SOCOVIFI was launched as a research project initially supported by the Spanish Ministerio de Educación (ref. TIN2006-00829), and by the Andalusian Department of Innovación, Ciencia y Empresa (ref. TIC-1619), including EDRF fundings. Currently is an active research line of researchers from the European Centre for Soft Computing and the University of Granada. Different projects with national and european fundings are supporting it. Finally, a commercial system, Face2Skull, has been developed by the previous research centres and a SME Spanish company, Treelogic.
The goal of this project is to design a computer-aided automatic method to assist the forensic anthropologist in the identification task by means of craniofacial superimposition. This method will be based on the use of soft computing and computer vision techniques.
The aim of this website is threefold:
The initial page of the website gives a description of the project and presents its goals. Furthermore, it includes information about the research team and collaborators. The Craniofacial Superimposition link includes information about what is and what does this technique consist of. Then, different polls being developed are presented: 1) The Craniofacial Superimposition Use Poll, which aims to identify current and past use of the craniofacial superimposition technique, methodologies, number of cases adressed, etc; 2) The Landmark Poll, which studies the location of cephalometric (facial) landmarks by forensic anthropologists. If you are interested in collaborating you will find here all the necessary steps. The Repository link aims to create a craniofacial superimposition forensic dataset publicly available comprised by 3D partial views of skulls, the corresponding reconstructed 3D model, photographs of the person the skull belongs to, craniometric and cephalometric landmark locations, superimposition results detailing the used techniques together with the identification decision, and so on. We expect here the collaboration of the forensic community for the advance of the craniofacial superimposition research field. Then, all the achivements related with the project are summarized in the subsecions projects, publications, patents, PhD, awards, and press. The next tab gives information about the commercial software for automatic Craniofacial Superimposition, Face2Skull. Finally, in Links, interesting web sites in the field of Forensic Identification by Craniofacial Superimposition are listed.
Website under construction
This website is designed and managed by the SOCOVIFI research team at the European Centre for Soft Computing (Oscar Cordón, Sergio Damas, Oscar Ibáñez, Charo Campomanes, and José Santamaría). It is maintained by Oscar Ibáñez (email@example.com).
The website is permanently under construction. More information and resources will be added in the short future.
website last updated: 20th August 2012