CFP - special issue of Computer-Aided Design
vshapiro at me.engr.wisc.edu
Sun Jun 14 21:54:37 PDT 1998
CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Issue of Computer-Aided Design
Geometric Programming: Languages and Interfaces
Graham Jared, Cranfield University
Vadim Shapiro, University of Wisconsin
Deadline for Submission of Full Papers: 28 August 1998
Expected Publication: March 1999
The specification, construction, query, transformation and exchange of
geometric information are common programming activities in many areas of
computing, with numerous applications across engineering, the sciences,
and beyond. Progress in 'geometric programming' is documented in the
literature and demonstrated in commercial systems.
However, geometric programming is still inhibited by unresolved problems
in interfacing and exchanging geometric data and algorithms, which are
compounded by factors such as incompatible models and assumptions, legacy
data, and the adoption of case-by-case solutions. These difficulties are
somewhat similar to the challenges that have been faced in other areas of
computing over the last twenty years. Indeed, software engineering
concepts, including portability of applications, plug-and-play software,
and standardized application programming interfaces have been advocated as
partial solutions to the interface problem in geometric programming;
familiar results of this approach include kernel modellers and
component-based CAD systems. However, more profound interoperability of
geometric systems requires formal frameworks for defining common syntax
and semantics of geometric constructs and operations which are largely
independent of specific representations.
This special issue will contain papers presenting new research results in
topics including, but not limited to:
* Advantages and limitations of existing methods in geometric
programming, and the theoretical and practical barriers to further
* New abstractions and techniques for geometric programming.
* General principles for designing and constructing geometric languages
* Formal methods for defining the syntax and semantics of geometric
* Spatial (geometric, topological, and combinatorial) abstractions and
models, and their applications in geometric programming.
* Specification, design and implementation of application-specific
languages, toolkits, and environments: in areas such as design and
manufacture, robotics, architecture, and scientific visualization.
Well-researched survey papers are also particularly welcome.
All papers will be refereed. Authors should consult the "Notes for
Authors", which are printed at the back of most issues of Computer-Aided
Design, for information about preparation of their manuscripts. Papers
of an appropriate standard which are not included in the special issue may
be considered for publication in a regular issue of Computer-Aided_Design.
Please submit papers to:
School of Industrial and Manufacturing Science
E-mail: g.jared at cranfield.ac.uk
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Wisconsin - Madison
1513 University Avenue
U S A
E-mail: vshapiro at engr.wisc.edu
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