Research Group on Visual Computation

COSCH Training School on Heterogeneous visual data fusion techniques - acquisition and algorithms

07-09 December 2015

Supported by Cost Action TD1201 (COSCH - Colour and Space in Cultural Heritage) and Institute of Informatics, University of Szeged

We would like to thank everyone for actively participating in the Training School!

You can find the pictures taken during the Training School by clicking here.


The COSCH Training School is free to attend, but places eligible for the COST reimbursement are limited and will be allocated based on applications including a CV and a letter of motivation. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

The Training School is organised by:
Zoltan Kato, Robert Frohlich, Zsolt Santa (Secretary: Ms Andrea Rácz)
Institute of Informatics
University of Szeged
Árpád tér 2.
Szeged, H-6720, Hungary

Attendance strictly by registration
Registration deadline: 2 October 2015

Preparations before departure

Please prepare your laptops with all the necessary software installed and all the downloadable data downloaded. For this please follow the links below!

For the lab on Monday afternoon:
To prepare your laptop for the first day's lab session, please follow the steps described here.

For the lab on Tuesday afternoon:
Please download and install the following packages and softwares on your laptop:
  • The 2D-3D data package prepared by i3Mainz for the lab session should be readily downloaded on your device, from this link. (~3GB!) (You will need an archive software like WinRAR to extract the files). Zip archives are also available: code and datasets. The Matlab source code is also available in the package.
  • Matlab: We developed our algorithm using Matlab R2011b, but you can run the code on any newer version, and possibly some older releases as well.
  • Meshlab: for viewing, pre-processing, and segmenting 3D pointclouds. Download the latest version from here
  • Gimp: for 2D image segmentation. The latest version can be downloaded from here
  • A fast image viewer software of your choice, eg. IrfanView
For eventual data exchanges please bring a USB stick, and it is also recommended to have an external mouse.

During the Lab session on Tuesday please try to follow the steps descriped in this file.


2nd floor, room B0-211 (Szőkefalvi-Nagy)
Main building of the Faculty of Science and Informatics (Bólyai Épület)
Aradi vértanúk tere 1. (Map with hotels, restaurants and other important places)
Szeged, Hungary


Most conveniently by plane to Budapest Airport (BUD). Early booking of tickets is advisable.

From the Airport you may take the bus number 200E to Ferihegy railway station, and from there the direct IC train to Szeged. Trains depart from Ferihegy station from 6:13 to 21:13 every hour. For further information visit this website where you can buy an online ticket. You may also purchase a ticket at Ferihegy station at the ticket office or in a ticketing machine as well (priced at 3700 HUF one way). From the bus stop 200E you should take the pedestrian overpass, the tracks to Szeged are at the last exit. Find the ticket office under the stairs in a container.

Alternatively you may take an airport shuttle directly from the Airport to your hotel in Szeged starting at approx. 7000 HUF/person (1-2 hours waiting time may occur, see eg. Pegazus Transzfer)


The University is located in the city center where you can find numerous hotels (see map) for less than 60 EUR/night/person (breakfast included).
Some options within walking distance from the venue:

Kata Panzio
Mozart Hotel
Hotel Korona
Szent Janos Hotel

Preliminary program

Monday, 7 December 2015
9:00 Registration
9:15 Opening: Tibor Csendes, Head of the Institute of Informatics
9:30 Levente Tamas (UTCN): Introduction to 3D point cloud processing
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Alain Trémeau (UJM): Survey of color and depth data fusion with color compensation
13:00 Lunch (not provided)
14:30 Levente Tamas (UTCN):3D point cloud processing in practice (demo & lab) 1.
15:45 Coffee break
16:00-17:30 Levente Tamas (UTCN):3D point cloud processing in practice (demo & lab) 2.
Tuesday, 8 December 2015
9:30 Zoltan Kato (SZTE): Relative pose estimation and fusion of 2D spectral data and 3D point clouds
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Csaba Benedek (SZTAKI): Laser scanning for cultural heritage applications
13:00 Lunch (not provided)
14:30 Robert Frohlich, Zoltan Kato (SZTE): Correspondence-less fusion of colour images and 3D surfaces (demo & lab) 1.
15:45 Coffee break
16:00-17:30 Robert Frohlich, Zoltan Kato (SZTE): Correspondence-less fusion of colour images and 3D surfaces (demo & lab) 2.
Wednesday, 9 December 2015
9:30 Frank Boochs (i3mainz): Acquisition and fusion of heterogeneous data sets via external references
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Laszlo Czuni (PE): Processing historical documents
13:00 Lunch (not provided)
14:30-16:00 Visiting the Mora Ferenc museum with an English guide.
16:00- Visiting the "Dóm" and the Christmas Fair.

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