LowCost 3D 2019 (update coming soon)




5th International Workshop

LowCost 3D - Sensors, Algorithms, Applications

LowCost 3D is a series of international workshops on low-cost three-dimensional sensor systems and tools. Ranging from low-cost acquisition devices like handheld scanning systems over inexpensive photogrammetric algorithms to processing software and applications. Started by Prof. Frank Neitzel from Technical University Berlin and Prof. Ralf Reulke from Humboldt-University in Berlin, the workshops were organized and hosted alternating between these two universities. Since 2011 four workshops took place in Berlin while in 2017 the 5th workshop will be hosted by the HafenCity University Hamburg.

The main focus of the workshop is to discuss new developments in low-cost 3D sensor technology, algorithms, and applications. Topics include:

  • Image- and range-based low-cost sensor systems including low-cost scanning systems
  • Low-cost sensor calibration and system integration
  • Accuracy investigations in low-cost sensor systems
  • Low-cost sensors for automatic data acquisition
  • Automation in data registration
  • Point cloud analysis
  • Image matching and 3D reconstruction
  • Low-cost sensors including open-source and free algorithms for terrestrial 3D modeling
  • Web-based tools for terrestrial 3D modeling
  • 4D modelling
  • Low-cost systems for Virtual and Augmented Reality applied to the visualization of 3D models


Past Conferences

2011 2012 2014 2015 2017


Thomas Kersten - Photogrammetry and Laser Scanning Lab
HafenCity University Hamburg, Germany
Maren Lindstaedt - Photogrammetry and Laser Scanning Lab
HafenCity University Hamburg, Germany
Fabio Remondino - 3D Optical Metrology
Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK), Trento, Italy
Felix Tschirschwitz - Photogrammetry and Laser Scanning Lab
HafenCity University Hamburg, Germany
Scientific Committee
Andreas Georgopoulos - Laboratory of Photogrammetry
National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Pierre Grussenmeyer - Photogrammetry and Geomatics Group
INSA Strasbourg, France
Tania Landes - Photogrammetry and Geomatics Group
INSA Strasbourg, France
Ville Lehtola - Finnish Geospatial Research Institute, Masala, Finland
Stephan Nebiker - Institute of Geomatics Engineering
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
Frank Neitzel - Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation Science
Technical University Berlin, Germany
Heinz-Jürgen Przybilla - Laboratory of Photogrammetry
Bochum University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Danilo Schneider - Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Technical University Dresden, Germany


Abstract Submission 29 August 2017
Notification to Authors 18 September 2017
Full Paper Submission 20 October 2017


The abstract should comprise at least 1000 words, possibly with figures, and should be sent as PDF file (first-author-name_etal.pdf) via email to

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The final full paper should be formatted following the ISPRS format, with a max length of 8 pages.
After the authors affiliations and before the keywords please type only Commission II, without any reference to WG.
Please send the final paper as PDF file via email to

The accepted articles will be published in the ISPRS International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences. Each submitted paper needs at least one paid registration fee in order to be published in the ISPRS Archives.


Early Bird Full 100 euros before October 30th, 2017
Student 40 euros
Regular Full 140 euros after October 30th, 2017 and
before November 23rd, 2017
Student 50 euros
On-site Full 170 euros after November 24th (only with cash)
Student 60 euros

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

Register now


LC3D 2017 will feature various technical sessions with oral presentations and live demos. Starting on Tuesday the 28th in the afternoon and ending Wednesday 29th of November.

From 18 till 22:30 on 28th (Tuesday) a Icebreaker party is organised in the HCU Café.

Programme has been updated (20.11.2017)

Flyer Programme Proceedings

Demo sessions

Participants from academia and research institutes are invited to present and demonstrate their tools, programmes and developments during showcase sessions which will be included in the technical program.
If you are willing to showcase your results or applications, please contact Thomas Kersten.


HafenCity University Hamburg, Überseeallee 16, 20457 Hamburg, Germany

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The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and its name reflects the long history as a trading center. Very famous for it's habour, Hamburg has evolved to a megaport and it's habour region close to the city center is being redesigned as Europe´s largest urban development area - the HafenCity: Visit Germany | Discover Hamburg

Getting to Hamburg

Arriving to Hamburg Airport

Hamburg Airport has convenient connections to European capitals and big cities as well as to various other cities across the world.

At Hamburg Airport take the metro line S1 to Jungfernstieg and change to U4 in the direction to HafenCity Universität. Tickets can be bought near the elevators to the platform or at the homepage of the HVV.


When arriving at the Hamburg Central Station by long-distance train, switch to the metro. The conference is located directly at the U4 station HafenCity Universität. Tickets can be bought near the elevators to the platform or at the homepage of the HVV.

By Car

The HCU offers only very limited public parking spots. Travelers are advised to use public transportation or use local underground car parks (Überseequartier or Elbarkaden).


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HafenCity University Hamburg
Photogrammetry & Laser Scanning Lab
Überseeallee 16
20457 Hamburg, Germany