Advances in shape analysis impact a wide range of disciplines, from mathematics and engineering to medicine, archeology, and art. Anyone just entering the field, however, may find the few existing books on shape analysis too specific or advanced, and for students interested in the specific problem of shape recognition and characterization, traditio
Introduction. Mathematical Concepts. Shape Acquisition and Pre-Processing. Shape Concepts. Shape Representation. Shape Characterization. Multiscale Shape Characterization. Shape Recognition and Classification. References.