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A.I.M.A.T.S.H.A.P.E. - Advanced and Innovative Models And Tools for the development of Semantic-based systems for Handling, Acquiring, and Processing knowledge Embedded in multidimensional digital objects

The latest AIM@SHAPE Newsletters provide you with additional and more detailed information about the project:

Download the AIM@SHAPE Newsletters #01 , #02 , #03 , #04 , #05 , #06 , #07 , and #08 here!

Featured AIM@SHAPE News

The FOCUS K3D Consortium will hold the Networking sessionSemantics in digital content: from multimedia to emerging 3D media on Nov. 26th, 2008 from 9:00 to 10:30 at the ICT event in Lyon. It has been selected from more than 200 proposals submitted. Networking sessions help researchers identify future research themes and find research partners. Themes and topics are defined by ICT researchers themselves.
More information is available here.
ICT 2008

The editors of the International Journal of Computer Vision are organizing a Special Issue On 3D Object Retrieval. It is possible to find here the call for paper
In March 2008 the Coordination Action FOCUS K3D started. Its aims are strictly related with the ones of AIM@SHAPE.
FOCUS K3D is a Coordination Action promoting the comprehension, adoption and use of knowledge intensive technologies for coding and sharing 3D media content in application areas that are both consolidated in the massive use of 3D digital resources (like Biomedicine or Product Modelling) and emerging (like Gaming or Archaeology). It is possible to find more information at the FOCUS K3D home page .
On December 4th 2007, the AIM@SHAPE Workshop has been hosted at theArea della Ricerca of the CNR of Genova.

AIM@SHAPE sponsored the SAMT 2007 Event (Second International Conference on Semantic and Digital Media Technologies), which has been held in Genova at theJolly Hotel Marina from the 5th to the 7th of December 2007.

On December 5th, still in the same location in Genova two other international workshops have been hosted:
  • MAReSO (Multimedia Annotation and Retrieval enabled by Shared Ontologies)
  • KAMC (Knowledge Acquisition from Multimedia Content)

The web page of the SAMT 2007 event can be found here.
Original picture here, courtesy of Federico

The mission of AIM@SHAPE

The Mission of AIM@SHAPE is to foster the development of new methodologies for modelling and processing the knowledge related to digital shapes. This knowledge is concerned with the geometry (the spatial extent of the object), the structure (object features and part-whole decomposition), attributes (colours, textures), semantics (meaning, purpose), and has interaction with time (morphing, animation). This objective will be achieved by growing a new multi-disciplinary research field, which deeply integrates Computer Graphics and Vision with Knowledge Technologies and builds on using knowledge formalisation mechanisms (metadata and ontologies) for linking semantics to shape or shape parts. The innovation sought by AIM@SHAPE is to move towards digital representations of shapes which are able to model not only the visual appearance of objects but also their meaning or functionality in a given knowledge domain.

Project Objectives

The goal of AIM@SHAPE is to integrate research on digital shapes modelling and processing with Knowledge Technologies and Semantic Web tools. Specific objectives of AIM@SHAPE are:

  • the definition of a common framework for formalising, processing and sharing shape knowledge;
  • the set up and development of an e-Science framework - the Digital Shape Workbench - coupled with efficient communication and collaborative working infrastructures;
  • the definition and adoption of spread of excellence activities addressing training, industrial liaisons, scientific and general audience dissemination, coordination with other related projects.

The AIM@SHAPE consortium of 13 excellent research institutions in foundational and applied fields of shape modelling will pursue lasting integration both at the foundational level, by initiating a new Theory of Digital Shapes, and at the component level, by developing a Digital Shape Workbench as a common platform for shape models and software tools. Integrating activities will include the design of a common shape and a program for human capital mobility and training. Spreading of excellence activities will include an international forum, an industrial users' group and regular conferences.

AIM@SHAPE research publications

A list of collected references related to AIM@SHAPE can be found by browsing the AIM@SHAPE Digital Library

Network of Excellence AIM@SHAPE

AIM@SHAPE is a Network of Excellence project within EU's [Sixth Framework Programme]

What is a NoE

A Network of Excellence (NoE) is an instrument for strengthening excellence by tackling the fragmentation of European research, where the main deliverable is a durable structuring and shaping of the way that research is carried out on the topic of the network. NoE are designed to overcome the fragmentation of European research by gathering the critical mass of resources and the expertise needed to provide European leadership. NoE also have to spread excellence beyond the boundaries of its partnership.

ContractFP6 IST NoE 506766

Full Name: Advanced and Innovative Models And Tools for the development of Semantic-based systems for Handling, Acquiring, and Processing knowledge Embedded in multidimensional digital objects

Duration: 2004-2007 (48 months)

Coordinator: Bianca Falcidieno, IMATI-CNR, Dept. of Genova

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