes for smart 3D reconstruction, modelling, accessing and understanding of digital environments from multiple data sources. Topics include:

  • Multi-source data and multi-sensors approaches
  • Low-cost sensors and open-source algorithms for terrestrial 3D modelling
  • Survey and modelling from mobile devices
  • Automation in data processing
  • Image matching and 3D reconstruction
  • Point cloud processing and analysis
  • 4D modelling
  • Procedural Modeling
  • Semantic and machine learning in 3D reconstruction methods
  • Accuracy requirement and assessment in 3D reconstructions
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality for complex architectures and heritage
  • BIM for Cultural Heritage (HBIM)
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Conference Proceeding

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Organised by
Alessio Cardaci – School of Engineering – University of Bergamo, Italy
Francesco Fassi - 3DSurvey Group - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Fabio Remondino - 3D Optical Metrology unit - FBK Trento, Italy
Scientific Committee


Cristiana Achille - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Luigi Barazzetti - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Stefano Brusaporci – Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, Italy
Andreas Georgopoulos - Laboratory of Photogrammetry - NTUA, Athens, Greece
Diego Gonzalez-Aguilera - Dept. of Cartography and Land - University of Salamanca, Spain
Thomas Kersten - Photogrammetry and Laser Scanning Lab - HafenCity University Hamburg, Germany
Valentina Girelli – Università di Bologna, Italy
Pierre Grussenmeyer - National Institute of Applied Science, France
Massimiliano Lo Turco - Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Pablo Rodríguez Navarro - Universitat Politècnica de València - UPV, Spain
Giulio Mirabella Roberti - Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy
Riccardo Roncella – Università di Parma Italy
Stratos Stylianidis - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Isabella Toschi - 3D Optical Metrology unit - FBK Trento, Italy
Geert Verhoeven - LBI, Vienna, Austria
Local Organising Committee
Pietro Azzola - Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy
Fausta Fiorillo - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Alessandro Mandelli - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Virna Nannei - Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy
Luca Perfetti - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Maria Grazia Spera - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Cinzia Tommasi - Politecnico di Milano, Italy


Abstract Submission 29 October 2018
Notification to Authors 23 November 2018
Full Paper Submission 21 December 2018

Camera Ready / Final papers

The final full paper must be formatted following the ISPRS format, with a max length of 8 pages. You can find an example in doc format here
After the authors affiliations and before the keywords please type only Commission II, without any referece to WG.
Please sent the final paper as PDF file via email to

The accepted articles will be published in the ISPRS International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Vol. XLII-2/W9. Each submitted paper needs at least one paid registration fee before December 21st in order to be published in the ISPRS Archives.

For authors with a poster presentation: please prepare an A0 format poster with your own contents, the day of the presentation is communicated in the technical program of the event.


Early Bird (Until 21st December, 2018)  Full 200 euros
Phd and Senior 150 euros
Student 100 euros
Regular (From 22nd December, 2018 till 28th January, 2019)  Full 250 Euros
Phd and Senior 175 Euros
Student 125 Euros
On-site (after 28th January, 2019 - only with credit card, no cash)  Full 300 Euros
Phd and Senior 200 Euros
Student 150 Euros
Daily (1 day) for participants and accompany registration unique 100 euros

Registration fees cover sessions attendance (6-7-8 February 2019), conference bag, coffee breaks, lunches, welcome party, social dinner and guided tour to the historical high town of Bergamo.
Students are considered undergraduated university students or just graduated (9 months - certificate to be provided);
PhD students are considered PhDs fellows younger than 30 years old (certificate of the on-going PhD to be provided);
Seniors are considered participants over 65 years old (ID to be provided).
The valid evidence of each status (PhD and Senior) should be sent by email to 3DArch_Bergamo2019 with a copy of the paid registration.
For the Daily Registration, the day of attendance will be linked to the day when the oral/poster presentation is scheduled. The daily fee is not including the social dinner.
The registration for accompanying persons includes the welcome party on Feb 6th and the social dinner on Feb 7th).
The registration system is available thru Eventbrite. The fee payments can be done with various credit cards or as bank transfer. Those paying with the latter mode should send a copy of the transaction to


The 8th edition of the 3D ARCH workshop will feature various technical sessions with oral presentations, poster sessions and live demos.
The FINAL PROGRAM of the workshop is available!

Special Session

The FINE Benchmark (Fisheye Indoor Narrow spaces Evaluation)

Many researchers are working with fisheye photogrammetry, low-cost image-based sensors and slam technologies to define reliable approaches to quickly survey indoor and complex spaces. The different approaches become challenging in a narrow environment. A special section will be dedicated to this topic which seems to be of particular interest in the international scientific community linked to the 3D survey of complex architectures, archaeological sites and BIM systems. For this purposes, a benchmark dataset was prepared in order to provide a common playground for the evaluation of the performance of different approaches. Such a benchmark offers the opportunity to tackle one or more topics that influence the final accuracy of the results and to share and challenge your approach over the community. Within the topics that can be studied, we can mention: fisheye distortion models/distortion handling, capturing geometry, pre-calibration, multi-camera constraints, multi-camera synchronization, automated image orientation, point cloud aligment, etc.
The benchmark data were acquired in the Underground tunnels of a castle in the upper part of Bergamo (Italy).

Fine Benchmark
Fine Benchmark

Participants from academia, research institutes and companies are invited to participate to use the benchmark data for research purposes and demonstrate their tools, programmes, processing methods and developments in elaborating image of different types and mobile range-based clouds for the reconstruction of narrow places. Presentations dealing with the benchmark data will be included in a special session of the event - no paper required. All participants will jointly prepare a journal paper after the event.
More technical information about the benchmark are available here.
If you are willing to partecipate to the benchamrk, please contact Fabio Remondino or Francesco Fassi to receive the data. Data must be used only for R&D purposes.


Visit Bergamo

Bergamo is a real masterpiece of history, culture, music and landscape, with a medieval heart on top of a hill surrounded by the majestic Venetian Walls, that become a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017. Art and history come together in this ancient city: the medieval Upper Bergamo, surrounded by walls and crossed by countless cobblestone alleys, holds numerous roman ruins, Renaissance churches, XVIII Century palaces ad neoclassical façades overlooking its famous Piazza Vecchia, located just a few steps away from the main museums and the conference venue. Find more info and guides at: Visit Bergamo | Bergamo Turismo

Getting to Bergamo.

Bergamo is in the centre of Lombardy, more or less 50 km from Milan.

Arriving by plane                       to Orio al Serio Int. Airport

Orio al Serio International Airport Caravaggio is just 5 km from Bergamo and 45 km from Milan. It is connected to many Italian and European destinations, and is known for its large number of low-cost airlines. It is the north Italy Ryanair Hub.

Bus/Train Transport

Bus + Local bus

The journey from Milan Lampugnano, Cadorna and Piazza Castello to Bergamo Bus Station with the Trasporti NET Nord Est company takes about one hour with smooth flowing traffic conditions. The connection from Milan Cadorna, Central Station and Lampugnano to the Orio al Serio Bergamo airport is run by Autostradale and the journey time is about one hour with flowing traffic conditions. For both companies, buses depart approximately every 30 minutes. It is advisable to estimate a travel time of 2 hours as there is often intense traffic. There are other public transport companies operating between Bergamo and other towns in the province. The bus station and ticket office is located in Piazzale Marconi next to the train station.

Train + Local Bus

Bergamo railway station is directly connected to Milan, Lecco and Brescia (with connections for Lake Garda, Verona, and Venice). The journey times for Milan-Bergamo are approximately one hour; Trains depart almost every 30 minutes. The station is located in Lower Bergamo and is connected to Città Alta (Upper Bergamo) by bus number 1, which departs about every 10 minutes from Bergamo Railway Station in Piazzale Guglielmo Marconi

By Car

Bergamo is very central. It can be reached by car from Milan in less than one hour with snooth traffic.



3D-ARCH 2019 is organized by
University of Bergamo (Dept. of Engineering and Applied Sciences), Politecnico di Milano (Department ABC) and FBK Trento (3D Optical Metrology unit).

University of Bergamo

Via Salvecchio 19
24129 Bergamo (IT)

Cod. Fiscale 80004350163

P.IVA 01612800167

Politecnico di Milano

P.zza leonardo da Vinci 32
20133 Milano (IT)

Cod. Fiscale 80057930150

P.IVA 04376620151

FBK - Trento

Via Sommarive 18
38123 Trento (IT)

Cod. Fiscale 80057930150

P.IVA 02003000227