Giovanni Pintore

Giovanni Pintore is an engineer and researcher in the Visual Computing (ViC) group at the Center for Advanced Studies, Research, and Development in Sardinia (CRS4). He holds a Laurea (M. Sc.) degree (2002) in Electronics Engineering from the University of Cagliari. He's currently EU project manager in the field of security. His research interests include multiresolution representations of large and complex 3D models, lightfield displays, reconstruction and rendering of architectural scenes through new generation mobile devices. He has contributed as key developer and manager in industrial and research EU projects in the areas of security, planetary scale terrain exploration and surgical simulation.

Contact

Giovanni Pintore, Videolab Engineer
phone: +39-070-9250-316  
fax: +39-070-9250-216  
email: gianni@crs4.it  
url: /vic/cgi-bin/people-page.cgi?name='giovanni.pintore'  

Projects

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VASCO: A Virtual Studio for Security Concepts and Operations
Funded by EU Seventh Framework Program under contract 607737
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INDIGO: Innovative Training and Decision Support for Emergency Operations
Funded by EU Seventh Framework Program under contract 242341
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SBLGSM-IRAD: Small-body Low-Gravity Surface Mobility
Funded by Johns Hopkins University under contract 967735
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SPSRD-IRAD: Accurate and realistic portrayal of planetary terrain data at interactive update rates to support simulation for planetary surface robotics development
Funded by Johns Hopkins University under contract 950916
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RATMAN-RER3D: Rapidly Adaptive Terrain Models Available on the Net: Reuse
Funded by SardegnaIT under contract D. Lgs. 82/05
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V-CITY: The Virtual City
Funded by EU Seventh Framework Program under contract ICT-231199-V-CITY
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RATMAN-SIT1: Rapidly Adaptive Terrain Models Available on the Net: Framework Extensions
Funded by SardegnaIT under contract Contenuti Digitali - D.Lgs. 163/06 2b - L.R. 5/07 1a
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CYBERSAR: Cyberinfrastructure for technological and scientific research in Sardinia
Funded by Italian Ministry of Instruction, University, and Research under contract CYBERSAR
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COHERENT: Collaborative Holographic Environments for Networked Tasks
Funded by EU Sixth Framework Program under contract IST-FP6-510166
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CSR-VIC-TERRAIN3D: Rapidly Adaptive Terrain Models Available on the Net
Funded by Sardinian Regional Authorities under contract CSR
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EYESIM: Cataract Surgery Simulator
Funded by DIES Group under contract DIES2
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URBAN: Uniformed Reconstructions of the Brain Available on the Net
Funded by Italian Ministry of Instruction, University, and Research under contract D. D. 784 Ric. 24/07/2001

Books

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[1] Giovanni Pintore and Filippo Stanco, editors. Smart Tools and Apps for Graphics, 2016. Proceedings. Eurographics Association, 2016.

Journal Articles

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[1] Giovanni Pintore and Enrico Gobbetti. Effective Mobile Mapping of Multi-room Indoor Structures. The Visual Computer, 30(6--8): 707-716, 2014. 
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[2] Fabio Marton, Marco Agus, Enrico Gobbetti, Giovanni Pintore, and Marcos Balsa Rodriguez. Natural exploration of 3D massive models on large-scale light field displays using the FOX proximal navigation technique. Computers & Graphics, 36(8): 893-903, December 2012. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2011.03.031
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[3] Marco Agus, Fabio Bettio, Andrea Giachetti, Enrico Gobbetti, José Antonio Iglesias Guitián, Fabio Marton, Jonas Nilsson, and Giovanni Pintore. An interactive 3D medical visualization system based on a light field display. The Visual Computer, 25(9): 883-893, 2009. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00371-009-0311-y
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[4] Marco Agus, Enrico Gobbetti, José Antonio Iglesias Guitián, Fabio Marton, and Giovanni Pintore. GPU Accelerated Direct Volume Rendering on an Interactive Light Field Display. Computer Graphics Forum, 27(3): 231-240, 2008. Proc. Eurographics 2008. 
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[5] Fabio Bettio, Enrico Gobbetti, Fabio Marton, and Giovanni Pintore. Scalable Rendering of Massive Triangle Meshes on Light Field Displays. Computers & Graphics, 32(1): 55-64, February 2008. 

Book Contributions

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[1] Fabio Bettio, Francesca Frexia, Andrea Giachetti, Enrico Gobbetti, Giovanni Pintore, Gianluigi Zanetti, Tibor Balogh, Tamas Forgacs, Tibor Agocs, and Eric Bouvier. A Holographic Collaborative Medical Visualization System. In J. D. Westwood, editor, Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 2006, IOS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, January 2006. 
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[2] Fabio Bettio, Francesca Frexia, Andrea Giachetti, Enrico Gobbetti, Giovanni Pintore, and Gianluigi Zanetti. 3D Functional Models of Monkey Brain through Elastic Registration of Histological Sections. In International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing, Springer Verlag, New York, NY, USA, September 2005. Proc. ICIAP 2005, Cagliari, Italy, September 6-8, 2005. 

Conference Papers

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[1] Marco Agus, Enrico Gobbetti, Fabio Marton, Giovanni Pintore, and Pere-Pau Vázquez. Mobile Graphics. In Adrien Bousseau and Diego Gutierrez, editors, Proc. EUROGRAPHICS Tutorials, April 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.2312/egt.20171032
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[2] Giovanni Pintore, Fabio Ganovelli, Enrico Gobbetti, and Roberto Scopigno. Mobile reconstruction and exploration of indoor structures exploiting omnidirectional images. In Proc. SIGGRAPH Asia Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications. Pages 1:1-1:4, December 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2999508.2999526
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[3] Enrico Gobbetti, Marco Agus, Fabio Bettio, Alberto Jaspe Villanueva, Fabio Marton, Ruggero Pintus, Giovanni Pintore, and Antonio Zorcolo. CRS4 Visual Computing. In STAG 2016 Lab Presentations, October 2016. On USB stick only. 
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[4] Valeria Garro, Giovanni Pintore, Fabio Ganovelli, Enrico Gobbetti, and Roberto Scopigno. Fast Metric Acquisition with Mobile Devices. In Proc. 21st International Workshop on Vision, Modeling and Visualization (VMV). Pages 29-36, October 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.2312/vmv.20161339
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[5] Marco Agus, Alberto Jaspe Villanueva, Giovanni Pintore, and Enrico Gobbetti. PEEP: Perceptually Enhanced Exploration of Pictures. In Proc. 21st International Workshop on Vision, Modeling and Visualization (VMV). Pages 93-100, October 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.2312/vmv.20161347
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[6] Giovanni Pintore, Fabio Ganovelli, Enrico Gobbetti, and Roberto Scopigno. Mobile Mapping and Visualization of Indoor Structures to Simplify Scene Understanding and Location Awareness. In Computer Vision - ECCV 2016 Workshops: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 8-10 and 15-16, 2016, Proceedings, Part II. Pages 130-145, October 2016. Springer. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48881-3_10
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[7] Alexandre Ahmad, Olivier Balet, Arjen Boin, Julien Castet, Maureen Donnelley, Fabio Ganovelli, George Kokkinis, and Giovanni Pintore. Assessing the Security of Buildings: A Virtual Studio Solution. In 13th International Conference for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM), May 2016. 
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[8] Giovanni Pintore, Valeria Garro, Fabio Ganovelli, Enrico Gobbetti, and Marco Agus. Omnidirectional image capture on mobile devices for fast automatic generation of 2.5D indoor maps. In Proc. IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV). Pages 1-9, February 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WACV.2016.7477631
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[9] Giovanni Pintore, Marco Agus, and Enrico Gobbetti. Interactive mapping of indoor building structures through mobile devices. In Proc. 3DV Workshop on 3D Computer Vision in the Built Environment, December 2014. To appear. 
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[10] Arjen Boin, Frederik Bynander, Giovanni Pintore, Fabio Ganovelli, George Leventakis, Alexandre Ahmad, and Olivier Balet. Building an IT Platform for Strategic Crisis Management Preparation. In 10th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob). Pages 20-27, October 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WiMOB.2014.6962144
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[11] Marco Agus, Enrico Gobbetti, Alberto Jaspe Villanueva, Giovanni Pintore, and Ruggero Pintus. Automatic Geometric Calibration of Projector-based Light-field Displays. In Proc. Eurovis Short Papers. Pages 1-5, June 2013. Eurographics Association. 
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[12] Marcos Balsa Rodriguez, Enrico Gobbetti, Fabio Marton, Ruggero Pintus, Giovanni Pintore, and Alex Tinti. Interactive exploration of gigantic point clouds on mobile devices. In The 14th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage. Pages 57-64, November 2012. 
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[13] Giovanni Pintore, Enrico Gobbetti, Fabio Ganovelli, and Paolo Brivio. 3DNSITE: A networked interactive 3D visualization system to simplify location recognition in crisis management. In Proc. ACM Web3D International Symposium. Pages 59-67, August 2012. ACM Press. New York, NY, USA. 
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[14] Jesse Himmelstein, Alexandre Ahmad, Olivier Balet, Jean-Baptiste de la Rivière, Maaike Schaap, Werner Overdijk, Enrico Gobbetti, Giovanni Pintore, Fabio Ganovelli, and Paolo Brivio. Interactive Simulation Technology for Crisis Management and Training: The INDIGO Project. In 9th International Conference for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM). Pages 144, April 2012. 
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[15] Marco Agus, Giovanni Pintore, Fabio Marton, Enrico Gobbetti, and Antonio Zorcolo. Visual enhancements for improved interactive rendering on light field displays. In Eurographics Italian Chapter Conference. Pages 1-7. Eurographics Association, November 2011. 
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[16] Fabio Marton, Marco Agus, Giovanni Pintore, and Enrico Gobbetti. FOX: The Focus Sliding Surface Metaphor for Natural Exploration of Massive Models on Large-scale Light Field Displays. In Proc. VRCAI. Pages 83-90, December 2011. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2087756.2087767
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[17] Giovanni Pintore, Enrico Gobbetti, Fabio Marton, Russell Turner, and Roberto Combet. An Application of Multiresolution Massive Surface Representations to the Simulation of Asteroid Missions. In Eurographics Italian Chapter Conference. Pages 9-16. Eurographics Association, November 2010. 
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[18] Marco Agus, Andrea Giachetti, Enrico Gobbetti, José Antonio Iglesias Guitián, Jonas Nilsson, Giovanni Pintore, and Gianluigi Zanetti. Implementation and evaluation of an interactive volume visualization system on a lightfield display. In First 3D Physiological Human Workshop, December 2008. Conference Abstract. 
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[19] Fabio Bettio, Enrico Gobbetti, Fabio Marton, and Giovanni Pintore. Multiresolution Visualization of Massive Models on a Large Spatial 3D Display. In Proc. Eurographics Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization, May 2007. Eurographics Association. Aire-la-Ville, Switzerland.
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[20] Fabio Bettio, Enrico Gobbetti, Fabio Marton, and Giovanni Pintore. High-quality networked terrain rendering from compressed bitstreams. In Proc. ACM Web3D International Symposium. Pages 37-44, April 2007. ACM Press. New York, NY, USA. 
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[21] Fabio Bettio, Andrea Giachetti, Enrico Gobbetti, Fabio Marton, and Giovanni Pintore. A practical vision based approach to unencumbered direct spatial manipulation in virtual worlds. In Eurographics Italian Chapter Conference. Eurographics Association, February 2007. 
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[22] Marco Agus, Fabio Bettio, Enrico Gobbetti, and Giovanni Pintore. Medical Visualization with New Generation Spatial 3D Displays. In Eurographics Italian Chapter Conference. Eurographics Association, February 2007. 
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[23] Marco Agus, Enrico Gobbetti, Giovanni Pintore, Gianluigi Zanetti, and Antonio Zorcolo. Real Time Simulation of Phaco-emulsification for Cataract Surgery Training. In Workshop in Virtual Reality Interactions and Physical Simulations (VRIPHYS 2006), November 2006. Eurographics Association. Conference held in Madrid, Spain, November 6-7. 
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[24] Tibor Balogh, Zsuzsa Dobranyi, Tamas Forgacs, Attila Molnar, Laszlo Szloboda, Enrico Gobbetti, Fabio Marton, Fabio Bettio, Giovanni Pintore, Gianluigi Zanetti, Eric Bouvier, and Reinhard Klein. An Interactive Multi-User Holographic Environment. In SIGGRAPH 2006 Emerging Technologies Proceedings. ACM SIGGRAPH. Addison-Wesley, August 2006. 
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[25] Marco Agus, Enrico Gobbetti, Giovanni Pintore, Gianluigi Zanetti, and Antonio Zorcolo. Real-time Cataract Surgery Simulation for Training. In Eurographics Italian Chapter Conference. Eurographics Association, 2006. 
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[26] Fabio Bettio, Francesca Frexia, Enrico Gobbetti, Giovanni Pintore, Gianluigi Zanetti, Tibor Balogh, Tamas Forgacs, Tibor Agocs, and Eric Bouvier. Collaborative immersive visualization without goggles - experiences in developing a holographics display system for medical applications. In Proceedings of the Fifth MIMOS Conference, November 2005. CD ROM Proceedings. 

Videos

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Marco Agus, Alberto Jaspe Villanueva, Giovanni Pintore, and Enrico Gobbetti
PEEP: Perceptually Enhanced Exploration of Pictures
CRS4 Video n. 177 - Date: October 2016
VMV 2016
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Enrico Gobbetti, Ruggero Pintus, Fabio Bettio, Fabio Marton, Roberto Combet, Emilio Merella, Marco Agus, Giovanni Pintore, Antonio Zorcolo, Marcos Balsa Rodriguez, Alberto Jaspe Villanueva, Katia Brigaglia, and Cinzia Sardu
Digital Mont'e Prama
CRS4 Video n. 175 - Date: May 2015
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Marco Agus, Enrico Gobbetti, Alberto Jaspe Villanueva, Giovanni Pintore, and Ruggero Pintus
Automatic Geometric Calibration of Projector-based Light-field Displays.
CRS4 Video n. 169 - Date: June 2013
In Proc. Eurovis Short Papers, June 2013. Eurographics Association.
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Marcos Balsa Rodriguez, Enrico Gobbetti, Fabio Marton, Ruggero Pintus, Giovanni Pintore, and Alex Tinti.
Interactive exploration of gigantic point clouds on mobile devices.
CRS4 Video n. 166 - Date: November 2012
In The 14th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage. Pages 57-64
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Giovanni Pintore, Enrico Gobbetti, Fabio Ganovelli, and Paolo Brivio
3DNSITE: A networked interactive 3D visualization system to simplify location recognition in crisis management
CRS4 Video n. 165 - Date: August 2012
In Proc. ACM Web3D International Symposium. Pages 59-67, August 2012. ACM Press. New York, NY, USA.
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Fabio Marton, Marco Agus, Giovanni Pintore and Enrico Gobbetti
FOX: The Focus Sliding Surface Metaphor for Natural Exploration of Massive Models on Large-scale Light Field Displays
CRS4 Video n. 161 - Date: December 2011
In Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH VRCAI, December 2011
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Giovanni Pintore, Enrico Gobbetti, Fabio Marton, Russell Turner and Roberto Combet
An Application of Multiresolution Massive Surface Representations to the Simulation of Asteroid Missions
CRS4 Video n. 157 - Date: October 2010
In Eurographics Italian Chapter Conference. Pages 9-16. Eurographics Association, November 2010
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Fabio Bettio, Enrico Gobbetti, Fabio Marton, Giovanni Pintore
Multiresolution Terrain Rendering in Support of Simulation for Planetary Surface Robot Development
CRS4 Video n. 150 - Date: June 2009
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Enrico Gobbetti, Marco Agus, Fabio Bettio, José Antonio Iglesias Guitián, Fabio Marton, Giovanni Pintore, Antonio Zorcolo
CRS4 Visual Computing Group - Activity Overview
CRS4 Video n. 147 - Date: September 2008
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Marco Agus, Enrico Gobbetti, José Antonio Iglesias Guitián, Fabio Marton, and Giovanni Pintore
GPU Accelerated Direct Volume Rendering on an Interactive Light Field Display
CRS4 Video n. 144 - Date: April 2008
Computer Graphics Forum, 27(3), 2008. Proc. Eurographics 2008
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Fabio Bettio, Enrico Gobbetti, Fabio Marton, and Giovanni Pintore
Multiresolution Visualization of Massive Models on a Large Spatial 3D Display
CRS4 Video n. 141 - Date: May 2007
Presented at the Eurographics Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization, May 2007. Eurographics Association. Aire-la-Ville, Switzerland.
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Fabio Bettio, Enrico Gobbetti, Fabio Marton, and Giovanni Pintore
High-quality networked terrain rendering from compressed bitstreams.
CRS4 Video n. 140 - Date: April 2007
Presented at the ACM Web3D International Symposium. Pages 37-44, April 2007. ACM Press. New York, NY, USA.
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Fabio Bettio, Andrea Giachetti, Enrico Gobbetti, Fabio Marton, and Giovanni Pintore
A practical vision based approach to unencumbered direct spatial manipulation in virtual worlds.
CRS4 Video n. 139 - Date: February 2007
Eurographics Italian Chapter Conference. Eurographics Association, February 2007.
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Marco Agus, Fabio Bettio, Enrico Gobbetti, and Giovanni Pintore
Medical Visualization with New Generation Spatial 3D Displays
CRS4 Video n. 138 - Date: February 2007
Eurographics Italian Chapter Conference. Eurographics Association, February 2007.
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Tibor Balogh, Zsuzsa Dobranyi, Tamas Forgacs, Attila Molnar, Laszlo Szloboda, Enrico Gobbetti, Fabio Marton, Fabio Bettio, Gianni Pintore, Gianluigi Zanetti, Eric Bouvier, and Reinhard Klein
Live from SIGGRAPH 2006:An Interactive Multi-User Holographic Environment
CRS4 Video n. 137 - Date: September 2006
In SIGGRAPH 2006 Emerging Technologies Proceedings - Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Boston,MA,USA,30 July - 3 August 2006
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Tibor Balogh, Zsuzsa Dobranyi, Tamas Forgacs, Attila Molnar, Laszlo Szloboda, Enrico Gobbetti, Fabio Marton, Fabio Bettio, Gianni Pintore, Gianluigi Zanetti, Eric Bouvier, and Reinhard Klein
An Interactive Multi-User Holographic Environment
CRS4 Video n. 135 - Date: August 2006
In SIGGRAPH 2006 Emerging Technologies Proceedings. ACM SIGGRAPH. Addison-Wesley, August 2006.
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Marco Agus, Fabio Bettio, Enrico Gobbetti, Giovanni Pintore, Gianluigi Zanetti, and Antonio Zorcolo
Real time Cataract Surgery Simulation for Training
CRS4 Video n. 133 - Date: 02/2006
Presented at Eurographics Italian Chapter Conference. Eurographics Association, 2006.
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Fabio Bettio, Francesca Frexia, Enrico Gobbetti, Gianni Pintore, Gianluigi Zanetti, Tibor Balogh, Tamas Forgacs, Tibor Agocs, and Eric Bouvier
Collaborative immersive visualization without goggles - experiences in developing a holographics display system for medical applications
CRS4 Video n. 132 - Date: 11/2005
Presented at the Fifth MIMOS Conference, November 2005.
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Marco Agus, Fabio Bettio, Enrico Gobbetti, Giovanni Pintore, and Antonio Zorcolo
Cataract Surgery Simulation: Corneal Incision and Capsulorhexis
CRS4 Video n. 130 - Date: 05/2005
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Fabio Bettio,Andrea Giachetti,Francesca Frexia,Enrico Gobbetti, and Giovanni Pintore
URBAN: Uniformed Reconstructions of the Brain Available on the Net
CRS4 Video n. 125 - Date: 06/2004
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Fabio Bettio,Andrea Giachetti,Francesca Frexia,Enrico Gobbetti and Giovanni Pintore
3D reconstruction and visualization techniques for primate brains
CRS4 Video n. 124 - Date: 06/2004
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Fabio Bettio, Maria Antonietta Casu, Enrico Gobbetti, Raymond Mongeau, Giovanni Pintore, and Antonio Zorcolo
Interactive volume rendering from schematic mouse brain sections
CRS4 Video n. 117 - Date: 12/2003