Workshop on Geometric Uncertainty

Joab Winkler j.winkler at
Tue Mar 6 13:22:17 PST 2001

Dear Geometers

We have pleasure in inviting you to participate in the 
workshop  'Uncertainty in Geometric Computations', to be
held in Sheffield, England, 5-6 July 2001.

Full details, including the web page, are below.

     Joab Winkler
     Mahesan Niranjan
     Department of Computer Science,
     The University of Sheffield,

                    5-6 July 2001, 
                  Sheffield, England
Invited Speakers (will be expanded) :
      Shun-ichi Amari (RIKEN, Japan), 
      Andrew Blake (Microsoft, UK), 
      Adrian Bowyer (Bath, UK), 
      Alan Edelman (MIT, USA), 
      Robin Forrest (East Anglia, UK), 
      Nicholas Higham (Manchester, UK), 
      Dinesh Manocha (North Carolina, USA),
      Tomaso Poggio (MIT, USA), 
      Si Wu (Sheffield, UK)
              Joab Winkler and Mahesan Niranjan 
              Department of Computer Science
              The University of Sheffield, UK.

The representation and management of uncertainty is an important
issue in several different disciplines, such as numerical problems 
in computer graphics that occur when calculating the intersection 
curve of two surfaces, high performance pattern classification in a
feature space, and the study of families of probability distributions in
information geometry. The aim of this two-day workshop is to explore the
underlying geometric theme that is common to these diverse disciplines.

The workshop will consist of a number of invited contributions of
a tutorial nature covering the different topics, contributed papers
from participants and discussion sessions that explore the connections.
Contributions will be published by Kluwer in an edited volume.

The workshop is sponsored by the Engineering and Physical Sciences
Research Council (EPSRC) and London Mathematical Society (LMS). 
Financial support is available to cover costs of UK based graduate 
students. The total number of participants is limited to 70.

One page abstracts are invited from potential participants. Please
submit electronically (postscript, PDF or plain text) to 
      Dr Joab Winkler   <j.winkler at>

    Deadline for Abstracts:    15 April 2001

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