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[Sy-cg-global] DIMACS Workshop on Medical Applications in Computational Geometry

Sarah Donnelly sarahd at
Thu Jan 30 15:38:09 EST 2003

Deadline for submissions: February 1, 2003

DIMACS Workshop on Medical Applications in Computational Geometry

April 2-4, 2003
DIMACS Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ


    Danny Chen, University of Notre Dame
    dchen at 

    Jean-Claude Latombe, Stanford University
    latombe at 

Presented under the auspices of the DIMACS Special Focus on
Computational Geometry and Applications.

Computer technology plays an increasingly important role in modern
medicine and life sciences. Many medical problems are of a strong
geometric nature and may benefit from computational geometry
techniques. The DIMACS workshop on Computational Geometry and Medical
Applications aims to provide a forum for researchers working in
computational geometry, medicine, and other related areas to get
together and exchange ideas, and to promote cross-fertilization and
collaborations among these areas. The theme of the workshop is on the
exploration of the applicability of computational geometry to medical
problems and the new challenges posed by the current medical research
and practice to the geometric computing study. Examples of topics
include surgical simulation and planning, geometric representation and
modeling of medical objects and human-body tissue structures,
geometric problems in medical imaging, computational anatomy,
registration and matching of medical objects, etc. The workshop will
consist of both invited and solicited contributions.


Call for Participation:

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for talks to be given at the
workshop. Please send the organizers an abstract (up to 2 pages) and a
draft of a paper (if you have one). (Since there are no formal
proceedings for the workshop, submission of material that is to be
submitted to (or to appear in) a refereed conference is allowed and
encouraged.) Submissions will be due February 1, 2003. Notification of
acceptance: April 15, 2003.


Registration Fees:

Registration: (Pre-registration date: March 26, 2003)

Regular rate
Preregister before deadline $120/day
After preregistration deadline $140/day

Reduced Rate*
Preregister before deadline $60/day
After preregistration deadline $70/day

Preregister before deadline $10/day
After preregistration deadline $15/day

DIMACS Postdocs $0

Non-Local Graduate & Undergraduate students
Preregister before deadline $5/day
After preregistration deadline $10/day

Local Graduate & Undergraduate students $0
(Rutgers & Princeton)

DIMACS partner institution employees** $0

DIMACS long-term visitors*** $0

Registration fee to be collected on site, cash, check, VISA/Mastercard

Our funding agencies require that we charge a registration fee during
the course of the workshop. Registration fees include participation in
the workshop, all workshop materials, breakfast, lunch, breaks and any
scheduled social events (if applicable).

* College/University faculty and employees of non-profit organizations
will automatically receive the reduced rate. Other participants may
apply for a reduction of fees. They should email their request for the
reduced fee to the Workshop Coordinator at
workshop at  Include your name, the Institution you
work for, your job title and a brief explanation of your
situtation. All requests for reduced rates must be received before the
preregistration deadline. You will promptly be notified as to the
decision about it.

** Fees for employees of DIMACS partner institutions are waived.
DIMACS partner institutions are: Rutgers University, Princeton
University, AT&T Labs - Research, Bell Labs, NEC Laboratories America
and Telcordia Technologies. Fees for employees of DIMACS affiliate
members Avaya Labs, IBM Research and Microsoft Research are also

***DIMACS long-term visitors who are in residence at DIMACS for two or
more weeks inclusive of dates of workshop.


Information on participation, registration, accommodations, and travel
can be found at:


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