3D content creation, coding and transmission over future media networks (3D-ConTourNet). This Action undertakes coordinated research collaboration, at European level, in 3D multimedia creation, encoding, delivery and reception of services and applications over future networking technologies.

3D ContourNet COST Action group

A scientific framework is devised to integrate the main elements of the delivery chain, such as 3D content creation and encoding evolution, transmission across heterogeneous networks and user consumption, taking perceived quality as an overall key performance factor. Several individual R&D efforts are currently running across Europe, targeted at 3D technologies. This Action aims at beyond this trend by tightening closer together scattered efforts and integrating all technological elements with user 3D quality perception. To reach this goal, this Action fuels cooperation between researchers and industry experts, envisaging production of technical and scientific deliverables for researchers, scientists, engineers and managers, new business model recommendations for content and service providers through joint meetings across academia and industry, plus documentation and multimedia presentations to promote 3D technology in the society. The benefits include increased relevancy of European research, contribution to the development and sustainability of new and better 3D multimedia communications technology and provision of a platform for faster launching and adoption of related new products and services across Europe for end users’ beneficiary.

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A European network for 3D collaboration

Pedro Assuncao 3D ContourNet COST Action

A European research network in 3D multimedia was initiated within the EU COST Association in 2012. Now four years later the researchers were gathered one last time to report their results. Professor Pedro Assunçao is chair of the Action and he is quite satisfied with the results from this network of researchers in 3D multimedia.

Read the interview with Prof. Pedro Assuncao


Research Group Realistic 3D


Research leader
Prof.  Mårten Sjöström

Senior Researchers
Adj. Prof. Christine Guillemot
Adj. Prof. Kjell Brunnström
Dr. Roger Olsson

Elijs Dima 
Waqas Ahmad
Joakim Edlund 
Jiang Meng
Shirin Rafiei 

Abdulamir Karbalaie, Post-doc
Yongwei Li, Ph.D.
Yun Li, Ph.D.
Suryanarayana Muddala, Ph.D
Mitra Damghanian, Ph.D.
Sebastian Schwarz, Ph.D.
Kun Wang, Tech.Lic.
Rolf Dalin, M.Sc., Researcher
Héctor Navarro, Visitor
Sylvain Tourancheau, Post-doc
Vamsi Adhikarla, M.Sc., Research Eng.
Linda Karlsson, Ph.D.

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