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International Journal of the Digital Human
International Journal of the Digital Human


Special Issue on: "3D Anthropometric Databases and Their Applications"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Chang Shu, National Research Council of Canada, Canada
Dr. Peng Li, Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center, USA

Over the last two decades, 3D body scanning has been successfully employed in a number of large-scale anthropometry surveys, providing unprecedented shape information about the human body. However, effective use of the 3D data remains a challenge. Although anthropometry itself is a relatively standardised craft, processing, accessing, describing and querying 3D body data are mostly in-house projects; in short, 3D body shape databases are largely scattered and under-used.

Currently, there much active research into the processing of 3D scan data, including that exploring new computational methods for de-noising and parameterising scan data, automatically generating manifold surfaces and reconstructing missing surfaces without sacrificing data integrity, and new statistical shape models. In product design and mass production, novel shape description and classification methods are needed in utilising 3D scan data at population level to augment the traditional anthropometric measurements.

This special issue aims to bring together the latest research results relevant to 3D anthropometric databases, ranging from data collection, data processing and database planning to implementation to 3D model creation, 3D shape analysis and synthesis and other applications of 3D databases. Researchers are cordially invited to submit their original work on large-scale 3D body data collection methods, post-processing of 3D scan data, database implementation for storing and querying 3D body scans and anthropometric measurements, shape descriptions and classifications of the 3D body surfaces, and applications of 3D database and 3D scan data.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • 3D anthropometric databases: structure, standard and accessibility
  • Methods of 3D body shape description, query and retrieval
  • Post processing of 3D body scan data
  • Automatic landmark identification and measurement extraction methods
  • Methods for analysing, modelling and classifying 3D body shape data
  • 3D model creation from population data
  • Sizing systems based on 3D databases
  • Applications of 3D body scan data

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 30 June, 2016

Notification to authors: 31 August, 2016

Final versions due by: 30 November, 2016