Strasbourg, France - 2-3 December, 2019


Optical 3D Metrology (O3DM) is the first in a series of conferences that will build on the heritage of SPIE Videometrics (1991-2017) and Optical 3D Measurement Techniques (1989-2009). The primary theme is the precise 3D measurement and accurate modelling from imaging and range sensors. Topics of interest include all phases of precise 3D optical and range imaging for the accurate and reliable modelling of real scenes. O3DM is focussed on the growing interest in processing and modelling technology, and the increasing demand for accurate 3D models in applications such as industrial inspection, aerospace and automotive design, material and component testing, scene documentation, motion analysis, medicine and the exploration of remote and hazardous sites, just to name a few. O3DM, like its predecessor events, wants to encourage the cooperation and information exchange between academia and industry in the field of optical metrology.


O3DM is now organized as an ISPRS event and the inaugural conference will be held in Strasbourg, France during 2-3 December 2019 at the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA). Strasbourg is well connected with an international airport and a regional train service to the city centre, as well as high speed trains from the French and German systems arriving at the central station. INSA is located at 24 Boulevard de la Victoire and can be accessed using trams C (from the central station), E and F. For more information and maps of Strasbourg see mystrasbourg.com

O3DM will be held in conjunction with the 6th international workshop "LowCost 3D". These are two complementary scientific events, accessible with the same registration fee, that will provide delegates with a wide range of topics centred on optical 3D measurement systems and applications.


O3DM will feature invited speakers from academia and industry, to encourage cooperation and information exchange between research and development in the field of optical metrology. We are pleased to announce two confirmed invited speakers:

  • Stuart Robson, UCL (UK): Low cost, high accuracy photogrammetric robot tracking in large volume factory spaces.

  • Horst Beyer, Imetric 4D Imaging, (Switzerland): Photogrammetry and structured light for high accuracy data capture in the dental industry.


We invite submission of original research contributions, as well as demonstrations of successful applications in the following areas of optical 3D metrology:

  • Characterisation and Calibration of 3D Sensing: investigation on passive sensors, active scanning devices (fringe projection, coded/white light, phase shift technique, etc.), mobile and handheld 3D devices, complementary 6DoF sensors, sensor design, advances in calibration and orientation techniques, automatic data acquisition and strategies for next best view planning, accuracy and performances evaluation (test objects, methodologies, facilities and standards), certification and acceptance of optical technologies

  • 3D Processing and Modelling: sensor integration and data fusion, image sequence analyses, precise 3D digitization, image- and range-based 3D modelling, assessment of model quality, automatic matching and segmentation of structured and unstructured scenes, local, semi-global and global image matching strategies, multi-view registration and integration, point cloud analysis and interpretation, 3D model optimization, modelling of deformable surfaces, automation and process control, deformation measurement and analysis, object tracking

  • 3D applications of optical metrology in: manufacturing, engineering, robotics, entertainment, geosciences, natural and built environment, medical and biological sciences, etc.

Supported by:


  • Abstract Submission: 13 September, 2019 (CLOSED)

  • Notification to Authors: 29 September, 2019 (CLOSED)

  • Full Paper Submission: 30 October, 2019 (CLOSED)


Given the aforementioned themes, abstracts should be around 1000 words. Authors are encouraged to include figures and diagrams to illustrate the concepts outlined in the abstract and to use the following template.

Accepted abstracts should be now converted in a full paper in order to be published in the conference proceedings. Full papers must be formatted according to the ISPRS template and be a maximum of 8 pages. After the authors affiliations and before the keywords, please type only Technical Commission II, without any reference to a Working Group.

The accepted full papers are published in the ISPRS International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences. Each submitted paper must have at least one paid registration fee in order to be published in the ISPRS Archives and have a presentation included in the technical sessions.


The final technical program of the event is available here.


Until October 14th, 2019:

  • Full: 100 Eur

  • Student: 40 Eur

After October 14th, 2019 and till November 24th, 2019:

  • Full: 140 Eur

  • Student: 50 Eur

Onsite (only with cash):

  • Full: 170 Eur

  • Student: 60 Eur

The registration system is open and done in conjunction with the LowCost3D event.

Registration fees cover session attendance, welcome drink, coffee breaks and Icebreaker party. Students are considered participants under 30 years old and should provide valid evidence of their student status (to be sent by email to lc3d@insa-strasbourg.fr with proof of registration).

Please note that LowCost3D (LC3D) and Optical 3D Metrology (O3DM) are two events organised separately but they will be held in the same venue and on the same dates. However, you may register for any one of the events and you will be able to attend both workshops in parallel. For archiving and statistics purposes, please indicate which event you are primarily interested in during the registration.


O3DM 2019 is organized by:

Mark Shortis, RMIT University, Australia & Fabio Remondino, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy


  • Devrim Akca, Isik University, Turkey

  • Werner Bösemann, Hexagon, Germany

  • Takashi Fuse, The University of Tokyo, Japan

  • Gabriele Guidi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

  • Vladimir Knyaz, State Research Institute of Aviation Systems, Russia

  • Steve Kyle, University College London, England

  • Derek Lichti, University of Calgary, Canada

  • Thomas Luhmann, Jade University of Applied Sciences, Germany

  • Fabio Menna, COMEX, France

  • Erica Nocerino, Marseille University, France

  • Maria-Valasia Peppa, Newcastle University, England

  • Danilo Schneider, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

  • Stuart Robson, University College London, England

  • Ewelina Rupnik, IGN, France

  • Antonio Tommaselli, São Paulo Sate University, Brazil

  • Isabella Toschi, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy

  • Patrick Westfeld, Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, Germany


Sixteen Videometrics conferences were held in a series started in 1991 by Sabry El-Hakim. Under the auspices of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) from the beginning, the first conference on Industrial Vision Metrology was held in Winnipeg, Canada. Based on the success of this first venture into an emerging discipline, the conference was renamed Videometrics and held in conjunction with the SPIE Photonics East group of conferences in Boston and Philadelphia during 1992-1995.

The conference was originally focused on the metric performance of image sensors and algorithms to produce the most accurate and reliable geometric measurements and models. Topics such as sensor calibration, performance evaluation and accurate object reconstruction were predominant. It was later expanded to encompass all phases of 3D optical imaging, range imaging and modelling.

Videometrics was then re-located to become part of SPIE Photonics West, held annually in California. The conferences were held in San Diego in 1997, in San Jose in 1999 and 2001, then moved to Santa Clara in 2003 and moved back to San Jose in 2005 and 2007. The conference then became part of Optics + Photonics program track on Image and Signal Processing within the Optical Engineering and Applications conferences in San Diego in 2009. The conference was renamed to ‘Videometrics, Range Imaging and Applications’ to reflect the changes in contemporary practice.

Throughout all of this period the attendance from North America was slowly declining, and the participation from Europe and Asia had strengthened, despite the impact of the global financial downturn. Therefore in 2011 it was decided to move the Videometrics series to Munich, Germany, to be part of the SPIE Europe conference on Optical Metrology, co-located with the World of Photonics conference and exhibition. The general theme of Optical Metrology resonated very well with Videometrics and the majority of authors and presenters from Europe confirmed the correct decision to relocate the conference. Videometrics was held in Munich in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017.

After the initial success in Munich, the Videometrics brand became very diluted and the character of the conference began to change. Partly because of the many conferences under the umbrella of Optical Metrology, the themes became very broad and the conference began to lose its identity. Simultaneously the attendances in the technical sessions fell away and participation from industry declined, despite the best efforts in the most recent editions to engage with industry and provide keynote speakers from the leading edge of commercial development.

Accordingly, with the support of the technical committee, the organisers made the difficult decision not to offer Videometrics, Range Imaging and Applications in 2019. Instead, the organisers and committee committed to try a new approach that is much more tightly focussed on precise 3D measurement using optical systems, with an emphasis on industry relevance. From this idea the concept of Optical 3D Metrology was born.