Next event: 3DBODY.TECH 2024, Lugano, Switzerland, 22-23 Oct. 2024


The proceedings of the conference (ISBN 978-3-033-03134-0) are available as hard copy (350 pages) and/or cd-rom. The cost of the proceedings is 150CHF.
For orders, please contact the conference office.
The contents of the book can be downloaded as PDF file.


Conference topics

The technical program will consist of oral presentations, poster presentations and live demonstrations in, but not limited to, the following technical areas:

- Active 3D body scanning technologies (laser scanning, white-light scanning)

- Passive scanning methods (photogrammetry, visual-hull)

- Portable and hand-held scanning devices

- Body scanning systems for the apparel and fashion sector

- Applications in medical sciences (forensics, plastic surgery, dentistry)

- Custom footwear and orthopedics

- Anthropometric studies , measurement campaigns, fitting mannequins

- Biometrics and applications in security

- Applications in sport, health and fitness

- Human body modeling, animation and simulation

- Virtual life, games and entertainment

- 3D body scanning for arts and sculpture

Technical program

3D Body 2011 - Program

The program of the conference is structured during two full days, in an opening session, 12 technical sessions in parallel, a plenary session with an invited talk and a closing session.
More than 50 oral presentations will be held covering the main sectors of 3D body scanning: face and body scanning for medicine, body and foot scanning for fashion and apparel, digital anthropometry, computer graphic animation, scanning technologies and body scanning systems.

A parallel exhibition allows manufacturers of scanning equipment to demonstrate live their products and solutions to all participants.

Breaks and social events are planned in order to increase the possibilities for building relationships and exchanging ideas between the authors, participants and sponsors.

The program of the conference is available as PDF file: 3dbody2011_program.pdf.

Opening session

The first technical speech of the conference will be held at the opening session by Prof. Dr. Thomas Vetter from the Graphics and Vision Research Group of the University of Basel.

University of Basel

Research in the group of Prof. Vetter concentrates on the problem of automated image understanding. The researchers combine methods from Machine Learning, Computer Graphics and Computer Vision to implement Analysis-by-Synthesis Systems for an automated image perception.
The talk at the opening session of the conference will regard morphable face model technology, covering applications in medicine and for entertainment, and discussing the key problem of shape registration for building statistical shape models.

Invited talk

Prof. Dr. Markus Gross, head of the Computer Graphics Laboratory of ETH Zurich and director of Disney Research Zurich, will give an invited talk at the second day of the conference.

Disney Research

Disney Research Zurich is one of two external research laboratories that have recently been established by The Walt Disney Company and by its business units. The mission of the two laboratories is to conduct applied research in computer animation, geometric modeling, computational photography, image generation, video processing, artificial intelligence, robotics, and related fields.
The speech of Prof. Dr. Gross will regard the current state of technology achieved at Disney Research on 3D scanning of facial geometry and appearance.

Keynote presentation for the medical sector

Christopher Lane, CEO of 3dMD, will give a keynote presentation in the first technical session.


With more than 25 years of experience in the Information Technology industry, Lane is committed to transitioning medical photography to a 3D world ensuring that clinically accurate soft tissue images of patients are economically available throughout the treatment cycle.
His keynote speech at the conference will regard the deploying of reconfigurable 3D scanning systems for complex anatomical measurements. The presentation will look into how this form of 3D scanning has evolved over the past eight years with examples of successful projects. It will also describe the method of use and workflow and conclude with a discussion of the economics of use.


The following institutions, universities, private companies and organizations are participating actively at the conference with presentations .

Brown University

U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center (USA)

Max Planck Inst. for Intelligent Systems (Germany)

Institute for Infocomm Research (Singapore)

Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

Universidade do Porto (Portugal)


Digital Human Research Center (Japan)

Keio University

Yin Science and Technology (China)

4D Dynamics


Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)

Hometrica Consulting (Switzerland)

University of Verona (Italy)

UCS Tech

Keele University

Hohenstein Institute

Technical University Dresden (Germany)

University Giessen (Germany)

University Koblenz-Landau (Germany)

DFKI Kaiserslautern University (Germany)

Mantis Vision

Hanshin University

University of Hawaii at Manoa (USA)

RMIT University (Australia)

Laboratoire d'Anthropobiologie, CNRS (France)

University Paul Sebastier (France)

LIRIS, Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)

Select Research


Iowa State University (USA)

University College Ghent (Belgium)

CAD Modelling
Ergonomics (Italy)

Central Michigan University (USA)

Air Force Research Laboratory (USA)

Wright State University (USA)

University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

University Clinic Golnik (Slovenia)

University of South Australia (Australia)

University of Alberta (Canada)

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (UK)

Space Vision

Cornell University

Human Solutions

Ivanovo State Textile Academy (Russia)

Politecnico di Bari

Disney Research, Zurich (Switzerland)


Continuum Fashion

Brass Art


Izmir University of
Economics (Turkey)

Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences (Germany)

Adidas Innovation Team (Germany)

University of Birjand (Iran)

Dimensional Imaging (UK)

TELMAT Industrie (France)

University of Glasgow (UK)

Textile Research Institute (Poland)

University of Basel (Switzerland)

Edinburgh College of Art (UK)

University of Huddersfield (UK)

Konkuk University (Korea)


University of Vienna (Austria)

Manchester Inst. for R&I in Art and Design (UK)


Health Canada

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (UK)


Orscan Technologies (Israel)

2nd International Conference on 3D BODY SCANNING TECHNOLOGIES, Lugano, Switzerland, 25-26 October 2011