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

Linda Casals lindac at
Tue Jun 10 10:59:43 EDT 2003

                       CALL FOR PAPERS

           DIMACS Workshop on Computer Aided Design
                      and Manufacturing

                   October 7 - 9, 2003
   DIMACS Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey


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: July 25, 2003. 
Acceptance notification: By August 15, 2003.

For more information, please see:


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