3u3d2012: Usage, Usability, and Utility of 3D City models
Context and goals
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.
Since its kick-off meeting in spring
2008, the European Cost action TU0801 (Semantic enrichment of 3D city
models for sustainable urban development) aims to delineate and
organize several issues related to this complex and composite
research object. Thus, the first working group focused on some sort
of state of the art, establishing a list of existing models and
merging experts viewpoints on usage. The second working group
identified and formalized semantic integration and interoperability
key questions based on first group's outputs, whereas the third
working group tried to elaborate a synthesis to aggregate and present
them into decision making arena.
Nearly four years after its kick-off
meeting, with more than 7 workshops dedicated to several issues
related to 3D semantic cities, time has come to present some outcome.
That is the reason why you are warmly invited to submit a
contribution with one or more of the themes listed on the dedicated web page and then to attend
the final conference of the European Cost action TU0801. This event
will be held in Nantes graduate school of architecture (France) from
29th to 31st Oct. 2012.
The book of proceedings has been printed and published. Thanks to our publishing partner, It is also available on-line. Almost all pdf presentations are also available on-line, on the wiki of the Cost Action TU0801.
full paper submission deadline: April 1st, 2012 (ext. to April 30th)
full paper author notification: May 18th, 2012 (ext. to June 11th)
short paper submission deadline: June 1st, 2012 (ext. to June 29th)
short paper notification: June 25th, 2012 (ext. to July 16th)
full papers camera-ready due: July 1st, 2012 (ext. to July 16th)