Funding Organization: European Commission
Funding Programme: Horizon H2020
Funding Instrument: Innovation Action
Start Date:
Duration: 24 months
Total Budget: 1,756,769.00 EUR
ITI Budget: 355,625.00 EUR

In many application areas including interior design, furniture retailing or renovation, communication with a customer or a future user during the planning and design phase is crucial to select the right products and configurations. Newly emerged immersive technologies, such AR, can transform this process by allowing communication in a more intuitive and interactive manner. However, creating AR experiences is a cumbersome procedure as functionalities to support content creators to place virtual content within real-world scenes are imprecise and unhandy to use, and at the same time requires a high level of expertise and IT skills. To that end, ATLANTIS will provide a unique AR-authoring tool which will enable non-expert users to easily create natural and persistent AR experiences, which combined with Diminished Reality (DR) will eventually offer unique visual experiences, allowing design professionals to convey efficiently their concepts and ideas.

ATLANTIS will support the content creation workflow in all of its stages while at the same time will leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to facilitate more productive and effective content creation, by automatically generating layouts and supporting designers in idea generation. Finally, beyond the democratisation of AR technology which will allow Europe’s SMEs to easily exploit it and capitalise on it, ATLANTIS will look for collaboration with the XR4ALL CSA in order to strengthen Europe’s XR community, by actively contributing to the XR4all existing platform.

  1. N. Zioulis, G. Albanis, P. Drakoulis, F. Alvarez, D. Zarpalas, P. Daras, "Hybrid Skip: A Biologically Inspired Skip Connection for the UNet Architecture" . IEEE Access 2022, ΙΕΕΕ
  2. W. Bailer, V. Gkitsas, P. Drakoulis, R. Huemer, D. Zarpalas, "Indoor Planning Using Diminished and Augmented Reality" . 1st Int. Workshop on Analytics, Learning & Collaboration in eXtended Reality, IMX XRWALC 2022, Virtual.
  3. R. Whitehand, G. Albanis, N. Zioulis, W. Bailer, D. Zarpalas, P. Daras, "Towards User Generated AR Experiences" . IMX 2021: ACM International Conference on Interactive Media Experiences, Virtual.
  4. V. Gkitsas, N. Zioulis, V. Sterzentsenko, A. Doumanoglou, D. Zarpalas, "Towards Full-to-Empty Room Generation with Structure-Aware Feature Encoding and Soft Semantic Region-Adaptive Normalization" . VISIGRAPP 2021: International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications., Virtual
  5. N. Zioulis, F. Alvarez, D. Zarpalas, P. Daras, "Monocular Spherical Depth Estimation with Explicitly Connected Weak Layout Cues" , ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Volume 183, pp. 269-285, 2022. DOI:
  6. G. Albanis, N. Zioulis, P. Drakoulis, F. Alvarez, D. Zarpalas, P. Daras, "A Benchmark with Decomposed Distribution Shifts for 360 Monocular Depth Estimation" , in Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, 2021.
  7. N. Zioulis, F. Alvarez, D. Zarpalas, P. Daras, "Single-Shot Cuboids: Geodesics-based End-to-end Manhattan Aligned Layout Estimation from Spherical Panoramas" , Image and Vision Computing, p.104160, 2021
  8. G. Albanis, N. Zioulis, P. Drakoulis, V. Gkitsas, V. Sterzentsenko, F. Alvarez, D. Zarpalas, P. Daras, "Pano3D: A Holistic Benchmark and a Solid Baseline for 360 Depth Estimation" , in IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPRW), June, 2021.
  9. V. Gkitsas, V. Sterzentsenko, N. Zioulis, G. Albanis, D. Zarpalas, "PanoDR: Spherical Panorama Diminished Reality for Indoor Scenes" , in IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPRW), June, 2021.
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