Funding Organization: European Commission
Funding Programme: FP7 - Information & Communication Technologies
Funding Instrument:
Start Date:
Duration: 40 months
Total Budget: 4,048,571 EUR
ITI Budget: 398,698 EUR

ITI’s 3DLife project (1/1/2010-30/6/2013) is a European Union funded project that aims to consolidate the research undertaken by leading European research groups – including the ITI research group participating in the project – in the area of 3D Media Computing. The main objectives are:

  • creating strong European links between existing national research teams in the area of 3D Media Computing and eventually launching a European Centre of Excellence in 3D Media Computing,
  • consolidating existing European resources (e.g. computing facilities, laboratories etc.) and 3D Media Computing research, and
  • influencing the European and global 3D Media Computing research agendas towards the ever-increasing today’s and future computer networks.

The 3DLife consortium consists of seven partners coming from six different European countries and Korea, which cover many different research fields within the 3D Media Computing research area.


  1. K. Apostolakis, D. Alexiadis, P. Daras, D. Monaghan, N. E. O’Connor, B. Prestele, P. Eisert, G. Richard, Q. Zhang, E. Izquierdo, M. B. Moussa, N. Magnenat-Thalmann, "Blending Real with Virtual in 3D Life" , WIAMIS 2013, 14th International Workshop on Image and Audio Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services July 3-5, 2013, Paris, France
  2. A. Liutkus, A. Drémeau, D. Alexiadis, S. Essid, P. Daras, "Analysis of dance movements using Gaussian processes" , ACM Multimedia 2012, Oct. 29 - Nov. 2012, Nara, Japan
  3. S. Essid, X. Lin, M. Gowing, G. Kordelas, A. Aksay, P. Kelly, T. Fillon, Q. Zhang, A. Dielmann, V. Kitanovski, R. Tournemenne, A. Masurelle, E. Izquierdo, N. E. O'Connor, P. Daras, G. Richard, "A multi-modal dance corpus for research into interaction between humans in virtual environments" , Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, Special Issue on Multimodal Corpora, Springer, Aug. 2012, DOI 10.1007/s12193-012-0109-5
  4. S. Essid, D. Alexiadis, R. Tournemenne, M. Gowing, P. Kelly, D. Monaghan, P. Daras, A. Drιmeau, N. O'connor, "An Advanced Virtual Dance Performance Evaluator" , IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2012), Kyoto, Japan, 25-30 March 2012
  5. D. Alexiadis, P. Kelly, P. Daras, N. O' Connor, T. Boubekeur, M. Ben Moussa, "Evaluating a Dancer’s Performance using Kinect-based Skeleton Tracking" , ACM Multimedia 2011, Nov 28 - Dec 1, 2011, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
  6. S. Essid, X. Lin, M. Gowing, G. Kordelas, A. Aksay, P. Kelly, T. Fillon, Q. Zhang, A. Dielmann, V. Kitanovski, R. Tournemenne, N. E. O'Connor, P. Daras, G. Richard, "A multimodal dance corpus for research into real-time interaction between humans in online virtual environments" , 13th International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2011), Alicante, Spain, 14-18 November 2011
  7. G. Vouzounaras, P. Daras, M. G. Strintzis, "Automatic generation of 3D outdoor and indoor building scenes from a single image" , SPRINGER Multimedia Tools and Applications Journal (MTAP), DOI 10.1007/s11042-011-0823-0, May 2011
  8. T. Semertzidis, P. Daras, P. Moore, L. Makris, M. G. Strintzis, "Automatic creation of 3D environments from a single sketch using Content Centric Networks" , Communications Magazine, IEEE , vol.49, no.3, pp.152-157, March 2011, doi: 10.1109/MCOM.2011.5723813
  9. T. Semertzidis, K. Mcguinness, P. Daras, L. Makris, N. O. E'Connor, M. G. Strintzis, "Creation of virtual worlds from 3D models retrieved from content aware networks based on sketch and image queries" , WIAMIS 2011, 13-15 April 2011, Delft, The Netherlands
  10. M. Ben Moussa, Z. Kassap, K. Chandramouli, I. Mpiperis, S. N. Haji Mirza, Q. Zhang, N. Magnenat-Thalmann, E. Izquierdo, P. Daras, "Towards an Expressive Virtual Tutor, An Implementation of a Virtual Tutor based on an Empirical Study of Non-verbal Behaviour" , ACM Multimedia 2010, Workshop on Surreal Media and Virtual Cloning (ACM 2010), Firenze, Italy, October 2010
  11. P. Kelly, J. D. Perez-Moneo Agapito, C. Conaire, D. Monaghan, J. Kuklyte, D. Connaghan, P. Daras, N. O’Connor, "A low-cost performance analysis and coaching system for tennis" , ACM MultiMedia Grand Challenge (2010).
  12. G. Kordelas, P. Daras, "Viewpoint independent object recognition in cluttered scenes exploiting ray-triangle intersection and SIFT algorithms" , ELSEVIER, Pattern Recognition, Volume 43, Issue 11, November 2010, Pages 3833-3845
  13. G. Vouzounaras, J. D. Perez-Moneo Agapito, P. Daras, M. G. Strintzis, "3D Reconstruction of Indoor and Outdoor Building Scenes from a Single Image" ACM Multimedia 2010, Workshop on Surreal Media and Virtual Cloning (ACM 2010), Firenze, Italy, October 2010
Dr. Petros Daras
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Visual Computing Lab

The focus of the Visual Computing Laboratory is to develop new algorithms and architectures for applications in the areas of 3D processing, image/video processing, computer vision, pattern recognition, bioinformatics and medical imaging.

Contact Information

Dr. Petros Daras, Principal Researcher Grade Α
1st km Thermi – Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece
P.O.Box: 60361
Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 156)
Fax: +30 2310 464164
Email: daras@iti.gr