Shape Retrieval Contest
SHREC 2024

The general objective of the 3D Shape Retrieval Challenge is to evaluate the effectiveness of 3D-shape retrieval algorithms. SHREC2024 is the nineteenth edition of the challenge. Like previous years, it is organized in conjunction with the Eurographics Symposium on 3D Object Retrieval, where the results will be reviewed and presented at the symposium.

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 training and 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 peer reviewed, and published in Computers & Graphics upon acceptance. At least one author per track must register for the symposium, and present the results. The registration must be unique for the paper, multiple papers on one registration does not count. We also cordially invite all other participants of a track to register and attend the workshop.

The tracks organized in the past years have covered different aspects and tasks of 3D shape retrieval, for example: rigid or non-rigid models; partial (e.g. range scan) or complete models; sketch-based 3D retrieval; generic or domain specific models (e.g. CAD, biometrics, architectural and molecular), and various aspects such as metric learning, outlier detection, correspondence, robustness, stability, registration, classification, recognition, pose estimation, and machine learning, and change detection.

Now we solicit again proposals for tracks. You may opt for one of the above themes, or propose new ones. Track organizers are responsible for all aspects of organizing the track, such as: the task, the data collection (copyright issues, etc.), the queries, the ground truth, the experimental design, the evaluation method, the procedural aspects, writing the final paper in collaboration with the collaborators, and submitting it. See below for examples of previous SHREC editions. We strongly encourage to consider the graphics replicability stamp initiative,, to apply for this additional sign of recognition, and to include this in your track proposal.

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

  • Potential organizers send their proposal to, describing the envisioned task, collection, queries, ground truth, evaluation method, expected number of participants, and plans to apply for the graphics replicability stamp.
  • Promising tracks and their organizers will be listed at the SHREC web page, the track organizers start working out the details and recruite participants.
  • Participants register for the tracks they want to participate in.
  • Each track is performed according to its own schedule, compliant with the worskop submission and reviewing schedule.
  • The track organizers collect the results.
  • The track results are combined into a joint paper. Papers are subject to peer review, accepted journal papers are published in Computers & Graphics.
  • The description of the tracks and their results are presented at Eurographics 2924 Symposium on 3D Object Retrieval, 26-27 August 2024.
  • January 30, 2024: Submission deadline for track proposals.
  • January 31, 2024: Notification of acceptance of track proposals.
  • January 31 to March 29, 2024: Each track has its own time line.
  • March 29, 2024: Submission deadline for full papers for review.
  • April 22, 2024: First review done, first stage decision on acceptance or rejection.
  • May 20, 2024: First revision due.
  • June 17, 2024: Second stage of reviews complete, decision on acceptance, rejection, or acceptance as short paper.
  • July 1, 2024: Final version submission.
  • July 5, 2024: Final decision on acceptance or rejection.
  • August 2024: Publication online in Computers & Graphics journal.
  • August 26-27, 2024: Presentation at the Eurographics 2024 Symposium on 3D Object Retrieval, 26-27 August 2024.

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 more information, please contact shrec@cs.uu.nlFor information about the contest, the results, etc. of previous years, see past events:

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