SHOW Research Project

SHOW Research Project

This page describes the SHOW research project, a project of the French Ministry of Research program on Massive Datasets. SHOW is a joint research project between the ALICE research team (of LORIA), the ARTIS research team (of INRIA Rhone-Alpes), the IPARLA research team (of INRIA Futurs) and the REVES research team (of INRIA Sophia-Antipolis).

LORIA INRIA Rhone-Alpes INRIA Futurs INRIA Sophia-Antipolis
projet ALICE projet ARTIS projet IPARLA projet REVES
Contact: François Sillion
INRIA Rhône-Alpes
655, avenue de l'Europe
38334 Saint Ismier Cedex
Phone:(+33) 4 76 61 53 14
Fax:(+33) 4 76 61 54 40



This proposal is inspired by the realization that digital 3D data is more and more pervasive, while being little or not structured at all. This stems from the various acquisition, digitization, or transformation processes undergone by such data. Therefore it is necessary to (re)create a structure, perhaps even a hierarchy, in this data, so as to allow a high quality (interactive or real- time) visual or audio restitution, adapted to the target application. Based on these facts we propose the following main directions for our research work:

The group of proposers brings together research teams at the forefront of research on digital geometry processing, the simplification or hierarchisation of 3D models, hierarchical visual or audio rendering, and non-photorealistic rendering.


Digital 3D data nowadays comes more and more from automated processes, be they digitization processes, digital reconstruction methods (from photographs), procedural models, interpolation or extrapolation of existing models (e.g. terrain models). However the complexity of these scenes requires efficient algorithms to process and visualize them, and sub-linear complexity can hardly be achieved when no structure is present. In this proposal we consider massive 3D data of different classes: large triangulated models, such as architectural or urban models; digitally sampled models, such as point clouds from 3D digitizers; digital audio data involving multiple audio sources in 3D models.

Let us now briefly review our research objectives:

For more information, you can look at the initial proposal, and the half-way report.


Major journals and conferences

ACM Transactions on Graphics, Volume 25, Number 2, page 439 - 464 - April 2006

Nicolas Ray and Wan Chiu Li and Bruno Levy and Alla Sheffer and Pierre Alliez
ACM Transactions on Graphics, accepted pending major revisions

Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of Eurographics 2006), Volume 25, Number 3 - 2006

Florent Duguet, George Drettakis
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications volume 24, number 4 - July-August 2004

Alex Reche, Ignacio Martin, George Drettakis
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Conference Proceedings), volume 23, numero 3 - July 2004

Sheffer Alla and Levy Bruno and Mogilnitsky Maxim and Bogomyakov Alexander
ACM Transactions on Graphics - 2004

Alliez Pierre and Cohen-Steiner David and Devillers Olivier and Levy Bruno and Desbrun Mathieu
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Conference Proceedings), volume 22, numero 3 - July 2003

Levy Bruno
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Conference Proceedings), volume 22, numero 3 - July 2003

Other refereed journals and conferences

Wan-Chiu Li and Nicolas Ray and Bruno Levy
Symposium on Geometry Processing - 2006

The 6th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (VAST) - November 2005

Proceedings of Eurographics 2005 (Short Papers) - 2005

Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Graphics Hardware - 2005

Patrick Reuter, Pierre Joyot, Jean Trunzler, Tamy Boubekeur, Christophe Schlick
Proceedings of the IEEE/Eurographics Symposium on Point-Based Graphics - 2005

Proceedings of ACM Graphite 2005 - 2005

Gregory Lecot and Bruno Levy and Laurent Alonso and Jean-Claude Paul
Proceedings of ACM Graphite 2005 - 2005

Wan Chiu Li and Bruno Levy and Jean-Claude Paul
Shape Modeling International - 2005

Florent Duguet, George Drettakis, Daniel Girardeau-Montaut, Jean-Luc Martinez, Francis Schmitt
The 5th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (VAST 2004) - December 2004

Proceedings of the 1st international conference on Computer graphics and interactive techniques (Graphite 2003) - 2003

Ray Nicolas and Levy Bruno
11th Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications - 2003

Other publications (research reports, etc)

Technical Report RR-5692, INRIA, Number RR-5692 - September 2005

Florent Duguet, Carlos Henandez Esteban, George Drettakis, Francis Schmitt
Poster at SIGGRAPH 2005 - July 2005

Florent Duguet
Ph.D. Thesis University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis - June 2005

Florent Duguet, Carlos Henandez Esteban, George Drettakis, Francis Schmitt
INRIA Research Report number 5552 - April 2005

Florent Duguet, Daniel Girardeau-Montaut
Actes des 17eme journees de l'AFIG - 2004

Actes des 17ièmes Journées de l'Association Française d'Informatique Graphique (AFIG) - 2004

Florent Duguet
INRIA Research Report number 5165 - april 2004