Conference topics

The technical program consist of oral presentations and live demonstrations in, but not limited to, the following technical areas:
- 3D & 4D body and 3D & 4D face scanning methods, systems and technologies
- 3D body processing methods and technologies
- 3D body modeling, 3D body visualization, 3D body printing methods and technologies
- Active 3D body scanning technologies (laser scanning, white-light scanning, RGB-D)
- Passive body scanning methods (stereo photogrammetry, visual-hull)
- Portable and hand-held human body scanning and measurement devices
- Full body scanning systems for the apparel and fashion sector
- Applications in medical sciences (plastic surgery, orthotics, prosthetics, forensics, etc.)
- Foot scanning, custom footwear and orthopedics
- Digital anthropometry, anthropometric studies, ergonomics
- Body measurement and sizing campaigns, fitting mannequins
- Biometrics and applications in security
- Applications in sport, health and fitness
- Human body and face modeling, animation and simulation
- Applications in virtual life, games and entertainment
- 3D body scanning for arts, sculpture and 3D printing

Download the second announcement: 2ndcall (PDF).
3DBODY.TECH2018 2ndcall

Please note that registration is required for all attendees and participants of the conference and exhibition. Information about registration and fees is available here.

Technical program

Program Outline
Preliminary outline of the conference program (click to enlarge).

The program of the conference will be structured, during two full days, in an opening session, 14 technical sessions in dual track and 2 poster sessions, accommodating in total 60-80 scientific and technical presentations, grouped according to various topics and application areas.

A preliminary program will available in August 2018.

The parallel technical exhibition will allow manufacturers of scanning equipment to demonstrate live their products and solutions to all attendees/visitors/participants: exhibition.

Breaks and social events are planned in order to increase the possibilities for building relationships and exchanging ideas between attendees, visitors, authors, participants and exhibitors.
Coffee breaks will take place in the morning and afternoon, lunch boxes will be distributed to all attendees during lunch breaks and a welcome drink will be offered after the last session of the first day of the conference.

The dual-track technical sessions, the poster session, the live demonstrations, the technical exhibition and the breaks will take place in adjacent spaces on the first floor at the Lugano Convention Center. More information about the venue: venue. (Click the image below to enlarge it).
3DBODY.TECH2018 - Conference Plan

More detailed information about the conference program will be published later.


The proceedings will be available after the conference.


The following institutions, universities, private companies and organizations are participating actively at the conference with presentations and/or live demonstrations.
Note: preliminary list based on submitted abstracts, updated continously. Note: list updated continously.

Hometrica Consulting

Size Stream

Anatomi Metrix

TechMed 3D

Ebonyi State
Univ. (Nigeria)

Robert Gordon
University (UK)




NC State University (USA)


University of Zagreb (Croatia)

Defence Research & Development Organisation (India)





SATRA Technology

Hohenstein Institute (Germany)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Technical University Delft (The Netherlands)

Academic Medical Center (The Netherlands)

Xi'an Chishine Optoelectronics Technology (China)

(The Netherlands)

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong)

Navneet Hi-Tech Hospital and Research Centre (India)

Keio University

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)

Warsaw University of Technology (Poland)

Bart's and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (UK)


Fashion Should Empower (Canada)

Riga Technical University (Latvia)

University of Sao Paulo (Brazil)

The Kosygin State University of Russia (Russia)


Haute Ecole d'Art et de Design Geneve (Switzerland)

Artanim Foundation (Switzerland)

Federal Institute of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

University of Minho (Portugal)

University of North Texas (USA)

University of Vienna (Austria)

CAE Simulation & Solutions (Austria)

Gneiss Concept

The University of Manchester (UK)

Instituto de Biomecànica València (Spain)


University of Oregon (USA)

Vital Mechanics Research (Canada)

University of British Columbia (Canada)


Human Solutions (Germany)

Mantis Vision

Southwest University (China)


Hunan University

Georgia Institute of Technology (USA)


Shenzhen University

Shenzhen ESUN

University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Jozef Stefan Institute (Slovenia)

University of Verona (Italy)

Ludwig Maximilian University (Germany)

University College London (UK)


University of Minnesota (USA)

University of Houston (USA)

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (USA)

The University of Texas at Austin (USA)

MIRAS3D Innovation (USA)

Universität Leipzig (Germany)

Gertsch Consulting (Switzerland)

Niederrhein Univ. of Applied Sciences (Germany)



This information will be published later.

Supporters and Partners

The following oragnizations and companies are supporting or are partners of the conference.
Note: preliminary list.

Hometrica Consulting - Dr. Nicola D'Apuzzo
Hometrica Consulting - Dr. Nicola D'Apuzzo (Switzerland) is organizing the series of 3DBODY.TECH conferences and exhibitions. Hometrica Consulting is a leading international consulting firm in the sectors of 3D human body scanning technologies.     Hometrica Consulting and 3DBODY.TECH are affiliated to CrossRef indexing system. DOI (digital object identification) numbers will be assigned to the single papers published in the proceedings of the conference.

Amiconi Consulting
Lugano Region
Amiconi Consulting is supporting the conference. The service company takes care of the hotel reservations for attendees of the conference and provide on request private transportation from and to airports.     The tourist organization of Lugano is supporting the conference. The tourist office provide any tourist information regarding Lugano and surrounding areas.
3DBODY.TECH 2018 - 9th International Conference & Exhibition on 3D Body Scanning & Processing Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 16-17 Oct. 2018