Barbara Thuswaldner, Simon Flöry, Robert Kalasek, Michael Hofer, Qixing Huang, and Hilke Thür. Digital Anastylosis of the Octagon in Ephesos. Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH), 2009, Volume 2, Issue 1, 1-27.


Anastylosis is the archaeological and architectural reconstruction of a ruined monument at the historic site after careful study of the remaining original elements. We pose research challenges concerning 3D technologies that are needed to support the anastylosis of cultural heritage monuments. Based on current state-of-the-art research we define challenges to improve and simplifydata collection, digital artefact reconstruction, digital reassembly of existing fragments, and the digital completion of missing fragments. We demonstrate progress that is made in the outlined research directions at hand of the currently running anastylosis of the Octagon monument in Ephesos, Turkey. Our focus is on methods that belong to geometry processing.


 author = {Thuswaldner, Barbara and Fl"{o}ry, Simon and Kalasek, Robert and Hofer, Michael and Huang, Qi-Xing and Th"{u}r, Hilke},
 title = {Digital anastylosis of the Octagon in Ephesos},
 journal = {J. Comput. Cult. Herit.},
 volume = {2},
 issue = {1},
 month = {July},
 year = {2009},
 issn = {1556-4673},
 pages = {1:1--1:27},
 articleno = {1},
 numpages = {27},