DIMACS Workshop on Computational Geometry: Second Call for Papers/Participation

jsbm at ams.sunysb.edu jsbm at ams.sunysb.edu
Tue Sep 17 11:23:11 PDT 2002

** Reminder **

The deadline for submissions of contributions to the annual
fall workshop on computational geometry, this year a DIMACS worshop,
is coming up!    Oct 11 (by midnight, Eastern time)

Also, please register early if you are planning to come
(even if you qualify for free registration), so we can
start to get an accurate estimate of the attendance.

Thanks, and see you in November!

Joe Mitchell


DIMACS Workshop on Computational Geometry

November 14 - 15, 2002
DIMACS Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

     Joseph S. B. Mitchell, University at Stony Brook, jsbm at ams.sunysb.edu

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

We are pleased to announce the twelfth in a series of annual fall
workshops on Computational Geometry. This workshop series, founded
initially under the sponsorship of the Mathematical Sciences Institute
(MSI) at Stony Brook (with funding from the U. S. Army Research
Office), has continued during 1996-1999 under the sponsorship of the
Center for Geometric Computing, a collaborative center of Brown, Duke,
and Johns Hopkins Universities, also funded by the U.S. Army Research
Office. In 2000, the workshop returned to the campus of the University
at Stony Brook.  In 2001, it was held at Polytechnic University in
Brooklyn.  This year, as part of the DIMACS Special Focus on
Computational Geometry and Applications, the workshop is being hosted
and sponsored by DIMACS.

Scope and Format:
The aim of this workshop is to bring together students and researchers
from academia and industry, to stimulate collaboration on problems of common
interest arising in geometric computations. Topics to be covered include,
but are not limited to:

Algorithmic methods in geometry
Geometric data structures
Implementation issues
Computer graphics
Solid modeling
Geographic information systems
Applications to computational biology and chemistry
Computational metrology
Graph drawing
Experimental studies
Computer vision
Computer-aided design
Mesh generation
Manufacturing applications of geometry
I/O-scalable geometric algorithms
Animation of geometric algorithms

Following the tradition of the previous workshops on Computational
Geometry, the format of the workshop will be informal, extending over
2 days, with several breaks scheduled for discussions. There will also
be an Open Problem Session in order to promote a free exchange of
questions and research challenges.

Invited Speakers:

 Timothy Chan (Waterloo):  
      Low-Dimensional Linear Programming with Violations
 Piotr Indyk (MIT): 
      Approximate Algorithms for High-Dimensional Geometric Problems
 Lydia Kavraki (Rice): TBA
 Regina Liu (Rutgers): TBA


Authors are invited to submit abstracts for talks to be given at the
workshop.  Please send 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.)  A
special volume in the DIMACS series may be compiled from selected
papers.  Submissions will be due October 11, 2002.

Program Committee:
 Herv\'e Br\"{o}nnimann (Polytechnic University)
 Erik Demaine (MIT)
 Steven Fortune (Bell Laboratories)
 Joseph S. B. Mitchell (University at Stony Brook)
 Ileana Streinu (Smith College)
 Suresh Venkatasubramanian (AT\& T)

Important Dates:

Deadline for submission of abstract/paper: Oct 11, 2002

Notification of acceptance: Oct 18, 2002

Call for Participation:

Anyone wishing to contribute a talk abstract should send it via
email to Joe Mitchell (jsbm at ams.sunysb.edu) by October 11, 2002.


Regular rate
Preregister before deadline $100/day
After preregistration deadline $120/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 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 dimacs.rutgers.edu. 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,
Avaya, Bell Labs, NEC Research Institute and Telcordia Technologies.

***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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