12th IMR: First Call for Papers

Alper Ungor ungor at cs.duke.edu
Sat Feb 8 13:09:39 PST 2003

12th International Meshing Roundtable Call for Papers
Due Date:  Full paper due May 1, 2003
Website:  http://www.imr.sandia.gov
Technical Contacts:  Alper Üngör (ungor at cs.duke.edu), Paul Chew
(chew at cs.cornell.edu) and John Steinbrenner (jps at pointwise.com)
Join us for the 12th International Meshing Roundtable to be held in Santa
Fe, New Mexico, September 14-17, 2003.

In 1992, Sandia National Laboratories started the Meshing Roundtable as a
small meeting of like-minded companies and organizations striving to
establish a common focus for research and development in the field of mesh
and grid generation. Sandia National Laboratories continues to organize the
International Meshing Roundtable, which has become recognized as an
international focal point annually attended by researchers and developers
from dozens of countries around the world.

The International Meshing Roundtable continues to focus on bringing together
researchers and developers from academia, national labs and industry in a
stimulating, open environment to share technical information related to mesh
generation and general pre-processing techniques.  In 2003, Roundtable
attendees will enjoy Santa Fe's unique southwest architecture, picturesque
streets, Loretto Chapel and miraculous staircase, distinctive regional
foods, fine museums and art galleries.  Santa Fe is filled with 400 years of
history and culture. The conference hotel, Inn at Loretto, is within walking
distance to the plaza, Palace of the Governors and other attractions.

Events at this year's roundtable include:
*    Pre-conference short course on Sunday, September 14
*    Technical presentations of contributed papers
*    Keynote and invited speakers
*    Poster session with Best Technical Poster, Best Student Poster and
Meshing Maestro awards. We encourage submission of posters presenting novel
research results as well as posters showcasing state-of-the-art technology
by industry developers and meshing software vendors
*    Birds-of-a-Feather session providing a discussion forum for small
groups of researchers working in similar fields
*    Panel discussion
*    Dinner banquet

More information on the Roundtable, as it becomes available, will be
published at the International Meshing Roundtable website:

  May 1, 2003           Full paper due
  July 1, 2003          Acceptance/Rejection notices sent to authors
  August 1, 2003        Final camera-ready papers due
  August 13, 2003       Early conference registration due
  August 13, 2003       Hotel reservation due for special discount rates
  September 14, 2003    Short Courses, Inn at Loretto, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  September 15-17, 2003 12th International Meshing Roundtable,
                        Inn at Loretto, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Papers are being sought that present original results on meshing and related
topics.  We encourage theoretical and novel ideas with practical potential
as well as technical applications from industrial researchers. In addition
to our core topics in meshing related algorithms, we are also interested in
obtaining technical papers that relate analysis and application solutions to
the mesh generation process. Potential topics include but are not limited

*    Adaptive meshing
*    Anisotropic mesh generation
*    CAD interface for meshing
*    Geometry simplification, decomposition, and cleanup
*    Tetrahedral/Hexahedral/Hybrid meshing
*    Industrial applications for complex geometries
*    Mesh data formats and databases
*    Mesh quality, smoothing, and optimization
*    Mesh simplification and compression
*    Meshing of parametric models
*    Parallel meshing algorithms and software
*    Scientific visualization
*    Structured and unstructured grid generation
*    Surface reconstruction
*    Theoretical basis of mesh generation
*    Volume and surface mesh generation

The conference proceedings will be published by Sandia National Laboratories
and distributed at the roundtable. Selected high-quality papers will be
invited in a special issue of an engineering or computer science journal.

Papers should contain significant technical content to be accepted. No
presentation will be permitted at the conference without the submission and
acceptance of a technical paper. Accepted papers will be published in the
proceedings and will also be available on CD. Pending author approval they
may be available on the IMR website. The proceedings are printed in black
and white.

Papers should be 8-12 pages in length (9 point, two columns) and received by
May 1, 2003. Formatting details including templates for Word and LaTeX will
be available on the conference web site. Final camera-ready papers not
meeting formatting guidelines will not be accepted for publication in the
proceedings.  Paper submissions will be accepted in Word and PostScript,
electronic submission only. Papers can be transferred by anonymous ftp to
endo.sandia.gov (place in directory pub/incoming/jfsheph/12imr) or can be
mailed to ungor at cs.duke.edu.

Files transferred via anonymous ftp should be named as follows, to avoid
collisions on the ftp site: names should start with the first author's last
name, followed by a hyphen, followed by the last four digits of the author's
phone number.  Authors should send email to Alper Üngör, (ungor at cs.duke.edu)
with the paper title and file name immediately after placing it on the site.

Questions regarding paper submission should be addressed to Alper Üngör,
John Steinbrenner or Paul Chew, Technical Papers Co-Chairs.

A detailed registration form will be made available on the International
Meshing Roundtable website at: http://www.imr.sandia.gov

The site of this year's roundtable is the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The
Roundtable will be held at the Inn at Loretto located in 1 block from the
Santa Fe Plaza and has 135 guestrooms and 5 suites.  Parking your car at the
hotel will cost an additional $14.00 per car, per night.

The Inn at Loretto is just 20 minutes from the Santa Fe Municipal Airport
and one-hour from the Albuquerque Airport. Please check the web site at
http://www.imr.sandia.gov for detailed instructions on getting to Santa Fe
from the above locations and other transportation options.

        The Inn at Loretto
        211 Old Santa Fe Trail
        Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
        1-505-988-5531 (Direct)
        1-505-984-7988 (Fax Number)
        1-800-727-5531 (Toll-free Number)

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Inn at Loretto at a special
conference rate of $99.00 single/$119.00 double, plus state and local taxes.
Reservations must be made directly to the Inn at Loretto on an individual
basis. In order to facilitate reservations, attendees must dial the hotel
directly and request the Reservations Department. It is imperative that
individuals indicate their group affiliation (12th International Meshing
Roundtable) when making reservations. To ensure obtaining this rate,
participants must make their own reservations before August 13th, 2003.
Please note that September is an extremely busy time of the year in Santa Fe
and hotel rooms are at a premium. Therefore, make your hotel reservations
early or the price of a room could very well double in cost. As a special
consideration to the 12th Meshing Roundtable attendees the Inn at Loretto
has extended these same room rates for up to 3 days pre and post stays,
based on room type and applicable rate availability.

The International Meshing Roundtable Steering Committee consists of
representatives from national research labs, academia, and industry who
serve on a rotating basis.  This year's committee is:

Jason Shepherd, Committee Chairman, Short courses and Panel discussions
Sandia National Laboratories
Phone: 505-284-6600
Fax: 505-844-9297
E-mail: jfsheph at sandia.gov
FTP: endo.sandia.gov (pub/incoming/jfsheph/12imr)

Alper Üngör, Technical Papers Co-Chair
Duke University
Phone: 919-660-6558
Fax: 919-660-6519
E-mail: ungor at cs.duke.edu

Paul Chew, Technical Papers Co-Chair
Cornell University
Phone: 607-255-9217
Fax: 607-255-4428
Email: chew at cs.cornell.edu

John Steinbrenner, Technical Papers Co-Chair and Panel discussions
Pointwise, Inc.
Phone: 817-377-2807 ext.106
Fax: 817-377-2799
E-mail: jps at pointwise.com

Eric Hjelmfelt, Co-Chair for Industry, BOF and Posters
Altair Engineering
Phone: 248-614-2400
Fax: 248-614-2411
E-mail: eeh at altair.com

Jamshid Samareh, Co-Chair for Government, BOF and Short courses
NASA Langley
Phone: 757-864-5776
Fax: 757-864-9713
Email: j.a.samareh at larc.nasa.gov

Anita Vasey, Conference Coordinator
Sandia National Laboratories
Phone: 505-844-1338
Fax: 505-844-2415
E-mail: arvasey at sandia.gov

Bernadette Watts, Financial Coordinator and Webmaster
Sandia National Laboratories
Phone: 505-844-3936
Fax: 505-844-2415
E-mail bmwatts at sandia.gov

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