The Visual Area is a collaborative effort between the Visual Computing Lab and the Signals and Images Lab at ISTI aiming at improving interdisciplinary research and group partnerships in the fields of graphics and vision. Emerging technologies in areas such as artificial vision, 3D scanning, scene modelling and understanding, visualization are developing at extraordinary rates. The old inter-disciplinary boundaries between computer graphics, computer vision and image processing nowadays become a fuzzy frontier, with an increasing overlap, mutual cross-fertilization and interconnection.

The ability of defining models and methodologies that integrate aspects of multidimensional data/image analysis and synthesis, and provide scalable and efficient processing solutions is becoming more and more an attractive and innovative R&D area, characterized by the huge variety of its potential applicability in both our daily life and several sectors of scientific, technological and industrial interest