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[Sy-cg-global] [Publicity-list] Call For Papers for Workshop on Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing

Linda Casals lindac at
Thu Jul 24 09:47:04 EDT 2003


 DIMACS Workshop on Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing
 Dates: October 7 - 9, 2003
 Location: DIMACS Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ


   Deba Dutta, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, dutta at 
   Ravi Janardan, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, janardan at 
   Michiel Smid, Carleton Univeristy, michiel at

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


Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) is concerned with
all aspects of the process of designing, prototyping, manufacturing,
inspecting, and maintaining complex geometric objects under
computer control. As such, there is a natural synergy between 
this field and Computational Geometry (CG), which involves the design,
analysis, implementation, and testing of efficient algorithms and
data representation techniques for geometric entities such as points, 
polygons, polyhedra, curves, and surfaces. On the one hand, CG can
bring about significant performance improvements in CAD/CAM, while,
on the other hand, CAD/CAM can be a rich source of interesting
new problems that provide new impetus to research in CG. Indeed,
such two-way interaction has already been witnessed in recent years
in areas such as numerically-controlled machining, casting and
injection molding, rapid prototyping and layered manufacturing,
metrology, and mechanism/linkage design, to name just a few.

The purpose of this workshop is to further promote this interaction
by bringing together researchers from both sides of the aisle to assess 
the current state of work at the interface of the two fields, to 
identify research needs, and to establish directions for collaborative 
future work.  A combination of invited talks, contributed papers,
and a panel discussion is envisioned.

Topics to be addressed include, but are not limited to, geometric aspects 
of manufacturing processes (from traditional machining to layered manufacturing 
to nanoscale manufacturing), process planning and control, rapid prototyping 
technologies, computational metrology and tolerancing, geometric problems in 
mechanism design, geometric constraint systems, geometric modeling related 
to manufacturing, computer vision and robotics related to manufacturing, and
geometric issues in standards development.


Authors are invited to submit abstracts for talks to be given 
at the workshop. Please e-mail to   michiel at  
an abstract (of up to 2 pages) and a draft of a paper (if available),
preferably in PDF format. 

Submission of material that will also be submitted to (or is
to appear in) a refereed conference or journal is allowed and encouraged.
After the workshop, the organizers plan to invite high-quality papers,
previously unpublished, for inclusion in the AMS-DIMACS Volume Series

Submissions due: August 13, 2003. 
Acceptance notification: By August 27, 2003.


Registration Fees:

(Pre-registration deadline: October 1, 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 accepted.

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 nonprofit and government
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
situation. All requests for reduced rates must be received before the
pre-registration 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 and Microsoft Research are also waived.

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


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


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