Call for papers – 3u3d2012: Usage, Usability, and Utility of 3D Urban Models

Colloque final de l’action européenne COST TU0801 :
Semantic enrichment of 3D city models for sustainable urban development

Organisé par Thomas Leduc et Guillaume Moreau chercheurs au laboratoire CERMA, Ensa de Nantes, en relation avec Roland Billen, président  de l’action COST TU0801 et professeur à l’Unité de Géomatique de l’université de Liège.

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A 3D city model is a volumic digital representation of a city or an urban fabric, using data derived from multiple sources. It encompasses a large number of spatial objects, eventually at different levels of detail, of different classes and different data models and structures.
It is an important tool used in various fields such as urban planning and management, facility location, or car-navigation systems, as well as for research and 3D visual representation of the urban environment as textured images or fly-through. Because such models can be converging points and integration axis of various knowledges related to several urban or environmental issues, they are increasingly used for an intended wide range of applications.

The general themes of this conference are dealing with the following issues:

  • Are 3D city models usable, i.e. do they contain the appropriate information and is this information presented in a adequate way to the end user?
  • Are 3D city models useful, do they contain a real added value with respect to 2D models?
  • Are 3D city models actually used, could there be other issues beyond usability and utility, such as interoperability (formats) or user acceptance?

Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Semantic modeling for 3D city models
  • Integration of GIS models and CA(A)D models
  • Management of multiple representations: multi-scale (levels of detail), versions, history
  • Data integration and homogenization
  • Innovative visualization techniques
  • New paradigms for 3D GIS
  • Automatic and semi-automatic techniques for the acquisition of 3D city models
  • Data mining in 3D city models
  • Applications of 3D city models beyond visualization
  • Sensitive approaches of the 3D city models
  • 3D and Location-Based Services
  • 3D and mobility issues
  • 3D and interoperability
  • Time integration in 3D urban models
  • Ontologies for 3D urban models

This event, which is also the final conference of the European Cost Action TU801, will be held in Nantes national school of architecture (France) from 29th to 31st Oct. 2012.

### Contributors are invited to submit:
– either full papers of no more than 6000 words of original and unpublished scientific research (before April 1st, 2012)
– either 6 page short papers of original and unpublished scientific research (before June 1st, 2012)

Papers must be written in English, using the template (MS-Word or LaTeX) and the dedicated submission system provided on the conference web site.
All papers will be double-blind reviewed by the Program Committee on the basis of technical quality, originality, significance, and clarity.

The book of proceedings (composed of all accepted full papers) will be published by our publishing partner EDP Sciences as hard-copy. To maximize the visibility and citations of articles, all accepted full papers will also be published (with a DOI® number assignation) on the EDP Sciences Web of Conferences website. Indeed, as mentioned on EDP Sciences website, this online delivery platform allows editorial content to be linked with other journals via CrossRef© and with indexing sites (Google Scholar, PubMed, MedLine, ADS-Nasa, etc.).

All short papers accepted for oral and poster presentation will be made available at the beginning of the conference as a free e-book and published on-line through the HAL open archive.

### Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • Full paper submission deadline: April 1st, 2012
  • Full paper author notification: May 18th, 2012
  • Short paper submission deadline: June 1st, 2012
  • Short paper notification: June 25th, 2012
  • Full and short papers camera-ready due: July 1st, 2012
  • Conference: 29-31 October 2012

### Committees

# Programme committee

– Roland Billen, Université de Liège, Belgium
– Michael Batty, University College of London, United Kingdom
– Mireille Batton-Hubert, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne, France
– Carlos Borrego, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
– Bénédicte Bucher, Institut Géographique National, France
– Christophe Claramunt, Institut de Recherche de l’École Navale, France
– Eliseo Clementini, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, Italy
– Jürgen Döllner, Universität Potsdam, Germany
– Andrew U. Frank, TU Wien, Austria
– Jérôme Gensel, Université Pierre Mendès France, Grenoble, France
– François Golay, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
– Bin Jiang, Högskolan i Gävle, Sweden
– Andrew Hudson-Smith, University College of London, United Kingdom
– Didier Josselin, UMR Espace, CNRS, France
– Irina Jackiva, Transporta un sakaru institu-ts, Latvia
– Thomas Kolbe, TU Berlin, Germany
– Robert Laurini, INSA Lyon, France
– Thomas Leduc, UMR Ambiances Architecturales et Urbaines, CNRS, France
– Damir Medak, Geodetski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Croatia
– Claudine Métral, Université de Genève, Switzerland
– Guillaume Moreau, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France
– Giovanni Rabino, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
– Monika Sester, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
– Sisi Zlatanova, TU Delft, The Netherlands

# Local organizing committee

– Thomas Leduc (chair)
– Guillaume Moreau (co-chair)
– Rachid Hamaina
– Jean-Rémy Salliou
– Véronique Dom

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